Monday, October 31, 2011
Examine sample papers: Clare's paper on Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Affair
Mari's paper on Japanese American Internment
Discuss features of each paper:
What is the hook? How does each student writer engage the reader?
What is the thesis? How does each student writer explain the different discourse communities, the lasting emotions of the event, and the overall impact of the event on society?
How are body paragraphs organized? What kinds of details does the student writer give about each source?
How does the student writer discuss appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos?
What does the conclusion suggest about the lasting impact of this event?
HW: Bring ALL of your research sources to class tomorrow!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
1) What kinds of discourse communities (different groups and perspectives) are present in the three pieces of research my classmates gave me?
2) What kinds of genres did I receive?
3) What genres or discourse communities do I especially need to find—what is NOT represented well?
4) How helpful is the research my classmates brought me? What is the most interesting piece I received?
5) What kinds of things should I look for tonight as I pull together three more sources?
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Read Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 of Ragged Dick
Prepare for tomorrow's seminar on Ragged Dick chapters 10-16 by reviewing seminar preparation questions
HW: Read Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 of Ragged Dick and prepare for tomorrow's seminar. Begin working on research proposal (due Monday, 10/24!). Use my sample research proposal as a model.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Work on American Dream Collages
DIRECTIONS: In chapter 6 of Ragged Dick, the character Frank says, “If you'll try to be somebody, and grow up into a respectable member of society, you will. You may not become rich,--it isn't everybody that becomes rich, you know--but you can obtain a good position, and be respected." Thus, Frank relates what is popularly known as “The American Dream,” that is, that the US is a land of opportunity and that all who work hard can become successful.
How true is the American Dream? Select images to represent your conception of the American Dream. Create a collage of at least SEVEN images to symbolize your thinking. You can add text and words, too, but the images should express your ideas. You may use a combination of magazine images and your own hand-drawn images. Collages should be colorful, neat,
You might choose to think about the following:
- “rags to riches”
- home ownership
- being famous
- pursuit of happiness
- liberty and freedom
- equal opportunity (or not?)
- big business/capitalism
- the value of hard work
- having a family
On the back of the collage, students should write a paragraph explaining EACH of their collage images and how they relate to the idea of the American Dream and/or what it means to be successful. This should be written on notebook paper and then glued to the back, with their full names, period #, and date