Thursday, January 16, 2014

Humanities: Continued w Extreme by Design

Today we started with Roots 8 Quiz.

Then we watched the rest of Extreme by Design.

This was followed by an explanation of the Habits of Mind assessment due next Thursday:

Using your Google Drive, create folders to collect evidence of  your strengths and weakness for each of the 16 habits of mind.

What evidence might you include?
 Screenshots of blog posts, calendars, tweets, FB statuses, etc.
Photos and art
Interviews with friends and family and neighbors
Video footage
Scripts and dialogues
Written explanations

Look in the Humanities OUT folder for an example of how to organize it and what sorts of evidence to collect.


Blog: 3+ posts
Req'd: Post your thinking on Extreme by Design.  What do you think about the ideas being shared here? What do you think about this work?  What if Mt. Blue Campus students did this sort of work?

Habits of Mind Assessment (Strengths & Weaknesses)
Due: Thursday, Jan 22

Roots: Quiz & Product 8

Missing Work: Get It In!
Due: ASAP!

AP Lit 3G: A Bit of a Wonky Day of Lots of Ends of Things

Today started with our MUGS Apostrophes Quiz 1 on

Then we made sure our projects were ready to go for the installation.  Everyone who wants their pieces on display should put them on the black cart and complete the curator's note document on the Google Drive.  There's no obligation -- I just think these are all well worth sharing.

I'll be installing between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Monday if you would like to come along and help.

After that we dug into Joyce's "Eveline," using the Literary 3x3 strategy to further illuminate the short story.  We marked up the text of the story while looking at the 3x3s, identifying the evidence that brought us to our conclusions.

We did not get to Hamlet today -- disappointing. Must rectify after our test prep on Monday.

Tuesday, during class, practice test.  Does not count in the gradebook.  Being assessed only for baseline & feedback data.  One multiple choice item (reading and 7 or 8 questions) and one writing prompt (reading and responding) in 45 minutes.  

Blog: 3+ posts
Req'd Post: Create a Literary 3x3 for Joyce's "Eveline" and for Houseman's "To an Athlete Dying Young."  Choose one of the those two 3x3s and turn it into a thesis statement & map your thinking about an essay.  Those maps can be visual! Or verbal!   Just get 'em up on your blog. 

AE Houseman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" 
James Joyce's "Eveline"
Due: Friday, Jan. 17

Revise: Synthesis #2
Due: Friday, Jan 17 (if you want a 2nd revision)

Installation of Poetry as Design: Monday, Jan 20 (voluntary) 9 a.m.

Read & Create:  Indie Book Project #3
Due: Tuesday/Wednesday, Jan 28/29

PACE: Mr. Ryder Went Off the Road

Mr. Ryder went off the road.

He's fine.

That's why there's no blog post today.

Hopefully people were productive.


Blog: 3+ Posts
Req'd Blog: What's next?  Where should PACE go from here?  More self directed? More guidance?  Should we tackle essay writing -- it's necessary 2nd semester that we write two essays -- or should we dive into Macbeth & the TV/Movie pitching project which helps meet our reading and vocab standards?  What are your thoughts and more importantly WHY?

Where does PACE go from here?
Due: Friday, Jan 17

Complete: Poetry/Music Projects

Complete: Project Reflection Paragraphs
  1. Product (what did you make?)
  2. Process (how did you make it?)
  3. Outcome (how well did you achieve your goal? what would you change? what would you keep the same?)
Make Up Work: Blogs, Graphic Organizers, Thinking.  Due.  ASAP.
Quarter Ends: Next Friday, Jan 24.