November 14-November 18 Research/TKMB/Vocabulary
Do Now #1 • What do you know about MLA citations? List everything you know in bullet point format (at least five bullet points) about citing sources (think: quoting, page numbers, parentheses etc.)
Agenda 11/14-11/15 • Do Now • Copy this!!! Objective: SWBAT identify the elements of MLA format through small group work with exemplar research articles as well as work on their research projects. • MLA lecture • MLA activity (groups) • Research/Group Project Guidelines/Individual work on abstract • Start Chapter 3 (Whole Group) • How To
Research abstracts: What are they? • Everyone will be required to write a 4-6 page research article that includes a one to two paragraph abstract. • An abstract is a brief summary of what your paper is about. • It lists the main ideas of the paper and usually begins with, “This research paper is about…..” • This is NOT where you put your evidence, you are merely summarizing what your findings are and what your paper is about!
Examples • Title: "The Commemoration and Memorialization of the American Revolution” • Author (You): Benjamin Herman and Jean Lee • Subject: History This project involves discovering how the American Revolution was remembered during the nineteenth century. The goal is to show that the American Revolution was memorialized by the actions of the United States government during the 1800s. This has been done by examining events such as the Supreme Court cases of John Marshall and the Nullification Crisis. Upon examination of these events, it becomes clear that John Marshall and John Calhoun (creator of the Doctrine of Nullification) attempted to use the American Revolution to bolster their claims by citing speeches from Founding Fathers. Through showing that the American Revolution lives on in memory, this research highlights the importance of the revolution in shaping the actions of the United States government.
An Outline • Title of paper: • Author: (Your Name) • Subject: (Topic) • This paper is about……..I did this research by…..(ex. Looking through both internet articles, books, newspapers, magazines, etc.)…. Through researching (your topic) I highlight the importance of……..and it affects race relations/economy of the US because……. • Begin constructing your own abstract that follows this outline! (10mins)
November 16 • What are character traits? • Describe three traits (either physical or emotional) of Jem, Scout and Atticus and explain how those traits influence their actions. You may reference the novel if you wish. (5mins)
Agenda • Do Now (5mins) • New Vocabulary/Homework Assignment (12mins) • Vocab Group Challenge (10mins) • If Time: Mini Character Poster Assignment (15mins) • Exit Ticket! (5-10mins)
Vocabulary • Vexations (noun) – problems, bothers, annoyances • Hymns (noun) – prayers sung in church, usually led by the choir and placed appropriately during mass • Sentimental (adjective)- emotional • Entailment- (noun)something involved as a necessary part or consequence of something. Ex: Long hours are an entailment of the job. • Sojourn- (noun) a temporary stay • Onslaught- (noun) an onset assault or attack, especially an aggressive one • Cordial- (adjective) courteous, gracious, friendly, warm • Erratic- (adjective) deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion; eccentric; strange • Flinty- (adjective) unyielding; unmerciful (tough) • Diminutive- (adjective) small in stature • Mortification- (noun) a feeling of humiliation or shame, as through some injury to one's pride or self-respect. • Jagged- (adjective) having a harsh, rough, or uneven quality. • Linen- (noun) fabric woven from flax yarns. • Talcum- (noun) a porous and soft powder used for electrical insulation • Parcel (noun) a part, portion, or fragment
Vocab Group Challenge • 1. Break into groups when I say “Go” • 2. Choose five words and come up with fivesentences • 3. Each group will share out their best sentence for the class. • HOMEWORK: Just sentences for each word due 11/17 (1,3,5) and 11/18 (2,4)!
Exit ticket • Answer these questions on a separate sheet of paper…you do not have to copy the questions down. • 1. What themes do you see developing in the novel? • 2. How does the dialect of each character influence who they are? • 3. How do the people of Maycomb county act towards outsiders like Boo Radley? • 4. Based on the symbol of a Mockingbird, what does the novel’s title really mean?
November 17/18 • Do Now: Look back through your notes. What is dialect? In a half of a page to a page, write about a time you judged someone based on the way they spoke (their dialect). Why did you make these judgements? What about that person’s speech caused you to judge them? (the accent, vocabulary, grammar)
Agenda • Do Now (7mins) • Read TKMB (Chapter 4-5) (30mins) • Group activity-In your Reader’s Circle Groups (12mins) • Computer Lab/Research Groups and paper work!
Theme activity • 1. Get into your Reader’s Circle Groups! • 2. Create a theme (message/moral) for TKMB based on what we have read so far. Each individual write this on a separate sheet of paper • 3. Find four pieces of evidence to support this theme (make sure to use proper MLA citations: (author’s last name, pg. #). • Return to seats, pass papers to the center aisle.