Fri. 30 Jan. 2015

Targets: I can evaluate an example paper to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the analysis.

In Class Today:

  1. Debrief Yesterday's Quiz
  2. Notebook Setup and Expectations
  3. Example Essay

HW: Senior Project Hours!

Thurs. 29 Jan. 2015

Targets: I can strategize search terms, resources and research questions for beginning formal research; I can differentiate between analytical, expository, and argumentative thesis statements and justify my interpretation.

In Class Today:

  1. Mrs. Niebruegge, CHS Teacher Librarian.
  2. Strategizing for research.
  3. Understanding the scope of the project.
  4. Exit Quiz

HW: Bring a composition book or notebook tomorrow!

Weds. 28 Jan. 2015

Targets: I can differentiate between argument, analysis, and exposition; I can develop focused research questions and subquestions to guide future research.

In Class Today:

  1. Reflection on your Semester 1 Final
  2. Quick Check: Arg/An/Exp
  3. Issue Workshop Write-and-Pass
  4. Senior Paper Overview and Calendar

HW: If you did not complete your pre-search, do so for partial credit. Continue securing hours for your senior project.

 

Tues. 27 Jan. 2015

Due Today: SRP Presearch II (on paper is preferred, shared in Google if nothing else)

By the end of this week, please secure a composition book OR spiral notebook that you will use exclusively for this class. Many days, it will be left in the classroom, so do not plan to have other classes' work in this notebook.

Targets: I can articulate the differences among expository, argumentative, and analytical writing; I can establish thesis statements from multiple perspectives.

In Class Today:

  1. Second Semester Preview and Calendar
  2. Exposition, Argumentation and Analysis (review)
  3. Issue Workhop: Potential Thesis Statements
  4. Exit Check: Thesis ID.

HW: Senior Project Hours… next checkpoint is in four weeks.

What’s so special about January 26th?

1. It is a Monday.
2. Students do not attend school at CHS.

You're thinking "Awesome, three-day weekend!"

Yes, but… sometimes you just have to put in some time. Usually when we have days off from school, those are holidays where businesses are also closed, which makes it a challenge for some Senior Projects. January 26th is a non-school day AND not a holiday, so businesses will be operating like normal. If you've struggled to get time with your Senior Project because you've been limited to evenings and weekends… January 26th is not just a day off, it is an opportunity.

Tues. 20 Jan. 2015

Last Day Before Finals!

Today in Class:

  • Read and review the three short-story options for this week's on-demand analytical final.
  • Review the expectations for the final.

HW: Remember your SRP Research Part II… due Next TUESDAY at the start of class. 

 

 

SEMESTER FINALS WEEK

Wednesday: Finals for periods 1 and 6 …Gardner's 6th period has B Lunch

Thursday: Finals for periods 2 and 5 …Gardner's 5th period has B Lunch

Friday: Finals for periods 3 and 4

FOR YOUR ENGLISH FINAL…

  • Come to room 810 at 11:35. At 12:05 you will be dismissed for lunch. From 11:35 to 12:05, you will be given time to re-read and annotate your story AND begin planning your writing. If you "skip" this portion, you will be marked absent and you will not be given more time.
  • You will go to B Lunch from 12:05 to 12:35
  • At 12:40, return to room 810 and begin the written portion of your final. You must complete your final before 2:25. If you have an IEP or 504 that permits additional time, this addtional time will only be granted if you use your time well during the block alotted.

HW: SRP Research Part II DUE TUESDAY @TSOC. Be ready so we can get moving on your Senior Research Paper!

Thurs. and Fri. 15 and 16 Jan. 2015

Target: I can evaluate literary analysis paragraphs against the scale and use evidence to support my evaluation.

In Class Today:

  1. Overview of procedure and expectations.
  2. Examining 5 paragraphs… rating each piece to determine the strongest.
  3. If you were absent today, see me immediately upon your return!

​​HW: Your only homework for the month of January is Senior Project Related: (1) Perform, record, and have signed off a minimum of five hours for you project by Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, and (2) Complete your SRP Pre-Search Part II by TSOC on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Weds. 14 Jan. 2015

DUE TODAY: Senior Project Log of Hours Form with FIVE HOURS minimum!

Target: I can examine a work of literature from a Reader-Response perspective, and in doing so establish an inferential claim, select a pattern of evidence, and deconstruct that evidence in support of my claim.

In Class Today:

  1. Overview of procedure and expectations.
  2. Team Read of Choice Story… plus paragraph.
  3. If you were absent today
    • Communicate with your team to determine which story your group read. Go to this Google folder (camas.wednet.edu login required)
    • Read that story.
    • On your own, compose a Reader-Response literary analysis paragraph about that story. Show this to Mr. Gardner and then add this paragraph to your team's folder for that story.

HW: Your only homework for the month of January is Senior Project Related: (1) Perform, record, and have signed off a minimum of five hours for you project by Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, and (2) Complete your SRP Pre-Search Part II by TSOC on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Tues. 13 Jan. 2015

My son is still sick… sorry for my absence. Thank you for your understanding. Keep doing the work you know you are supposed to.

Target: I can examine a work of literature from a Historical/Biographical perspective, and in doing so establish an inferential claim, select a pattern of evidence, and deconstruct that evidence in support of my claim.

In Class Today:

RESOURCES: When you are ready for your Historical/Biographical analysis, use these one-pagers to assist you!

  1. Overview of procedure and expectations.
  2. Team Read of Story #4… plus paragraph.
  3. If you were absent today
    • Communicate with your team to determine which story your group read. Go to this Google folder (camas.wednet.edu login required)
    • Read that story.
    • On your own, compose a Historical/Biogrpahical literary analysis paragraph about that story. Show this to Mr. Gardner and then add this paragraph to your team's folder for that story.

HW: Your only homework for the month of January is Senior Project Related: (1) Perform, record, and have signed off a minimum of five hours for you project by Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, and (2) Complete your SRP Pre-Search Part II by TSOC on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

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