English 8: Senior Comp Work

 

NOTE: In addition to the reading selections below, you are expected to read all author biographies before the selection.

 

Date In-Class Work Homework Assigned
3-Jan 1. Review syllabus, rules, etc.  
4-Jan Snow Day  
5-Jan 1. Read WS "Sylvia Plath at Seventeen"
2. WS Questions on Essay

3. Discuss reading
1. Finish class work
8-Jan 1. Discuss reading  
9-Jan 1. Discuss reading  
10-Jan 1. Essay "Me at Seventeen"  
11-Jan 1. Lab Day: MLA page format  
12-Jan PDL: 6, 3, 4, 5   
15-Jan No School: MLK  
16-Jan Snow Day  
17-Jan "Me at Seventeen" Essay Due
1. Lab Day:
Online Resources Intruction and Activity
 
18-Jan 1. Lab Day: Online Resources Intruction and Activity  
19-Jan 1. Group Work: WS "Lunchroom Fight" Activity (Plausibility and Perspective) NOTE: For #2, add discussion of the bias of the witnesses
2. Discuss assignment
1. Finish class work
22-Jan 1. Discuss "Lunchroom Fight" assignment  
23-Jan 1. Group Work: WS "Make Your Case!" Assignment (Cooraboration)
2. Discuss assignment
1. Finish class work
24-Jan 1. Discuss "Make Your Case!" assignment
2. Group Work: WS "Lunchroom Fight II" Activity (Reliability of Info and Emotional Appeal/Distraction)
1. Finish class work
25-Jan 1. Discuss "Lunchroom Fight II" assignment  
26-Jan 1. Discuss net neutrality and gun violence in America  
29-Jan 1. Article Reflection Activity: "Gun Ownership with Stricter Controls Could Reduce Gun Violence" (pro) 1. Finish class work
30-Jan 1. Lab Day: research on gun control
2. Article Reflection Activity:
"Increased Civilian Gun Ownership Will Not Reduce Crime" (con)
1. Finish class work
31-Jan 1. Lab Day: research on gun control
2. Article Reflection Activity: "The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control)"
1. Article reflection in gun control article
1-Feb 1. Discussion of article and gun control
2-Feb 1. Discussion of article and gun control  
5-Feb 1. Lecture: Constructed Response
2. Gun Control CR Assignment
 
6-Feb 1. Lab Day: work on CR  
7-Feb Gun Control CR Due (with article reflections)
1. Lab Day: Finish CR and preliminary research on marijuna legalization
 
8-Feb 1. Review Research Packet and discuss research project
2. Topic Refinement (brainstorm, preliminary research, possible issues/angles)
 
9-Feb Lab Day: Marijuana Legalization research  
12-Feb 1. Discussion of research findings, focusing topic (prelim outline)
2. Creating a working thesis
 
13-Feb Lab Day: Marijuana Legalization research  
14-Feb Lab Day: Marijuana Legalization research  
15-Feb Lab Day: Marijuana Legalization research  
16-Feb PDL: 2, 3, 4, 5
Lab Day: Marijuana Legalization research
 
19-Feb No School: Presidents'  
20-Feb 1. Review Research Bilbiography Notes
2. Work on bibliography cards
 
21-Feb 1. Review Research Bilbiography Notes
2. Work on bibliography cards
 
22-Feb 1. Lecture: Notetaking and Notecards/Summarizing and Paraphrasing
2. Discuss Topic Proposal "essay"
 
23-Feb Research Deadline: Bibliography Cards (10)
1. Lab Day: Research/Bibliography cards/Notecards work
 
26-Feb    
27-Feb Research Deadline: Topic Proposal
1. Lab Day: Research/Bibliography cards/Notecards work/Topic Proposal
 
28-Feb 1. Lab Day: Research/Notecard Work  
1-Mar  
2-Mar Research Deadline: Notecards (25)
1. Lecture: Outlines
 
5-Mar No School: Pulaski  
6-Mar 1. Lecture: Works Cited Page  
7-Mar 1. Lab Day: Outline and thesis  
8-Mar Research Deadline: Outline and Final Thesis Sent.
1. Research Packet Requirments and Research Paper Rubric
2. Individual conference regarding outlines
3. Drafting research paper #1
 
9-Mar 1. Individual conference regarding outlines
2. Drafting research paper #1
 
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16-Mar Research Deadline: Rough Draft with Works Cited  
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21-Mar Parent-Teacher  
22-Mar Research Deadline: Final Draft and Research Packet  
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26-Mar No School: Spring Break  
2-Apr No School: Spring Break  
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20-Apr Research Deadline: Final Independent Research Packet Due  
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21-May Finals 1-2  
22-May Finals 3-5  
23-May Finals 6-7  
24-May Change Day?  
25-May    
28-May No School: Memorial  
29-May    
30-May