Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Submiting your book trailer or slides

Your book trailer/slides is due today!

Submit the published URL for your book trailer here.

If you chose to create book slides, please share those with me via Google Drive. Be sure to title them properly!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Final Exam Study Guide

The final exam will consist of multiple choice questions related to short passages, as well as some short answer questions. Here is a list of things you can do to prepare yourself.

Study Guide
  1. Review your Comparative Analysis essay for "The Cask of Amontillado" and The Night of the Hunter. There will be questions about these two works, as well as how the writer/director used various stylistic techniques.
  2. Review the articles from the Extreme Sports unit. The exam will include passages from these articles with multiple choice questions.
  3. Review the articles from the Academic Honesty unit. The exam will include passages from these articles with multiple choice questions.
  4. Review the literary terms we used throughout the year (diction, irony, theme, etc.).
  5. Review the rhetorical terms we used throughout the year (ethos, pathos, logos, etc.)
  6. Review the format for writing a Rhetorical Precis summary paragraph.

    **Be sure to update and organize your English notebook. You will be permitted to use this during the exam.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Book trailer rubric

How's your book trailer coming along? Score yourself using the rubric to make sure you have satisfied all of the necessary criteria.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Your final independent reading assignment

For your final independent reading assignment, you will have the option of creating a BOOK TRAILER or BOOK SLIDES. This is in lieu of a written book review.

The book trailer is worth a maximum of 100 points (that means that the highest score you can earn for this option is a A).

The book slides are worth a maximum of 80 points (that means that the highest score you can earn for this option is a B).

Whichever project you choose is due JUNE 15.

And while we are on the topic of independent reading, please spend a few moments to respond to this reading survey.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Academic honesty project proposal

Now that you and your group have planned the logistics of your project, I need to know about it! With your group members, create a project proposal on a sheet of notebook paper that includes:

1. All group members' names
2. The stakeholder you are addressing (admin, teachers, students, parents)
3. The format of your project (letter, pamphlet, video, etc)
4. The solutions you are proposing
5. The method you will use to submit your project (shared Google Doc, printed hard copy, video web link, etc)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Academic honesty - apply your solutions

Now that you analyzed and weighed in on the issue of academic honesty and cheating at Point Loma High School, it's time to do something about it! You have written an essay that offers some potential solutions, but who can make those solutions happen?

In groups of 2-4, you are going to discuss your findings and proposed solutions about academic dishonesty at PLHS. Then, as a group, you will create a message to an appropriate stakeholder about what they can do to help solve the problem.

1. Choose the stakeholder:
  • administration
  • teachers
  • parents
  • students

2. Choose the format of the message:
  • letter
  • video
  • pamphlet
  • poster
  • propose something else!
3. Work together as a group to create your message about academic honesty at PLHS. Be sure to:
  • consider your chosen audience
  • use data to convince them of the extent of the problem
  • offer realistic, feasible solutions with cited evidence as support


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Peer editing and revision

Today will be our last day working with your academic honesty essays in class. You will be working with a partner to evaluate each others essay using this rubric.

I have also compiled some strong student models of both introduction paragraphs and data analysis paragraphs for you to guide your revision.