Thursday- February 23, 2017

learning goals: to demonstrate abilities to contextualize an issue and synthesize sources into one's argument *Synthesis essay #1 today- good luck! *Check your grades! NoRedInk Quiz MUST be made up by Friday.  Group summaries for group discussion #2 must be…

Wednesday- February 22, 2017

learning goals: to develop thesis statements that show the complexity of an issue, to demonstrate how to synthesize sources into your own argument.  Feedback from synthesis space exploration synthesis practice: Be sure to fully explain the source- many spent so…

Tuesday- February 21, 2017

learning goals: to discuss subjects, themes and other aspects of your non-fiction American Dream text with classmates Congrats to all those who kicked booty at various sports this weekend!  Friendly reminder: If you have been absent, it is your job…

Friday- February 17, 2017

learning goals: to develop basic grammar skills, to identify successful synthesis essay strategies to use when writing the AP synthesis essay 1. No Red Ink grammar quiz #1- good luck, don't hesitate to ask questions. 2. Scored essay analysis 2009…

Thursday- February 16, 2017

learning goals: to identify successful reading and writing strategies to use when writing the AP synthesis essay 1. If you have not signed up for Membean- please do so ASAP. Log in information is on Wednesday's blog post.  2. Read…

Wednesday- February 15, 2017

learning goals: to understand the necessary elements to create a balanced AP synthesis essay 1. Group discussion debrief: book group debrief #1 group dynamics understanding bias Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (note- I have adapted some questions) 2. Introductions to the synthesis essay…