Monday, November 30, 2009

AGENDA 11/30

Formulating a Thesis for Researched Argument Papers
Generating a Complex Thesis Statement - use this if it helps you
Types of Hooks and Introductions for Researched Argument Papers

HW: Source packets due BETWEEN 11/19 and 12/3 - 20 sources (including 7 special sources) with each one annotated 4+ times (questions, comments, reactions, connections, etc.) except for the interview/video source, which follows the guidelines for experience sources.
Begin work on MLA Format Working Bibliography for your 20 sources, due between 11/25 and 12/9. You will lose one point for each error in formatting, so please be thorough - you can use KnightCite or another bibliography generator, but be sure to check the results against the resources at a site like DianaHacker.com to make sure that it formats everything correctly.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

AGENDA 11/25

Happy Thanksgiving! Community Celebration day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

AGENDA 11/24

Timed Essay: Rhetorical Analysis
"The Death of Benny Paret"

Monday, November 23, 2009

AGENDA 11/23

Rhetorical Analysis essay preparation - Review sample essay in class and discuss.

Sample introductory and body paragraph for the Stewart prompt

HW: Timed essay tomorrow - bring blue or black ink pens and notebook paper!
Source packets due BETWEEN 11/19 and 12/3 - 20 sources (including 7 special sources) with each one annotated 4+ times (questions, comments, reactions, connections, etc.) except for the interview/video source, which follows the guidelines for experience sources.
Begin work on MLA Format Working Bibliography for your 20 sources, due between 11/25 and 12/9. You will lose one point for each error in formatting, so please be thorough - you can use KnightCite or another bibliography generator, but be sure to check the results against the resources at a site like DianaHacker.com to make sure that it formats everything correctly.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

AGENDA 11/19

Computer Lab - T110 - Work Day!

Continue to compile sources for your source packet - 20 total, including 7 special sources. Remember to include 4+ annotations on each source (not just highlighting! You must write comments, questions, connections, reactions, or thoughts!) except for the experience source, which requires a reflection. Due between 11/19 and 12/3.

Begin work on MLA Format Working Bibliography for your 20 sources, due between 11/25 and 12/9. You will lose one point for each error in formatting, so please be thorough - you can use KnightCite or another bibliography generator, but be sure to check the results against the resources at a site like DianaHacker.com to make sure that it formats everything correctly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

AGENDA 11/18

MLA Bibliography Activity - Why do bibliographies matter?

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Our heroes at KnightCite have done it--they've updated and patched their code so that all of the new MLA guidelines can be incorporated. Hooray!!! (NOTE: Ultimately, you are still responsible for making sure that every citation is correct according to MLA 7th Edition (2009) Format. Still, three cheers for our friends at KnightCite!!!

Jigsaw activity, part I: get into assigned groups and create a citation for your bibliography according to the type of handout you receive. Then, create two multiple-choice questions to assess other groups on your type of information using the Bibliography Pre-Test as a model:
1) create two accurate, correct citations using your citation type (print, web, or "other")
2) create one "standard" multiple-choice question - According to the citation above, which of the following is true?
3) create one "EXCEPT" multiple-choice question - According to the citation above, all of the following are true EXCEPT
4) provide the answer key

RESOURCE FOR MLA 2009 WORKS CITED LISTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES: Documenting Sources at DianaHacker.com

This is a VERY comprehensive index of MLA 2009 Format. Enjoy!


HW: Due FRIDAY, 11/20: Read Malcolm X's "Learning to Read" and select two quotations that are worth discussing. Continue to consider the questions posed for the Ch. 7 seminar and look for connections between the two pieces.

Due MONDAY - Rhetorical Terms #3: Free Choice (choose any text except those from previous English classes)
Source packets due BETWEEN 11/19 and 12/3 - 20 sources (including 7 special sources) with each one annotated 4+ times (questions, comments, reactions, connections, etc.) except for the interview/video source, which follows the guidelines for experience sources.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

AGENDA 11/17

Seminar - Ch. 7

Second seminar round on Friday - Prepare by reading the Malcolm X piece "Learning to Read" and select two quotations that are worth discussing. Continue to consider the questions posed for today's seminar and look for connections between the two pieces.

HW: Due Monday - Rhetorical Terms #3: Free Choice (choose any text except those from previous English classes)
Source packets due between 11/19 and 12/3 - 20 sources (including 7 special sources) with each one annotated 4+ times (questions, comments, reactions, connections, etc.) except for the interview/video source, which follows the guidelines for experience sources.

Monday, November 16, 2009

AGENDA 11/16

Introduce new vocabulary from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, chapters 1-10
Vocabulary practice sheet from Logic Unit - complete by Wednesday!
Seminar preparation for tomorrow's seminar on Ch 7 of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Thank you cards for our amazing chaperones whom we adore so very much! :-)


HW: Source packets! Compile and annotate 20 sources by Thursday (2 week window begins--last day to submit is 12/3, but we'll be forging ahead with the paper in the meanwhile...so try to get it in soon!). Please complete the seminar prep for tomorrow's class, and Logic vocabulary practice sheet for Wednesday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

AGENDA 11/13

Computer lab - source packets!

HW: Continue to work on source packets. Due next Wednesday.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

AGENDA 11/12

Computer lab - source packets!

HW: Continue to work on source packets. Due next Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

AGENDA 11/11

HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

AGENDA 11/10

FIELD TRIP TO UCLA - Find at least two print sources related to your research topic! Happy hunting!

Monday, November 9, 2009

AGENDA 11/9

Prepare for UCLA trip tomorrow. Turn in rhetorical terms entries from Ch. 2 of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Friday, November 6, 2009

AGENDA 11/6

Grammar warm-up: Pronoun Ambiguity #2

Turn in Rhetorical Terms Entry #1: Steinbeck's "Americans and the Land" in class and to Turnitin.com if you haven't already (last day!).

HW: Read Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Get field trip forms signed. Rhetorical Terms Entry #2: from Ch. 2 excerpt of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass due Monday (typed copy in class and e-copy to Turnitin.com).

Thursday, November 5, 2009

AGENDA 11/5

UCLA's "Road to Research" Pre-Test: Find Module

Video on searching for UCLA Library materials
Link to UCLA Library Catalog to find call numbers
Lab pre-handout: complete with call numbers before our field trip!

HW: Rhetorical Terms entry #2 from Ch. 2 of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass due on Monday to Turnitin.com and hard copy in class. Continue to find and/or print out your 20 sources for your source packet, due 11/17. BRING SIGNED FIELD TRIP FORMS TOMORROW!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

AGENDA 11/4

Computer Lab: Search Proquest Database for articles related to your research topic!
Visit the Samohi Library webpage to get started: http://www.samohi.smmusd.org/library/index.htm

PASS OUT FIELD TRIP FORMS FOR TUESDAY'S TRIP TO UCLA LIBRARY

HW: Rhetorical Terms entry #2 from Ch. 2 of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass due on Monday to Turnitin.com and hard copy in class. Continue to find and/or print out your 20 sources for your source packet, due 11/17.