Today (B Day) and tomorrow (A Day) I will give you a resource booklet to use for the rest of the year. It contains materials to help you annotate the text, create quality questions using Bloom's Taxonomy, Two choice boards that will serve as homework, and tools for writing that include an argumentative writing template, quotation templates, transitions words, and editing symbols. You should put it in your binder and leave it there. You should use some part of it with EVERY assignment, and you should reprint these materials on your own if you lose them.
The following inquiry questions are the basis of study for this unit. At the end of this unit you will complete a meta-cognitive project that consists of your original answers and your new answers to these questions. You will support your new answers with textual evidence gained as we analyze and grapple with new texts.
This is an on-going assignment that will be due at the end of the unit, but you must complete each portion on time, as assigned. In order to submit your work, you will need to:
Unit 1: Basic Concepts
Unit Title: Hero or Nah?
Key Concept: Perspective
Related Concepts: Character and Context
Global Context: Fairness and Development- Justice, Peace, and Conflict Management
Statement of Inquiry: Character and context dictate perspectives of justice, peace, and conflict mangament
Inquiry Questions: Original Assignment
Inquiry Questions: What Makes a Hero 8/24/17
Please answer the following questions in a different color. Make sure to provide textual evidence. Also make sure that you use one of the answer frames from the "They Say/ I Say" handout before or after your textual evidence. Finally, make sure that you provide an explanation as to why your quote answers the question.
Homework assigned on 8/10 and 8/11
Please make sure you have the following information completed:
Homework assigned 8/16 and 8/17
What Makes a Hero
What Makes a Hero Quiz: We will be retaking this in class
"What You Need to Know About the Epic Poem Beowulf"
Homework: 8/24 (B) and 8/25 (A)
3. Use the Reading Response Choice Board to complete three adjacent activities
Informational Text Group Assignments
HW Assigned 8/30 and 8/31
I assigned each group an article to read. All individuals in the group are responsible for printing out, reading, and annotating EVERY paragraph for the main idea. I do not mind if you and your group members get together to work on these annotations, but every person must have their own annotated copy.
HW Assigned 9/1 and 9/5
Your group is responsible for creating a PowerPoint in order to present the information from your article to the class. You will be using the same format we have used for all of our other homework tasks. You will use:
Here are all the texts that I assigned to each of your groups. Please read the titles carefully to find the article assigned to your group. They are all listed below; I promise!
Well hello there, friends! It's me, Ms. Davis, your friendly British Literature teacher who is into all things nerdy! Actually, I just love to learn, so don't be surprised when I expect the same from you. Literature is an avenue to multiple perspectives...that is to say that no matter the text we read in class, there will always be something you could learn that will interest you. You just have to be willing to look down that avenue and further explore the perspectives in which you have interest.