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Contemporary Themes

Date
 Agenda Homework Important Due Dates
 M,1/4
Introductions
None
 
 T,1/5

Go over classroom policies and procedures 

Sign policies
 
 W,1/6

Collect policies

Discuss effective group behaviors

Freewrite: What have you learned about ethics and leadership so far? 

 Freewrite: Extend one of the ideas you wrote about in the class-time freewrite.
 
 R,1/7

Introduce SSR

Pick up Leaders and scan table of contents

Discuss homework     

Read pp. 1-10 in Leaders  
 F,1/8Work on Leaders chpt. 1 questions in groups
Read pp. 10-18 in Leaders
 
 M,1/11Finish Leaders chpt. 1 questions--turn in at the end of the period

Leaders chpt. 1 vocabulary (due Wednesday):

wistful (1), effervesces (2), moratorium (2), mobilize (3), candor (4), empower (8), dichotomies (8), voracious (11), vociferous (11), paradigm (13), atrophying (14), burgeoning (14)

Provide: Sentence from the book (context), Definition, Part of speech, You own sentence 

 
 T,1/12

Discuss Leaders chpt. 1

Library Visit (last 10 min.)             

 Finish chpt. 1 vocab
 
 W,1/13

Go over vocabulary

Finish discussion of chpt. 1

Discuss EPT format     

 Study for writing test tomorrow (think of examples you can use for your essay--I gave you the quote in class today.)  Writing Test tomorrow!
 R,1/14 Practice EPT essay test
 Read Leaders pp. 19-33 (chpt. 2) Use three sentences or fewer to summarize Strategy I.
 
 F,1/15

Grade yesterday's essay test: go over the rubric and give numeric score as well as detailed evaluations

 Read Leaders pp. 33-43. Use three sentences or fewer to summarize Strategy II.

 Leaders chpt. 1 vocab test on Wed.

Reading Logs Due Friday, 1/22. 

 T,1/19

Finish grading exams

Read Leaders pp. 43-55. Summarize Strategy III (3 sentences or fewer) 

Study for vocab test

Finish classwork 

 
 W,1/20

Vocabulary Test

Go over summaries from homework (look at sentence structures)

Begin "My Last Duchess"--video 

 Read pp. 55-68 Summarize Strategy IV
 
 R,1/21

Reread "My Last Duchess" (note sentence breaks)

Discuss poem in pairs (chart what the Duke says vs. what he means) 

 Read pp. 69-79. Summarize "The Deployment of Self Through the Wallenda Factor"
 
 F,1/22

Collect reading logs

Finish "MLD" pair work

Begin discussion of MLD 

 Read pp.79-86. Summarize "Empowerment"-All summaries will be collected on Monday. 
 M,1/25

Collect summaries for Leaders chpt. 2

Pass back essays

Discuss final exams

Grade groups

Library 

 Assess your own writing skills. What do you need to work on? Highlight your 3 greatest weaknesses on the evaluation sheet attached to your Leaders essay.  
 T,1/26 & R1/28 Final exams
 NONE! 
 F,1/29

Return Leaders books

Correct multiple choice section     

 NONE! 
 T,2/2

Go over essay final

Finish "My Last Duchess"

New reading logs     

Work Guide Questions: Don't need to copy down questions, but you need to answer in complete sentences incorporating the question into the response.  
 W,2/3

Group Work: Working prereading questions

Group Work: Prepare to share out on Work Guide Questions 

Read and annotate Working interviews for details and points that surprise you.  
 R,2/4 Share out on Work  Guide Questions
 Answer Babe and Larry Reading Questions
 
 F,2/5

Freewrite: What is the American Dream? How does the pursuit of it affect the way we work?

Discuss Babe and Larry interviews--turn in homework 

Read and annotate "Reinventing Work." Pay attention to the contrasts in work ethics.  
 T,2/9

Group work for "Reinventing Work"

Library visit     

Pre-reading journal for "Workers"
 
 W,2/10

Finish classwork from yesterday.

Discuss "Reinventing Work"

Share out on homework 

"Workers"--read and annotate for narrative segments (anecdotes) Why does he use these anecdotes? What does he want the reader to see?  
 R,2/11

"Workers" group work: close reading questions #1-5    

Freewrite: What are some of your likes and dislikes about a current or former job?
 
 F,2/12

Revise work from yesterday

Group Work: Writer's Craft #1-3         

Freewrite: What job do you want in the future (career)? Why? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this job? What questions do you have about this job?


 
 T,2/16

Discuss "Workers"

Assign essay 

Prewrite for essay--Venn diagrams 

RD #1 Due T, 2/23

RD #2 Due F, 2/26

FD Due T, 3/2 

 W,2/17

Discuss "Workers"--thesis

Share prewrites 

Essay
I will collect the freewrites from 2/11 and 2/12 as well as the essay prewrite on T, 2/23.
 R,2/18

Lecture on comparison/contrast essay structures

Pick up Hard Times

Background reading for Hard Times: annotate for details that will help you understand HT, a social criticism of the Industrial Revolution 

Essay  
 F,2/19Background video on the Industrial Revolution
Essay
 
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