Mrs. Crawford

Senior English HOOHAHAOBY

 

*Expect quizzes on nightly reading assignments at the beginning of class.

 

Marking Period 1: EDUCATION AND GENERATION C

 

Texts – selected essays from Harpers/Atlantic/Economist,  columns and news articles from NY Times, Ralph Waldo

Emerson’s “The American Scholar,” “Dead Poet’s Society”  assorted poems

 

Essential Questions: What constitutes a “good education”?  Ancillary questions: What makes a good teacher? What is the purpose of an education? What does the phrase “a good school” really mean? What constitutes a “good student”?

 

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8/22 (M)

8/23 (T)

8/24 (W)

8/25 (TH) 8/26 (F)

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LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

1

Welcome!

Who are you? How do you learn?

Learning Type Quiz

 

Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory

 

How do you define your generation?

 

Reminders:
1. Summer Reading in-class essay test
on 8/30-31

2. Stranger in the Photo Essay  9/8

3. Definition Essay 9/21

 

Read Generation C Article and be ready to discuss these articles in class.

 

1. Highlight and analyze at least one excerpt from the article to discuss during the next class.

2. Bring in one line from a song (with appropriate language) that you think defines your generation and be prepared to discuss it during the next class.

 

Excellent Sample of College Essay

 

2

Generation C Article  Discussion

 

Song vote and analysis (TPCAST)

Bring all summer reading books to class until further notified.

 

Summer Reading Essay Prompts

3 Summer Reading Discussion
Professional Model pg.8; Model #1 Stranger in the Photo Essay Discussed

Bring all summer reading books to class until further notified.
4 Summer Reading Discussion
Model #2 Stranger in the Photo Essay Discussed
Review Academic Honesty Policies

 

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8/29 (M)

8/30 (T)

8/31 (W)

9/1 (TH)

9/2 (F)

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LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

1

Dr. Ackerson will lecture on HeLa cells Review Summer Reading Essay Prompts
2 Summer Reading In Class Essays You will have one hour to answer three questions on the books. RUBRIC Read Stephen Glass article; Can You Handle the Truth Article 

3

Academic Honesty Day

Stephen Glass article

 

60 minutes Glass Interview

 

Read Disadvantages of an Elite Education

4

Stranger in the Photo

Model #3 Discussed

 

Essays back; Grammar Rules for which I will hold you accountable.

Read Disadvantages of an Elite Education


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9/6 (T)

9/7 (W)

9/8 (TH)

9/9 (F)

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Day of Service

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Day of Service

H 4 1 2 Day of Service


LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

1

Quiz/Discussion of Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Work on your Stranger in the Photo Essay

2

Stranger in the Photo Essay due OR post 2 paragraphs on Edline Discussion and send in paper on 9/
6 traits explanation and RUBRIC
Debate on the worth of a college education--you will be responsible for bringing in evidence on your assigned side. Read and bring in evidence from at least 3 different sources:

http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/press/cost06/education_pays_06.pdf

- http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/the-diminishing-economic-

advantage-of-a-college-degree/24444

- http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/assessing-the-economic-advantage-of-a-college-degree/24733

- http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/pew/

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/job-prospects/

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/weekinreview/16steinberg.html



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9/12 (M)

9/13 (T)

9/14 (W)

9/15 (TH)

9/16 (F)

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LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

1

Stranger in the Photo Essay due


1. Work on In-Class Paragraph Directions

 

Sample Paragraph

Debate on the worth of a college education--you will be responsible for bringing in evidence on your assigned side. Read and bring in evidence from at least 3 different sources:

 http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/press/cost06/education_pays_06.pdf

- http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/the-diminishing-economic-

advantage-of-a-college-degree/24444

- http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/assessing-the-economic-advantage-of-a-college-degree/24733

- http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/pew/

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/job-prospects/

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/weekinreview/16steinberg.html

 

2

1. Work on In-Class Paragraph Directions

 

Sample Paragraph


Read NY Times article on What Makes a Good Teacher

3

 

Definition Essay explanation

Discussion/Quiz:
What Makes a Good Teacher?

Another Option: Barnes and Noble--Favorite Teacher Contest

 

More helpful hints on the Definition Essay with one more sample (Being a Yankee)

 

4 Work Day: Compose, outline, or edit your Definition Essay

Identify 3 teachers who have inspired them and free write on these individuals answering the following questions:

1. What specifically did this teacher teach you to do?

2.How did this teacher change your perception of yourself? Explain.

3. Describe a conversation you and this person in as much detail as you can.

Work on Definition Essay--post on Edline first paragraph of definition essay


SECTION

9/19 (M)

9/20 (T)

9/21 (W)

9/22 (TH)

9/23 (F)

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LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

1

Essay workshop--review Edline Syllabus drafts of definition essay
Work on Definition Essay

2

Discussion/Comparison Contrast of Global Education
2 Million Minutes: America"

 

Work on Definition Essay

3

 

2 Million Minutes: China

Work on Definition Essay

4

Definition Essay Due

(one class extension with WC tutor slip)

 

 

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9/26 (M)

9/27 (T)

9/28 (W)

9/29 (TH)

9/30 (F)

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LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

1

Definition Essay Due w WC slip  

2

Apartheid Education

 

Apartheid Education Guided Reading Questions

 

 

 

 

3

 

Apartheid Education

Guided Reading Questions (email me completed questions by the end of class)


 

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10/3(M)

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10/5(W)

10/6 (TH)

10/7 (F)

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LESSON

IN CLASS

HOMEWORK

1

Discuss articles/prompt
Dead Poet Society
Dead Poet Analysis

Review DPS scenes here

2

Dead Poet Society

 


3 Dead Poet Society  
4 In-Class Essay on DPS
Prompt