Vocabulary Project - Home Edition
We will continue our Vocabulary Project by sharing new words on FlipGrid. If you haven't already, go to FlipGrid and take a look at the vocabulary words your peers have shared. Make your own vocabulary posters, and share a video of you sharing and explaining your word.
Please remember that the vocabulary project includes ten words you share with the class, ten you learn from your classmates, and ten you learn from me.
Later in the semester I'll send out a vocabulary list template to help us prepare for the vocabulary assessment.
Writing about your vision board.
Evaluating your writing
Before turning in your vision board paper, complete the following:
Practice Timed Write - Completed in Class on 1/21 or 1/23:
Allow yourself 40 minutes to write an essay in response to the prompt below. Have your essay in class on Thursday or Friday to be used in an activity.
Free Response Question - Argument
In her Book of Common Sense Etiquette (1962), former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, “True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom of equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant striving toward the principles and ideas on which this country was founded.”
Carefully consider Roosevelt’s definition of patriotism. Then write a well-developed essay in which you argue your position on what it means to be a true patriot.
In your response you should do the following:
Reflection on Argument Essay Revision - Completed in Class on 1/28 or 1/29
After you've revised your timed write to improve your argument, complete the following:
Completed in class 2/18 or 2/19
MCQ Reading and Reflection
After answering the multiple choice questions over "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and participating in the activity in class, complete the following:
Due 2/20 or 2/21
For 10/16 or 10/17 - Read the Background information on James Weldon Johnson and his poem "A Poet to his Baby Son." Be prepared to discuss rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, and lines of reasoning.
For 10/23 or 10/24 - Read "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X. Use SPACE CAT to help you analyze the essay. Be prepared to discuss the rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, and line of reasoning.
Also be prepared to examine your AP personal progress checks in class.
For 10/31 or 11/1 - Read "The Ways We Lie" by Stephanie Ericsson. Take notes on Ericsson's use of the methods of development. Be prepared to discuss the reading and methods of development in class.
Finding Fallacies in the Wild - Due 11/18 or 11/19.
Your task is to find at least three examples of logical fallacies in the media. For each fallacy, write a paragraph in which you identify the source, the fallacy, and explain how the fallacy affects the argument being made.
You can use any media source. There are a few sites linked in the Quarter Two Resources section below.
Even Day Schedule and Due Dates:
12/13 - Vocab List due; Draft of Rhetorical Analysis Essay due for Peer Review
12/17 - Vocabulary Assessment and Final Draft of RA Essay due
12/18 - In-class Final (Reading/MC)
Odd Day Schedule and Due Dates:
12/16 - Vocab List due; Draft of Rhetorical Analysis Essay due for Peer Review
12/19 - Vocabulary Assessment and Final Draft of RA Essay due
12/20 - In-class Final (Reading/MC)
Information about the Summer Project from Mrs. Bryant's letter:
The summer project for this class is called the REHUGO Challenge. REHUGO stands for Reading, Entertainment, History, Universal concepts/truths, Government/current events, and Observations/personal experiences. You will choose at least three sources (from three different categories) and write summary and reflection paragraphs for each source. Your chosen sources will then be used as evidence for our first timed write, which will be assigned during the first week of school. For more information and detailed instructions, please read the "Welcome Letter and REHUGO Challenge instructions" document below.
The "REHUGO Sources" document gives lots of options you can choose from for your project. I will also be adding to the "Other REHUGO Source Options" area below as I learn about community events throughout the summer. But you aren't limited to what's on this LibGuide. You can use sources you find on your own this summer, too.
I will be sending announcements and updates using Remind.com. Instructions for signing up to receive these reminders can be find in the "Remind Invite" document below.
Finally, I've provided an example of written summary and reflection paragraphs, to give you an idea of what I look for in this type of writing.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you in August!
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