JCC English 1530
Week 1 (September 7-9) - Class syllabus; Certificate of Residence; College and Career Research paper assignment given; Mr. Cooper & Mrs. Wilson College and Career presentation; work on paper - tentatively scheduled for due date of September 18
Week 2 (September 12-16) - Work on research paper; mini lessons on citations and note taking; paper due at the end of the week; two copies of research papers needed by Friday, September 18th for peer editing
Week 3 (September 19 - 23) - Resumes and Cover letters- these are tentatively due on September 27;
Week 4 (September 26-30) - nature walk on September 28; begin nature papers
Week 5 (October 3 - 7) - Work on nature papers - please be mindful of the criteria shared with you in your Google folders for Nature Paper
To Be Announced:
one-pager due on Thursday; Read pps. 3-10 in text for Friday; Resumes and cover letters due Friday
Week 4 (September 26 - September 30) - Final copies of papers and cover letters due; topic for discussion - Should the state not grant a license to a high school dropout? - Generate a class list of pros and cons; topic for discussion & one pager - Should parents "spy" on their kids? - Read pps. 14-20 silently; Read together "The Undercover Parent"; Homework pp. 26 questions; Wednesday - work day; Friday - current event annotated bibliography due; begin "A Modest Proposal"
Week 5 (October 3 - October 7) - Continue working on "A Modest Proposal"; Satires are due Thursday; summary sample; homework for Tuesday, October 13 - pp. 53 question #4 to be discussed and collected
Week 6 (October 11-October 14) - Satires due; discussion on question #4 pp. 56; read together "Why the Pledge of Allegiance Should Be Revised"; In pairs, answer questions 2,4,6,12, & 14; class discussion; Read together "Let's Put Pornography Back in the Closet"; with a partner, answer questions 2 & 6; Finish Chapter 2; essay at the end of pp. 73 for collection on Monday, October 19; Thursday & Friday will be your work days to complete this and your annotated bibliography which is due on Friday, October 16
Week 7 (October 19 - October 23) - Monday - Corinne Case from JCC will be presenting; annotated bibs due today; Tuesday - Discussion on annotated bibs; Read and annotate "Cliffroses"; Wednesday - Nature walk and sharing; Thursday - Read and annotate "Thinking Like a Mountain"; paper assigned; Friday - Academic Awards banquet - work day for those in class
Week 8 (October 26 - October 29) - Work days Monday - Wednesday; Rough drafts due on Thursday for peer editing
Week 9 (November 2- November 6) - Nature papers are due Monday; begin visual arguments; 250 words Exercise page 150; partner questions 1-3 on page 135; logos and advertisements; read pages 154-157; find an advertisement and dissect it using the checklist on page 157; analysis of political cartoons; pages 167-170 - choose one image and one Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing; Josh Harkinson's argument (500 word essay); work day on Friday
Week 10 (November 9 - November 13) - The Toulmin Model of argumentation - Chapter 8; finish 500 word essay by Thursday; begin Holiday Traditions research paper
Week 11 (November 16 - November 20) - Finish Toulmin model response and questions (due Wednesday) with a partner; questions pps. 347-348; Introducion of Traditions paper and primary sources; watch youtube videos on holiday traditions; Traditions essays due Friday for peer editing
Week 12 (November 23 - November 24) - Traditions essays with drafts due Monday; Speech essay given; view speech on Monday; Tuesday is a work day
Week 13 (November 30 - December 4) - Peer editing for speech essay Tuesday; Begin research papers
Week 14 (December 7 - December 11) - Annotated bib due Monday and Thursday; works cited page due Friday
Week 15 (December 14 - December 18) - Oral presentations on Wednesday and Thursday; Thesis and introduction due Friday
Week 16 (December 21- December 23) - Monday and Tuesday are peer editing days; final paper due on December 23; access given to readings for 1530 final exam
Week 17 ( January 4 - January 8) - Preparation for final exam which is on January 7 & January 8
Weeks 1- 4 (September 8-30) - Class syllabus; Certificate of Residence; College and Career paper; Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Wilson - college and career presentation; mini lessons on note taking and citations in a research paper; paper tentatively scheduled for September 28; September 28 - Peer editing (each student must have two copies of his/her paper); September 30 - begin resumes and cover letters; All papers and resumes/cover letters will be due on Tuesday, October 5.
October 5-9 - peer editing of cover letters and resumes; all final copies due Thursday, October 8; read pps. 3-10 in text; journal entry; one pager due Thursday on English reflections; generate a list of pros and cons of home schooled children participating in extracurriculars; discussion of current event/annotated bibliographies
October 13-15 - Cluster graph on WV law of not allowing dropouts to have drivers licenses; journal; read pps. 14-20; pp. 26 questions 1-6 for homework; annotated bibs due Monday, October 19; finish chapter 1; pps. 31-32 - choose one question for a 500 word essay which is due Monday
October 19 - 23 - Corinne Case is here from JCC on Monday; nature paper begins Wednesday; we will read "Caterpillar Afternoon" and go on a nature walk - bring your journals - we will also read "Cliffroses" and "Thinking Like a Mountain"
October 26-29 - questions due on "Caterpillar Afternoon"; work days for nature paper
November 2-6 - work day on Tuesday, November 3; nature papers due on Thursday, November 4 for peer editing (two copies)
November 9-13 - Final nature papers are due on Monday, November 9; Read Johnathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and begin satires - this is a partner activity; work on satires
November 16-20 - Work on satires; field trip to JCC; questions 1-9 on pps. 226-227 are due on Friday
November 24 - Satires due; Traditions essay given - interview your sources over break!
December 1 -3 - Work on Traditions essay
December 7 - 11 - Traditions essays due December 7 for peer editing - final copies due December 9; begin Chapter 2 - paraphrasing and summarizing; journal entry; Answer #4 pp. 56 - one-pager; journal entry; Answer questions 2, 4, 6, 12, & 14 pps. 59-60
December 14 - 18 - Questions pp. 59-60 due Tuesday; Finish Chapter 2 and answer the following questions: 2 & 6 (pp. 64); 5 (pp. 68); 2 (pp. 71); 500 word Letter to the Editor (pp. 73); Thursday is a work day
December 21 - 23 - All questions due Monday; Annotated bibliography #2 due Wednesday
Happy Holidays to you and your families!
January 4 - January 8 - Begin Chapter 3; read together pp. 74-77; group work on pp. 78-90 - present findings to the class; read the rest of Chapter 3 on your own and answer the following questions: p. 114 - 7 & 8; p. 120 - 1 & 2; p. 122 - 1 & 2; p. 125 - 2, 3, & 5 (250 words); p. 128 - 1,2,3, & 6; p. 131 - 1 & 2; p. 135 - 1 & 2; p. 139 - 2, 3, &4 (You will have some work days in class to complete these)
January 11 - 15 - Monday - snow day - Tuesday - last work day for Chapter 3 - all questions due Thursday at the beginning of class; Thursday Begin Chapter 4 - Visual Argument - follow the schedule given
January 19, 2016 - Read pp. 151-153; questions p. 153 1-3; Advertisements & Logos; Finish pp. 154-157
Homework - Find an advertisement and 1) explain who the target audience is and 2) explain why the advertiser used the sorts of appeals he did (checklist p. 157)
January 21, 2016 - Not sure why I'm all in red now... Writing about political cartoons; read pp. 158-162; analysis of a political cartoon
Homework - pp. 167-170 choose one image and one "Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing"
Monday, January 25, 2016 - now it's blue...no idea...Josh Harkinson/Mother Jones writing assignment; Google earth and article
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - work day...and back to RED