Priority List: 3/13 – 3/17

Greetings, 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, 3/13: PARCC Prep Monday

Today we will discuss the best strategies for you to employ when taking the ELA PARCC assessment beginning on April 10, 2017. To do this, you will need to have two tabs open on your iPads: The Ten Steps to Rocking the PARCC, and the PARCC Practice Test.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 3/14-3/15: Animal Farm Socratic Seminar

Today is Socratic Seminar Day! Please make sure you have contributed to your group document on Google Docs before the seminar begins. You will be responsible for answering the questions the other group came up with, so make sure you are prepared!

I also highly suggest taking notes during the Socratic Seminar since you will select one level-three question to be your summative essay prompt. Your summative essays are due on 3/30 and 3/31.

Thursday and Friday, 3/16-3/17: Essay Outline

Now that we’ve finished reading Animal Farm and conducted a Socratic Seminar, it is time for your final assessment for the unit: a five/four paragraph essay with eleven sentence body paragraphs!

Essay Requirements: Your essay must have an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You must include evidence from Animal Farm AND evidence from your research on a current issue/event in modern society to support your claims. You will turn in a works cited page with your essay, so make sure you keep track of EVERY SOURCE you use while researching by copy and pasting the link to the article/resource in to the appropriate section of your outline on Google Docs.

Step 1: Select your essay prompt from one of the level three questions on your group’s Google Doc from Socratic Seminar.

Step 2: Make a copy of this essay outline into your Google Drive. You will use this outline to plan your essay.

Step 3: Share your essay outline with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu to earn your points for the day.

Step 3: Ensure you have a strong thesis statement by checking out the resources on thesis statements here, here, and here.

Step 4: Work on your essay for the rest of the period. This might involve conducting research to find evidence from outside sources, seeking textual evidence from the book or from your dialectical journals, or brainstorming different ways to approach the prompt through a series of quick writes.

Your completed outline is due on Monday, March 27th. The completed essay is due on Thursday & Friday, March 30-31.

English 10

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

Monday, 3/13: PARCC Prep Monday

Today we will discuss the best strategies for you to employ when taking the ELA PARCC assessment beginning on April 10, 2017. To do this, you will need to have two tabs open on your iPads: The Ten Steps to Rocking the PARCC, and the PARCC Practice Test.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 3/14-3/15: Fahrenheit 451 Socratic Seminar

Today is Socratic Seminar Day! Please make sure you have contributed to your group document on Google Docs before the seminar begins. You will be responsible for answering the questions the other group came up with, so make sure you are prepared!

I also highly suggest taking notes during the Socratic Seminar since you will select one level-three question to be your summative essay prompt. Your summative essays are due on 3/30 and 3/31.

Thursday and Friday, 3/16-3/17: Essay Outline

Now that we’ve finished reading Fahrenheit 451 and conducted a Socratic Seminar, it is time for your final assessment for the unit: a five/four paragraph essay with eleven sentence body paragraphs!

Essay Requirements: Your essay must have an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You must include evidence from Fahrenheit 451 AND evidence from your research on a current issue/event in modern society to support your claims. You will turn in a works cited page with your essay, so make sure you keep track of EVERY SOURCE you use while researching by copy and pasting the link to the article/resource in to the appropriate section of your outline on Google Docs.

Step 1: Select your essay prompt from one of the level three questions on your group’s Google Doc from Socratic Seminar.

Step 2: Make a copy of this essay outline into your Google Drive. You will use this outline to plan your essay.

Step 3: Share your essay outline with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu to earn your points for the day.

Step 3: Ensure you have a strong thesis statement by checking out the resources on thesis statements here, here, and here.

Step 4: Work on your essay for the rest of the period. This might involve conducting research to find evidence from outside sources, seeking textual evidence from the book or from your dialectical journals, or brainstorming different ways to approach the prompt through a series of quick writes.

Your completed outline is due on Monday, March 27th. The completed essay is due on Thursday & Friday, March 30-31.

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