Friday, September 4, 2015

September Assignments


September 8th - 11th


Tuesday
Objective(s):
*Students will examine the rules guiding capitalization and number usage and apply those rules.
*Students will examine the rules guiding MLA documentation and page layout.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.h, 12.4.1
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Letter – H
2.  Introduction to MLA Research
-- View MLA Research Video
*Record 10 tips for writing an MLA Paper.
--View Diana Hacker Website to see other style guides
-- View composition books.
3.  Assign – Using Numbers Video Lesson (Due Thursday)
Wednesday
NO SENIORS

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.  EOAOL – Letter – I
2.  Review/Preview– 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.
3. Read Style Guide pages 11-15 & Complete the proofreading tasks on pages 12 & 16

Friday

Unit: Research Unit
Objective(s):
*Students will examine the components of an effective summary and response to a source.
*Students will examine the rules guiding capitalization and number usage and apply those rules.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Letter – J
2.  Review Numbers and Titles in Writing & Quiz
3.  Academic Writing Summary/Response 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Assignments

August 31st - Sept. 4th



Monday
Objective(s):
*Students will examine the components of a college essay and write an essay that incorporates those elements. (LA 12.2.)

1.  Work on College Essays                                           
2.  Mr. Hilker – Senior Meeting

Tuesday
Objective(s):
*To compose an effective resume with career objective, pertinent experiences, and references.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities:
1.  EOAOL – Letter D
2.  Active and Passive Voice – Video & Viewing Guide (Due Thursday)
3.   Resume Writing – 1.5 (page 24)
--Examine Sample Resumes & Select Applicants
--Complete Practice Page 6
--Assign Resume Draft

Wednesday
Objective(s):
To compose an effective resume with career objective, pertinent experiences, and references.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities:
1.  EOAOL – Letter E
2.  Resume Writing – 1.5
-- Resume Video
---Discuss Active Verbs and Parallel Structure
-- Revise and Edit Resumes
-- Resumes Due on Friday

Thursday
Objective(s):
*Students will examine the components of an effective research essay thesis statement.State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter – F
2. Active/Passive Voice – Review
3. Thesis Statements 
-- Complete practice pages 19 & 20
4.  Evaluate a Research Report – Complete pages 51 & 52

Friday
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.  . EOAOL – Letter – G
2. Review/Preview Define a thesis statement. 
--Check pages 51-52
3. Identifying and responding to key ideas in informative writing.
--Practice Reading, Summarizing and Responding
--Complete "They Say/I Say"  Response



August 24th - 28th


Monday
Objectives
*Students will examine the components of a college essay and write an essay that incorporates those elements. (LA 12.2.)
 Activities
1. Opening Routine – Openers/Reflection Notebook
-- Create a word document named Openers/Reflections Notebook
-- Copy the prompt and the date into the notebook and then answer the prompt.
----Prompt - Make a list of activities, awards, important people, hobbies, and jobs.
2.  Set up Canvas and Drop Box Advice Slides
3.  Writing Lesson – Parallel Structure
--View Video (On Canvas) & Complete View Guide
4. Assignment - Bring Four Items on Wednesday
One representation of each of the following: Hero, Hobby, Goal, Lesson Learned

Tuesday
Objectives
*Students will examine the components of a college essay and write an essay that incorporates those elements. (LA 12.2.)
 Activities
1. Opening Routine – Openers/Reflection Notebook
Prompt – Create a list of adjectives that describe you. (Ex. Resilient, Persistent)
2. Lesson – Parallel Structure Practice – Due Thursday
3.  Examine College Essays 
Wednesday
Objectives
*Students will examine the components of a college essay and write an essay that incorporates those elements. (LA 12.2.)
 Activities
1. Opening Routine – Openers/Reflection Notebook
Prompt – Encyclopedia of Me (Entry A)
2.  College Essay Assignment
--Share Hero, Hobby, Goal, Lesson Learned Items
--Review College Essay Examples
--Brainstorm for Essay
--Discuss leads, tone, and word choice
--Begin Drafting

Thursday
Objectives
*Students will examine the components of a college essay and write an essay that incorporates those elements. (LA 12.2.)
 Activities
1. Opening Routine – Openers/Reflection Notebook
Prompt – Encyclopedia of Me (Entry B)
2.  Review Parallel Structure
2.  College Essay Assignment
--Draft Essay (Drafts Due Friday)


Friday
Objectives
*Students will examine the components of a college essay and write an essay that incorporates those elements. (LA 12.2.)
 Activities
1. Opening Routine – Openers/Reflection Notebook
Prompt – Encyclopedia of Me (Entry C)
2. Parallel Structure Quiz
3.  College Essay Assignment
--Revision

--Identify 5 key tips for revision
(Essays due at the beginning of class on Monday.  Essays that are not printed prior to coming to class will be late.)




August 19th - 21st

Wednesday
Unit:  Introduction to Course
Objective(s):  Students will review class content and set goals for the year.
Activities –
1.  Class introductions
2.  Overview of class goals and content – View slides 1-5
3.  View goal setting video 

4.  Set goals for the year


Thursday

Unit: Introduction to Course
Objective(s):
*Students will review class content and create an advice slide for graduating seniors.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1
Activities
1.  Handout Syllabus and Class Folder
2.  Discuss Why we write . . .
3.  Find Google Form and Respond - Why will you write? (5 reasons)




4.  Assign Advice Slide

Friday

Unit: Introduction to Course
Objective(s): Students will complete the achieve 3000 level set.
State Standard(s): 
Activities –
1.  Opener – Critical Thinker
2.  Achieve 3000 Level Set Test

3.  Complete Advice Slide and Letter (Due Monday)