Honors English Essay Rubric

We'll continue with the Gender Unit and Argument this week. I really enjoyed hearing the discussions that came out of our first two activities and the article.

MONDAY/TUESDAY: Journal warm-up. Collect questions from "Why Johnny Won't Read" and discuss.  Share examples/evidence to support the thesis provided last class, organize them into effective argument outlines. View other classes' responses to the ideal man/ideal woman exercise. View Marlboro Man picture: how can a picture make an argument? Notes: first 3 fallacies.Small group activity with fallacies.

Due: Read "Why Johnny Won't Read," page 6 of the Gender Unit packet.

Complete the questions on the half sheet, (not the questions in the actual packet). 

Read the first 15 pages of your independent reading book. 

Homework: For Thursday/Friday: Read and annotate "Putting Down the Gun" (pages 4-5 in the packet), and "Just Walk on By" (pages 8,9, and 10).  Read the questions at the end of each article; I am not collecting these, but come to class with your own opinions about them for our discussions.



WEDNESDAY: (4th and 6th periods only) Journal warm-up. Look at some of the complex reasons that might help explain the gender pay gap. Explore some possible solutions put forth in the U.S. and other countries.  Read article about negotiating pay, group activity with wording of negotiation.

Due: n/a

Homework: For Friday, please read "Putting Down the Gun" (pages 4-5 in the packet), and "Just Walk on By" (pages 8,9, and 10.  Read the questions at the end; I am not collecting these, but come to class with your own opinions about them for our discussions. 


THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Journal warm-up. Quiz covering vocab #15, grammar, assigned reading. Go through ACT-style prompt as a whole class: scoring criteria, allocation of time, reading and annotating a prompt, brainstorming and outlining.

Due: Read and annotate "Putting Down the Gun" (pages 4-5 in the packet), and "Just Walk on By" (pages 8,9, and 10).  Read the questions at the end of each article; I am not collecting these, but come to class with your own opinions about them for our discussions.

Homework: For next class, read and annotate "Professions for Women" and "There is No Unmarked Woman," from the Gender Packet.

Read the next 10 pages of your independent reading book (up to page 30). 

Он думает, что я балуюсь наркотиками. - А это не так? - спросил Беккер холодно, глядя на ее припухший локоть. - Конечно, нет! - возмущенно ответила девушка. Она смотрела на него невинными глазами, и Беккер почувствовал, что она держит его за дурака.  - Да будет .

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