Welcome back, Monarchs!
Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at email@example.com to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.
Essential Question: How do authors impact society?
Monday, 11/28: Vocabulary Day!
- Take your LAST VOCABULARY QUIZ OF 2016 (!!!) using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
- Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, continue conducting research on your chosen author for your Influential Author Documentary Project, which is the English final exam and worth 15% of your final grade. Your research notes are due tomorrow!
Check out the video below before recording footage for your PSA!
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/29-11/30: Finish Steps Two and Three of the Final Project
Today, you are to finalize your research on your chosen author for the Influential Author Documentary Project which is your English final exam and worth 15% of your final grade. Steps one and two are explained below:
Step One: Select an author from the list on this document. If there is an author you would like to research who is not on the list, see me for special permission to conduct research on that author.
Step Two: Conduct research on your chosen author. Be sure to know important biographical details (such as birth and death dates, family life, profession if they held other jobs aside from writing), more specific details (such as notable events in their lives, any involvement in sociopolitical activities, possible mental illnesses, or any other specific details that contributed to their personality and writing), as well as what society was like when they lived (if different from our own society).
Step Three: Analyze the overall impact they had on society. You should consider how they might they have helped to further social or political goals, or how they changed cultural perceptions of groups of people or events.
Due By End of Period Today:
- Research Notes
- Societal Impact
If you finish early please start working on tomorrow’s priority list.
Thursday and Friday, 12/1-12/2: Finish Step Four of the Final Project
Today, you will continue working on your Influential Author Documentary Project by reading and annotating one of their short stories, poems, or essays.
Step Four: Read two or three published works by this author. Then, select your favorite and annotate it for the literary devices we’ve studied throughout the semester, especially theme and characterization. What makes this author special?
To do this, please follow the steps below:
- Open a new Google Doc. Title it LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Author Project Annotations. Then, share it with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In a new tab, find a complete text written by your selected author. This could be a short story, poem, or essay. Then, copy and paste the text into your Google Doc.
- Next, use the comment tool to annotate your document. Look for any evidence that will help you to answer the questions:
- What makes this author special?
- What is influential about this text?
- You should have between three to seven comments depending on the length of your text.
Due By End of Period Today:
- Google Docs Annotations
Next week, you will be expected to turn in your Documentary Planning Guide to help you figure out what footage you will need to successfully create your documentary using iMovie.
Essential Question: How can we fight the rise of false news using social media?
Monday, 11/28: Vocabulary Day!
Take your LAST VOCABULARY QUIZ OF 2016 (!!!) using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, continue conducting research on your chosen current event for your Media and Influence Final Project, which is the English final exam and worth 15% of your final grade. Your three current event articles are due tomorrow!
Check out the video below before recording footage for your final project!
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/29-11/30: Steps Three through Five of the Final Project
Today, you will continue working on the Media and Influence Final Project by completing step three of the final project. When you’ve finished step three, you must show me your thematic statement so I can approve it and give you a grade.
Step Three: Identify the abstract concept(s) driving the event. Then, using the specific event as the basis of your observation, write a thematic statement that explains the impact that abstract concept has on society in general.
Once you’ve had your thematic statement approved, you will complete steps four and five of the final project.
Step Four: Decide which type of media you would like to create for your final project:
- Public Service Announcement
- Slam Poem
- Song and Music Video
- Political Cartoon
- PIXAR Short
- SNL Skit
Step Five: Analyze an existing video or image of the type of media you selected in step four. Then, explain how it exhibits the qualities of your chosen type of media.
Due Today: Your Current Event Articles
Due No Later than Tomorrow: Thematic Statements
Thursday and Friday, 12/1-12/2: Steps Three through Five Continued
Continue working on steps three through five of your Media and Influence Final Project. If you finish before the end of the period, you may start working on your Presentation Planning Guide on Google Docs, which is due on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.