You no longer take British Literature. You take American Literature, grade 11. Please activate the 11th grade text. The instructions are for all students at Charter with the example being British Literature.
Directions to create an account to use the online English textbooks.
1. go to activate.classzone.com
2. Enter the activation code. Make sure the numbers following the dash (-) are entered in the second box. For example: for the British Literature book, the activation code is 3410335-420. 420 must be entered into the box following the dash. Click “Continue” after entering the activation code. The activation codes for each class are listed below.
Grade 9 – 3410335-310
British lit – 3410335-420
American lit – 3410335-540
World lit – 3410335-650
3. Under “New Visitors,” click “Create a Student Account”
4. Enter your birthday
5. Complete required info. And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE write down your username and password and put them in a safe place. For the more flaky students, I recommend doing this more than once. Perhaps a safe deposit box would be a good idea. Or, even better, get that tattoo you’ve always wanted.
6. “Success.” It’s important to make sure the book listed on this page matches your class. For example: If you’re in British Literature, the book listed should be the British Literature book.
Click “Go to Classzone”
7. Select “languageArtsHigh School”
8. The British Literature book is listed as Mcdougal Littell Literature 12th Grade. It’s the purple book. Click on the book for your respective class
9. At the bottom left of the page you will see a picture of the book and the words “online book.” Click “online book.”
10. Congratulations. You did it. No heavy English book to carry home.
This Unit is due by midnight on 10/14.
- Read pages 19-29 in the text, and write down 5 facts/key ideas that you learned.
- Read “The World on the Turtle’s Back” (p.p. 34-40) and complete the Chart #1. Looking at the chart, answer the following discussions on this blog by leaving a comment. Please read the comments of other students as part of your practice for the next prompt. For these discussion questions, your responses must be in proper English (no text speak) and should be no more than 300 words for each response. Writing concise prose is a skill!
- Is it dangerous to label another culture’s beliefs as myths?
- What is more likely to stand the test of time—creation stories or scientific theory? Write a bold thesis and support your claim.
- Look online for clips of film or TV Westerns. Note the costumes, dialogue, and camera angles. After, using the T-chart below, write down all of the associations that you have with cowboys and Indians. (Chart #2)
- IV. Look up three Indian mascots, documenting traditions that they follow and rituals performed. Also, look up three images of Indian mascots, looking for facial expressions and colors. Print them and bring them to class with you on your due date.
- Using http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn/
compare and contrast yourself to Native Americans. Print out the diagram.
Your next ICE on 10/15 and 10/16 will focus on this unit. The prompt will be an open-ended question that asks you to argue about an issue facing today’s Native American communities. Come prepared. You may use any materials that you create in preparation for this unit, but you may not share your materials with others.
Here is the Notebook file with the essay reminders. Please print and bring on the day of the ICE.
Jenny sent me this link to help you open the file for free. Give it a try and let me know what happens next.
Sian sent me a link to a Google doc that she created using my slides. Give this a try. https://docs.google.com/a/charterschool.org/presentation/d/13eCaT84qCAzZf43Y0siftF2m0A-yXX3ddcE72h2_iXE/edit#slide=id.g23c4ad7c_0_91
Use the Synthesis template for your own outline. While the assertions must go first in the body paragraphs, the evidence and expert opinion do not have to follow the exact order of the outline. A counter argument (the recognition of an opposing viewpoint) and a rebuttal (your response) must appear somewhere in the paper.
How to Write a Prompt Page
1. Begin with an introduction. Write three to five sentences that briefly provide background for your topic.
2. Write a controversial question and state the expectation of using at least five sources within the paper. One must be a visual (like a movie, a photograph, a map, a graph, or a cartoon).
3. List the sources you’ve collected. List them as Source 1, Source 2, and so on. Next to the source number add an MLA parenthetical citation. You will need the MLA packet in order to complete this.
For the RUBRIC, modify the existing page for your topic.
TO DO THIS
Use this sample. Delete information and add your own.
Lesson One: Ask the right question
1. Pick a topic that people would enjoy fighting about.
2. Make sure resources are available to answer the question. Don’t pick an obscure topic if you have limited access to materials or limited time.
3. Pick a question that you’d actually want to answer. You’re going to spend between 5 to 10 hour reading about it so enjoy it.
You will use the attached prompt and rubric to create your own. Copy and paste the parts you need. Make sure to go through the rubric and make all necessary changes. This paper requires that the author cite at least five sources and that one be a visual. Sample AP Prompt (for modification)
My name is Jennifer Hollstein, and I have been a teacher at The Charter School of Wilmington since 2001. I am creating this blog to explore new ways of communicating with my students. On this blog, I will post information about major assignments; link students to websites, articles and video; and post important packets, handouts, and assessments.