Monday, April 27, 2015

May Assignments



April 27th - May 1st


Monday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s): 
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j
Activities

1. Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Student Questions
-- Drafting


Tuesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s): 
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j
Activities

 1. Problem-Solution Research Essay  * Drafts Due
2.  Revision Activities
-- Formal vs. Informal Language 
--Sentence Structure – check for variety and fluency
-- Paragraph unity and coherence – check for transitions

Wednesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s): 
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j/h
Activities
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--MLA checklist

Thursday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s): 
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j/h
Activities
Revising with Style – Lessons 35-38 
--Check/Quiz
*Research Paper – Editing
--Punctuation
--Capitalization
--Works Cited
--In-text Citations

Friday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s): 
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j/h
Activities
*Printed or Drop boxed Research Papers Due - No Exceptions (Papers not in by 11:30 A.M. will be counted late.)




May 4th - 8th


Monday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will identify key elements from their paper and create a visual presentation for the class.
State Standard(s): 12.3.1 & 12.4.1
Activities
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Prepare Presentation of Findings


Tuesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will identify key elements from their paper and create a visual presentation for the class.
State Standard(s): 12.3.1 & 12.4.1
Activities
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Prepare Presentation of Findings


Wednesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will identify key elements from their paper and create a visual presentation for the class.
State Standard(s): 12.3.1 & 12.4.1
Activities
1.  Revising with Style
--Review
2. Present Problem-Solution Findings

Thursday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will identify key elements from their paper and create a visual presentation for the class.
*Students will review writing skills practiced throughout the semester in order to demonstrate the use of sentence variety, rhetorical devices, and correct conventions in writing.
State Standard(s): 12.3.1, 12.4.1, 12.2.1
Activities
1.  Revising with Style
--Review
2. Present Problem-Solution Findings

Friday
Unit: Revising with Style
Objective(s):
*Students will review writing skills practiced throughout the semester in order to demonstrate the use of sentence variety, rhetorical devices, and correct conventions in writing.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1
Activities
*Revising with Style
--Test






May 11th - 12th 

Monday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s): 
*Students will identify key elements from their paper and create a visual presentation for the class.
State Standard(s): 12.3.1 & 12.4.1
Activities
--Present Problem-Solution Findings
--Semester Review 
--Turn in Books

Tuesday
*Last Day
*Semester Inventory & Video

Monday, March 30, 2015

April Assignments


April 27th - May 1st


Monday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j
Activities

1. Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Student Questions
-- Drafting


Tuesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j
Activities

 1. Problem-Solution Research Essay  * Drafts Due
2.  Revision Activities
-- Formal vs. Informal Language
--Sentence Structure – check for variety and fluency
-- Paragraph unity and coherence – check for transitions

Wednesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j/h
Activities
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--MLA checklist

Thursday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j/h
Activities
Revising with Style – Lessons 35-38 
--Check/Quiz
*Research Paper – Editing
--Punctuation
--Capitalization
--Works Cited
--In-text Citations

Friday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
*Students will correctly format a works cited page.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j/h
Activities
*Printed or Drop boxed Research Papers Due - No Exceptions (Papers not in by 11:30 A.M. will be counted late.)



April 20th - 24th


Monday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
 *Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will find credible sources and summarize, paraphrase, or quote information that will build credible support for the students’ claims.
State Standard(s):  12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i
Activities
Opener – Which of your sources is most credible?  Why?
Revising with Style – Lessons 35-39 (Due 4/30)
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Finding Sources and Taking Notes

Tuesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
 *Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will find credible sources and summarize, paraphrase, or quote information that will build credible support for the students’ claims.
*Students will organize notes into a formal outline.
State Standard(s):  12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i
Activities

*Problem-Solution Essay
--Sources and Notes Due (Submit on Blackboard)
--Organize Formal Outline (Due Wednesday by the end of class)

Wednesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j
Activities
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Outline Due
-- Begin Drafting (Rough Drafts Due April 28th)

Thursday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j
Activities
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
-- Drafting

Friday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will follow the outline to draft a paper with correctly punctuated and fluently incorporated quotations and paraphrases.
State Standard(s): 12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i/j
Activities
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Incorporating Quotations Video
-- Drafting



April 6th - 10th


Monday
NO SCHOOL

Tuesday
Unit:
Objective(s):
*Students will examine rhetorical devices in writing.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6
Activities
Opener – Identify two specific problems related to the following categories:  Travel/Nebraska
Revising with Style – Lessons 31-34 (Due 4/15)

Wednesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will identify appropriate problem-solution topics.
*Students will write a formal letter with appropriate letter parts and structure.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1 & 12.2.2
Activities
Opener – Identify two specific problems related to the following categories:  college          technology
* Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Assign Problem-Solution Essay
1.  Overview of process - On Blackboard
2.  Select topic
3.  Write Formal Proposal Letter – Examine Business Letter Formatting pages 244-246)

Thursday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will identify appropriate problem-solution topics.
*Students will write a formal letter with appropriate letter parts and structure.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1 & 12.2.2
Activities
1.  Opener – Choose one of the problems listed in your earlier lists and provide three possible solutions.
2.  Activity 5.6
3.  Work on Proposal Letters

Friday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will identify appropriate problem-solution topics.
*Students will write a formal letter with appropriate letter parts and structure.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1 & 12.2.2
Activities
1.  Opener – Choose one of the problems listed in your earlier lists and provide three possible solutions.
2.  Examine sample paper.
   -- How does the thesis statement reflect the problem and proposed solution?
  -- What transitions are used?
3.  Proposal Letters Due by the end of class




April 13th - 17th 


Monday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
 *Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will find credible sources and summarize, paraphrase, or quote information that will build credible support for the students’ claims.
State Standard(s):  12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i
Activities
*Opener – Is the following source a credible academic source?  Explain why or why not?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1566592/
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Finding Sources and Taking Notes
--Think about how you are using the sources to support your claims.  What are your ideas about the issue?

Tuesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
 *Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will find credible sources and summarize, paraphrase, or quote information that will build credible support for the students’ claims.
State Standard(s):  12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i
Activities
*Opener – Is the following source a credible academic source?  Explain why or why not?

http://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/LearnTheIssues/WaterPollution/Nitrogen
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Finding Sources and Taking Notes
--Think about how you are using the sources to support your claims.  What are your ideas about the issue?

Wednesday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
 *Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will find credible sources and summarize, paraphrase, or quote information that will build credible support for the students’ claims.
State Standard(s):  12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i
Activities
*Opener --Plagiarism – Why is plagiarism considered such a serious offense?  How can you help yourself avoid plagiarism?
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Finding Sources and Taking Notes

Thursday
Work Day

Friday
Unit: Research Writing
Objective(s):
 *Students will apply the research process and MLA style elements in a research paper.
*Students will find credible sources and summarize, paraphrase, or quote information that will build credible support for the students’ claims.
State Standard(s):  12.4.1a & 12.2.2.i
Activities
Revising with Style – Lessons 31-34
--Check
--Quiz
*Problem-Solution Research Essay
--Finding Sources and Taking Notes