Thursday, December 14, 2017

On the Thursday before winter break

Goal: Write a rhetorical precis for your 3rd article.

Agenda:
Read
Precis assessment
Socratic prep

Precis assessment:

  • You have unscrambled a precis about "Undercover Parent." 
  • You wrote one about "Big Brother Meets Big Mother."
  • Now it is time to write a precis based on the third article you chose to prepare for our socratic seminar. 
The rules:
  1. You will write your precis today. (You can not copy one you wrote last night for practice.)
  2. You can have the article on your screen to refer to. (Remember, paraphrase, don't quote the article.)
  3. You can have this picture of the precis chart on your screen. 
  4. All other tabs should be closed, please. 
  5. I'm giving you paper (gasp). Write as neatly as you can. 
  6. RHETORICAL PRECIS SCORING GUIDE. 
Socratic preparation: 
  • Tomorrow we have a socratic seminar. 
  • Be prepared to talk about the two questions on your preparation document. 
  • Be sure your document is completed. 
  • If you chose to do your preparation digitally make sure you bring a print out. 
  • You earn TWO grades tomorrow. One for your contributions to the discussion, and one for your completed preparation document. 
  • If you are absent you will have a 0 in power school until you attend (and participate in) the make up at 2:30 on 1/9/18. (The 0 is temporary. Don't panic.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Socratic Prep Day 2

Goal: Make progress on your socratic seminar preparation.

Agenda:
Read
Prepare for Socratic

Have you?

  • Picked your third article? 
  • Read it carefully? 
  • Do you know what you need to about it to write a precis? 


Socratic Seminar Friday: 

  • Bring your preparation doc (completed) on paper. 
  • If you worked on it on the computer you are responsible for printing it out on your own. 
  • I offered you a paper copy on Monday. You can also get a digital copy HERE
  • I will print it for you if you ask me to on THURSDAY, but not Friday. Friday we will be busy getting started with our discussion. 


Reminders: 
Check out a good book to read over break. 
Return your group book to the library. 
Finish your Socratic prep. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Visiting the Counselors

Goal: Visit the counseling office.

Agenda:
Visit the counselors
Read while you wait
  • Today we will be in the counseling office. They want to be sure they meet each of you.
  • Bring your book so you can read while you wait your turn.
Back in class?
If you make it back to class before the end of the period you should:
  • Work on your socratic seminar preparation.
  • Keep reading. 
Reminders:


Be prepared to write a precis on Thursday about your third article.
Keep reading. We will be doing book reviews 1/5/18.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Preparing for a socratic seminar

Goal: Beginning to prepare for a socratic seminar on Friday.

Agenda:
Read
Socratic Seminar Preparation
Pick a third article
Reminders

Socratic Seminar Preparation: 
  • On Friday 12/15 we will be having a Socratic Seminar discussion in class.
  • To prepare for the discussion you need to know "Undercover Parent" and "Big Brother Meets Big Mother," and a third article very well.
  • I am giving you paper to organize your thinking. You can also get a digital copy HERE, but you must bring a hard copy to class on Friday 12/15. (If you choose to use the Google Doc, you are responsible for printing it.)
  • On Thursday you will be writing a rhetorical precis about your third article in class. be sure you have read it before then. 
Possible Sources for your Third Article:
SOURCE A: IS IT EVER OK FOR PARENTS TO CYBER-SPY ON THEIR KIDS?

SOURCE C: BIG MOTHER IS WATCHING YOU

SOURCE D: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY

SOURCE E: SEXTING TEENS CAN FACE LIFELONG CONSEQUENCES

SOURCE F: GENERATION LIKE (PBS VIDEO) 

SOURCE G: EYE ON THE CITY: DO CAMERAS REDUCE CRIME?

SOURCE H: WHEN IS IT LEGAL TO FILM PEOPLE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION?

SOURCE I: SWEEPING AWAY A SEARCH HISTORY

SOURCE J: I'M BEING FOLLOWED: HOW GOOGLE-AND 104 OTHER COMPANIES-ARE TRACKING ME ON THE WEB

SOURCE K: IS YOUR SMARTPHONE TRACKING WHERE YOU GO?

SOURCE L: AMERICANS SHARPLY SPLIT ON PRIVACY ISSUES


Reminders: 
Friday we will be having a socratic seminar.
What are you reading over break? Make a book plan.
Tomorrow we are visiting the counselors. Make sure you have a book to read while we are there.
Thursday, rhetorical precis in class about your third article. Be ready.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Making Connections and Improvements

"I find your culture of surveillance disturbing."
Goal: Reflecting on the issues in our reading and/or improving your rhetorical precis.

Agenda: 
Read
Making Connections
Rhetorical Precis

Making Connections: 

  • The "elf of on a shelf" has become a popular holiday tradition, but what does it say about a culture of surveillance? 
  • Open your English Journal and respond to the prompt below. 
  • How does the picture on the blog today relate to the concepts we have been reading about in Undercover Parent and Big Brother Meets Big Mother? 
Share and select:
Who had an excellent explanation of the image? 
Select a great explanation from your table and submit it here

Improve your precis: 

  1. Open your English Journal 
  2. Review the precis you started yesterday. 
  3. How can you improve it? 
  4. Is it four sentences that follow the structure on the chart? 
  5. Does the fourth sentence mention her tone? (Lots of you forgot that part.)
Reminders: 
Read your book
Finish your precis if you needed more time.