4/15 - Read and annotate Thoreau's "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For"
4/29 - April Independent Articles: you can pick either a rhetoric-based article, or an argument-based article. Either way, submit 2 articles. If you are absent on Friday because of the Leadership Conference, you want to complete the following free-write for Monday. Here is the prompt:
American essayist and social critic H. L. Mencken (1880–1956) wrote, “The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.” In a well-written essay, examine the extent to which Mencken’s observation applies to contemporary society, supporting your position with appropriate evidence.
4/28 - read first 99 pages of Into the Wild (you do not need to annotate, but pay attention to the Big Four)
5/9 - finish Into the Wild
***B Block students who missed the multiple choice from 4/12, here are the answers:
B, C, B, A, C, D, D, E, A, B, D, C, E, A, C
Overview of Class from April - May
As we approach the exam (5/11), I want to provide an overview of how the class will run for the next five school weeks:
Week of 4/4 - Synthesis (finish minimum wage; write a response; examine a synthesis question and write)
Week of 4/11 - Rhetoric (syntax, visual rhetoric via political platforms)
Week of 4/25 - Argument (safety v. freedom, continue to hone Six-Part Oration & central argument)
Week of 5/2 - Return to synthesis; as we approach 5/11, we will also review more rhetorical strategies
As always, we will examine 1 multiple question section per week; if you want to "up" the multiple choice questions as we get closer to the exam, please let me know.
Permission Slip - please print & sign for Monday 3/14!
Here are your ten Bowling for Columbine prompts that you created in-class today! We will write the essay on Monday!
Quiz on Friday, 3/4
Quiz: 3/15 Learn these words. They are "does" words that you can easily transfer to your essay when discussing rhetorical analysis.
Root Words - Quiz 3 (2/25)
Word Roots Quiz 2/18
No "Homework" exist(s)