Unit 2: The Power of Power

Week of 10/17/16

PSAT Wednesday

Reminders:
  • Check page 24 of your PSAT Guide for the approved calculator list.
  • Bring several No. 2 pencils with good erasers and your test-approved calculator.
  • Eat a good, filling breakfast and pack snacks and a water bottle.
  • Be early! We will begin at 8:20.
  • Go straight to your PSAT testing room.
Classroom Playlist

The playlist is changed each six weeks!

Essential Questions

  • What happens when the desire for power conflicts with obtaining it through violent or immoral acts?
  • What are the elements that make up a powerful argument?
  • Why are persuasive elements important in multiple modes of communication?

Monday, 10/17

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Skills of Focus

  • Reading Expository Texts

Homework

  • 45 minutes/3 days of Membean (135 minutes over 9 days between 10/3 and 8:00am 10/21)
  • No Red Ink
  • Read Animal Farm Chapters 6-10 by Friday, 10/21

Tuesday, 10/18

In Class

  • "Shooting an Elephant" Short Answer Response
  • Begin reading The Orphan Master's Son Prologue

Skills of Focus

  • Reading Expository Texts
  • Making Connections Across Texts

Homework

  • 45 minutes/3 days of Membean (135 minutes over 9 days between 10/3 and 8:00am 10/21)
  • No Red Ink
  • Read Animal Farm Chapters 6-10 by Friday, 10/21

Wednesday, 10/19

PSAT - Morning Only

In Class

  • SSR, Membean, and No Red Ink

Skills of Focus

  • Vocabulary Development
  • Grammar and Conventions
  • Decompression After a Long Day of Testing

Homework

  • 45 minutes/3 days of Membean (135 minutes over 9 days between 10/3 and 8:00am 10/21)
  • No Red Ink
  • Read Animal Farm Chapters 6-10 by Friday, 10/21

Thursday, 10/20

In Class

Skills of Focus

  • Elements of Persuasion and Propaganda

Homework

  • 45 minutes/3 days of Membean (135 minutes over 9 days between 10/3 and 8:00am 10/21)
  • No Red Ink
  • Read Animal Farm Chapters 6-10 by Friday, 10/21

Friday, 10/21

In Class

  • Animal Farm Chapters 6-10 RQ with SAR
  • Membean Quiz

Skills of Focus

  • Theme and Genre
  • Vocabulary Development

Homework

  • 45 minutes/3 days of Membean (135 minutes over 9 days between 10/3 and 8:00am 10/21)
  • No Red Ink - quiz 11/3
  • Fill out the Google Form below by 8:00am Monday!