American Literature 10

If you did not get a chance to complete yesterday’s Google Form, please take care of it right away. The link is on yesterday’s post.

You should be pretty close to being finished with your presentation by the end of the period today. 

You will have Monday to finalize things and determine who will present what and when and hopefully have some time to rehearse a bit. Reminders:

  • You will need to turn in a correctly formatted MLA style Works Cited page WHEN you present. A Works Cited slide does NOT count as one of your required 12-15 slides.
  • If you have a video clip, song, poem, etc. as part of your presentation, don’t just show/play it; explain to us how it supports your thesis – in other words, what is your purpose for including it.
  • If you are not mostly done by the end of the class period today, decide among your group members who will do what to complete the presentation outside of class time.
  • If you would like me to request you for Academic Seminar on Tues., 12/5 so you can work on this project, please let me know during class today.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR PRESENTATION WITH ME dierickson@isd535.org  

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American Literature 10

Continue working on your group project. A few reminders:

  • Keep track of ALL source info on a Google doc so you don’t have to search for it later – if you can’t find it, you can’t use it. This includes images/pictures.
  • Use Purdue OWL to help with the type of info you need for each source.
  • Be sure you have a specific focus for your topic and that every group member knows what that is.
  • Keep video clips to about three minutes or under.
  • Use reliable/credible sources – avoid Wikipedia; use the school Databases if possible. They are credible AND provide the source info for you.
  • Work diligently!!! 
  • Each individual person in your group, please complete this Google Form about the last 5 – 7 minutes of class – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduc3doqnVzaoLQgGoWnsLS4sRxXcNXzPwpgM5V70f0Xp3RfA/viewform?usp=sf_link . If you finish early, keep working.

American Literature 10

In the Computer Lab today, your job is to: 

  • Come up with your own Research Question(s)
    • Determine exactly what you want to learn about your topic and where your focus will be.
  • The answer to your question(s) should become your Thesis.
  • Divide up the work:
    • Who will look for what?
    • How many slides will each group member complete.
    • Who will be in charge of the Intro and Thesis?
    • Who will be in charge of the Conclusion?
    • Who will be in charge of creating the Works Cited?
    • Who will be in charge of anything else that needs to be taken care of?
  • Use the link provided below to complete the Google form for you group. Log into Google with Chrome to do so.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScItIYJYZvprv5Ypy2qUpIyjFzkAeQ4uhI664UC4N7q9iJCtg/viewform?usp=sf_link

  • Begin your Research – REMEMBER to keep track of ALL COMPLETE Source Information for EVERY source you use, including pictures.
  • Use Purdue OWL to determine what info you need for each different type of source.
  • Remember also, you need to use internal citations (URLs for pics, videos, and songs, and author last name or source title for any written info).

USE YOUR TIME WISELY!!! YOU HAVE FOUR DAYS TO COMPLETE YOUR PRESENTATION AND REHEARSE IT.

YOU WILL STILL LIKELY HAVE TO DO SOME OF THE WORK AS HOMEWORK, BUT NOT AS MUCH IF YOU DON’T WASTE TIME IN THE LAB.

American Literature 10

Due Today: Final and Rough Draft of Character Analysis Final Character Analysis 4PTI

Group Sign-up for TKAM Project – We begin Tomorrow with the research – Go directly to your assigned computer lab.

Writing Tip Tuesday: Use Purdue OWL for MLA Works Cited help. Here is what a correctly done Works Cited page should look like: Works CitedSample page

Some Historical Background on the time period of To Kill a Mockingbird

American Literature 10

Due TOMORROW: Final Draft of Character Analysis from PTI Final Character Analysis 4PTI – a full page, typed, double-spaced, size 12 font, PRINTED copy, stapled to rough draft. This will have two grades attached: The Writing Process (that is why you need to include the rough draft as well) and Argumentative Essay.

Motivational Monday: Video 

 

  • Which of the  examples of good, kind, loving people from the video inspires or resonates with you?  Why? Be specific in your response.
  • What is something that you could do this week for someone else?  How would this action impact you and or the person you are doing it for?
  • What is your response / reaction to the video?

 

Group Pre-reading Project for To Kill a Mockingbird English project for TKAM

American Literature 10

Returned rough draft of Character Analysis – Next Draft due: Tuesday, November 28.

To do on rough draft – answer the following questions about your Thesis Statement:

  • What is the purpose of your essay?
  • Does your thesis statement match your purpose?
  • Does your thesis statement answer a topic question?
  • Does your thesis statement reflect a clear opinion?
  • Does your thesis statement avoid the use of first person?
  • Is your thesis written as a single sentence?
  • Does your thesis focus on ONE main idea?
  • Is your thesis a declarative sentence without qualifiers?
  • If you answered “Yes” to all of the above, you are ready to move on.

Check Text Evidence to be sure you have included the context/intro to each quote, a cited quote, and an analysis of each quote. These two videos are very helpful for correctly integrating quotes: The Quote Bomb and The Quote Hamburger. The first explains why you can’t just add a quote just for the sake of having a quote, and the second explains the necessary parts of the text evidence.

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