Monday - Schedule has been revised to reflect the two snow days from last week. Turn in essays and begin speeches and debates.
Tuesday - Finish with speeches and debates, if more time is needed. Vocab quiz on rhetorical devices and logical fallacies. Exit slip on persuasive essays and rhetorical devices unit. Look back at first day of school picture of the students' wants and needs for the year. How are we doing? What do we still need to work at?
Thursday - Begin "Realism and the Frontier" unit. Review objectives for the unit. Read introduction to unit and fill out worksheet. Review as a class and discuss. Exit slip.
Friday - DO NOW: Why are cartoons so popular? Why are they still included in magazines and newspapers? Read and analyze Mark Twain's "Tom Quartz." Answer questions in small groups and then discuss as a class. This short story will be a perfect model for the upcoming works of the unit.