• Oct. 7- Oct. 11

     

    Monday, Oct. 7th 

    1. Theme vs. thematic statement ML

    2. Draft Rockwell thesis statement (first attempt)

        A. Painting title

        B. Artist's name

        C. Abstract noun to identify theme (topic) of the photo

        D. How the theme is conveyed

        E. No L/V use strong verbs to identify author’s purpose

        F. Effective use of grammar

    3. Hmwk:  1st draft of thesis due Tuesday

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 8th 

    1. Show student samples of thesis statements

    2. Peer revise thesis statements 

    3. Draft Rockwell thesis statement (final attempt)

        A. Painting title

        B. Artist's name

        C. Abstract noun to identify theme (topic) of the photo

        D. How the theme is conveyed

        E. No L/V use strong verbs to identify author’s purpose

        F. Effective use of grammar

    4. Hmwk:  Final draft due Wednesday

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 9th 

    *Extra Credit

    1. Pick up thesis statements (if not turned in yesterday)

    2. Calvin and Hobbes activity

        A. Background of comic and characters

        B. Discuss theme

        C. Journal writing/reflection

    3. Hmwk:  Complete journal writing/reflection

     

    Thursday, Oct. 10th 

    1. Pick up journal writing/reflections (if not turned in yesterday)

    2. Intro to Joyas Voladores

        A. Analyze for patterns of organization, imagery, theme, and tone

    3. Hmwk:  None

     

    Friday, Oct. 11th 

    1. Provide context for "Story of an Hour

        A. 19th century women's roles/etiquette 

    2. Reflect on guiding question: Is it better to be independent or secure? Why?

    3. Intro to Kate Chopin

        A. read and annotate biography

    4. Hmwk:  Complete annotations