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Monday, Oct. 5 1. Add annotations to "A Liberating Curriculum" 2. Discuss in groups 3. Begin filling out Education Unit Chart
HW: 1. Read and annotate "A Proposal to Abolish Grading" 2. Begin answering Ed Unit Socratic Seminar questions, passed out in class today and attached below
Wednesday, Oct. 7 1.Practice: Generation Me and discuss 2. Brief review of unit assessment (Socratic Seminar Friday, group project next week; formal assignment handout will be given out and discussed in class Friday.
HW: 1. Complete Ed Unit Socratic Seminar questions 2. Bring all articles to class next time for Socratic Seminar and Chart!!!!
Friday, Oct. 9 1. Work on Education Unit chart 2. Education Unit Socratic Seminar (Per. 2 only; Period 4 will have their next Wednesday) 3. Discuss assessment
HW: 1. Work on Ed Unit assessment 2. Read: Colonial Intro in Literature textbook (pp. 1-14), Bradford (pp. 119-127). Be prepared for a quiz of some sort on these readings.
HW: Read and annotate "Lobotomized Weasel School of Writing"
NOTE: STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT CREATIVE NON-FICTION THINK PIECES TO TURNITIN BY LAST WEEK'S DEADLINE WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO DO SO FROM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 AT 2 PM THROUGH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27 AT MIDNIGHT. IF YOU DID NOT SUBMIT TO TURNITIN, PLEASE DO SO THIS WEEKEND. IF YOU DO NOT, PLEASE READ THE TURNITIN GUIDELINES, POSTED BELOW UNDER GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION, AND DISTRIBUTED/DISCUSSED AT LENGTH IN CLASS REGARDING THE PENALTY FOR THIS.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 1. Annotation practice: "Take the Reins of the Education System..." 2. Discuss "Creativity Crisis"
HW: Read and annotate "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
HW: 1. Read and annotate "A Liberating Curriculum"
Literature: Education Unit
Students will read a variety of articles concerning education issues. Students will download, read, and annotate these non-fiction articles, print out a Reading Rubric for each, and come to class prepared to discuss them.
Bring materials to class each day that we have read them for homework! Speaking and Listening points will be deducted for lack of materials, and students cannot actively learn the required material by sharing a book with another student.
All assignments must be typed!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MAKE-UP WORK AND AERIES GRADES: UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM ME TO TURN IN LATE WORK, ALL NA'S WILL CHANGE TO 0'S IN AERIES AT THE END OF EACH WEEK, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME. STUDENTS WILLING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE ENGLISH III CURRICULUM MUST ALSO BE WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME, AND THUS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN GRADES AND PROGRESS IN THE CLASS.