This has felt like forever!
Ok. Vocab #5 exam will be next Monday (Feb 4th).
Vocab #6 1-10 would have been assigned this week, and 11-20 will be assigned Monday (the day of the test for vocab #5)
In addition, there is a rhetorical analysis assignment related to the commercials from the super bowl that is also assigned.
Tomorrow is the exam!
Today students had a timed argumentative writing (FRQ3 from the AP exam) on Thoreau's Civil Disobedience from last week.
Our final set of vocab words for this cycle. Since it's Tuesday, packets are due Thursday. Your exam is this Friday.
We discussed the arguments provided for both sides of the motion. Students picked out 3 students and documented their views for whichever side of the motion they believed. This information will be used to write two argumentative paragraphs--one arguing for the motion and the other arguing against it. It is due Friday.
We are listening to an intelligence squared debate on whether or not smart technology is making us dumb. The link for the video and transcript can be found here.