Dystopian Literature                                                                                                        bit.ly/dyslitspring2013

Spring 2013


January 28 - February 1

Monday, Jan 28

- introductions

- pre-write for intro letter

- dystopian questions

Tuesday, Jan 29

- course documents

- rough draft of intro letter

Wednesday, Jan 30

- intro letters due

- gradual release of responsibility

- pre-writing for in-class writing #1

- Surveillance in Shanghai

How is this course structured to increase your independence

Surveillance in Shanghai

     - listen to the audio clip

     - take notes on whether or not this is a dystopian state

     

Thursday, Jan 31

- in-class writing #1

In-Class Writing #1 - What is Dystopian Literature?

Using the three handouts provided in class and complete the following three-paragraph assignment:  

Paragraph one (informative): what is a dystopia?

Paragraph two (explanatory): what kind of dystopia most interests you and why?

Paragraph three (argumentative): what kind of dystopia is most relevant to today's society and why?

        See assignment in visual form here

Friday, Feb 1

- iPad scavenger hunt

Find these things on my blog

     1) digital version of our three ‘intro texts’

     2) my two emails to submit Google Docs to

     3) google doc workflow

     4) your final

     5) something interesting on my blog

Screenshot each of the above items

Import the screenshots into Explain Everything

Explain where to find them and what they’re all about

Publish screencast to YouTube (login with google login)

Copy link to YouTube video and ‘turn it in’ on the Collected Works 

As you work, help out those around you!


February 4 - February 8

Monday, February 4

- iPads

- take curriculum overview

Tuesday, February 5

- introductions & bricks

- curriculum overview

- ‘The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson

Wednesday, February 6

- course check in

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Thursday, February 7

- correspondence #1

- ‘top down control’

- ‘The Pedestrian’

HONORS CREDIT FILL OUT SHEET TODAY

Correspondence #1

- explain which story you prefered - ‘The Lottery’ or ‘Harrison Bergeron’ and why

     - what connections did you make? to movies, ideas, other stories

     - what questions / concerns / comments do you have about the story?

How was Harrison Bergeron ‘top down control’?

Friday, February 8

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February 13 - 15

Wednesday, February 13

- fix curriculum

- dystopian chart

- hand out ‘Red Card’ and ‘10 with a Flag’

Thursday, February 14 <3

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- creative writing

Choose one of these prompts and write about it:

1) There’s one object that will determine who you love.

2) You can only show love through your words.

3) People love objects, not other people.

Friday, February 15

- chart

- thesis vine

Homework over break:

Who has control?

What do they want?

How do the enforce it?

Who is powerless / considered different?

Message to the individual

The Lottery

Harrison Bergeron

The Pedestrian

Red Card

/ 10 with a Flag


March 4 - March 8

Monday, March 4

- voices

- correspondence #2

- reading schedule

- read / write

Correspondence #2

    - answer my question(s)

    - explain where you are in your book and what’s interesting so far

Tuesday, March 5

- thematic topics / definitions

- read and write

Making ‘happiness’ the issue:

BNW: everyone is happy now

1984: happiness is dangerous

THT: happiness doesn’t matter

Wednesday, March 6 - ½ day

- set up EdCafe schedule

- sample EdCafe schedules

Thursday, March 7

- EdCafe

Friday, March 8

- correspondence #3

- update reading calendar

Correspondence #3

     - answer my question

     - explain what ideas challenged you this week, in reading or in conversations


March 11 - 15

Monday, March 11

- Monday voices

- check in about the week

- Correspondence #3

Correspondence #3

- answer my questions

- update me on your PAGE/CHAPTER and what’s interesting, etc.

Tuesday, March 12

- EdCafes

- Note Check - 5pg minimum

EdCafe Signup (only works if you gave me your email)

Wednesday, March 13

- reading / writing

- mini-lecture

- papers - comments and getting five

- edcafes tomorrow

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Thursday, March 14

- EdCafes

Friday, March 15 

- reading / writing

- Note Check - 10 minimum

Weekend Homework: finish book


March 18 - 22

Monday, March 18

- check in

- note check

- writing in computer lab

- highlighted notes

- idea developed

Tuesday, March 19

- computer lab

- idea development

- outline (quotes)

Wednesday, March 20

- computer lab

- rough draft (due at end of period)

Thursday, March 21

- workshopping / editing

writing / editing

Friday, March 22

- collect papers

- Correspondence #4

- choose books

everything due!

HAPPY WEEKEND!


March 25 - 29

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Monday, March 25

- idea development for your own dystopia

No Ms. Kennett

Hand in idea development at end of class - it will come back later...

Tuesday, March 26

- check in

- productive work

What are you doing today?

- attending to late paper

- 5pg notes on your new book

- book trailer

- research - annotated bibliography / pearltrees

Wednesday, March 27

- intro to Pearltrees

- reading / writing

Getting started with Pearltrees - full assignment

- make an account: pearltrees.com

- look at Ms. Kennett’s on her Pearltrees account

- start collecting ‘pearls’ that relate to your book - specifically and/or thematically

Thursday, March 28

- intro to Book Trailer

Book Trailer - full assignment

In a snapshot:

     1) essential question of the work

     2) quotations that lead to that overwhelming question

     3) images from our world that connect to it

Friday, March 29 - No School

Good Friday

Weekend Homework: read / take notes / set up Pearltrees

April 22 - 26

Monday, April 22

- Monday Voices

- intellectual time with book trailer

- overview of Foyer Fair

Tuesday, April 23

- iPads / workday

Wednesday, April 24

- ½ day

- iPads / workday

Thursday, April 25

- iPads / workday

Friday

- Foyer Fair


April 29 - May 3

Monday, April 29

- Foyer Fair

Tuesday, April 30

- reflection on strengths/weaknesses

- project proposal

Wednesday, May 1

- calendar construction

IMC

Thursday, May 2

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Friday, May 3

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May 6 - May 10

Monday, May 6

- to-do

Tuesday, May 7

- correspondence #2

- Purple sheet for admin

- work

Correspondence #2

- how are you doing with your story? What are you successful with? What are you struggling with?

- how are you doing with your time management / calendar? what does your week look like?

Wednesday, May 8

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Thursday, May 9

- correspondence #3

Friday, May 10

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