Lesson Plans
English 2 1st Q 14.15 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/25/2014 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Monday: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
a. Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions;
include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or
other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
e. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in
which they are writing.
f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g.,
articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

Summarize the research: see example; highlight the largest, smallest expenses, biggest differences between the years, reaction to the facts/reflection on the future, what obstacles need to be overcome--in paragraph(s); integrate spreadsheet information into the document; scope: 150-250 words; due after 1/2 Monday

How much do you cost? How much will you cost in three years? How much will you
cost in seven years?

Review key terms--analysis, research, budget, sustenance, mortgage, inflation

Paragraph structure review--topic sentence, supporting sentences, clincher/concluding sentence; options for reporting results of research: totals at dates, largest/smallest expenses, areas one might save on, expenses that change most over time, definitions of terms, what others find, missing expense (savings)

Research/drafting--draft due end of Tuesday

Avoiding run ons and fragments--review verb/subject definitions, using the questions to identify verbs/subjects; exercises 3 (not 6, 8), 4 (not 3, 4), due Tuesday

Review verb/subject exercises--see Monday

Research/drafting see Monday--due end of periodevaluation criteria:
no run ons/fragments: 5, one run on/fragment: 3, more than one run on/fragment:
comprehensive: 5, slightly incomplete/undeveloped: 4, gaps in information: revise

Avoiding run ons and fragments--fixing fragments/fixing run ons exercise, what's missing, a verb or a subject or both

Verb/subject identification--subjects never in prepositional phrase, exercise Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

Irony--forms: situational, dramatic, verbal--definitions


Review fixing fragment/fixing run ons exercise, review subject identification exercise

Situational irony--see Wednesday; read "The Lottery", questions; due Tuesday

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