What am I learning this week?
-We will start with the timed writing assessment on Destiny of the Republic.
-This week we will begin with micro-debates to have a scaffold discussion of the argument essay. We will start by completing a debate sheet from the critical viewing we had of “Into the Wild” as well as our reading of the article “Death of an Innocent” before Spring Break. As a class we will have the debate the end to further discuss the role of debate protocol, the facilitator, and timekeeper for the micro-debates we will do later this week.
-We will critically view and discuss “Grizzly Man” and how this relates to the last unit. You will begin creating debate points around this film before having the micro-debate. This activity will take two classes.
-We will begin the last unit by engaging in Philosophical Chairs, using the anticipatory guide for The Great Gatsby as the basis for this discussion.
-We will begin with a direct lecture and note-taking session on the essential characteristics of American Modernism. RAFT and narrative writing will follow-up an understanding of the class and economic gap in the Gilded Age.
-We will perform popcorn in-class readings of “Winter Dreams” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Critical reading questions will assess an understanding of how this early work provides a framework for The Great Gatsby.
How am I learning this?
-Our first class back from break will be spent doing some timed writing. I am trying to give you a sense of the timing you will need for both the EOC and AP exam. We also need to put the prior unit in our rear view mirror.
-Using the Debate Points handout, we will collaboratively discuss both sides of the given claim, provide evidence from recent class texts, and shape counterlaims and call to action statements.
-We will review debate protocols and roles before enaging in a class wide debate.
-We will critically view and discuss “Grizzly Man” while filling out the second Debate Points handout. Students will engage in micro-debates as a follow up activity.
-Using foldable or Cornell-style notes, you will be taking notes on the essential characteristics of Modernism. As a follow-up we will be viewing a short clip to illustrate the economic realities of early 20th century American life. You will be using the remainder of class time completing the narrative RAFT writing assignment.
-As a class we will perform popcorn readings of “Winter Dreams.” This will be a reading punctuated with important discussion points. The focus will be on the themes of disillusionment, especially concerning notions of traditional romantic love. Students will complete narrative writing as an Exit Ticket on this day.
How am I being assessed?
–Destiny of the Republic final essay (summative)
-Debate Points Handouts (2) (formative)
-“Winter Dreams” Critical Reading questions (formative)