Monday, February 27, 2017


Begin research in class for RH papers using Inventory Sheet
NOTE: For students who did not submit a request via the Google Form last week, you will need to look over the list of responses and choose something NOT on anyone’s first choice or the second choices already approved. Contact me if you need help choosing a suitable topic.

At the end of the class period on the back of your sheet, write me a short reflection: what went well today? What are next steps for researching?

HW: Complete research inventory sheet if not completed in class. It will be due on Tuesday at the beginning of the period. Continue to work on finishing independent reading book.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Finish and submit RH Wikipedia Analysis to

Complete RH Paper Topics Google Form to request your first and second-choice topics. No guarantee that you'll receive your first two choices; you might want to complete a third choice request, too, especially if you know your first two choices are popular. Use formal academic written English and make your request paragraphs as persuasive as you can! Give claims/reasons/evidence why you're the right student to write this particular paper. You might include personal anecdotes or some of the questions you're curious about--why should you get this topic over someone else?

HW: Finish and submit RH Wikipedia Analyses to Independent reading. Plan to attend Writing Center next week--TW Argument next Thursday.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Work in class on your Wikipedia Analysis assignment, for two different historical/current events, using the Directions and yesterday's model to help you

*You should be able to complete the first in class!

HW: Finish the first Wikipedia analysis if you were close to finishing in class. We'll pick up with the second one in class on Wednesday. If you finish before class ends, please read your independent reading book for homework!

Monday, February 13, 2017


Model how to create a Wikipedia analysis for two historical/current events: Hurricane Katrina and the rescue of "Baby Jessica," Jessica McClure

(remember to right-click when pasting and select "paste without formatting" to avoid copying over links or formatted text!)

Note: When citing Wikipedia pages, please DO NOT cite by corporate author as the page recommends. Instead, cite by the title of the article in quotation marks. Also, your instructor would like for you to include the URL, so please do so at the end of your citation, giving the full URL, between "alligators" (tags). For example, this page would be: .

HW: Register for the AP Exam in person before school, at lunch, or after school this week! Think about the two events you'd like to research tomorrow, remembering that you will need a compelling reason or question or connection or curiosity to guide your research. We'll be choosing final research topics before the end of the week!