10.29.07

Core 1:

  1. Write-on: What is revision?
  2. Why are revisions made?
    • Choose two revisions made in the Declaration of Independence and write out your theory on why these particular revisions were made from the viewpoint of one of the founding fathers.
    • Speak as if in the continental congress and try to convince the assembly to revise the document before sending it out into the world.
  3. How can you use the importance of such revisions to create your own value on revision.
  4. What is in a conclusion?
  5. Collect AR Contracts and Blogging Buddies
  6. Extensions:
    • Comment on at least two other student’s essays in terms of revisions.

Core 2:

  1. Write-on: How could you describe an emotion weighing down upon you?
  2. Read Chapter 3:
    • Describe the feeling of oppression in the first person. What is weighing upon you? Where are you safe from this feeling?
  3. Collect AR Contracts and Blogging Buddies
  4. Extensions:
    • Finish Chapter 3 for Wednesday and finish your oppressive piece for Wednesday to be read to the class.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on: How do you believe that antisemitism and stereotyping has played a role in the play up until this point?
  2. Turn-in: AR Contracts, Blogging Buddies, and Questions from Friday.
    • In terms of the value of a human life, draw out how you believe Shakespeare would weigh out his characters.
  3. Read to the end of Act II.
  4. Extensions:
    • Quiz over Act I and II on Wednesday.

Core 4:

  1. Share-on: Share your thesis with three others. Ask them if it is provable. Ask them if there is another way to write it so that it is more provable.
  2. Work with thesis statements on the document camera:
    • Are the provable?
    • Are they interesting?
  3. How can a thesis be an outline of an essay?
  4. Talk about Start Me Up Sentences: start-me-up-sentence.doc
  5. Extensions:
    • Write the introduction that goes along with your thesis (including a start-me-up sentence).

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