Monthly Archives: May 2014

Class Agenda #51 Closeout Options

Opener- Review the following Menu:

Here are the students who are getting a reaction paper for that evil test we took last week:

Kelmy, Aimee, VJ, Eloy, Gizel, Yaihra, Garden Snake, Destiny, Enythe, Michael P, Jovanna, Melissa, Branden, Kelvin

TO SUBMIT YOUR ANIMAL FARM FINAL- Past DUE!!!!

Script- Upload to your E-Portfolio. Make sure it’s shared with Boccheciamp, Stineman and your crew advisor.

Interview- Upload to either YOUTUBE or VIMEO. E-mail link to Boccheciamp@validusprep.org and Stineman@validusprep.org

Here are some of the videos:

Donna, Jovanna, Monica, The Garden Snake, Justin

Tennin, Christopher, Cierra, Naja, Ajee

IF YOU NEED THIS CLASS JUST FOR YOUR E8 CREDIT.

5 Reaction Papers-

* You can react to an article of your own choosing. Article Must Be SITED in your paper.

* Here’s an article from the weekend about a Convicted Pimp who’s now fighting for the Boxing Light Heavy Weight Championship. This is controversial for a number of reasons stated in the article. Check it out if you’re interested- Superman’s Kryponite 

* Here is an article about the Super Hero bubble in popular culture. X-Men was the #1 movie in America this weekend Grossing over $100 Million! Aren’t we sick of Super Heros yet? – Too Big To Fail.

* Here is an article about Napster’s 15th birthday. Not sure what Napster is? Well this article quickly summarizes the music interface, AND looks at 20 other inventions or movements that took place since 1999. It’s pretty crazy!

* Here is an article and a rant about the equal internet speeds for everyone. It’s funny! – Net Neutrality.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A REGENTS BUMP HERE ARE SOME OPTIONS-

Take a few minutes to do the MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS:

Regents prep to those in need- http://nysenglishregentsprep.weebly.com/critical-lens-essay-outline.html

OR-  http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish/

Class Agenda #50- Script Writing Format

Opener- 

Review the Following Suggested Format-

General Screenplay Format

Mini-Lesson-

Walking through the format

 

Classwork- Work on Screen Play with your group.

 

Timeline-

SLC’s are May 29 & 30

You can upload a video to your E-Port or stream from Youtube or Vimeo.

Suggested timeline-

5/19- Organizer Done

5/20 & 5/21- Scripts done, and reviewed by whole group

5/22 & 5/23- Film using personal iPhone or device.

Weekend-5/26 – Review footage with your group, make sure you’re happy w/ finished product.

5/27 & 5/28- Watch as a class and Upload to E-Ports

 

 

If you Need a Refresher-

Watch this Animal Farm Refresher- 

CFU- How do you feel about this sort of “cliff notes.” Do they help? Are they funny? Are you learning anything new form them?

SLTs- 

  • I can develop creative products for the novel Animal Farm using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Texts-

RAFTS- 

Animal Farm RAFTS

 Role- Part of an investigative film team looking to expose the truth about

Audience- Farms outside of Animal Farm

Format- A Piece of Investigative Journalism

Topic- You and your team have heard reports that there’s something corrupt going on at Animal Farm, and you’re looking to expose it.

Strong Verb- Expose

General Notes-

  • Your story should be a video/short film
  • Your story should include some sort of summary/over view, a problem and how it’s being dealt with, a resolution if there is one.
  • Your story should use accurate characters and situations from the novel –Animal Farm

Class Work- Begin to brainstorm your plan for this final assignment.

 

 Exit Ticket-

E-mail Boccheciamp@validusprep.org the members of your group, and a brief summary of what you discussed in class.

Class Agenda #49- Review Period

Opener- 

Timeline-

SLC’s are May 29 & 30

You can upload a video to your E-Port or stream from Youtube or Vimeo.

Suggested timeline-

5/19- Organizer Done

5/20 & 5/21- Scripts done, and reviewed by whole group

5/22 & 5/23- Film using personal iPhone or device.

Weekend-5/26 – Review footage with your group, make sure you’re happy w/ finished product.

5/27 & 5/28- Watch as a class and Upload to E-Ports

 

 

If you Need a Refresher-

Watch this Animal Farm Refresher- 

CFU- How do you feel about this sort of “cliff notes.” Do they help? Are they funny? Are you learning anything new form them?

SLTs- 

  • I can develop creative products for the novel Animal Farm using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Texts-

RAFTS- 

Animal Farm RAFTS

 Role- Part of an investigative film team looking to expose the truth about

Audience- Farms outside of Animal Farm

Format- A Piece of Investigative Journalism

Topic- You and your team have heard reports that there’s something corrupt going on at Animal Farm, and you’re looking to expose it.

Strong Verb- Expose

General Notes-

  • Your story should be a video/short film
  • Your story should include some sort of summary/over view, a problem and how it’s being dealt with, a resolution if there is one.
  • Your story should use accurate characters and situations from the novel –Animal Farm

Class Work- Begin to brainstorm your plan for this final assignment.

 

 Exit Ticket-

E-mail Boccheciamp@validusprep.org the members of your group, and a brief summary of what you discussed in class.

Class Agenda #48- Quiz, Then Group Time

Opener- 

Quiz-

  • Choose 1 of the following Prompts. 
  • Write your Thesis Statement stating your stance on the issue.
  • Write a Rebuttal Paragraph/Counter Claim to your thesis. What’s the opposing POV?
  • Draft in your notebook. Paste JUST the final Counter Claim, in the comments section below.

 

Prompt A- Because of the racist remarks he made off the record, Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donal Sterling should be forced to sell his team.

Prompt B- On Tuesday night, Newark NJ elected Ras Baraka as Mayor. Basing your answer on candidates Baraka and Jefferies stances on crime, did Newark make the right choice?

Prompt C- On Monday a tape showing Solange Knowles attacking her brother-in-law, Jay Z, in an elevator as her sister, Beyonce, watched. Because of the tape, the whole world could see what should have been a private family matter. Do you think celebrities of Jay Z and Beyonce’s magnitude should have the right to privacy, especially in these family situations.

 

Articles for Prompt A-

Articles for Prompt B-

Article for Prompt C-

 

 

When finished- 

Regents prep to those in need- http://nysenglishregentsprep.weebly.com/critical-lens-essay-outline.html

OR-  http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish/

 

In your groups, Continue to work on your Animal Farm Template

Work Time- Group time

 

From the WEEK- 

 

Mini-Lesson-

Taking a look at a rebuttal paragraph or counter claim.

Steps to writing a strong rebuttal paragraph:

  • Think of an opposing argument to yours.
  • Think of the strongest points that can be made against your argument
  • Find evidence that can weaken an opposing argument

Rebuttal Outline-

  • Topic Sentence (introduce the counter claim)
    • Starters- my opponents might say, some may say, a possible counter to my argument is…
  • Give Rebuttal
    • Starter- however
  • Give Evidence
  • Explain how evidence weakens claim
  • Closing Sentence

Watch- Rebuttal Video on Youtube

 

Practice- Write your Counter Claim for the mayoral candidate.

 

Group Time/Regents Time-

 

If you Need a Refresher-

Watch this Animal Farm Refresher- 

CFU- How do you feel about this sort of “cliff notes.” Do they help? Are they funny? Are you learning anything new form them?

SLTs- 

  • I can develop creative products for the novel Animal Farm using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Texts-

RAFTS- 

Animal Farm RAFTS

 Role- Part of an investigative film team looking to expose the truth about

Audience- Farms outside of Animal Farm

Format- A Piece of Investigative Journalism

Topic- You and your team have heard reports that there’s something corrupt going on at Animal Farm, and you’re looking to expose it.

Strong Verb- Expose

General Notes-

  • Your story should be a video/short film
  • Your story should include some sort of summary/over view, a problem and how it’s being dealt with, a resolution if there is one.
  • Your story should use accurate characters and situations from the novel –Animal Farm

Class Work- Begin to brainstorm your plan for this final assignment.

 

 Exit Ticket-

E-mail Boccheciamp@validusprep.org the members of your group, and a brief summary of what you discussed in class.

Class Agenda #47- Review Period

Opener- 

Check in with your groups to continue working on Group Project.

  • Plan out what MATERIALS you will need for this project- art supplies, filming gear- and how you can get them.

Review how to write a rebuttal paragraph- Quiz Tomorrow

  • Conference with Stineman or Boccheciamp

Regents prep to those in need- http://nysenglishregentsprep.weebly.com/critical-lens-essay-outline.html

OR-  http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish/

 

Reviews-

  • Think back to yesterday – Read the following Short Article on Gangs in Newark
  • Prompt: Which Newark Mayoral candidate has the better stance on gang violence?

    • ·  Introduce a precise claim that addresses the essay prompt.
    • ·  Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the texts say explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the texts, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
    • ·  Analyze and critique an example from all the texts that illustrates your claim.
    • ·  Analyze and refute an alternative interpretation by using all three texts (i.e. counterclaim).
    • ·  Keeping your audience in mind, establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which you are writing.
    • ·  Provide a concluding paragraph that follows from and supports the argument you present.

 Mini-Lesson-

Taking a look at a rebuttal paragraph or counter claim.

Steps to writing a strong rebuttal paragraph:

  • Think of an opposing argument to yours.
  • Think of the strongest points that can be made against your argument
  • Find evidence that can weaken an opposing argument

Rebuttal Outline-

  • Topic Sentence (introduce the counter claim)
    • Starters- my opponents might say, some may say, a possible counter to my argument is…
  • Give Rebuttal
    • Starter- however
  • Give Evidence
  • Explain how evidence weakens claim
  • Closing Sentence

Watch- Rebuttal Video on Youtube

 

Practice- Write your Counter Claim for the mayoral candidate.

 

Group Time/Regents Time-

In your groups, Continue to work on your Animal Farm Template

Work Time- Group time

If you Need a Refresher-

Watch this Animal Farm Refresher- 

CFU- How do you feel about this sort of “cliff notes.” Do they help? Are they funny? Are you learning anything new form them?

SLTs- 

  • I can develop creative products for the novel Animal Farm using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Texts-

RAFTS- 

Animal Farm RAFTS

 Role- Part of an investigative film team looking to expose the truth about

Audience- Farms outside of Animal Farm

Format- A Piece of Investigative Journalism

Topic- You and your team have heard reports that there’s something corrupt going on at Animal Farm, and you’re looking to expose it.

Strong Verb- Expose

General Notes-

  • Your story should be a video/short film
  • Your story should include some sort of summary/over view, a problem and how it’s being dealt with, a resolution if there is one.
  • Your story should use accurate characters and situations from the novel –Animal Farm

Class Work- Begin to brainstorm your plan for this final assignment.

 

 Exit Ticket-

E-mail Boccheciamp@validusprep.org the members of your group, and a brief summary of what you discussed in class.

Class Agenda #46- Counter Claim/Group Time

Opener- 

Check in with your groups to continue working on Group Project.

Review how to write a rebuttal paragraph from yesterday. Make sure you have one complete.

Regents prep to those in need- http://nysenglishregentsprep.weebly.com/critical-lens-essay-outline.html

OR-  http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish/

 

Reviews-

  • Think back to yesterday – Read the following Short Article on Gangs in Newark
  • Prompt: Which Newark Mayoral candidate has the better stance on gang violence?

    • ·  Introduce a precise claim that addresses the essay prompt.
    • ·  Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the texts say explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the texts, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
    • ·  Analyze and critique an example from all the texts that illustrates your claim.
    • ·  Analyze and refute an alternative interpretation by using all three texts (i.e. counterclaim).
    • ·  Keeping your audience in mind, establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which you are writing.
    • ·  Provide a concluding paragraph that follows from and supports the argument you present.

 Mini-Lesson-

Taking a look at a rebuttal paragraph or counter claim.

Steps to writing a strong rebuttal paragraph:

  • Think of an opposing argument to yours.
  • Think of the strongest points that can be made against your argument
  • Find evidence that can weaken an opposing argument

Rebuttal Outline-

  • Topic Sentence (introduce the counter claim)
    • Starters- my opponents might say, some may say, a possible counter to my argument is…
  • Give Rebuttal
    • Starter- however
  • Give Evidence
  • Explain how evidence weakens claim
  • Closing Sentence

Watch- Rebuttal Video on Youtube

 

Practice- Write your Counter Claim for the mayoral candidate.

 

Group Time/Regents Time-

In your groups, Continue to work on your Animal Farm Template

Work Time- Group time

If you Need a Refresher-

Watch this Animal Farm Refresher- 

CFU- How do you feel about this sort of “cliff notes.” Do they help? Are they funny? Are you learning anything new form them?

SLTs- 

  • I can develop creative products for the novel Animal Farm using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Texts-

RAFTS- 

Animal Farm RAFTS

 Role- Part of an investigative film team looking to expose the truth about

Audience- Farms outside of Animal Farm

Format- A Piece of Investigative Journalism

Topic- You and your team have heard reports that there’s something corrupt going on at Animal Farm, and you’re looking to expose it.

Strong Verb- Expose

General Notes-

  • Your story should be a video/short film
  • Your story should include some sort of summary/over view, a problem and how it’s being dealt with, a resolution if there is one.
  • Your story should use accurate characters and situations from the novel –Animal Farm

Class Work- Begin to brainstorm your plan for this final assignment.

 

 Exit Ticket-

E-mail Boccheciamp@validusprep.org the members of your group, and a brief summary of what you discussed in class.