January 22

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Trials
  2. Time permitting: Vocab Taboo
  3. Trial Results

HW:

  1. Read Ch. 1-7 in Persuasion; chapter notes

5th: Vocab and Grammar Finals on Friday.  See Grammar review by clicking Grammar tab at top of page.

7th & 8th: Vocab and Grammar Finals on Wednesday. See Grammar review by clicking Grammar tab at top of page.

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January 16

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Two Trials (except for 5th period, where we only had one trial and then made Taboo cards to prep for a future vocab game)

HW:

  1. None.  But again, be prepared for your trial next class.

January 11

DUE: Speaking Parts — Draft


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Grammar: practice punctuating sentences with “however”
  2. Speaking practice: poise, confidence, pacing
  3. Work with group to refine cases and practice speaking portions

HW:

  1. Trials begin next class.  Make sure you are ready to go (whether or not you are in Trials 1 or 2, you might end up going!)

January 9

DUE: Evidence PPT.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Comma practice: coordinate adjectives and direct address
  2. Work time with groups
    1. Review opponents’ evidence; work on rebuttal
    2. Divide speaking parts
    3. Begin drafting speaking portions

HW:

  1. Bring printed copies of your speaking parts.  These should be considered rough drafts, and you can put them on the same page.  You will have a chance to edit and revise them next class.

January 5

DUE: Case Notes (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Introduce Vocab List 4
  2. Share notes with group
  3. Explain Trial Process
  4. Hand out rubrics to groups
  5. Come up with a central argument


HW:

  1. Complete your half (prosecution or defense) of the Lord of the Flies Trials Template.
    1. Work with your group to figure out what evidence you will use and how you want to arrange them in the PPT (what order).
    2. Type your main argument, character evidence, evidence, and law portion (closing slide) into the PPT Template.  Carefully proofread, as groups will be docked for convention and formatting errors (maintain PPT. font).
    3. Have group members proofread and double check the PPT.
    4. Send in an email to Mr. Level before next class period.  The Subject of the email should be Period–Trial#–Prosecution or Defense.  Type the names of your group members into the body of the email.
      1. Example: 5th–Trial3–Prosecution
    5. Print all quotes you will use on one page for your opponents.  They need to be labelled as A, B, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  These must match your PPT.  Bring to class.
    6. Reminder: no commentary or analysis will be typed on these slides!

January 3

DUE: Extra Credit


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Practice identifying comma splices — we will see these on the grammar final
  2. Form groups for Trial Project
  3. Read Trial Project Instructions — refer to last page for timeline of due dates.
  4. Law school — answer questions (even the odd ones) about the laws used for the project.
  5. Appoint cases — receive scenes for annotation.

HW:

  1. Case Notes — Annotate and answer questions for your case:
    1. Trial 1 — Ch. 9 — Simon’s death — Jack
    2. Trial 2 — Ch. 2 — Mulberry boy’s death
    3. Trial 3 & 5 — Ch. 11 — Piggy’s death
    4. Trial 4 — Ch. 9 — Simon’s death — Ralph