Days of note:
Thursday Morning: Work Keys Testing for ALL juniors; Thursday Afternoon/Evening: Parent, Teacher Conferences.
Friday: No school for students.
AP Language and Composition:
On Monday we will practice one last time for the open argument question. In this case, I am going to show you a short illustrated video, based on one of Ken Robinson’s TED talks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U). You will be asked to take notes throughout, and then respond to the following question:
How do we educate our children to take their place in the economies of the 21st Century?
Again, you will be asked to provide a brief summary of the author’s assertion, then defend, qualify or refute his claim based on your own background experience and knowledge. This time the question will focus your claim, but you will still need to rely on what Robinson says before moving toward your own claim and argument.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be dedicated to an in class write. Tuesday we will write; Wednesday we will grade it using range finders.
Remember, Thursday morning all juniors will be taking the Work Keys test during the half day in the morning. Therefore, nothing is scheduled for class time.
English 9 and 11
This week we will cover Unit 32, Lesson 8 in the Language! book and begin writing your essay on Antz. Since Language! will take a portion of each period, it is my goal to focus on one part of your essay each day of class. To start, this means Monday will be an introduction day, Tuesday will focus on body paragraphs, and Wednesday we will work on conclusions.
Please note, all second period students will meet in Ms. Ratigan’s room, next door to my classroom, since I will be out of the room proctoring the Work Keys Exam. You will be asked to use a laptop during that time in Ms. Ratigan’s class to work on your essays, since you will have already gotten a good start.