Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week of November 13-17

1. Submit to me for grading:
  • All pieces of project!  (This includes the earlier parts if you have not already submitted them.  The personal essay and research notes will be counted down for lateness at this point, but they are not worth zero!)
  • Self-Assessment and Reflection as outlined in the assignment below.  (RUBRIC)
  • Bibliography for project should include citations for all of your sources, including your interviews. EASYBIB.COM
    • Examples:
  1. Nazario, Sonia. “To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/sunday/dreamers-children-immigration-congress.html
  2. Jackson, Charlie. Personal interview. 26 Oct. 2017

3. Start the novel!  To be finished with Brady after break

Thursday, November 9, 2017

EXHIBITION!!!!

Exhibition Prep!
Get project ready for exhibition!
What does a polished display look like for your project?
  • Writing mounted on black paper
  • Project has an interesting or clever title, centered and bold, with your name underneath it
  • Images arranged aesthetically
  • If your project needs tech, please arrange to bring a computer and headphones for your audience to view it on.


Seminar/Exhibition Groups

Group A (seminar 5:30-6:30; project display 6:30-7:30)
Group B (project display 5:30-6:30; seminar 6:30-7:30)
Faith
Malcolm
Akos
Breyanna
Aidyn
Lance
Alma
Sadie
Tyler
Mady
Acacia
Sam
Atlantia
Marilyn
Abby
Joe
Weston
Luke

Table Groups

1. Faith-Mady-Luke
2. Malcolm-Acacia
3. Sam-Akos
4. Breyanna-Atlantia
5. Aidyn-Marilyn
6. Lance-Sadie/Weston-Abby
7. Alma-Joe-Tyler


FOR FRIDAY (if I am not here...)
1. Debrief!  Roses, Thorns, Suggestions for next year?

2. SELF ASSESSMENT, REFLECTION, DP UPDATE


3. Submit to me for grading:
  • All pieces of project!  (This includes the earlier parts if you have not already submitted them.  The personal essay and research notes will be counted down for lateness at this point, but they are not worth zero!)
  • Self-Assessment and Reflection as outlined in the assignment above
  • Bibliography for project should include citations for all of your sources, including your interviews. EASYBIB.COM
    • Examples:
  1. Nazario, Sonia. “To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/sunday/dreamers-children-immigration-congress.html
  2. Jackson, Charlie. Personal interview. 26 Oct. 2017

NEXT WEEK....

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8

Exhibition Seminar Prep

Key Question:  How can we make this as meaningful a conversation as possible, show your awesome learning and political evolution and help the adults stay out of the weeds?

Starter (whole group): Let's read "Willing to be Disturbed" and the "Causes of Partisan Perception." On the back of the Questions, freewrite your response to a few. If you like, check out the prompts for the reflection assignment (to be done Friday/Monday) and pre-write your thoughts about what you have learned. Prepare yourself to discuss the question and model civil discourse for your community!  Last year, some of the adults got into the weeds with politics.  This is YOUR seminar!  Show them how it is done!  Show them how YOU are answering these questions now that you have studied this content.


Seminar/Exhibition Groups


Group A (seminar 5:30-6:30; project display 6:30-7:30)
Group B (project display 5:30-6:30; seminar 6:30-7:30)
Faith
Malcolm
Akos
Breyanna
Aidyn
Lance
Alma
Sadie
Tyler
Mady
Acacia
Sam
Atlantia
Marilyn
Abby
Joe
Weston
Luke

Prepare for exhibition!  See yesterday's post for resources!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Mon-Tues November 6/7

Revisions/Refinements/Finish Project

SOME TAKEAWAYS FROM SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR DRAFTS
  • Hook/Intro:  Give your rhetoric EXIGENCY!  When framing the problem, consider connecting your piece to something current happening in the world.
  • Organization: If you are struggling with structuring your writing, I HIGHLY recommend using a version of the suggested structure on the outlining/planning document
  • Rhetorical Artistry:  Think about how you are using Aristotelian Appeals to make your argument more convincing.  Remember that the purpose of Rogerian rhetoric is NOT to remain neutral.  It is to communicate effectively on difficult topics in a way that recognizes the values of your audience. You are still trying to build a convincing argument!
  • Conclusion:  You should end up in a place where you are suggesting a possible solution, resolution, or at least an area for further dialogue and compromise.  (If you are struggling with a title, think about how this piece might feed an inviting title)
  • Do you need more feedback?  Organize yourselves to support each other!  Get a proofread or several!
  • Where are you with your visual component?
  • Review the RUBRIC



Exhibition Prep!
Get project ready for exhibition!
What does a polished display look like for your project?
  • Writing mounted on black paper
  • Project has an interesting or clever title, centered and bold, with your name underneath it
  • Images arranged aesthetically
  • If your project needs tech, please arrange to bring a computer and headphones for your audience to view it on.

When you submit to me for grading:
All pieces of project!  (This includes the earlier parts if you have not already submitted them.  The personal essay and research notes will be counted down for lateness at this point, but they are not worth zero!)
Bibliography for project should include citations for all of your sources, including your interviews. EASYBIB.COM

Examples:
  • Nazario, Sonia. “To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/sunday/dreamers-children-immigration-congress.html
  • Jackson, Charlie. Personal interview. 26 Oct. 2017.



VOLUNTEER FOR EXHIBITION (extra credit?)

Wednesday, we will prep a bit for seminar....

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2

Annotate your draft.  Mark and answer the following.  Submit with Draft tonight by midnight with Self-Critique

1.  Highlight the place in the draft where you feel you have captured the thesis of your argument.  Using the comment function, label it SOLUTION or RESOLUTION or THESIS.  
2.  Mark 2-3 places in the draft where your research shows up.  In the comment field, explain how something in your research informed your rhetoric.  Specify which source if possible.
3. Mark a place in the draft where you are clearly addressing the values and/or best arguments of the other side.  
4. Label places where you have incorporated Aristotelian appeals (LOGOS/PATHOS/ETHOS).  Explain in the comments how and why you have chosen to incorporate them the way that you have.
5.  Answer the following in writing at the bottom of your draft:
a.  How are you attempting to establish common ground with  your audience?  
b.  How have you appealed to your audience’s values/beliefs/emotions?

c.  Comment on how the form, beauty, or force of your project impacts the rhetoric.  How does your genre allow you to achieve your goals?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1

StarterPlease take quick GSA survey!


Project Work Time:  Let's make the magic happen!


THE GOAL:  DRAFT OF PROJECTS TO ME TOMORROW (by 11:59) WITH SELF-CRITIQUE!


PROJECT RESOURCES



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31

Starter 10.31 (on whiteboards):  What are your struggles right now with this project?  What do you feel like you need the most feedback on?  Write a focusing question for your critique.

TODAY:
In groups of 3, follow the steps to “tune” each other’s’ project ideas.  
Step 1:  Presenter shares draft and/or project plans.  Discuss your plans for both your written argument and your visual. Presenter should also share struggles and a focusing question on which the group should center the tune.  
Step 2.  Group members ask questions to better understand the project idea and where the presenter wants to take it.
Questions:
  • How are you appealing to the values of the other side?
  • How are you establishing common ground?
  • What solution or resolution are you proposing?
  • How are you using pathos/ethos/logos?
  • How will your visual engage your audience?
  • Other questions?
Step 3.  Group has a discussion about the project, addressing the focusing question and sharing ideas.  Presenter should take notes during this phase.
Step 4.  Rotate and repeat


WORK TIME:
Project Magic!!!

If you have not turned in Parts 1 and 2 (Personal Essay and Research Notes), they are currently late. Please do so immediately!

Draft Part 3 to me for feedback by Thursday at midnight (or sooner!) annotated with Self-Critique