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

9/2 – Value poem and Introductions

Roundtable, 1st block:
Read The Road Not Taken and O Captain, My Captain! – handouts  Poems about Values and Priorities 1

Discuss poems and meanings
English III, 2nd and 3rd block:

Introduction characteristics for a persuasive essay

Compare and analyze introductions in handouts  Introductions structure with practice

Analyze introductions of persuasive papers

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

9/1- Values and Appeals

Roundtable, 1st block:
Finish values discussion – next slide

No Man is An Island – analyze for values

No Man Is An Island by John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Journal based on conversation
English III, 2nd and 3rd block:
Parallel structure, anaphora, repetition lesson

Read Campus Racism 101 essay as a class


CAMPUS RACISM 101 1 Rap Lyrics on Trial with pathos, logos, ethos


In pairs, identify logos, pathos, ethos, parallel structure, anaphora, and repetition.

8/31 – Value Shuffle and Intro to Argument

1st block, Roundtable:
Introduce journaling – need a composition book that you will journal in every day (min. of 5 sentences). Journal about your thoughts, your life, reflect on your days. I will not read the journals unless asked to do so, but I will check them every week for a grade.

Value Shuffle and discussion CONDUCTING A VALUES SHUFFLE


2nd and 3rd block, English III:
Introduction to Rhetoric ppt Academic Persuasive Writing F16

Toulmin structure handout and video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uer7Fi4IlNs

Videos on argument – see google slides

HW: Don’t forget grammar diagnostic due in 2 days

8/30 – Values Brainstorm and Paper INtro

1st block, Roundtable:

Brainstorm values and actions – what do you value most? Create a list of those things.
How do we prioritize? – reorder your list by priority
Discussion of values – After brainstorming –
Now, look at your life and your actions. Do your actions match your values? Where do you put your time, effort, and thoughts? What does this mean? What does this reflect about your actual values?

Read and discuss I am Nobody. Who are You?

I’m nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson

I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!
They’d banish — you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one’s name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

2nd and 3rd block, English III:
Create English III google folder using your school google account and share with Livaudais
In your English III folder, create a second folder labeled Research Paper

Download anno bib to your research paper folder

Go to Paper Topics in the Research section of this site.

8/29 – Class Intro

Roundtable 1st block:
Review class expectations
Fill out student information form: http://bit.ly/2bKEBpG
Sign up for remind:
“The World Is Too Much With Us” – read and discuss

The World Is Too Much With Us
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.

English III 2nd and 3rd block:
Review class expectations
Fill out student information form: http://bit.ly/2bKEBpG
Sign up for remind and NoRedInk – NoRedInk is the online grammar program we will be using this semester. Please go to www.noredink.com and register

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