Students received a copy of President Bush’s 9-11 Speech and also watched it. Students received a handout on rhetorical devices to look for. They are alliteration, allusion, anaphora, metaphor, parallelism, and simile. Students also received an Annotation Guide for the speech. Due to copyright, I cannot link it here. Please see me if you need a new copy. This assignment IS NOT homework. We will work on in it tomorrow in class as well.
Students continued to discuss Bush’s speech. Students chose the most powerful sentence and identified the rhetorical appeal. Students then began a summary of the speech. They must include three supporting details in the summary. All speech material is due Thursday.
Students continued to annotate the speech. Students wrote a summary focusing on the main idea of the speech using three supporting details.
The speech and summary were collected. Students took a quiz on the rhetorical devices in the speech. Students also began skim reading pages 6-16 in their anthology.
Students read “Sinners at the Hands of an Angry God” and identified and underlined similes.
Every Monday, students will complete a M.U.G shot. This focuses on mechanics, usage, and grammar. Students worked on M.U.G #1.
Passion Planners were checked. Students then chose the simile they thought was the strongest and shared it in pairs.
Students finished their work on Sinners at the Hands of an Angry God.
Students watched a Prezi on Colonialism to Rationalism. Students read the background information on Mary Rowlandson.
Students listened and read excerpts on Mary Rowlandson’s A Narrative of Captivity. Students were assigned questions 2-5. Questions 2-3 should have 2-3 sentence answers. Question 4 should have 3-5 sentences, and question 5 should have 4-6 sentences. Students were given class time to start the assignment. Those who did not finish it in class need to do it for homework.
Mary Rowlandson questions were collected. Students read the poem “Huswifery” by Edward Taylor. They then began excerpts from Of Plymouth Plantation.
Students were given planner time and planner checks and reflection grades were confirmed. Students finished reading Of Plymouth Plantation. Question #3 needs to be answered in paragraph form. If students didn’t complete this in class, it is homework.
Finish #3 for Monday.
Students completed M.U.G #2 today.
Students turned in their Of Plymouth Plantation paragraph. They read page 67 and 68 as an intro and listened to the excerpt from The Autobiography by Ben Franklin.