Thursday, December 7, 2017

**NO SCHOOL FRI. 12/8** REMINDERS FOR MON. 12/11 and ***TUES. 12/12***

1st/3rd British Lit./Comp.

**ATTENTION ALL: MON. 12/11 is the Shop With a Panther Day! If you are involved with this event and will not be in class, please know we will keep working on completion of SRPs through WED. 12/13!!
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PLEASE have your Chromebook or personal laptop with you in class ALL THIS WEEK as we work in class toward completing the SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER (SRP), worth 30% of your final course grade!

**ATTENTION: BY TUES. 12/12, YOU ALL SHOULD BE WELL BEYOND SRP CHECKPOINT #2 and working on completion of the body of your SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER!!** 

--be prepared each day in class to keep typing/writing, and I'll let each of you know about REVISION OF WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN AND FINAL COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS!!!

FYI, FOR A GRADE IN YOUR FOLDER MON. 12/11 or TUES. 12/12, BY THE END OF CLASS FRI. 12/8, for a SRP PROGRESS CHECKPOINT GRADE, students should have completed the FOLLOWING TASKS FOR GRADED CHECKPOINT #2 AS OUTLINED DAILY IN CLASS and placed in their folders and/or shared w/me via Google Docs for assessment:

**FOR THE TWO WEB/ONLINE sources and the ONE PRINT SOURCE GIVEN TO THEM BY ME IN THEIR FOLDER WED. 12/6 for their SRP PRINTED/placed in their provided folders: BASIC 8th ed. MLA CITATIONS WRITTEN OUT for practice on each source somewhere

**ALSO, RE: each of the minimum THREE SOURCES, make sure they are all READ/HIGHLIGHTED for their SRP COMPLETION

**completed typing the SRP TOPIC MEMO w/THESIS STATEMENT COMPLETED on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT

**started and well into working on completing CORRECTLY/ACCURATELY THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY of their min. THREE SOURCES on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT after the memo

**at this point after completion of CHECKPOINT #2, they are also ready to start COMPOSING THEIR SRP paragraph by paragraph, with the THESIS SENTENCE THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH



2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**ATTENTION ALLMON. 12/11 is the Shop With a Panther Day! If you are involved with this event and will not be in class, please BE PREPARED for the MAJOR GRADED INTO THE WILD DISCUSSION THAT WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW, TUES. 12/12 (*info/reminders below...)!!

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**ATTENTION! FOR CLASS TUES. 12/12:

For Into the Wildbe ready for a FORMAL/GRADED STUDENT-LED 'ROUND TABLE' DISCUSSION TITLED:

"WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT CHRIS McCANDLESS?"  

--WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING:
  • from INTO THE WILD, the theories Krakauer presents in his last chapters RE: McCandless's death vs. YOUR OWN interpretations/thoughts/evaluation

  • NEWEST THEORIES of what killed McCandless from various news articles published in the last 4-5 years (assigned below to each of you)
  • **FAMILY ISSUES that contributed to Chris leaving home (via your reading excerpts of his sister's memoir THE WILD TRUTH)
**BESIDES YOUR COPY OF ITW and EXCERPT from TWT, USE THE ASSIGNED ARTICLES BELOW (**SINCE SCHOOL WAS OUT FRI  12/8, paper copies will be given to you in class MON. 12/11, BUT THEY ARE ALSO LINKED BELOW/NOTES SECTION of binder**) TO GUIDE YOUR EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS DISCUSSION OF KRAKAUER'S NEWEST THEORIES:

**Savannah, Matti, Haley
"Why Are We Still Talking About Chris McCandless?" -Mother Nature Network (MNN), July 2015

**Brooke D., Josie
"What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Chris McCandless" -Alaska Commons, 2013 

**Delaney, Hannah, Zoe
"Krakauer's Wild Theory About McCandless Gives Short Shrift to Science" -Alaska Dispatch News (ADN), 2013

**Jonah, Brooke P., Courtney
"Into the Wild Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery" -NPR, May 2015 

**Ian, Mary, Hope
 "How Chris McCandless Died: An Update" -The New Yorker, Feb. 2015

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**ALSO: don't forget to bring your CLASS BINDER and youcopy of INTO THE WILD with you to class each day, please!

    **FINAL REMINDER IN FINISHING INTO THE WILD THIS WEEK: Post-it/sticky note ANNOTATIONS are INCREDIBLY HELPFUL--and they count as an EXTRA CREDIT 100% that I will ask about NEXT TUES. 12/12!!

    **REMINDERS FOR FRI. 12/8**

    1st/3rd British Lit./Comp.

    **REMINDER FOR FRI. 12/8:

    PLEASE have your Chromebook or personal laptop with you in class for the rest of the semester as we work in class toward completing the SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER (SRP), worth 30% of your final course grade!

    **ATTENTION: YOU ALL SHOULD BE WELL BEYOND SRP CHECKPOINT #1 AND WORKING TOWARD SRP CHECKPOINT #2: 

    --ON FRI. 12/8, be ready for SRP CHECKPOINT #2 with the following items including the following assignments/tasks to be explained the next 2-3 days in class:

    BY THE END OF CLASS FRI. 12/8, for a SRP PROGRESS CHECKPOINT GRADE, students should have completed the FOLLOWING TASKS FOR GRADED CHECKPOINT #2 AS OUTLINED DAILY IN CLASS and placed in their folders and/or shared w/me via Google Docs for assessment:

    **FOR THE TWO WEB/ONLINE sources and the ONE PRINT SOURCE GIVEN TO THEM BY ME IN THEIR FOLDER WED. 12/6 for their SRP PRINTED/placed in their provided folders: BASIC 8th ed. MLA CITATIONS WRITTEN OUT for practice on each source somewhere

    **ALSO, RE: each of the minimum THREE SOURCES, make sure they are all READ/HIGHLIGHTED for their SRP COMPLETION

    **completed typing the SRP TOPIC MEMO w/THESIS STATEMENT COMPLETED on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT

    **started and well into working on completing CORRECTLY/ACCURATELY THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY of their min. THREE SOURCES on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT after the memo

    **at this point after completion of CHECKPOINT #2, they are also ready to start COMPOSING THEIR SRP paragraph by paragraph, with the THESIS SENTENCE THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH
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    **ALSO, don't forget the LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR EXTRA CREDIT, DUE TOMORROW, FRI. 12/8:
    --ROLLS of WRAPPING PAPER for Shop with a Panther on Mon. 12/11




    2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

    **REMINDER FOR FRI. 12/8:

    PLEASE BE PRESENT TOMORROW, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!! I will be giving you all instructions and a supplemental article/resource to read this weekend in preparation for your FINAL IN-CLASS MAJOR DISCUSSION FOR INTO THE WILD to take place TUES. 12/12!!!


    **ALSO MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR COPY OF INTO THE WILD WITH YOU IN CLASS EACH DAY; I'LL BE TAKING THESE UP NEXT WED. 12/13
      **FINAL REMINDER IN FINISHING INTO THE WILD THIS WEEK: Post-it/sticky note ANNOTATIONS are INCREDIBLY HELPFUL--and they count as an EXTRA CREDIT 100% that I will ask about NEXT TUES. 12/12!!

      Wednesday, December 6, 2017

      **HW DUE/REMINDERS FOR THURS. 12/7

      1st/3rd British Lit./Comp.

      **REMINDER FOR THURS. 12/7:

      PLEASE have your Chromebook or personal laptop with you in class for the rest of the semester as we work in class toward completing the SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER (SRP), worth 30% of your final course grade!

      **SRP CHECKPOINT #1 and #2 REMINDERS:

      **NOTE: THE FOLLOWING TASKS WERE GRADED/ASSESSED BY THE END OF CLASS TUES. 12/5, for a SRP PROGRESS CHECKPOINT #1 GRADE:

      **chosen/final SRP topic decision/narrowed down

      **"LAST NAME SRP" GOOGLE DOC for entire SRP shared w/me

      **at least TWO WEB sources for their SRP topic emailed to me then PRINTED/placed in their provided folders (**PRINT SOURCES given to them via me on WED. 12/6 for CKPT#2)

      **read/HIGHLIGHTED misc. info/important quotes they may use in their paper for EACH SOURCE PRINT-OUT

      **completed (**and/or at least started on) typing the SRP TOPIC MEMO w/THESIS STATEMENT (**to be completed w/my help in class Wed. 12/6) on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT
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      NEXT, YOU ALL SHOULD BE WELL BEYOND CHECKPOINT #1 AND WORKING TOWARD THE NEXT ONE: 

      ON FRI. 12/8, be ready for SRP CHECKPOINT #2 with the following items including the following assignments/tasks to be explained the next 2-3 days in class:

      BY THE END OF CLASS FRI. 12/8, for a SRP PROGRESS CHECKPOINT GRADE, students should have completed the FOLLOWING TASKS FOR GRADED CHECKPOINT #2 AS OUTLINED DAILY IN CLASS and placed in their folders and/or shared w/me via Google Docs for assessment:

      **FOR THE TWO WEB/ONLINE sources and the ONE PRINT SOURCE GIVEN TO THEM BY ME IN THEIR FOLDER WED. 12/6 for their SRP PRINTED/placed in their provided folders: BASIC 8th ed. MLA CITATIONS WRITTEN OUT for practice on each source somewhere

      **ALSO, RE: each of the minimum THREE SOURCES, make sure they are all READ/HIGHLIGHTED for their SRP COMPLETION

      **completed typing the SRP TOPIC MEMO w/THESIS STATEMENT COMPLETED on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT

      **started and well into working on completing CORRECTLY/ACCURATELY THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY of their min. THREE SOURCES on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT after the memo

      **at this point after completion of CHECKPOINT #2, they are also ready to start COMPOSING THEIR SRP paragraph by paragraph, with the THESIS SENTENCE THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH
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      **ALSO, don't forget the following opportunities for EXTRA CREDIT through this FRI. 12/8:
      --ROLLS of WRAPPING PAPER for Shop with a Panther on Mon. 12/11





      2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

      HW DUE THURS. 12/7:

      Now that we have completed reading Into the Wild, given to you in class Wed. 12/6 (NOTES SECTION): 

      complete the reading of the excerpt from Carine McCandless's memoir, THE WILD TRUTH

      --read the Forward, Prologue, and Chapters 1 and 2

      **THURSDAY 12/7 be ready for a very candid and honest discussion about what you read, and come with your observations and additional thoughts and insights (and qu's!) you may now have regarding Chris and his reasoning for this Alaska journey

      **ALSO MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR COPY OF INTO THE WILD WITH YOU IN CLASS EACH DAY; I'LL BE TAKING THESE UP NEXT WED. 12/13
        **FINAL REMINDER AS YOU FINISH READING INTO THE WILD THIS WEEK: Post-it/sticky note ANNOTATIONS are INCREDIBLY HELPFUL--and they count as an EXTRA CREDIT 100% when you complete the reading!