Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, May 12 Agenda

  • Read and annotate the article.  
  • Research the kidnapping using reputable news sources.
  • In your one page reflection, address how you believe the United States should respond to this event and future international problems of this nature.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

05/07/13 Agenda

  1. Analyze the speech excerpts from the "Analyze Rhetoric" Google document.  We started this assignment on Tuesday.
  2. Skim through the following persuasive technique resources:  Resource 1Resource 2
  3. Using the piece you chose on Friday, analyze the message and the persuasive techniques the author used.  Refer to the paragraph content reminders below.
Paragraph 1:  
  • Summarize the message of the speech.
  • Explain the context of the speech (historical events, special occasions, motivations, etc.)
Paragraph 2:
  • Analyze the persuasive techniques used, including if those techniques are effective.
  • Use at least two specific quotes from the text.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tuesday, May 6

Now that we have learned some fundamental persaustive technique terms, we will begin to analyze persuasion around us.  Please use the Google document, "Analyzing Rhetoric" to record your answers.  This will be due on Wednesday.

Monday, May 5

Today we will take the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) one last time.  This score will give us an idea of how you have progressed with your reading and Lexile score through the year.

The Art of Rhetoric

Our focus for the remainder of the year is going to be the art of rhetoric.  We'll examine how it relates to the characters and their speeches in Julius Caesar.  To begin, we need to build our background about rhetoric.  Our goal is to become proficient in the standard, SL 10.3: Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Additional Resources:  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Final EOC Practice!

Friday, April 25, 2014
  • This will be our last day of EOC practice before we take the real test!  We will practice some of the most missed questions using an Article of the Week (click here).  
  • The questions for the assignment can be found here.
  • Details about the most commonly missed questions on the EOC can be found here.
  • Reminders for the CAII EOC can be found here.

Context Clues

We struggled to identify the meaning of words when using context clues on the EOC practice.  Please access the Google document to practice these skills.  In fact, only 54% of students correctly answered Question #13, which asked you to determine the meaning of the word "chafing" by using context clues.