November 20

DUE: Plane Crash Questionnaire


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Announcement: Grammar sessions and re-takes on Wednesday 11/22 and 11/29 in my room at 9:00 a.m.  You have to be here for one of these grammar sessions
  2. Ch. 1 Quiz
  3. Discuss confusions and clarifications
  4. Groups: Discuss Level 2 questions and quotes
  5. Analyze Ralph’s election
  6. Discussion: What if YOU were on the island?

HW:

  1. Read Ch. 2 and 3; complete your boxes on the unit guide before class
  2. Final draft of the synthesis paper:
    1. Hard copy with rubric attached
    2. Submit to Turnitin.com
  3. Bring your Fahrenheit 451 book next class
  4. If you didn’t get the chance during class today, remember to complete the Lockett Pledge at lockettpledge.com.
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November 16

DUE: Rough draft (checked off, except in 5th)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Peer editing
  2. Seminar and unit reflections
  3. Check out Lord of the Flies
  4. Receive LOF Unit Guide
  5. Begin working on survival questions

HW:

  1. Read Ch. 1; complete boxes on Unit Guide
  2. Complete the survival questions.  Spend no more than 10 minutes on this.

November 14

DUE: Seminar Entry Ticket (*I made a mistake and did not open the folder on Turnitin.com; sorry for any added stress this caused… please post your entry ticket by Wednesday)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Socratic Seminar
  2. Grammar / Vocab Unit 2 Test

HW:

  1. Rough draft due next class; MLA format and three full pages!

November 9

DUE: Outline (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Vocab Game
  2. Writer’s workshop
  3. Work time


HW:

  1. Seminar entry ticket
  2. Vocab / Grammar Test next class
  3. Rough draft due in two class periods (3 full pages in MLA format)

November 7

DUE: Unit Guide


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Sentence type practice
  2. Hand out F451 Socratic Seminar Entry Ticket
  3. Discuss ending in groups
    1. Importance of the Phoenix
  4. Passage Analysis Test
  5. Outline guidelines (see template below) and Practice Thesis Statements

HW:

  1. Outline due next class — use the Synthesis Outline Template
  2. Seminar Entry Ticket due Tuesday — read it immediately if you were gone, as this cannot be completed in one night.
    1. “Intimacy for the Avoidant” by David Brooks
    2. “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” by Jean M. Twenge
  3. Vocab and Grammar Unit 2 Test next Tuesday.

November 3

DUE: Source notes (collected)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Sentence types practice
  2. Quiz 6 (133-158)
  3. Work on theme portion of the unit guide
  4. Listen to audio clips of Ray Bradbury discussing Fahrenheit 451
  5. Practice passage analysis with “The Bomb”
    1. breaking down prompt
    2. identifying important parts and literary devices
    3. articulating theme


HW:

  1. Unit Guide due next class.  This is your best way to study for the Passage Analysis Test, which is also next class.
  2. Outline due in two class periods.

November 1

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Vocab PPT
  2. Faber quote discussion
  3. Quiz 5 (107-133)
  4. Finish script activity
  5. Analyze “Dover Beach”
  6. Discuss names in Fahrenheit 451


HW:

  1. Source Notes
  2. Finish book