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Learning Target: I can analyze the use of syntax in a historical document and intentionally craft sentences for a persuasive effect.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

World Lit: Writing About My Cultural Identity: Revision

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Learning Target: I can write a reflective essay explaining my cultural identity.

Opening Session: P!NK – Raise Your Glass: P!nk sings her identity!

Work Session: We’ve got the laptop cart today! You guys will be grabbing a laptop and typing and revising your cultural identity essays you write yesterday. You will have all class period to complete your essay 🙂

If we run short on computers, we will have a couple people write by hand. I’ll take volunteers first, then choose randomly.

Closing Session: Trade with a friend and make any last-minute edits, then turn in your paper by uploading to Google Drive.

Assessment: Formal – essays will be graded

Differentiation: Process (scaffolded essays); Product (varied essay length).