W 2/1—World News Analysis Week #2 due; bring 5 Steps to a 5
F 2/3—Thematic Reading #1 Peermark due; Vocab notebook week 2 due; Due: Read Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr. in Patterns pp. 588-601.
M 2/6—Reading of They Say, I Say introduction due
F 2/10—Thematic Reading #1 Revised essay due
S 2/12—90 minutes of Membean due
Monday, January 30
- Go over Multiple Choice—Tan’s Mother Tongue (AmAP: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God). Identify the types of questions that give you the most difficulty.
- Modes of Development Overview: Each table will be assigned one Mode of Development (see chart for modes and Patterns page numbers).
- At your table, determine the most important information about your assigned mode.
- Table groups will share information with the class. Students will take notes on the basics for each mode on a notes chart.
Tuesday, January 31
- Claims Notes ppt. Which modes of development work best for which types of claims?
- Read from AJC Super Bowl “Dissing” articles. In a brief paragraph, analyze the type of claim, structure and mode of each essay. Cite several examples in MLA format from the essays. Clearly and concisely explain your findings.
- Rhetorical Analysis Recap in 5 Steps to a 5.
- Read “The Basics” pp. 125-127.
- Closely read several essays by modes of development and work the practice questions on pp. 127-135.
- Read “About Style” pp. 135.
- Study pp. 136-143.
Wednesday, February 1
- World News Analysis Groups
- Gather with students who have chosen similar topics.
- Identify the major “players” in the topic. Who is affected? Who makes decisions? Who has an interest?
- Identify the major attitudes or positions regarding the topic.
- Keep your notes for writing the introduction to your research paper.
- Rhetorical Analysis Recap. Complete the following practices in in 5 Steps to a 5:
- p. 136 Subject Matter and Selection of Detail: list primary subjects of favorite writer, band, etc.
- p. 139 Figurative Language and Imagery: list examples of figurative language in the paragraph
- p. 141 Syntax: rewrite the set of sentences on p. 140
- p. 142 Tone: Rewrite the passages with a clear tone
- p. 143 Review of Style: Revise the paragraph with coordination and subordination
- p. 144-145 The Connective Tissue Issue: list your transitions
- p. 145-147 Voice: fill in the blank AND rewrite the passage
- p. 147-148 Pacing: rewrite the narrative
- Read p. 148: A Few Words about Coherence
Thursday, February 2
- DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THIS ASSIGNMENT. INSTEAD, USE YOUR STUDENT NUMBER. 40 minute Rhetorical Analysis prompt: Sander’s Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World (2007#2). Use the techniques you have learned from 5 Steps to a 5.
- Introduction to the historical context of MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”:
- View clip from “A Time for Justice” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wxujHE_-o (17:03-18:49) and Newseum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb8ZmIUAgEI .
- Read the Clergy Statement. Dissect each claim for credibility. Do the claims have reasons and evidence?
Friday, February 3
- Turn in vocab notebook week 2
- Review the College Board anchor papers for Sander’s Staying Put. Review the AP scoring scale.
- Peer norm score yesterday’s RA essays.
- As a class, we will read through paragraph 14 of Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr. in Patterns pp. 588-601.
- Group Section Analysis: Section 1-Ps 1-11; Section 2-Ps 12-14; Section 3-Ps 15-22; Section 4-Ps 23-26; Section 5-Ps 27-32; Section 6-Ps 33-41; Section 7-Ps 42-44; Section 8-Ps 45-47
- Summarize the section
- Identify the dominant rhetorical strategy.
- Analyze King’s response to the clergy’s claims.
- Evaluate the most moving line in the section.