Monday, March 21, 2016

AP Lit: Design a Word Blog Post

Design a Word:  After working with Shelley's Frankenstein, Keat's "Ode to a Grecian Urn" and Byron's "Prometheus," take a look at this link to UnderConsideration's Word It project.

Look across those three works and identify a word that surfaces, emerges, captures them all and then . . .

Design a Word.

You may want to incorporate the word into your design, but you may not.  It is completely up to you.
Include a rationale explaining your choices.

Due.  Next class.


Synthesis #3.  Due Next Class.
Design a Word.  Due Next Class.

Eng 9: Sanctuary for Others & Speak

Sanctuary for Others Design Challenge
Single Point Rubric
HMW design a sanctuary for  . . .
Another Person in Class (That You Don’t Know Very Well)
or Another Character from Speak Besides Melinda
Evidence of Exceeding the Standard (clever, insightful, unique, powerful, creative, meaningful, professional)
What Meeting the Standard Looks Like
Evidence of Needs for Improvement (gaps, missing pieces or evidence, incomplete thoughts)
Prototype Quality (MEDIA)

I like how your prototype looks like a finished product that you can present to the class; I like how there are no obvious signs that you didn’t get it finished -- even though there may be ways in which you might improve it; I like that it shows evidence you understand how to use the media you chose to solve the problem in an effective way

Research and Connections (RESEARCH/READING)

I like how your prototype clearly shows numerous accurate connections to your research (text, video, audio); I like how your explanations include page numbers/time stamps and quoted text as evidence to show that you really know what you are talking about; I like how you wrote or recorded your explanations;


I like how your presentation was clear and easily understood; even if you weren’t working from a script, you seemed very well prepared and comfortable sharing the information about your sanctuary;  you were able to field and answer questions asked about your sanctuary design


I like how any writing included is properly spelled and features proper use of any words on Commonly Mistaken Words 1


I like how you clearly show an understanding of your user’s needs and how to meet them; I like how you connect your ideas in your sanctuary to the needs of your user you were able to identify from your research


I like how you turned it in within 24 hours of the agreed upon due date

Design Challenge Checklist (And the DEEP Design Thinking Phases connected)
  1. Define Sanctuary and Identify Examples (DISCOVERY Phase)
    1. What are different forms sanctuary can take?
    2. How might it look?
  2. User and User Needs Identified (EMPATHY Phase)
    1. Necessary research (interviews, articles, novel) conducted
    2. Empathy maps completed
  3. Experiment with Sanctuary Features (EXPERIMENT Phase)
    1. Rapid fire prototyping
    2. Explore possibilities
    3. Create a working prototype linked to user needs
      1. 3-D or 2-D, using any materials/tools that serve your purpose
      2. Suggested: 2-D art, SketchUp, Minecraft, LEGO, cardboard, wood, photography
  4. Produce and Present Your Prototype (PRODUCE Phase)
    1. Deliver a presentation (2 to 3 min)
    2. Subject your prototype to 4 Corners feedback
    3. Revise and reiterate your prototype

5. Written Reflection (WRITING - new rubric and criteria to come after presentations)

NOTE FOR BLOGGING!  Any and all of the work above can be posted on your blog to demonstrate your understanding of the various standards.

Blog. Sanctuary Progress 1. Document your progress on the Sanctuary for Others design challenge. These may be drawings and sketches, interviews and notes, or experiments and rapid fire prototypes.
Due. Wednesday, March 23.

Design. Sanctuary for Others.
Due. Tuesday, March 29.

Read. Speak.
140 - 164.
Due. Next Class.

Blogging Standards Evidence 1 & 2.
Due. ASAP.
Choose from your blogging you've done this quarter which evidence you want to count toward your standards. Revise them into the best possible evidence.

Study.  Roots 6-10.  
Quiz. Friday. March 25.

Study. No Red Ink.  Independent/Dependent Clauses.
Quiz. Tuesday. March 29.