9/9 – Verse, Emerson, and Persuasive Speech

1st block, Roundtable:
Discuss conformity vs non-conformity
Read and annotate “Self-Reliance” Emerson from Self

2nd and 3rd block, English III:
Tiered assignment – read and analyze persuasive writing and parts – Persuasive Speech Analysis Assignment Standard

Google Doc: goo.gl/uq8p7M

OCS Google Doc: goo.gl/TiStMj

1. Watch video with head phones and take notes
2. Open a google doc in your English folder and share with Kimberly Livaudais
3. Go to format, line spacing, and click double spacing.
4. Create a heading with your full name, my name, block, and date.
5. Create and center a title: Analysis of speech
6. In the intro, name the speaker and speech, when and why it was given, and create a thesis that argues whether the speech was persuasive and why.

HW: Sentence/Fragment Quiz due 9/13

9/7 – Dead Poets and Claims

1st Block, Roundtable:

Dead Poet’s Society
HW: Find a quote or maxim that explains your views/values in life

2nd and 3rd block, English III:


Analyze persuasiveness – call to action in “Is Junkfood Really Cheaper?” Is Junk Food Really Cheaper
Read Welfare and Drug testing article – argumentative article on welfare and drug testing
Analyze for claim (thesis) and premise (subtopics) and supporting evidence (warrants)

9/6 – Dead Poets and Bias

1st block, Roundtable:

Watch Dead Poet’s Society


2nd and 3rd block, English III:

Finish intro analysis

Objective Writing – not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased

Subjective Writing – whether it is in written or spoken form – is generally considered to be a single person’s opinion. It has a viewpoint, or possibly a bias, regardless of the information it provides

Read and analyze biased articles and speech Bias articles

HW: Sentences and Fragments activity in No Red Ink due 9/9