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The Place To Be: English III!

Welcome to Hollister's English III webpage!
Here you will find a treasure trove of information, including Vocabulary Lists, current assignments, important messages from me, and cool links! Use it wisely and enjoy!

 
Class Agenda
This Week
Tuesday, Sept. 16
1. Creative Nonfiction wrap/review of skills learned so far
2. Begin Education Unit: Introduction, read and annotate "ACT Prognosis..." and Didion article on California in class
3. Begin discussing "ACT Prognosis..."

HW:
1. Make sure you have read "Illiteracy" and "Ivory Tower" articles AND annotated them thoroughly (based on Reading Critically handout given in class 2 weeks ago and attached below) AND attached your own Reading Rubric (attached below as well) to these two articles. The WILL be graded for how well you annotated them.
2. Make sure you have also read and annotated "The Lobotomized Weasel School of Writing (given out in class Friday and attached below). NO READING RUBRIC REQUIRED.
2. Read and annotate "The Values Wasteland" (below) + attach a Reading Rubric (RR) to it as well.

Thursday, Sept. 18
1. Continue Ed Unit: discuss Didion's article, Illiteracy
2. Introduce Rhetorical Analysis (RA)

HW:
Enjoy the weekend!

NOTE: Juniors will attend an assembly during Per. 4 Monday. Please meet in the classroom. Even though Period 4 Juniors will not have much class time together, they still have homework Monday night, due Wednesday.

Per. 6 students will not be attending the assembly during our English class time Monday; therefore, they will have a regular English class on Monday and should come prepared with all the Education Unit reading packets we have covered so far, read and annotated. Please be ready to discuss. 


 
Past Agendas
Tuesday, Sept. 2
1. Discuss Creative Non-fiction
2. Review Socratic Seminar format/rubric
3. Practice Socratic Seminar on WAYGWHYB?

HW:
1. Read Didion story for discussion Thursday. Story should be annotated, either on a hard copy you print out (preferred) or digitally.

Thursday, Sept. 4
1. PORTFOLIO RETRIEVAL from your last year's class.
2. Discuss Didion story and how it compares to Oates.
3. Introduce Think Piece writing

HW:
Answer Didion questions in preparation for an actual Socratic Seminar on Monday about both Oates and Didion stories.

Monday, Sept. 8
1. More practice annotation on Oates and Didion
2. Continue discussing Oates and Didion stories
3. Oates and Didion Socratic Seminar (Per. 4 began this, Per. 6 did not)
4. Discuss the Think Piece and Friday's in class writing (see assignment details under Writing below)

HW:
1. Print out, read, and annotate "The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society" posted below under Literature. 
2. Print out a Reading Rubric below under Literature and attach it to above article. 
3. Begin planning your TP on Oates/Didion Friday

Wednesday, Sept. 10
1. Continue to discuss the TP Friday
2. Continue/begin Socratic Seminar about Oates/Didion stories
NOTE: FOR PERIOD 4 STUDENTS, A HANDOUT ABOUT THE THINK PIECE IS POSTED BELOW. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT PASSING THIS OUT IN CLASS TODAY. PLEASE READ "AN INFORMAL GUIDE TO WRITING A THINK PIECE" TO HELP YOU WITH FRIDAY'S ASSIGNMENT. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER HANDOUT POSTED BELOW CALLED "THINK PIECE INFORMATION" WHICH ALL STUDENTS CAN LOOK AT NOW BEFORE FRIDAY'S IN CLASS WRITING.

HW:
1. Print, read, and annotate "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower" and print out a RR (not due until Tuesday)
2. Prepare for your in-class TP on Oates/Didion Friday; a Think Piece handout was given out in class, appears below, along with another helpful handout posted under Writing below.

Friday, Sept. 12
1. In-class TP on Oates/Didion
2. If you finish early, begin reading and annotating "The Lobotomized Weasel School of Writing" in class.

HW:
Read and annotate "Lobotomized Weasel" (given out in class today). If you finished your writing early and read this in class, bring it to class Tuesday; if you did not read it in class, please read and annotate it for homework and bring it Tuesday).
Literature: Education Unit
Students MUST bring their texts to class EACH DAY to avoid losing Speaking and Listening points.

Students will learn to annotate their texts in preparation for a variety of uses such as small group and whole class discussion as well as Socratic Seminars, which focus on a critical and analytical approach to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Reading Rubrics should be attached to any reading/annotating assignment as indicated by the teacher.

On Friday, Sept. 12, students will write a Think Piece in class comparing the two essays. Details about this TP appear in the Writing category below, in a handout given in class Monday, and in a handout posted below under writing students can print out and read, and was discussed thoroughly in class on Monday and Wednesday.

Students will write for approximately 1 hour and must bring their own paper. No computer use is allowed.

Attachments
Writing
When assigned by teacher, writing for the class must be submitted to Turnitin.com by midnight the day the hard copy is due in class.

Rubrics must be printed by student and stapled to the FRONT of the work on the day it is due.


For the Creative Non-Fiction unit, students will address a social/ cultural issue by writing a Think Piece about the Oates and Didion essays. Students will learn the Think Piece format by choosing a social or cultural issue that they think Oates and Didion raise in their essays. They will respond in a Think Piece in class on Friday, Sept. 12. Details about the TP and how students can best prepare for the writing will be given in class on Monday and Wednesday. Think Piece handout and rubric appear below.

Students may have both the Oates and Didion stories, which should be thoroughly annotated from their reading and class discussion, and which may also contain notes about the structure of their Think Piece. Students may NOT bring the entire essay, or even a detailed outline of the essay in any form, including within their story packets. Students can prepare will by writing their thesis and main points, and marking textual evidence (quotes) in their packets.
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General Class Guidelines
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.
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