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Last Research Day!

Standards: 

  • ELAGSE9-10W8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source, answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoid plagiarism and follow a standard format for citation.
  • ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELAGSE9-10W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Learning Target: I can gather relevant information from multiple sources and evaluate the authority of those sources by filling out a source evaluation sheet and annotated bibliography.

Opening Session: It’s our LAST RESEARCH DAY! I want to come around and check where everyone is after the break

Work Session:

You’ll have the rest of the class period to work on filling out the source evaluation sheets and writing down quotes in your Research Packet. You will have three days to do this, so your goal should be to complete one source evaluation sheet and one quote finding sheet each day.

Closing Session: 

Check in! I’ll have the smiley face scale on Classroomscreen.com up on the board. Tap the smiley for how you’re feeling about your research paper right now!

Assessment: Formative (individual conferences, checks of research packets); Summative (final essay product)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding, frameworks)

World Lit: Explanation, Annotation, Evaluation, Day 2!

Standards: 

  • ELAGSE9-10W8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source, answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoid plagiarism and follow a standard format for citation.
  • ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELAGSE9-10W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Learning Target: I can gather relevant information from multiple sources and evaluate the authority of those sources by filling out a source evaluation sheet and annotated bibliography.

Opening Session: CLICKBAIT KAHOOT! Let’s play a Kahoot to determine how well you can tell what’s clickbait and what’s not!

Work Session:

You’ll have the rest of the class period to work on filling out the source evaluation sheets and writing down quotes in your Research Packet. You will have three days to do this, so your goal should be to complete one source evaluation sheet and one quote finding sheet each day.

Closing Session: 

Check in! I’ll have the smiley face scale on Classroomscreen.com up on the board. Tap the smiley for how you’re feeling about your research paper right now!

Assessment: Formative (individual conferences, checks of research packets); Summative (final essay product)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding, frameworks)

World Lit: Social Issue Research

Standard: 

  • ELAGSE9-10W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • ELAGSE9-10W8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source, answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoid plagiarism and follow a standard format for citation.

Learning Target: I can research and analyze a social issue that affects my cultural group.

Opening Session: VOCAB QUIZ!!!

Work Session: Grab a laptop! Today we are starting your second Capstone essay, the Social Issue essay. Today is going to primarily be your research and brainstorming day, and next week you’ll be writing the essay.

For your second capstone essay, you are to research a social issue that affects your particular cultural group. You should write a well-organized essay of about 750 words, including citations from at least three sources, in which you explain what your social issue is and why and how it affects your cultural group.

The more specific of an issue you choose, the better. For example, students might be tempted to choose racism as an issue that affects their cultural group. While racism is obviously a huge problem, it is such a broad and far-reaching problem that you will find it difficult to write about and even more difficult to ameliorate. Instead, choose a specific facet of racism, such as a pay or education gap, barriers that prevent people of your race from accessing programs that should be available to everyone, or even something like discrimination based on names. Specific issues are easier to specifically research.

By the end of class today, I want you to turn in the following questions answered on your own paper:

  1. What is your issue? Be very specific here! Give a name to your issue and define that word!
  2. Who is affected by your issue? What is your cultural group and if a specific sub-group is affected in particular, explain that too.
  3. Where does this issue happen? Online? In schools? In jobs? When seeking employment?
  4. When: How long has this issue been going on – is it relatively modern, or has this problem been around for a while?
  5. How does your issue affect your culture? The other questions can be answered in a sentence or two, but for this one you should write me a paragraph. We will make this the introduction of your essay when we start writing on Monday!

Closing Session: Trade your paper with your neighbor and look over what they wrote. Does it make sense? Do you think this is a specific topic worth pursuing? Remember, your third capstone essay (which we will write in April) will be proposing a solution to the problem you’re writing about now. Give your partner some feedback if you think they’ve chosen something very difficult!

Assessment: Formative (brainstorming check)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding)

World Lit: Greek Hero Story!

Welcome to your next writing assignment! We will be working on this story between now and Thursday, with a brief interruption somewhere in there for Career Cruising 🙂

Standard: 

ELAGSE9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

  1. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
  2. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
  3. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
  4. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
  5. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

Learning Target: I can compose a research-based story about a Greek or Trojan hero.

Opening Session: VOCAB!

  1. Anguish
  2. Bravado
  3. Dauntless
  4. Folly
  5. Illustrious
  6. Rabble
  7. Succor
  8. Vex
  9. Vindictive
  10. Quell

Work Session: 

We’re going to start a new essay today! This one should be pretty fun, I hope. I want you to grab a laptop and do some research one a character from the Trojan War, then write me a story about that character’s adventures during the war. I’ve listed several for you to choose from. Although your story should be fictional, you should base on research about that character – for example, Cassandra has prophetic visions that no one believes are true (but in fact they are 100% accurate). If you write about Cassandra, you should include her gift of prophesy and her curse that no one believes her.

Choose one of the following:

  • Greeks:
    • Agamemnon, King of Kings
    • Ajax, Second Best Greek Soldier
    • Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife
    • Diomedes, another awesome Greek soldier
    • Helen
    • Hermione, Menalaus’s and Helen’s daughter
    • Iphigenia, Agamemnon’s daughter
    • Neoptolemus, Achilles’s son
    • Nestor, oldest warlord
    • Philoctedes, slayer of Paris
  • Trojans:
    • Aeneas, Hector’s second cousin and one of the survivors of Troy
    • Andromache, Hector’s wife
    • Cassandra, Priam and Hecuba’s daughter, Hector/Paris’s sister
    • Deiphobus, Hector’s brother (the one Athena pretended to be)
    • Hecuba, Priam’s wife
    • Helen
    • Oenone, Paris’s first wife
    • Polyxena, Hector’s sister who almost married Achilles

In a well-organized story of about 750 words, depict a scene from the Trojan War starring your chosen character. You should not try to tell me the whole epic story of the ten year war – you can’t do that in 750 words. Instead, you should choose a single scene from the war and show your character in that scene. Your story should include dialogue, sensory language, action, and character development.

Closing Session:

Trade laptops with a friend and read each others’ stories! Give some constructive feedback on how things could improve.

AssessmentSummative (stories will be graded)

Differentiation: Interest (choice of character)

AP Lang: Argument Essay Research

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can research my chosen topic for my argumentative essay.

Opening Session
Time to choose your topics! I’ll come around and write down what everyone wants to use for their essay topic, and if you’re not sure, I’ll help you pick something.

Work Session
Grab a laptop and start researching your argumentative essay!!

Your goal today is to find three sources online that you can use in your paper and start writing down quotes you can cite in your essay. You should also go ahead and make the Works Cited page while you are doing your research – you can either enter sources in Word (I’ll show you how) or use CitationMachine.net if you are writing in Google Docs.

Your final essay should be at least 750 words and contain at least 3 citations from at least 3 sources. You should avoid any logical fallacies in your argument and use multiple persuasive appeals.

Closing Session
Check in!! I’ll come around and make sure everyone is on track.

Assessment
Formative (essay check in), Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, research help), product (varied length)