M 1/25: Reasoning Web and research articles due
W 1/27: “Proofy” ad in class
F 1/29: (2nd topic vetting if needed)
M 2/1: Research Proposal due
Th 2/4: Patterns Language thematic reading due; Bring Patterns to class
Monday, January 25
CBAPELC C7—The course teaches research skills, and in particular, the ability to evaluate, use, and cite primary and secondary sources. The course assigns projects such as the researched argument paper, which goes beyond the parameters of a traditional research paper by asking students to present an argument of their own that includes the analysis and synthesis of ideas from an array of sources.
- Preview Vocab Unit 2.
- Revisit topic vetting. Find your “circle of ten” peers who have similar topics to yours. Discuss reasoning web topics with like-topic partners; add points of view, etc. that you may not have considered. These like-topic partners will become your research peer groups.
- Whole class question & answer session about topics and. Compare research articles using the CRAAP test and discuss potential experiments.
- Revisit Friday’s timed write to finish peer review if needed.
- Assign Thematic Reading 2-Language due 2/4
Tuesday, January 28
ELACC12SL4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning.
- Review the major Logical Fallacies
- Listen to NPR story “Lies, Damned Lies, and Proofiness” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129972868
- Jigsaw reading Proofiness ch.1 Proofiness Ch 1.docx . In your group, identify the characteristics of the type of proofiness presented in your section of the chapter. Prepare to present the type along with examples.
- Proofiness reflection:
- Where have you found "proofiness" in our culture?
- How does "proofiness" affect an argument? How does it relate to the rhetorical situation?
- Read article about mascara advertisements. Compare to Seife’s argument about “proofiness.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/fashion/Mascara-Ads-Draw-Criticisms.html?_r=0
Wednesday, January 27
CBAPELC LO1: Analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques.
- Review the types of “proofiness:” Potemkin numbers, disestimation, cherry picking, apple polishing, apples to oranges comparison.
- Examine how “proofiness” is used in the following article:
- Individually, each student will write an explanation of the type and effectiveness of the “proofiness” found on the advertisement brought from home.
- Students will then group their ads by type of “proofiness” and paste the ads and explanations to a large poster.
- Each group will present the examples of “proofiness” to the class.
Thursday, January 28
CBAPELC LO1—analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques.
- Vocab Unit 2 Quiz
- Finish group sharing of "proofy" ads
- Work in research cohorts to evaluate articles for "proofiness" and CRAAP test articles (currency, relevance, accuracy, authority, purpose)
- In small groups, discuss "Once More to the Lake" questions from Patterns book and anticipate questions for the AP MC quiz
Friday, January 29
Make and support a claim with valid evidence and reasoning. CBAPELC LO3—create and sustain arguments based on readings, research, and/or personal experience
- MC “Once More to the Lake” quiz—review results
- Go over last week’s timed writes
- Look at sample anchor papers from this question.
- Write a brief explanation of how your TW measures against the anchor papers. Defend or refute your score using the language or the AP scale.