May 16

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 2 (28-60)
  2. Passage 2: select a paragraph from page 32
    1. Discuss
  3. Discuss section as a class
  4. Style Analysis Worksheet
    1. watch McCarthy discuss punctuation

HW:

  1. Read through page 86
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May 14

DUE: Cause & Effect Final Draft (to Turnitin.com today)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 1 (1-28)
  2. Discuss setting / characters
    1. Record questions on bookmark
  3. Annotate Section 1 Passage – Page 15
    1. Use the Annotation Guide when annotating.  This means we used all three columns:
      1. Looked up words and paraphrased difficult sentences
      2. Wrote questions raised by the text (and potential answers)
      3. Wrote our personal responses to those questions

HW:

  1. Read through page 60

May 10

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Introduce The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    1. Section 1 – Opening Excerpt
    2. The Road Bookmark – 2019
      1. Complete the boxes for Passage 1
  2. Read opening pages (through page 8)
  3. Clarify reading calendar:
    1. Quiz 1 – May 14
    2. Quiz 2 – May 16
    3. Quiz 3 – May 20
    4. Quiz 4 – May 22
    5. May 24: No quiz
    6. Quiz 5 – May 29
    7. Quiz 6 – May 31
    8. Quiz 7 – June 4
    9. Quiz 8 – June 6
    10. FINAL: Socratic Seminar on June 10

DUE:

  1. Cause & Effect Final Draft due to Turnitin.com before class on Tuesday, May 14
  2. Read through page 28 of The Road

May 2, 6, and 8

We spent time working on the outline and rough draft.  Both were checked off for completion.  The final draft is due to Turnitin.com before class begins on Tuesday, May 14.

We also finished our book group discussions and wrote for 10-15 minutes about our ultimate takeaways from reading the book.  This was collected (so if you were absent, please turn this in).

April 30

DUE: Causal Essay Research Notes


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Create a rough outline for one of the sample essays that we read in the Patterns books
  2. Section 3 Book Quiz

HW:

  1. Outline due at the end of next class.  Here is a template to get started:
    1. Outline Template — 3 level
      1. Shape your essay to fit your ideas.  You may have more paragraphs in some sections than in others. Consider the pattern of the sections in the sample essay as a potential template for how you could arrange your essay.
      2. Make sure you use full sentences for your claims (topic sentences)
      3. “Evidence” might be quoted material or facts or details.

April 24

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Read “Who Killed Benny Paret?” by Norman Cousins (who_killed_benny_paret)
    1. Answer Who Killed Benny Paret — Reading Questions
    2. Discuss
  2. Introduce Cause and Effect Essay
  3. Read “The Black Table Is Still There” by Lawrence Otis Graham
    1. Discuss

HW:

  1. Considering the essay prompts, write three 50+ word topic brainstorms.  You could do one for each prompt, or more than one for the same prompt.  The best topics are those where you don’t already have your mind made up and where you might arrive at a complex and unexpected answer to the prompt.  Handwritten or typed, these must be on paper next class (no, not on your phone or laptop–paper).