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American Lit: One Last Stand with Syntax

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze the use of syntax in a historical document and intentionally craft sentences for a persuasive effect.

Opening Session: EOC Prep Packet! We are going to be doing one of these every day leading up to Thanksgiving Break! We will take a few minutes to complete the packet and then go over them as a class. These EOC Prep Grades will be used to REPLACE previous grades in class, so it can really bring your grade up!

Work Session: Today we are going to read the Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy. After reading, we will discuss the text and the Second Read questions. Also, if you weren’t here on Monday, you need to take the Touchstone 3 test. We will go over the test and discuss the answers on Friday, too!

Closing Session: VOCAB REVIEW!!!! You have a vocab quiz Friday!!

Assessment: Informal (Book Check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Interest

American Lit: The Power of Rhetoric

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze the structure and use of rhetorical devices in an argumentative text.

Opening Session: Let’s review what you did yesterday! The speech as well as the drafting you did for EA2!

Work Session: Today we are going to be doing activity 2.19 in your book on page 172. We will read the structure of an argument in the Preview section, then look at the Speech to the Virginia Convention. After we read the speech, we will do the Second Read questions as a group.

Now I want you guys to pull out the drafting you did yesterday, and I want to come around and conference with each person to make sure we’re all on the same page. While you’re waiting for my conference with you, continue working on your draft 🙂

Closing Session: Vocab review!

Assessment: Informal (Book check)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding), Interest

American Lit: American Rhetoric: Historical Context

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze the rhetorical context of a seminal United States speech and adapt speech for a particular context and task.

Opening Session: Let’s view the films you guys made for your last embedded assessment!!

Work Session: Okay, first things first! Let’s talk about your NEXT embedded assessment! Yep, I know, we just finished one and now we do another. Fun! We will briefly unpack your next EA using the activity on page 166 in your textbook.

Next, we’re going to do activity 2.18. We will read the Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln and do the second read questions that follow. Then, we will use the SOAPSTone method as a planning tool to start writing your own persuasive speech, which is your second Embedded Assessment for this unit.

Closing Session: Share out! What are you writing your speech about?

Assessment: Informal (book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

American Lit: The Road to Success, part 2

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can critique two arguments, and defend, challenge, or qualify statements in an argument to help me revise my working definition of the American Dream.

Opening Session: Reviewing the powerful speech we read yesterday:

Work Session: Today we’re continuing to read the Road to Success activity in your text. Flip to page 97, “The Right To Fail,” and let’s read it together as a class!

After reading, I want you guys to do the narrative writing prompt on page 99:

Imagine Obama and Zinsser having a conversation about the American Dream. What would that conversation sound like? How would they view and respond to each other’s ideas? Working in a small group, think about what ideas each of them would assert, what qualifications they would offer to the other’s ideas, which of the other’s ideas they would challenge or disagree with, and what responses they could have to defend their own ideas. As a group, write the dialog they might have.

You can work in a group of up to 3 at your table. Your finished product should reflect effort from every group member. It will be due at the end of class.

Closing Session: Vocab Review – parts of words!

Assessment: Formal – “conversations” will be graded

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding, volunteer readers)

American Lit: The Road to Success

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can critique two arguments, and defend, challenge, or qualify statements in an argument to help me revise my working definition of the American Dream.

Opening Session: The Speech that Made Obama President

Work Session: Today we’re going to be reading the speech we just watched excerpts of in that video up there! This was the Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, when John Kerry ran against President Bush. Bush won that election, but as you know, four years later Obama himself ran and won the 2008 Presidential election.

We will read this speech together starting on page 93, stopping to discuss along the way, and then do the Second Read questions on page 96. If we have time, we will move on to “The Right to Fail” on the next page, but most likely that’ll be saved for tomorrow.

Closing Session: Vocab review with PICTURES!!

Assessment: Informal – class discussions, second read questions

Differentiation: Process (volunteers to read, scaffolding questions)