Honors English 10B: Nonfiction Focus

PAL BEG Analysis
Media Literacy &Great Speeches

Daily Notes
Socratic Seminar: Friday, 12/16 Monday, 12/19
Essay Test: Monday, 12/19 Tuesday, 12/20

7, 8 Dec.: Research time for project
9 Dec.: Presentations
12 Dec: Seminar Assignment (below), Notes:

14 December: PLATO

21 December: PLATO

4 January: PLATO

11 January: PLATO

13 January: College & Readiness
  • PLAN Test Results
  • Find article on research topic from Taking Sides Index

18 January: PLATO

Due Dates:
Topic/Research Question due 1/26
Outline due 2/10
Rough Draft due 2/14 2/15
Final Draft with Works Cited due on by 11:59pm 2/15 2/17
Notecards due 2/16 2/22
23 Jan.: Discuss Research Assignment

24 Jan.: Computer Lab/Library to finalize topics, copy Taking Sides articles, etc.
Topics that are off the table for research
25 Jan.: PLATO
26 Jan.: How to do source cards and note cards (additional info for source citation), give explanation of why you chose your topic to Ms. WT
27 January: Computer Research

31 Jan.: Research
1 Feb.: PLATO

3 Feb.: Research
6 Feb.: Research

8 Feb.: PLATO

15 Feb.: Peer Editing/PLATO
16 Feb.:Peer Editing/PLATO
Analysis Questions due Friday, March 2
Speeches begin Monday, March 5
The Persuaders

10 Feb.: Continue taking notes on The Persuarders

22 February: PLATO

24 Feb: College & Career Readiness

"I Have a Dream"

Possible Great Speeches

5 March:
  • Great Speech Outline due on before class.
  • All missings assignments due
  • Speeches begin
Print this week's Cornell Notes (bottom of this column) or copy them onto your own paper.
Go to "MCA Reading"
--> Select "Unit 2"
----> Select "PLATO? Advanced Reading Strategies"
------> Select module
14 December: Asking Questions: Complete Tutorial & Test
21 December: Finding Answers: Complete Tutorial & Test
  • Put Persepolis essay on
  • Email presentation reflection due tomorrow
  • Turn in typed seminar reflection
  • Turn in seminar preparation
4 January: Preparing to Review: Complete Tutorial & Test
11 January: Building Vocabulary, Tutorial 1: Complete Tutorial
18 January: Putting It All Together (20 pt assessment)
25 January: Building Vocabulary, Tutorial 2: Complete Tutorial & Test
1 February: Reading to Remember:
Complete Tutorial & Test
8 February: Doing Your Best on the Reading Test, Tutorial 1: Complete Tutorial
15 February: Doing Your Best on the Reading Test, Tutorial 2: Complete Tutorial & Test
22 February: Complete Tutorial, Test, and Cornell notes (make your own) for one of these (you choose):
  • Understanding Social Science (history)
  • Understanding Science
  • Understanding Literature

Handouts and Other Information

Links for Persepolis Presentation

Taking Sides Index.pdf

Letter from Birmingham Jail
Statement from 8 Alabama Clergymen

Possible Great Speeches