December 13

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Review Catcher tests
  2. Quiz 9
  3. Discuss ending in large groups

HW:

  1. Unit Guide — due Friday
  2. O’Brien Emulation — due Friday to Turnitin.com (no hard copy required)
  3. Friday: TTTC Written Response Test
  4. Tuesday: Socratic Seminar.  Click the following links for all that you’ll need:
    1. Seminar Entry Ticket — submit to Turnitin.com before class begins.
    2. “The Life and Death of Clay Hunt.”
    3. When the Good Do Bad by David Brooks
    4. Norman Morrison – article and poem
    5. Lt. Calley — Two Texts
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December 11

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 8
  2. Figure out groups for War Movie Assignment (see me if you were gone)
  3. Guest speaker: Mr. Mister Level
  4. Groups: Discuss “Ghost Soldiers”

HW:

  1. Finish reading the novel

December 7

DUE:


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Introduce War Film Assignment
  2. Quiz 7
  3. Discuss chapters in groups
  4. Analyze contemporary traits and topics in groups

HW:

  1. Read “Ghost Soldiers”

December 5

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Finish discussing “The Power of Words in Wartime”
    1. Complete the connections box on your unit guide for this essay
  2. Quiz 6
  3. Graded Group Discussions (if you were gone for this, please answer five of the questions in writing to make up the points)
  4. Listen to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”
    1. Discuss
    2. Analyze the connection between this song and “Speaking of Courage” in your unit guide (connections box #3)


HW:

  1. Read “In the Field,” “Good Form,” and “Field Trip.”

November 29

DUE: Four Poems Annotation


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss four poems
  2. Quiz 4
  3. Work on Sweetheart – Analysis Worksheet during discussion of “Sweetheart on the Song Tra Bong”

HW:

  1. Read “Stockings,” “Church,” “The Man I Killed,” and “Ambush.”
  2. Complete the worksheet that we started today in class.

November 27

DUE: “On the Rainy River” WS


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Review theme from “On the Rainy River”
  2. Quiz 3
  3. Discuss “How to Tell a True War Story”
    1. We took notes on O’Brien’s definition of truth throughout our discussion

HW:

  1. Read “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”
  2. Read and annotate the 4 War Poems — be sure to read the instructions for what to look for in your annotations.