Monday, March 30, 2015

April Assignments


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:  sports       politics
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?

*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

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Assignments


March 30th - April 2nd


Monday
Unit: Revising with Style
Objective(s):  
*Students will create unity within writing and elaborate to develop support in their writing.
*Students will evaluate/revise/edit a student MLA research paper model.
State Standard(s):  12.2
Activities
*Speaker @10 A.M.
*Revising with Style – Lessons 27-30 (Due Wednesday)
*Complete Research Skills Practice (pages 36-39)

Tuesday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
*Students will evaluate/revise/edit a student MLA research paper model.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1. Opener – List five things you have learned in this research overview.  List three things you feel you will need to review as you write your own MLA research paper.
2.  Check practice pages 36-39
3.  Research Review - Jeopardy Games

Wednesday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
*Identify and correct elements of an MLA research paper.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1. Revising with Style – Lessons 27-30
--Stamp & Review
2. Research Test

Thursday
Unit: Revising with Style
Objective(s): *Students will create unity within writing and elaborate to develop support in their writing.
State Standard(s): 12.2
Activities
1.Opener – Identify two specific problems related to the following categories:  sports       politics
2. Revising with Style – Lessons 27-30
--Check
--Quiz
3.  Read pages 234-236
  
Friday
NO SCHOOL


March 23rd - 27th


Monday
Unit: Revising with Style
Objective(s):  
*Students will create unity within writing and elaborate to develop support in their writing.
State Standard(s):
Activities
1. Opener - Make a list of five research topics that interest you.
2. Revising with Style – Lessons 27-30 (Due 4/1)

Tuesday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
*Students will correctly document sources with parenthetical citations.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1. Class Paraphrasing Activity 
2. Research Skills
-- Check 11,16, & 23
--Review Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
--Citing Sources (Textbook pages 334-336)
-- Review Parenthetical Documentation pages 25-27 & Complete pages 27-28; 29


Wednesday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
*Students will correctly format an MLA works cited page
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1.  Opener  – What makes a source credible?  Why do you want to cite only credible sources in your writing?
2. Research Skills
-- Check pages 27-28; 29
-- Review Works Cited Guidelines (WSC handout/ Diana Hacker Website/ OWL Purdue Website)
-- Complete the works cited for the list of sources on page 34

Thursday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
*Students will evaluate/revise/edit a student MLA research paper model.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1.  Opener – Locate a credible source on Nebraska Access over the topic of money.  Record the source in an MLA formatted entry in your notebook.
2.  Research Skills
-- Check the Work Cited (page 34)
-- Assign “Editing a Final Research Paper” pages 36-39

Friday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
*Students will evaluate/revise/edit a student MLA research paper model.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1.  Research skills
--“Editing a Final Research Paper” pages 36-39



March 16th - 20th



Monday
Unit: Revising with Style
Objective(s):
*Students will organize ideas using transitions and coherence
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.d
Activities
Revising with Style
--Complete Lessons 22/24/26 (Due March 20th)

Tuesday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
*Students will examine the components of an effective research essay thesis statement.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1. Opener - Write a thesis statement for the information on page 329.
2.  Thesis Statements 
-- Read pages 326-329. 
-- Share thesis statements.
-- Complete practice pages 19 & 20

Wednesday
Unit: Research Skills
Objective(s):
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b
Activities
1.  Opener - View MLA Research Video
*Record 10 tips for writing an MLA Paper.
2.  View Diana Hacker Website to see other style guides
3.  Evaluate a Research Report – Complete pages 51 & 52

Thursday
Unit: Research Unit
Objective(s):
*Students will examine the rules guiding capitalization and number usage and apply those rules.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.h
Activities
1.  Opener – Write a concise thesis statement from these notes:  Old stone houses are torn down.  New structures are built with cheap material. They need constant upkeep.  Remodeling stone houses is less expensive in the long run. 
2. Read Style Guide pages 11-15 & Complete the proofreading tasks on pages 12 & 16

Friday
Unit: Research Unit
Objective(s):
*Students will practice correctly incorporating quotations with fluency.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.i, 12.4.1.b, 12.2.1.d
Activities
1.  Revising with Style (Lessons 22/24/26)
--Check and Hand in
--Quiz
2.  Read Style Guide pages 17-22 & Complete page 23



March 2nd - 6th


Monday
Objective(s):
*Students will write narratives that provide descriptive and reflective elements about their lives.
*Students will combine sentence with style and variety.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1 & 12.2.2
Activities
1.  Memory Books Due
2.  Revising with Style
--Overview of Lessons
--Assign Lessons 18-21 (Due March 10th)


Tuesday
Unit: Persuasive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine persuasive elements in writing.
*Students will create an advertisement to present to the class.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.a/b, 12.2.2.a
Activities
1.  Opener’s Prompt –Our town is an amazing place to live.  Write a paragraph persuading someone else to agree with this statement.
2.  Persuasive Writing
--Read pages 274-278 & Complete 6.1
--Assign – Group Project (Video Advertisement)

Wednesday
Unit: Persuasive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine persuasive elements in writing.
*Students will create an advertisement to present to the class.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.a/b, 12.2.2.a
Activities
1.  Opener’s Prompt – Describe your favorite commercial.  How does it use ethos, pathos, and logos?
2.  Persuasive Writing
--Read pages 280-282 & Complete 6.2
--Continue to develop the plan for the group advertisement project.


Thursday
Unit: Persuasive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine persuasive elements in writing.
*Students will create an advertisement to present to the class.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.a/b, 12.2.2.a
Activities
1.  Opener’s Prompt - Which is more effective: an example, reason, statistic, observation, fact, or opinion?  Why?   Which is least effective? Why?
2.  Persuasive Writing
--Read pages 284-286 & Complete 6.3
--Continue to develop the plan for the group advertisement


Friday
Unit: Persuasive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine persuasive elements in writing.
*Students will create an advertisement to present to the class.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.a/b, 12.2.2.a
Activities
1.  Opener’s Prompt –  Reread your paragraph over O’Neill from class on Tuesday.  Rewrite the paragraph using loaded words and over generalizations.
2. Persuasive Writing
--Read pages 288-292 & Complete 6.4
--Continue to work on group project advertisements


March 9th - 13th 


Monday
Unit: Persuasive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine persuasive elements in writing.
*Students will create an advertisement to present to the class.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.a/b, 12.2.2.a
Activities
1.  Persuasive Writing
--Turn in practice exercises
--Persuasive elements quiz
--Finalize projects

Tuesday
Unit: Persuasive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine persuasive elements in writing.
*Students will create an advertisement to present to the class.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.a/b, 12.2.2.a
Activities
1.  Opener – Which persuasive element is most important to your advertisement?  Why?
2.  Present Advertisements
--Evaluate persuasive elements
3.  Revising with Style
--Stamp and Review

Wednesday
Unit: Persuasive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine persuasive elements in writing.
*Students will create an advertisement to present to the class.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1.a/b, 12.2.2.a

Activities
1.  Revising with Style
--Check and Turn in
--Quiz
2.  Finish Presentations

Thursday
NO SCHOOL

Friday
NO SCHOOL