Monthly Archives: December 2013

Class Agenda #42 – The Year in Review

Group Juggle-

Anchor Texts-

Year in Review – TV of the Year

Year in Review – Little Things of the Year

Year in Review – Sidekicks of the Year

Class Work I-

Comment on the lists above. Do you think people should be able to summate a single year in a list.

Class Work II-

Begin to create your own Year in Review for a subject of your choice (Music, movies, TV, Athletes, Artists, etc…)

Class Agenda #41 – The Year in Review

Group Juggle-

 

Anchor Texts-

Year in Review – Albums of the Year

Year in Review – Songs of the Year

Year in Review – Person of the Year

 

Class Work I-

Comment on the lists above. Do you think people should be able to summate a single year in a list.

Class Work II-

Begin to create your own Year in Review for a subject of your choice (Music, movies, TV, Athletes, Artists, etc…)

 

Class Agenda #35 – Critical Lense

Critical Lens Essay Quote- 

“the truth is often unpopular…” -Adlai Stevenson

Your Task: Critical Lens:
Write a critical essay in which you discuss two works of literature you have read from the particular perspective of the statement that is provided for you in the Critical Lens. In your essay, provide a valid interpretation of the statement, agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it, and support your opinion using specific references to appropriate literary elements from the two works.

Guidelines: Be sure to: 
~ Provide a valid interpretation of the critical lens that clearly establishes the criteria for analysis
~ Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it
~ Choose two works you have read that you believe best support your opinion
~ Use the criteria suggested by the critical lens to analyze the works you have chosen
~ Avoid plot summary. Instead, use specific references to appropriate literary elements (for example: theme, characterization, setting, point of view) to develop your analysis
~ Organize your ideas in a unified and coherent manner
~ Specify the titles and authors of the literature you choose
~ Follow the conventions of standard written EnglishPoint of View—The perspective from which a fictional or nonfictional story is told. First-person, third-person, or third-person omniscient points of view are commonly used.

Literary Elements- 

Style—The choices in diction, tone, and syntax that a writer makes. In combination they create a work’s manner of expression. Style is thought to be conscious and unconscious and may be altered to suit specific occasions. Style is often habitual and evolves over time.

SymbolA thing, event, or person that represents or stands for some idea or event. Symbols also simultaneously retain their own literal meanings. A figure of speech in which a concrete object is used to stand for an abstract idea —e.g. the cross for Christianity.

SatireA work that reveals a critical attitude toward some element of human behavior by portraying it in an extreme way. Satire doesn’t simply abuse (as with invective) or get personal (as with sarcasm). Satire usually targets groups or large concepts rather than individuals; its purpose is customarily to inspire change.

 

Reading- Ysrael – By Junot Diaz, “Welcome to the Monkey House“, Vonnegut

Outline-

Introduction: 
-After interpreting the quote and defining key words, then interpret the quote in your own words 
-State whether you Agree or Disagree with the quote 
-Address two texts that can relate to the quote 
-Underline the Title and state the Author of both texts 
-Add a few sentences about the texts Body Paragraph 1: 
-State the first text and relate to the quote 
-Try not to summarize, rather do main points that connect to the quote 

Body Paragraph 2: 
-State the second text and relate to the quote 
-Try not to summarize, rather do main points that connect to the quote
 
Conclusion: 
-Wrap up by stating the two texts and relate back to the quote

 


Class Agenda #35 – Cyber Monday

Opening Circle-

 

Class Work-

  • Spend about 15 minutes on BrainPop
  • Log In- Validus
  • Password- Prep
  • Work in the English/Grammer Section
  • E-mail quiz results to Boccheciamp@validusprep.org

Homework- Complete the following RAFTS writing assignment

  • Role- College Student
  • Audience- Your College Advisor
  • Format- E-mail (but send it to boccheciamp@validusprep.org
  • Topic- You signed up for a Macro-Economics class that has been too difficult/boring. You are right against the add/drop period and you run the risk of paying for the course, so you want to make sure the class is really being dropped. You want to make sure that this course is dropped from your schedule. Make sure you include VOCABULARY from your classwork.
  • Strong Verb- convincing

BONUS- Ask me or Ms. Stineman a question using one of the words.

Class Agenda #34 – Symbol

Opening Circle-

Word association with the word “FACE”

Point of View—The perspective from which a fictional or nonfictional story is told. First-person, third-person, or third-person omniscient points of view are commonly used.

Style—The choices in diction, tone, and syntax that a writer makes. In combination they create a work’s manner of expression. Style is thought to be conscious and unconscious and may be altered to suit specific occasions. Style is often habitual and evolves over time.

SymbolA thing, event, or person that represents or stands for some idea or event. Symbols also simultaneously retain their own literal meanings. A figure of speech in which a concrete object is used to stand for an abstract idea —e.g. the cross for Christianity.

Reading- Ysrael – By Junot Diaz

Close Reading- How does the author use POV, STYLE and SYMBOL to shape and define his story, “Ysrael”.

Class Agenda #39 – College March Prepping II

Opening Circle-

Group Juggle – Adjectives

Anchor Text- NYCOB College March Social Media Outreach

Classwork-

  • Tweet about the college march, using the appropriate #hashtags
  • Tweet about your involvement in this march.
  • Reach out to other members of our NYC OB community. Tweet to other faculty members at Validus and other NYCOB schools who you know or don’t.
  • Promote yourself and our school. This is a great way to get followers.