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).
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April 22

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES

  1. Book Groups:
    1. Quiz 2
    2. Book Group Notes 2
    3. Discuss
  2. Introduce Cause and Effect
    1. Read chapter from Patterns textbook
    2. Complete the notes sheet: Causal Notes
    3. Practice causal chains

HW:

None.

April 5

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Read and discuss short story
    1. Answer Test Q #4
    2. Finish other test questions (if necessary)
  2. Select a book for your Cause & Effect book groups
    1. Columbine
    2. David & Goliath
    3. Into the Wild

HW:

  1. Read first section of your independent reading book by Tuesday, 4/16.  See pages on attached document:
    1. Non-fiction Book Groups — Instructions
    2. No required notes.  Expect a quiz on your section of the reading.
  2. CC Socratic Seminar Entry Ticket: Due Thursday, April 18.  We will watch the Stuxnet video and listen to the Gladwell podcast as preparation for the seminar during class on the 16th.
    1. Satire Paradox — Gladwell’s podcast
    2. 60 Minutes: Stuxnet clip

April 1

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 8 – Ch. 115-127
  2. Create questions as a group
  3. Discuss in large groups (graded–see me if you were absent)
  4. Motif board talk

HW:

  1. Unit Guide due next class
  2. Cat’s Cradle written test next class
    1. Q about motif
    2. Q about theme
    3. Q about satire

March 26

DUE:


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Watch “Duck and Cover” video clip
  2. Listen to story about “the man who saved the world”–Stanislav Petrov
  3. Quiz 6: Ch. 73-89
  4. Discuss chapters
  5. Read Ch. 90-94
  6. Annotate Ch. 94
    1. Discuss

HW:

  1. Read through Ch. 113; complete your boxes and be sure to track some motifs as well