HOMECOMING WEEK: 10/19-10/23

MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT

MONDAY- PAJAMA JAM

Remember ACES Paragraphs? Before we start our research paper due before Thanksgiving, we will practice writing paragraphs that support your main idea and arguments.

TUESDAY – NEON DAY

Answer the 25 most commonly answered interview questions

Purdue Online Writing Lab Resume Introduction

WEDNESDAY – DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Write or Revise your resume. Get ready tomorrow night’s career fair at 6:30!  Get feedback from your classmates. Are you work ready?

THURSDAY – GENDER BENDER

Interview your classmates, a teacher, or community member. What makes a good hire from “the other side of the table?”

FRIDAY – CLASS COLORS

Give back! How can you serve your community and build your resume and your world at the same time?

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October 12-16

Is Everything equal, even though it’s not separated?

This week, we will learn about parallel structure in writing and how it creates emphasis and understanding. We will also closely read legal text discussing “separate, but equal” to examine if everyone really got their fair share. To master parallel structure, you will need to be able to identify phrases and clauses that are on your Phrase Toolbox. You will need to review your 5 close reading steps handout to complete annotations.

Monday

Practice varying syntax by revising placement of dependent clauses. Take Cornell notes on parallelism.

Tuesday

We will practice exercises on parallel structure and identifying verbals (gerunds, participles, and infinitives). We will also begin reading “Indians Are a People, Not a Mascot” by Fred Villeux.

Wednesday

We will complete the reading and also debate the relevance of organizations based on race, marketing cultures, and culture economy. We will complete the comprehension questions and discuss “Plessy vs. Ferguson“.

 

Thursday

We will read and analyze “Plessy vs. Ferguson” and answer comprehension question about this monumental court case that affected integration in the United States.

Friday

Quiz on Verbals, Parallelism, Phrases and Clauses, Plessy v. Ferguson

 

October 5 – 10, 2015

Every Day this week we will have practice SAT, ACT, and ASVAB questions for bell ringers.

We will also research scholarship and grant opportunities from some of the companies that you patronize!

Monday

Discuss your perfect government. Review “democracy” by W. R. Rodgriguez. Review vocabulary words : democracy, oligarchy, and plutocracy.

Watch the first 10 minutes of the Thom Hartman Report. How do these types of government affect different cultures?

Review Loose and Periodic Sentences

Homework: Write a loose sentence. Revise it as a periodic sentence. How does the revision affect the meaning?

Tuesday

Check out DoSomething.org . Which of these causes is dear to your heart? Why do you think you and others should get involved. Write an ACES paragraph about it:

Assertion about a text or argument

Citation from the text

Explanation of the evidence in your own words

Synthesize how that evidence supports your argument.

Complete Loose and Periodic Sentence Exercises

Wednesday

Analyze how syntax affects meainng using Elie Wiesel’s Night.

Thursday

Practice Sentence Variation Models 10-17.

Practice writing various Phrases and Clauses using the Phrase Toolbox

Friday

Quiz on Sentences, Phrases, and Clauses