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Thursday, march 1, 2012

  1. 1. Thursday, March 1, 2012 English 9 Navejar, Dammanna, Huth
  2. 2. This day in history1781- American Revolution Articles of Confederation are ratified1790The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.1803Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.1864Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.1867Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States.1872Yellowstone became the worlds first National Park.1932The 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped.1961President John F. Kennedy signed a signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps1692- The Salem Witch Hunt began today
  3. 3. Learning ObjectivesStudents will:Key Ideas and Details• RI.9-10.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.• RI.9-10.2. Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.• RI.9-10.3. Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.Craft and Structure• RI.9-10.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).• RI.9-10.5. Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).• RI.9-10.6. 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.
  4. 4. Learning ObjectivesI will: 1. learn new rhetorical terms and devices 2. read informational text for understanding 3. determine the central idea of the reading 4. analyze the author’s claim a. how it’s developed and refined by the use of rhetorical devicesI know I will have learned the objectives because I will be able to: 1. identify the usage of the rhetorical devices in other informational text 2. describe how these rhetorical devices are being utilized
  5. 5. Vocabulary for this unitInferenceDraw conclusions about their reading by connecting the text with their background knowledge. Synthesize new ideas and informationThesisFocus statement of an essay; premise statement upon which the point of view or discussion in the essay is based.ConnotativeWhat is implied by a word. For example, the words sweet, gay, and awesome have connotations that are quite different from their actual definitions.Technical languageUsed in or peculiar to a specific field or profession; specializedDictionAn authors choice of words to convey a tone or effectToneThe attitude a literary work takes towards its subject and theme. It reflects the narrators attitude.Appeals toauthority, emotion, logic rhetorical arguments in which the speaker either claims to bean expert or relies on information provided by experts (appeal to authority), attempts toaffect the listeners personal feelings (appeal to emotion), or attempts to persuade thelistener through use of deductive reasoning (appeal to logic).VoiceThe acknowledged or unacknowledged source of words of the story; the speaker, a"person" telling the story or poem.
  6. 6. Sponge Activity Today is World Book Day. **Do not write down the questions**1. How important do you think it is to read to children?2. Do you have any memories of being read to as a child?3. If you have any younger relatives, do you ever read to them?
  7. 7. Order of Lesson1. Review lesson objectives a. Write down “student friendly” objectives 10 pts2. Write down terms for this unit3. Read “Point Well Taken”4. Review terms again5. Complete handout6. Turn handout in (23 points)7. Review tomorrow’s activity
  8. 8. Extra Practice• Josh Hamilton Article – Describe the rhetorical devices used to “prove” that Josh Hamilton is “one of the best all-around players in baseball.”• PlayStation Vita – How much is the item? • With 3G and without – What are the features of the item (selling points)? – Identify rhetorical devices used in this informational text• Read “New This Month” – What are the features of the item (selling points)? – Identify rhetorical devices used in this informational text• Writing Activity (Reflect on the following and choose one) – Choose a video game that you like to play – Choose a favorite sports person (basketball, soccer, baseball, boxing, etc…) – Choose a restaurant, movie, or book• Now write a short informational text (like the examples we just read) using at least 3 rhetorical devices we learned. (15 points)