Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PACE: Noun Project, Conflict & Essential Questions

Today we took stock of the work we have to do for the rest of the year.

Here's a pic of the notes.

We used The Noun Project  to explore relating conflict through simple images.  The idea here is that our experiences with conflict informs our ability to see and relate to even a string of basic images.  We know conflict when we see it; now, how do we deal with resolving it?

On your blog for this week, you will post a story using images from The Noun Project to relate a conflict you are dealing with in your life.  You may choose to include an explanation or allow the images to speak your voice.

Then we took time to choose essential questions around conflict to guide our work.  Each person chose his or her own Q. This question should be thought about as you read and complete the graphic organizer, collecting evidence and understanding as you go of your essential question.

Next class, we dive back into vocab (QUACK 2), MUGS, share our essential Qs and what is happening in our books.  We will also start pre-writing our essays.


Blog: 3+ Posts (Q4 Wk 1 - we did not have mandatory blogs the first two weeks of the quarter bc we were on the trailer project.)
Req'd Post: Post a story using images from The Noun Project to relate a conflict you are dealing with in your life.  You may choose to include an explanation or allow the images to speak your voice.

Quiz: Thursday, May 8

Quiz: TBA.

Read:  2 Novels from Selections
Complete: 3 Graphic Organizers Per Selection
Due: June 1
Complete 1st Book by May 15

Write: 2 Essays over Self Selected Essential Questions
Due: June 8 
Complete 1st Working Draft of 1st by May 15

AP Lit: 2B/3B Multiple Choice Test Prep & More

Hope the break was a good one.  It was your last.  (Of your senior year.  In high school.)

Tuesday's class was built around multiple choice test prep.

We discussed the #ayuhaloha project.  Here's an update.

We also discussed the Pinterest board projects being due this Friday, May 2nd.


Blog: 3+ Posts
Req'd Post: #Remash of #ayuhaloha pieces.

Read: Watchmen Chapters 1 & 2 (Be Certain to Read Under the Hood)
Due: Thursday, May 1st

Complete: Pinterest Test Review Boards
Due: Friday, May 2nd

Create a set of Pinterest boards to aid in your review, and your peers' review, of three texts to have mentally ready for the open-ended essay at the test.

Your set of boards MUST include pins that will help you to remember:
Characters & Narrators
Structure & Point of View
Conflicts & Resolution
Imagery & Symbolism
Items, Objects of Significance
Settings of Significance
Overarching Themes
These categories are based on trends one can see in the open ended response prompts of the past. 

Now, how you organize your boards is up to your brain.  It may make sense to have one board for each title.  It may make sense to have one board for each category of analysis.  Set it up in a way that makes sense to your brain and has deliberate intentions.

#AyuhAloha & #Remash
INTENDED DUE DATE: Friday, May 2nd

Due Dates Are On THIS BLOG POST. If you have not read this, do so POST HASTE!

Test Prep
Test: Thursday, May 8th.
You have a folder of test prep materials shared with you on your Google Drive.  Help yourself to those resources.

Humanities: Privacy vs Accountability

During class on Tuesday, we discussed the following questions:

Should people be held accountable for comments made in private?  


To what extent does it matter if those comments are recorded and made public? 

We discussed these questions in relation to the allegations made regarding L.A. Clippers majority owner, Donald Sterling, and a record purportedly made of him making racist comments.

Later in the evening, the NBA issued its fine and a lifetime ban on Sterling's participation in the NBA.

We will discuss this during Wednesday's class.

Wednesday will also include time to work on a graphic organizer, either based on an article such as the one above or a selection from Little Brother.   You have a grand total of six due by this Friday, May 2nd.  These are important as they lay the foundation for your next round of DEJs as well as your project due NEXT Friday.


Blog: 3+ Entries
Req'd Post: To what extent should high school students be given unfiltered access to the internet?  

Little Brother Organizers: 2 Due by Friday, April 18.
2 Due: Over Break
2 Due: Friday, May 2nd
Grand Total of 6: Friday, May 2nd

Project Due: Friday, May 9th

Vocab: Roots 13 
Study: Quiz & Product (11-13), Thursday, May 1st