Language & Composition

Mr. Eure | Brewster High School

Calendar

The following calendar shows the main focus of each day’s lesson for the first semester. This is for archival and preparatory purposes only; complete lessons and relevant documents are available through posts.

2012-2013 BCSD Calendars

MON4/29FR#3: exemplars and self-assessment

MON 9/10 Narrative competition: “Ordeal”
TUE 9/11 Opinions and facts: comparative argument
WED 9/12 Comparative arguments continued
THU 9/13 Online smorgasbord (or maybe mélange)
FRI 9/14 Memory EQ essays due; metacognitive work
MON 9/17 Rosh Hashana (No School)
TUE 9/18 Rosh Hashana (No School)
WED 9/19 Political policing: formation of groups
THU 9/20 Political policing: foundational work begins
FRI 9/21 Group work with Kahane’s text continues
MON 9/24 Guidance visit: PSATs, transcripts
TUE 9/25 Quiz on induction, deduction; group work continues
WED 9/26 Yom Kippur (No School)
THU 9/27 Material distribution, collation, and cataloging
FRI 9/28 Cataloging continued; quizzes returned, reviewed
MON 10/1 Political artifact analysis begins
TUE 10/2 Political artifact analysis continued
WED 10/3 Political artifact analysis completed
THU 10/4 Deconstructing the debate; artifact scoring
FRI 10/5 DAMAGES+ rubric reading
MON 10/8 Columbus Day (No School)
TUE 10/9 DAMAGES+ lecture; EQ essays post-mortem
WED 10/10 Post-mortem work; political analysis rebooted
THU 10/11 Adversarial scoring revisited; political analysis continued
FRI 10/12 Making ourselves heard: political deconstruction
MON 10/15 Livingroomcandidate.org: visual political rhetoric
TUE 10/16 DAMAGES+ quiz #1: self-scored and peer-evaluated
WED 10/17 DAMAGES+ quiz #2: redone as open-note collaboration
THU 10/18 Prepping for next week: livingroomcandidate.org
FRI 10/19 Prepping for next week: livingroomcandidate.org
MON 10/22 72-hour letter-writing work begins
TUE 10/23 Second day of in-class work on letters
WED 10/24 SLO Pre-Test: Timed Writing
THU 10/25 SLO Pre-Test: Timed Multiple-Choice
FRI 10/26 SLO Pre-Test: Timed Multiple-Choice
MON 10/29 School Canceled (Weather)
TUE 10/30 School Canceled (Weather)
WED 10/31 School Canceled (Weather)
THU 11/1 School Canceled (Weather)
FRI 11/2 School Canceled (Weather)
MON 11/5 Collaborative letter-writing: preparations
TUE 11/6 Collaborative letter-writing: execution
WED 11/7 Reading King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies”
THU 11/8 Analyzing King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies”
FRI 11/9 Unit overview and EQ writing: Rhetorical Alligators
MON 11/12 No School (Veterans Day)
TUE 11/13 Timed rhetorical analysis essay: King’s “Horror”
WED 11/14 Feedback and commentary deluge; Edelstein reading
THU 11/15 Edelstein’s “Now Playing” + QORAS
FRI 11/16 Edelstein QORAS continued
MON 11/19 Typing up general argument essays
TUE 11/20 Formative writing/metacog. process w/GA essays
WED 11/21 Catching up and preparing for Dustin Rowles’ essays
THU 11/22 No School (Thanksgiving)
FRI 11/23 No School (Thanksgiving)
MON 11/26 Reading Rowles (x2); select QORAS from 11/21
TUE 11/27 No Class (Early Dismissal)
WED 11/28 Miller test for obscenity and censorship in school
THU 11/29 “Captivity” review: annotation w/direct questions
FRI 11/30 “Captivity” continued: writing Rowles; “Chaos” as HW
MON 12/3 “Chaos” QORAS: Day 1
TUE 12/4 “Chaos” QORAS: Day 2
WED 12/5 “Chaos” QORAS: Day 3
THU 12/6 No Class (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
FRI 12/7 No Class (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
MON 12/10 Michael Levin’s “Case for Torture”
TUE 12/11 Adversarial discussion: Levin QORAS
WED 12/12 Online adversarial discussion
THU 12/13 Fishbowl extension of online discussion: Group #1
FRI 12/14 Fishbowl extension of online discussion: Group #2
MON 12/17 Staggered discussion and introduction to Tuesday’s text
TUE 12/18 Francis Church’s “Yes, Virginia”
WED 12/19 Adversarial discussion: Church QORAS
THU 12/20 Adversarial discussion: Church QORAS
FRI 12/21 Santa Claus synthesis discussion
MON 12/31 No School (Holiday)
TUE 1/1 No School (Holiday)
WED 1/2 QORAS feedback; Santa synthesis due
THU 1/3 Source efficacy and interaction: Santa synthesis
FRI 1/4 Source efficacy and interaction: Santa synthesis
MON 1/7 Introduction to Bronson’s “Learning to Lie”
TUE 1/8 Annotating Bronson
WED 1/9 DAMAGE w/o S: annotating, forests, and trees
THU 1/10 Rhetoric and style in Bronson’s “Learning to Lie”
FRI 1/11 Brainstorming: midterm mock synthesis subjects
MON 1/14 Midterm overview; text distributed
TUE 1/15 Student-driven work: QORAS and/or synthesis
WED 1/16 Student-driven work: QORAS and/or synthesis
THU 1/17 Student-driven work: QORAS and/or synthesis
FRI 1/18 Student-driven work: QORAS and/or synthesis
MON 1/28 No Class (Early Dismissal)
TUE 1/29 Midterm reflection and metacognition
WED 1/30 Kohn, “The Case Against Grades”
THU 1/31 Preliminary discussion: degrading Q3
FRI 2/1 Kohnian shift into lying unit: narrative writing
MON 2/4 Kohnian shift: “degrading” overview and guidelines
TUE 2/5 Data-driven criteria- and goal-setting
WED 2/6 Data-driven criteria- and goal-setting
THU 2/7 Sharing criteria/goals; answering EQs for unit
FRI 2/8 School Canceled (Weather)
MON 2/11 2013-2014 schedules (Guidance Dept.)
TUE 2/12 ETA/bishop reading: “The Ways We Lie”
WED 2/13 ETA/bishop reading: “The Ways We Lie”
THU 2/14 ETA/bishop reading: “The Ways We Lie”
FRI 2/15 Classification and division (C&D) as ETA response
MON 2/18 No School (President’s Day)
TUE 2/19 No School (February Break)
WED 2/20 Kohnian shift: journaling, self-monitoring
THU 2/21 Timed multiple-choice practice and discussion
FRI 2/22 Oppenheimer emulation: parallelism with purpose
MON 2/25 Commenting on ETA post; Kohnian journals
TUE 2/26 C&D exemplars; journals, commenting, and drafts
WED 2/27 Reading Tannen’s “Unmarked Woman”
THU 2/28 MCQ: Tannen; discussion and ETA notes
FRI 3/1 Progress reports: canned comments and reflection
MON 3/4 Self-diagnostic narratives; Tannen MCQ review
TUE 3/5 Tannen argument; self-diagnostics; C&D conferences
WED 3/6 Reading Schneller’s “Culture Saturated in Sexism”
THU 3/7 ETA/DAMAGES work: Schneller
FRI 3/8 School Canceled (Weather) 
MON 3/11 C&D symposium: organization and rosters
TUE 3/12 C&D symposium setup; self-monitoring case studies
WED 3/13 C&D symposium: annotations as collaboration
THU 3/14 Course registration (20 min.); Schneller MCQ
FRI 3/15 C&D symposium: revising for publication
MON 3/18 MCQ collaboration and testing (Schneller et al)
TUE 3/19 MCQ collaboration and testing (Schneller et al)
WED 3/20 C&D symposium and essay revision/submission
THU 3/21 C&D symposium and essay revision/submission
FRI 3/22 C&D symposium and essay revision/submission
MON 4/1 Ursus Ephemeris: setting up real-world writing
TUE 4/2 Francine Prose, Jerry Jesness, and education
WED 4/3 Harper’s reading continued; “reading life” writing
THU 4/4 Synthesis connectivity with Harper’s reading
FRI 4/5 Individual reading: Jesness and Q3 grading guide
MON 4/8 Discussion of grade inflation and abatement
TUE 4/9 Timed writing: Q3 scores and justifications
WED 4/10 AP exam overview and free-response guide
THU 4/11 Synthesis argument: choosing a prompt, reading
FRI 4/12 Synthesis argument: timed writing
MON 4/15 Timed writing (continued as necessary)
TUE 4/16 FR#1 (synthesis): exemplars and self-assessment
WED 4/17 FR#1 continued; FR#2 overview and prep
THU 4/18 FR#2 (rhetorical analysis): choosing a prompt
FRI 4/19 FR#2 (rhetorical analysis): timed writing
MON 4/22 FR#2: exemplars and self-assessment
TUE 4/23 FR#2: exemplars and self-assessment
WED 4/24 “Who warrants survival?” exercise
THU 4/25 “Who warrants survival?” fishbowl discussion
FRI 4/26 FR#3 (general argument): timed writing
MON 4/29 FR#3: exemplars and self-assessment
TUE 4/30 FR#3: exemplars and self-assessment
WED 5/1 Semi-symposium for best of FR#3; MCQ overview
THU 5/2 Section I (Multiple-Choice): exam practice
FRI 5/3 Section I (Multiple-Choice): exam practice
MON 5/6 Pick your poison; MC cleanup and preparation
TUE 5/7 MC scores and review; conferencing as exam prep
WED 5/8 MC scores and review; conferencing as exam prep
THU 5/9 Conferencing as exam prep
FRI 5/10 No Class | AP Exam @8AM
MON 5/13 Post-exam reflection; logomisia and linguaphilia
TUE 5/14 Logomisia and linguaphilia unit continued online
WED 5/15 Logomisia and linguaphilia unit continued online
THU 5/16 Final unit overview and brainstorming
FRI 5/17 Final unit overview and brainstorming
MON 5/20 Final exam and final unit: all handouts, details, etc.
TUE 5/21 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
WED 5/22 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
THU 5/23 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
FRI 5/24 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
MON 5/27 No School (Memorial Day)
TUE 5/28 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
WED 5/29 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
THU 5/30 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
FRI 5/31 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
MON 5/27 No School (Memorial Day)
TUE 5/28 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
WED 5/29 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
THU 5/30 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
FRI 5/31 Student-driven learning (see Final Salvo posts)
MON 6/3 Final Exam, Part I: Argument Basics
TUE 6/4 Collaborative revising, editing, and publishing
WED 6/5 Collaborative revising, editing, and publishing
THU 6/6 Collaborative publishing and publicizing
FRI 6/7 Collaborative publishing and publicizing
MON 6/10 Grade abatement work due; more U/E work
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