Lesson Plans
English 2 Block 1 and 2 1st Q 15.16 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/31/2015 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics

The class read the Steves article last week (its on the table). Discuss with the students the claims, warrants, and evidence; for example, Stevess claim (what he wants us to do or believe): we should travel->a warrant in support of the claim: travel leads to understanding and overcomes fear->which is supported by evidence: 96% of humanity lives beyond our borders. Another example--claim: we should travel->warrant: traveling is safe->evidence: hes traveled safely to many countries. You might consider how effective (or not) that bit of evidence is.

Review briefly the idea of summary--its shorter than the source, it clearly states what the author wants the reader to do or believe, it mentions the important ideas/warrants, it contains paraphrase; paraphrase: putting the sources words into ones own, often containing direct quotes, direct quotes chosen for their significance or originality.

Pass out the Krauthammer summary example (on the desk). Have the students note that the first sentence contains an embedded citation and the authors claim. The rest is paraphrase with embedded quotes--words that stand out in Krauthammers original; the direct quotes are very short.

Tell the students type their summaries of Steves, to format their papers as the Krauthammer example does and to email their papers as email attachments (under File), and not as shared documents. Their papers are a summary, they must contain some paraphrase (the most important ideas/warrants, perhaps), and some direct quote (limited in length). Pass out the computers.

Remind the students to shut down when finished and put their computers back neatly, with the power off.

As students finish, hand them the new article: Baseball must reduce the risk of fan injury. Its on the desk. Theyre to read the article and list the claim(s), the warrants/big ideas, and the evidence. Tell them that they must label each piece of evidence they list (fact, example, statistic, expert testimony, observation . . .); the list is due first thing tomorrow.

Collect the lists from the Baseball must reduce the risk of fan injury article.

Review prepositional phrase with them: a group of words that show relationships (between objects and between objects and actions), the group contains a preposition (one of the little words; hike your shoulders when saying them), and object of preposition (a noun or pronoun), and any modifiers of the object.

Have the students do the handout ex. (p. 27-28), starting in groups. After theyve had enough time to do the first side, stop and review. Assign the rest for homework, due first thing tomorrow.

Sentence elements/pronoun usage--In the big green books under their desks, have the students read through the pages (p.p. 446-448) on understood subjects, subjects in sentences with "there" or "here", subjects in questions; do ex. 8 (not #1 nor #9) and Review B (p.p.448-449): two columns on their papers: verb in the first, subject in the second. Encourage the student to use the questions to identify the sentence elements. Give them just a few minutes to get started. The assignments are due first thing tomorrow.

Pass out Upfront magazine. Tell the students to not write in them. We need them returned for 5th and 6th periods. Tell the students they have the rest of the period to page through it and to explore and finally to select and respond to one of the Features (not one of the departments). The response (on a notebook sheet to turn in): their name; the name of the article; the important ideas the article delivers: listing at least five; at least one question the student has regarding the article. They need to finish during the time remaining so they may return the magazines.
Collect mag article lists

Summary/paraphrase/quote--review paper format and content expectations (prose pounding)

Citizenship test

Summary/paraphrase/quote--Read history requirement article; list claim, warrant(s), evidence

Notebooks turn in

Student survey

Sentence elements--direct objects

Summary/paraphrase/quote--History article type summary

Ted Talk--augmented reality

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