October 30

Honors 9th Literature November 2-6

Intro to Media Literacy

9th Lit Honors                                   

 

Planning your Week: November 2-6

M 11/2—Vocab. Unit 8 quiz

W 11/4— TNC Part II quiz & literary analysis Part II due

Th 11/5—TNC Flyers due via email or Google docs

 

Upcoming Night Circus Reading Due Dates:

Wed. Nov. 4 Part II  pp. 117-293 Complete the literary analysis for Part II in class; Part II Quiz 
Wed. Nov. 11 Part III pp. 297-392  Turn in at beginning of class: Answer two of the questions below. Type answers. Part II-III reading quiz
M-T, Nov. 16-17   TNC tent presentation rehearsal computer lab 9309; Work on Part IV-V Essay
Friday, Nov 20 Part IV-V pp. 395-512  Turn in at beginning of class: Answer the last question. Typed. Essay format.  
T—Th: Dec. 8-10Night Circus Presentations/Final Project FINAL CIRCUS PROJECT GROUP PRESENTATIONS AND GROUP PAPERS DUE.

 

*Vocab. Study Plan: Complete exercises in your book. Play online games and complete interactive quiz at www.vocabularyworkshop.com and www.vocabtest.com .  Log in information is in the inside front cover and first page of your book.

 

Monday, Nov. 2

LG: Make effective rhetorical choices and digital media strategies to advertise a product.

  1. Assess vocabulary unit 8 (quiz).
  2. Review EOC constructed response results (theme of joy and home); analyze teacher feedback and compare your response to the rubric; plan revision to fit the prompt.
  3. Working the Prompt: analyze several prompts for a variety of genres and develop a response to the extended response prompt.
  4. Review analysis of The Night Circus Part II to p. 191; continue reading through p. 216.

*Homework: Read Part II of The Night Circus and complete Literary Analysis Part II by Wed.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 3

LG: Make effective rhetorical choices and digital media strategies to advertise a product.

  1. EOC Prep – ARCH Method and Prompts, continued
    1. Analyze what each word means (think-pair-share); rotate through the verbs and noun with a sample prompt; How do the expectations of the prompt shift with different wording?
    2. Finish composing a response to the extended response prompt.
  2. Evaluate review passages in which Chandresh critiques the different attractions (opening night); analyze significance of advertising to get the customers’ attention.
  3. Introduce The Night Circus flyer assignment; groups create a flyer (8×10) advertising initial ideas for the tent.
    • Discuss the rhetorical triangle in advertising
    • Identify what to look for in effective ads/ how do advertisers draw a crowd
    • View real advertisements and critique them for overall aesthetics, argument, effectiveness; show three student examples: Write down effective words, phrases, colors, and claims. Analyze any numbers used. Are they “telling the truth”? Determine the most effective visual element of the ad. Why does it “work”?
  1. Brainstorm and prepare for lab time Wednesday. What are the “must have” elements of your flyer? Plan the basic design. Ringmasters should delegate tasks so everyone is ready to create it tomorrow.
  2. Read The Night Circus to prepare for tomorrow’s quiz.

*Homework: Read Part II of The Night Circus and complete Literary Analysis Part II by Wed.; Flyers due Thursday (via email or Google docs). I will print them in color and we will evaluate them on Friday.

 

Wednesday, November 4

LG: Make effective rhetorical choices and digital media strategies to advertise a product.

  1. Assess The Night Circus Part II (quiz) and literary analysis (compose paragraphs to demonstrate analysis of character, style, and theme.\
  2. Collaborate with groups to create the flyer (turn in via email or Google docs); competition with other groups tomorrow.

*Homework: Read Part II of The Night Circus by Fri.

 

Thursday, Nov. 5

LG: Make effective rhetorical choices and digital media strategies to advertise a product.

  1. Review EOC skills; understand how to identify author’s purpose in a short text, explaining how the author develops his claim.
  2. Read/analyze “Dragon Mythology: East vs. West” from the EOC guide p.23.
    1. Be aware of the time and stay focused. You must understand the main point as best as you can in one reading. Underline or highlight topic sentences.
    2. Answer the question in the prompt; how does the author develop his claim (use the ARCH method, identify what you need to know as well as textual evidence; write a thesis statement.
  3. Read The Night Circus Part III.

 

Friday, Nov. 6

LG: Make effective rhetorical choices and digital media strategies to advertise a product.

  1. Evaluate flyers and judge the competition. Summarize findings about what works and what needs improvement.
  2. Night Circus Group Work
    • Complete Norm Forms
    • Make sure everyone is on track
    • Discuss each aspect of your project
    • Talk about weekend goals

*Homework: Read Part III of The Night Circus by Wednesday, Nov. 11


Posted October 30, 2015 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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