10.11.07

Core 1:

  1. Write-on: Take a look at your thesis. Is it provable? If so, how will you prove it? If not, rewrite or rethink it until it is provable.
  2. (You will keep your MLK handouts until after break so that we can address the concept of speech when we have a little bit of time.)
  3. How can a thesis be the basis for your outline?
  4. Outline the paper you would write for this thesis.
  5. Talk about Start Me Up Sentences: start-me-up-sentence.doc
  6. Extensions:
    1. If you would like to get a jump start on your next book, take one and read it over break. If not, put a pause button in your thesis work and enjoy.

Core 2:

  1. Write-on (on a sheet of paper to be turned in): What did you accomplish yesterday during your authentic writing and commenting time?
  2. Discuss expectations.
  3. Discuss-on: Can racism ever be a matter of life and death?
  4. Read the interview withe Tookie Williams.
    • How true do you believe Tookie’s claims are of the trial’s racial bias?
    • How could we change our current system of law to make it more equal?
  5. Extensions:
    • Have a great break. Write on your blog if you get a chance about what you are doing (or not doing).

Core 3:

  1.  Ready-on: Get ready to “perform” your MOV podcasts. (Make sure your file is in the right folder so that we can listen to them.)
  2. “Perform” your MOV podcasts.
    • What do we learn from this summary that we did not learn from any other?
    • How does this format lend itself to the rest of our work with MOV?
  3. Read 2 more scenes in MOV
    • How does the relationship between Bassanio and Antonio develop?
    • What is our first impression of Shylock?
  4. Extensions:
    • Enjoy your break. Put MOV on pause; Write on your blog if you get a chance about what you are doing (or not doing).

Core 4:

  1. Ready-on: Get ready to give your speech (print it out, finalize verbage, etc.)
  2. Give speeches (record them for later podcast).
    • Did the speech give sufficient evidence?
    • Did the speech hold my attention?
    • Did the speech prove something?
    • Did the speech use visual language or metaphor?
    • Did the speech use precedent?
  3. Extensions:
    • Have a great break. Write on your blog if you get a chance about what you are doing (or not doing).

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