Daily Class Schedule Quarter 4 (classes 25-46)

Class 26
HW due: final drafts of OPE's submitted to Turnitin.com
1. sentence pattern review
2. Dracula
  • G block: complete presentation
  • select the two most significant questions from your presentation questions
    • write them down; state your answer; textual support
  • What connections do you see between Dracula and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?
  • discussion
3. comparative essay (JH + Dracula)
HW:
1. Comparative pre-writing
  • write three comparative questions that relate to Dracula and J+H
  • write a tentative thesis statement for each question
    • make sure it is specific and arguable
  • list one potential piece of textual support from each text for each thesis
  • the above needs to be clearly organized in a document

Class 27
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern review
2. comparative essay
  • review handout How to write a Comparative essay.pdf
  • read example and analyze for the following:
    • thesis
    • organization
    • focus on topic
    • conclusion
    • 6-trait score
  • test your thesis statements with a partner
  • outline your essay - bullet points
  • begin a draft
3. time to work: draft writing and blogging
HW:
1. comparative paper
  • 250 words minimum on a draft
  • (final will be 500 - 700 words; 2-3 pieces of textual evidence)
2. blogging - add one (the total will be cumulative as it was for the 3rd quarter; 11 total at this point)


Class 28
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern review - quiz next class on #1-6
  • I will give you the formula on the quiz. For example: S V ; S V. for pattern #1
  • you will provide an ORIGINAL example of the pattern
  • if your wording is from the book, you will not receive credit
  • you will also provide two 'essential features' of the pattern
2. comparative essay
  • score example papers
    • read example and analyze for the following:
      • thesis
      • organization
      • focus on topic
      • conclusion
      • 6-trait score
  • time to work on draft
  • (final will be 500 - 700 words; 2-3 pieces of textual evidence)
3. blogging - two for 4th quarter so far (12 total for 3rd+4th)
  • explain assessment
4. return papers
HW:
1. study for sentence pattern quiz
2. submit rough draft of paper to Turnitin by the end of the class tomorrow

Class 29
D Block Special Note: Mr. Stephens is absent for class 29; please be cooperative with the substitute. Thank you!
1. sentence pattern quiz
  • this is a closed book quiz
  • please move your desks to the 'quizzing position' - CRITICAL
  • take the quiz - turn it into the yellow basket
  • after you complete the quiz, please, silently, work on the following:
2. Jekyll + Hyde and Dracula comparative essay - SILENT WORK TIME
  1. you will have peer review/revising next class - today is for silent work
  2. a complete rough draft (500 - 750 words) must be submitted to Turnitin.com by the end of the class today - 2:45pm
  3. review the handout How to write a Comparative essay.pdf.
  4. see especially the "Tips" and "Warnings"
  5. continue working on / revising your essay
  6. make sure you have an arguable thesis and a conclusion that focused on the "So what?" factor
  7. submit a complete rough draft to Turnitin.com by 2:45pm
  8. go on to the next item if you complete the draft
3. blogging
  • the ten blogs from the quarter three have been checked
  • we have added two additional blog posts for quarter four (twelve blog posts total)
  • work on your two new blog posts for quarter four
  • take some time to read and comment on a friend's blog Blogs - D and G blocks
HW:
1. work on your blog
2. we will work on revising the comparative essay next class

Class 30
HW due: see above
1. return sentence pattern quiz - complete sentence pattern for class 30
2. comparative essay
  • consider student example and transitional devices
  • revising groups
  • revising ideas handout
3. blog
  • time to work!
HW:
1. continue to revise your paper

Class 31
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern
2. comparative paper
  • revising and editing using the six traits
  • in groups of three
  • time to revise
  • consult with Mr. Stephens
3. blog
  • make a connection between one of the texts we have read this year and the world - assignment open to interpretation
  • this makes a total of 13 blogs (3rd + 4th quarters)
HW:
1. submit a final draft to Turnitin.com
2. work on your blog - see above

Class 32
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern
2. Brave New World intro.
  • overview
  • read ch 1 in class
  • write questions as you read
  • discussion after reading
  • review discussion leader schedule
HW:
1. bring 16,200 Won to pay for BNW.
2. study for your AP test

Class 33
G Block Special Note: Mr. Stephens is absent for class 33; please be cooperative with the substitute. Thank you!
HW due: none
1. sentence pattern for class 33 (time: 8-10 minutes)
2. Brave New World
  • note: Mr. Stephens will collect payments for BNW next class
  • also: several students do not have their copy of BNW - the books are located on the front desks
Students: please do the following:
  1. briefly review chapter 1 with your partner (plot, key concepts, questions) (time: 5 minutes)
  2. please silently read chapter 2 of BNW
  3. write down 3-5 questions you have about the reading on a piece of A4
  4. in addition, answer the chapter 1-2 questions on the handout (hard-copy distributed in class)
  5. please answer the handout questions on your A4 paper - keep the "Ch 1-6 Study Guide" for later reference
  6. now discuss your questions and answers with your partner when he/she completes the reading
  7. please turn in your A4 paper to the substitute at the end of class
3. if you complete the reading, questions, and discussion, please silently work on the following:
  • your blog
  • make a connection between one of the texts we have read this year and the world - assignment open to interpretation
  • this makes a total of 13 blogs (3rd + 4th quarters)
HW:
1. bring your BNW payment if needed
2. begin planning for your BNW presentation by reading the new Discussion Leaders requirements
3. look at the D or G block pages, the Brave New World page, and the Daily Class Schedule to figure out when you are presenting
  • D block, ch 3-4, Andrew, HoonHo, HyunWoo next Thursday
  • G block, ch 3-4, whole class discussion next Friday
  • see Mr. Stephens on Monday if you have any questions


Class 34
1. sentence pattern 34
2.time to read ch 3-4 BNW
HW:
BNW ch 3-4
discussion leaders for ch 3-4

Class 35
1. sentence patterns
2. BNW
  • D block: discussion ch 3-4
  • G block: whole class discussion
HW:
1. none - AP test tomorrow

Class 36
(AP Bio. test day)
1. sentence patterns
2. time to read ch 5-6
3. discuss ch 5-6
HW:
D block: complete reading ch 5-6
G block: complete reading ch 5-6; discussion leaders for ch 5-6; evidence of preparation

Class 37
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern
D block
- use of literary devices in ch 5 part 2
-blogging (14 total) and reading
  • make a connection between one of the texts we have read this year and the world - assignment open to interpretation
-Mr. Stephens meets with discussion leaders
G block
discussion ch 5-6
HW: none - AP test tomorrow

Class 38
AP World test day
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns
2. reading day
  • read chapters 7-8
  • discuss theme and six-traits in BNW
  • blogging (14 total)
    • make a connection between one of the texts we have read this year and the world - assignment open to interpretation
HW:
D block: discussion ch 5-6; prepare for ch 1-6 quiz
G block: prepare for quiz ch 1-6

Class 39
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns - SKIP
D block:
quiz ch 1-6
discussion ch 5-6
G block:
quiz ch 1-6
HW:
D and G blocks: read BNW ch 7-9; discussion leaders for ch 7-9

Class 40
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns (9a) - skipped
2. D and G blocks discussion ch 7-9
HW:
D and G blocks: read BNW ch 10-12; discussion leaders for ch 10-12 - see your block's page for assignments

Class 41
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns (review 7-9)
2. discussion ch 10-12
HW:
1. Select one of the 'Essential Questions' on the Brave New World page and complete the following on a new document:
  • type the question at the top of the page
  • paragraph one: answer the question from the POV of the World State
  • paragraph two: answer the question from the POV of Aldous Huxley
    • remember that BNW is a dystopian satire - Huxley does not agree with the World State
  • paragraph three: answer the question from your POV
  • Print this document - a hard copy is needed
  • focus on ideas and content - it will not receive a fluency or conventions grade

Class 42
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns (review 7-9)
2. BNW essential question discussion
  • group by question - share
  • whole class discussion
3. time to read ch 13-15
HW:
1. 14 blogs due class 44 - select two for detailed grading - due class 44


Class 43
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns (review 7-9)
2. distribute study guide for final English 10 Final Study Guide Sem 2 2009-2010 (Stephens).pdf
3. distribute summer reading English 11 and AP Language Summer Reading 2010-11.pdf
4. study for final and/or read BNW
HW:
1. begin studying for final
2. sentence pattern quiz 7-9a next class
3. BNW ch 13-15; discussion leaders for ch 13-15
3. 14 blogs due - select two for detailed grading

Class 44
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns quiz 7-9
2. BNW discussion for ch 13-15
HW:
1. BNW ch 16-18; discussion leaders for ch 16-18

Class 45
HW due: see above
1. complete BNW ch 13-15 presentation and discussion
2. presentation and discussion ch 16-18
HW:
1. study for final
2. you must bring Dracula; Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Brave New World

Class 46 - Friday, June 4
D block study session

D block final - Monday, June 7, 8:00am - you must bring Dracula

G block study session - Monday, June 7, 1:30pm

G block final - Tuesday, June 8, 9:35am - you must bring Dracula