Mon, Oct 30, 2017
11th Grade English Survey
  • Beginning Unit 3 -- Slavery and the Civil War 1850-1865
  • Read Historical Background pg 272-274
  • Read A Nation Divided pg 275
  • Journal - Reader's Context pg 286 An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge

Tues, Oct 31, 2017
Assignment: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.
  • Build Background, Meet the Author, Analyze Literature pg 286
  • Read/Listen "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" pg 287-294 Do Mirrors and Windows (M&W) Do ??? 1-5 pg 295
Objectives After studying this lesson, students will be able to
  • read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a short story about a man who imagines himself escaping punishment for violating the enemy's military order..
  • understand and analyze psychological fiction and flashback.

Wed, Nov 1, 2017
  • Discuss An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.

Begin Persuasive Writing Exercises
Objectives, After participating in this lesson, students will be able to write a persuasive essay with

  • an introduction that captures the reader's interest and identifies the topic.
  • a thesis statement that clearly presents the argument the writer plans to make.
  • a body developed with evidence gathered from research to support the arguement and refutations of possible counterarguements.
  • a conclusion that re-emphasizes the main point and provides closure.
  • understand how to use the PAWS 0-3 writing rubric.
  • Review PAWS 2009 Anchor Papers
  • Provide Writing Rubrics

Thu, Nov 2, 2017
Idea Development
  • The writer develops the content of the message through the use of details.
  • Develops a clear and focused thesis in response to the topic
  • Uses specific details and examples to enrich idea development

Fri, Nov 3, 2017
The writer builds the structure to support the purpose and effectiveness of the writing.
  • Develops an effective introduction, body, and conclusion
  • Sequencing of ideas demonstrates effective logic and coherence
  • Uses topic sentences and varied transitions between and within paragraphs
  • Indicates paragraphs using appropriate spacing or indentation consistently; effectively organizes similar ideas
  • Uses varied and correct sentences