Vocab test on lists 1 & 2.
The rest of the period was spent annotating all five speeches for diction. When looking at diction, we're looking for what words did the author choose to use and what effect this has upon the reader.
Next, read the Syntax part of Chapter 7 in Truth's a Dog and annotate again for syntax.
You read chapter 7 about diction yesterday for homework. Today, we discussed why an author might use diction in his or her work. We looked at examples in Patrick Henry's and Dr. King's speeches. You had the rest of the period to annotate the five speeches for diction.
Due to popular demand, we went over passage 5 in the speeches multiple choice packet. We broke down the document protocol and I reminded you to annotate for content, aka what is the author saying in each paragraph, as you go.
HOMEWORK: Read the section on diction in Chapter 7 of Truth's a Dog. Due tomorrow.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Make ups for vocab List R and the Scarlet Letter are due by 9/5. You can come in the morning on Wednesday, at lunch Tuesday or Thursday, or after school to Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. You do not need an appointment! If I'm not in my room when you show up, I'll be back within 5 minutes.
Begin studying vocab list #2 found in Appendix Z in Truth's a Dog. Test on list 1 and 2 will be this THURSDAY! (Normally Fridays but I'm gone this Friday so it will be Thursday.)
After polling the room, it seems that Passage 4 on the multiple choice was the most challenging. I started going through the sermon and explaining what John Edwards was talking about. We got to about line 34 before we ran out of time.
Using the explanations and advice I gave you, try working through the rest of the speech again, annotating for clarity as you go. Remember, if you summarize each part that is confusing in your own words, it'll help you understand what's happening as well as keep you focused on the text.
We spent today doing the document protocol on the rest of the speeches from the multiple choice packet. Due Monday.
Today was picture day! If you were absent of if you didn't want to go today, you can go anytime (outside of class) tomorrow. There will also be picture makeups sometime in September. I don't know the date but I'll let you know when I do.
I stamped your document protocol worksheet from yesterday for completion. I then went over the document protocol process with Patrick Henry's speech, going through each section and explaining "What I think" and "How I know." If you were not here, have a friend try to explain what I went over yesterday. Circle any boxes you would like clarification on when you turn in your worksheet.
Begin DP on the remaining 3 speeches. You will have time to work on them in class. Some people asked for more of the worksheet (attached on yesterday's blog entry). I'm happy to provide paper copies of this worksheet once you show me your annotations on each speech. I'll clarify more in class tomorrow.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Picture day is TOMORROW! Dress to impress!
Yesterday, you did the document protocol for the second text, Patrick Henry's speech, in your multiple choice packet. Today, I had you transfer the information you annotated for onto a worksheet that makes you think more about how you got to your answers. If you were absent you can find that worksheet through the link below. You may fill this out on Google Docs if you'd like, but I'm going to want a hard copy turned in, so I don't lose it.
Tomorrow we will review the above worksheet and then I will give you time to practice these skills on the remaining speeches.
Finish the above worksheet and begin DP on the following speeches.
Yesterday's homework was to finish reading Chapter 2 "How to Read" in Stanford's Truth's a Dog. Today, we used the skills in the document protocol to dissect the "I have a dream" speech from the multiple choice test. I went through the text and through the document protocol for you, to demonstrate what that looks like when reading. If you were absent, forgot what I said, or I went too fast, check out Chapter 8 for Stanford's breakdown of the document protocol for this speech.
Finish the document protocol on Patrick Henry's speech to the second Virginia Convention. It is the second speech in your multiple choice packet.
Upload your multiple choice answers into the form on Google Classroom.
Read chapter 2 "How to Read" about the document protocol for tomorrow.
Begin studying List 1 of the vocabulary words, found in Appendix Z of "Truth's a Dog." Test will be over lists 1-2 next Thursday (I won't be here Friday) 8/31.
So many tests this week! We finished the week with either/or/both a vocab test on List R and a test on the Scarlet Letter. You may have opted to take both or one but not the other today. If you chose to take neither, you will need to come see me on YOUR time to make up either/both of the tests. You have until Tuesday, September 5th.