Priority List: 2/6 – 2/10

Howdy, 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 kelly.dutro@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

English 9

Essential Question: What is the relationship between corruption and deception?

Monday, 2/6: Vocabulary Day!

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. 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.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week 14 to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 2/7-2/8: Propaganda Continued

Today we will finish our notes on propaganda. Then, we will look at some examples of propaganda posters from historical events across the world.

In small groups, you will create propaganda posters that paint Napoleon in a positive light. Each propaganda poster must have three pieces of textual evidence supporting the claims on the poster.

Timed Writing Prompt: Your last dialectical journal required you to find evidence of five different abstract concepts: deceit, manipulation, power, perseverance, and loyalty. Select one of these abstract concepts. Then, in an eleven-sentence paragraph, explain the role of the abstract concept to the success of propaganda. 

Thursday and Friday, 2/9-2/10: Modern Propaganda

Step One: Using the iPads, find three examples of modern propaganda that we have not already discussed in class. Upload an image of the propaganda or the link to the propaganda in a GoogleDoc. Make sure you share the GoogleDoc with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu!

Step Two: Under each piece of propaganda, explain the method(s) used (transfer, card stacking, bandwagon, etc.), how the piece is biased, and what the piece is attempting to persuade people to do or believe.

Step Three: Then, type an eleven-sentence paragraph into your document explaining how propaganda is used in modern society and how you will protect yourself rom falling victim to propaganda in the future. You may use textual evidence from Animal Farm or from society.

Make sure you share the GoogleDoc with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu before the end of class!

English 10

Essential Question: What is the relationship between censorship and oppression?

Monday, 2/6: Vocabulary Day!

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. 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.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week 14 to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 2/7-2/8: Fahrenheit 451 and “Dover Beach”

Today we will ready pages 93 to 102. Then, you will add three more dialectical journal entries to your dialectical journal from last week in preparation for you timed writing on Thursday/Friday. The journal prompts are below:

Prompt Option 1: Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you summarize the interaction between Montag, Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Bowles, and Mildred and explain how this scene is significant to Montag’s character development.

Prompt Option 2: Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Bowles, and Mildred are all married women with strange attitudes towards their husbands and children. Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you describe their attitudes and explain how they contribute to the overall theme of the text.

Next, we will read “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold and discuss why Bradbury chose it as the poem Montag reads to Mildred, Mrs. Phelps, and Mrs. Bowles.

Thursday and Friday, 2/9-2/10: Fahrenheit 451 and Socrates

30 Minute Timed Writing: Using only your dialectical journals, write an eleven-sentence paragraph on one of the prompts below:

Prompt Option 1: Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you summarize the interaction between Montag, Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Bowles, and Mildred and explain how this scene is significant to Montag’s character development.

Prompt Option 2: Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Bowles, and Mildred are all married women with strange attitudes towards their husbands and children. Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you describe their attitudes and explain how they contribute to the overall theme of the text.

Read “Socrates’ Protests, Plato’s Quiet Rebellion, and Aristotle’s Habit.” As you read, keep a dialectical journal on the essential question: How are Socrates’ three reasons for shunning written language still relevant to modern society? How do the issues in Fahrenheit 451 compare and contrast to Socrates’ three concerns? You must have six journal entries by the end of the period.

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