Review Salon: review for final, complete work, etc. The gift of time. All outstanding assignments are due no later than 11:45 AM on Friday, but for quality results, the sooner the better.
fall 18 final passages preview
See last week for the other review elements.
2,3,4: Review and Work Salon
7th period: final exam.
Wednesday 11:30 release
No Adv Comp meets with me today; 1st and 6th only.
Thursday 11:30 release
2nd and 4th period exams
Friday 11:30 release
3rd period exam
Have a great break! We are diving into Othello and the power of language when we return!
Visual Arguments: Propaganda Edition
Important note: So, obviously this is Nazi propaganda. Neither I, the English Department, or Pope High School endorse any of these ideologies. I chose it because of its obvious nature of propaganda. The explanation video that we will watch before the intro segment of the actual film, breaks this down for us. The film is propaganda in more ways than one: not only does it paint a certain picture of the party but also the “reviews” of this film being a triumph of filmmaking are propagandistic… it’s not a technically great film or particularly innovative for its time. So, anyways, we are using this for the historical context and blatant techniques. Seeing these obvious examples of propaganda can help us detect less obvious techniques that we might be consuming.
Your reflection paper is due Friday, by 11:59 pm. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Arguments: Documentary Film
Laptops in room: work study salon.
- Check synergy. Make sure there are no zeroes that you are unaware of.
- Last vocab due Monday by 11:59. Knock that out.
- Reflection Papers due tonight by 11:59 pm to email@example.com.
- Look over exam review.
Final Exam Review Guide
fall 18 final passages preview
There will be two other true cold readings.
Group Film Analysis Work: Scene Analysis
Due at end of class!
Precis due tomorrow and we will begin presentations.
For my students who want to be ahead of the curve: the reflection paper instructions are attached here. Not due until Friday, 12/14.
personal reflection <—– instructions 🙂
2nd Alicia/Will C
3rd Nick S
4th Julie B/ Vin S
2nd Lexie/Cody O
3rd Chloe/ Frida
4th Grace E/ Makenna
7th David D
2nd Jake D/ Jodie
3rd Hunter V/ Burke
4th Katie T/ Reagan
7th Jackson/ Harsh
2nd Julia P/Alex H/ George/ Luka
7th Emily/ Cullen/ Kiana
Desktops in Learning Commons: work day on research projects.
Sign up for presentation slots HERE. PLEASE read the note at the top explaining the process. I will begin assigning dates on Friday.
Vocab will be printed this afternoon. You’re welcome 🙂
I’m on a field trip with World Lit and AP Art History!
You will be in the classroom with the laptops with the sub. Please be good and productive.
Sign up for a presentation slot if you haven’t. Friday is the deadline.
I have assigned presentation dates for all of the people that have responded. MOST people were able to get first choice. If there are two groups listed [by first person’s name] then that date is closed out. See our Calendar for the assigned and taken dates.
Film Language 101: When we write or analyze an argument we use/look at diction, tone, evidence, rhetorical devices, and other Englishy things. But we can do the same thing for film. Today I am going to walk you through the basic film terms that comprise the “grammar” of film.
Visual Rhetorical Analysis Intro
Basic Visual Rhetorical Analysis, continued.
Now having seen how the Rhetoric Dude analyzed the Coke ad and T-Swift music video, we are going to watch a brief scene from the awesome film The Shawshank Redemption. If you’ve never seen the whole thing, it is fantastic.
We will watch the scene several times taking observation notes about the film language that we see. Then you will need to think about the WHY behind each of those choices.
We are in the learning commons both days in the center tables! Grab a laptop and use the resources available to us. Continue on research for your project. Remember to check the calendar page and see what days we are working on projects!
*no x block wednesday* modified schedule Thursday [see below]*
In lab 307, continuing to work on research projects. Please be productive and on excellent behavior for your sub while I am getting set up for Who’s Who on Wednesday and cleaning up from Who’s Who on Thursday!
BRAIN BREAK DAY
I’m going to do a little personal narrative sharing and some cultural education involving Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”.
HAVE AN AMAZING BREAK. Only work on the project if you want to. It’s not assigned. 🙂
Learning Commons Wireless Lab: Mrs. Zonin will refresh us on what resources are available for our projects 🙂 With time left over, please begin compiling resources on a Google doc [or other accessible cloud platform] for your group. That means ALL members contribute today.
You have a new vocab.com list 🙂 “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” [words about greed and stuff!]
Laptop Cart in room: I will go over the specifics of the precis for your project and you will have time for research. Again, ALL members will be productive.
Precis IntroductionWYP and WYP Research Precis Rubric
Creative/Innovative Final Product: WYP presentation and rubric
See Calendar for dates! 12/4 is the precis due date and we will begin presenting that day as well.
Social Issues Book #4 discussion/essential questions development
Creating a Plan of Action for our research/synthesis project. Each person should contribute and have a copy.
plan of action
Work on Vocab, due 11/5 at 11:59pm. *practice percentage is your grade*
HALLOWEEN BRAIN BREAK: True Life Horror! Spooky! Scary!
Lab 307: work on group social issues report and begin initial research for WYP project.
rubric for Social Issues Report
Lab 307: Complete social issues book report [due at end of class] and continue initial research for WYP project
You can SHARE the doc with me if you would like! Please share with firstname.lastname@example.org
HW: have a good weekend 🙂