In case you have nothing to do… http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2016/02/politics/trump-kanye-who-tweeted/
To prepare for our Socratic Seminar on Tuesday, here is a starting point for your articles: 1. Obama’s immigration plan 2. The Atlantic on Legal issue of immigration order 3. Obama’s executive order on gun control Be sure to… Continue Reading
AP GOV Students: Remember, these are the additional homework instructions this weekend. Here’s what you are doing: 1. Go to https://quizlet.com/mrcoia. 2. Play three games of Unit 4b Key Terms. 3. Play three games of Key Legislation. 4. Play three games of… Continue Reading
Here is the article to print off outside of school: http://www.nationalreview.com/node/337929/print. We’ll read it in class; you only need to print, staple, and label.
Remember to complete your “Harrison Bergeron” assignment. First, look over the story again. 1. Underline similes. 2. Circle odd vocabulary. 3. Give usual markings/margin notes. After reading, write a four-sentence overview on the main theme of the story (remember, this… Continue Reading
The Best of the Year 2015 Begin by watching Google’s 2015 Zeigeist video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7o7R5BgWDY Station 1: News Year in Review http://abcnews.go.com/US/year-review-13-biggest-news-stories-2015/story?id=35852690 Read the new stories from the year. Discuss ones that you remember occurring. Which seemed to be the… Continue Reading
TSL Grading Rubric Name:____________________________________________ Date:__________________ Per:________ The Scarlet Letter Reaction Paper Grading Rubric Topic: “What The Scarlet Letter has to teach in 2015.” Be creative, insightful, and show your knowledge of the novel and its themes. –Format 0 1 3 … Continue Reading
Go to the Handouts section of www.mrcoia.com and take a look at our new unit guide for The Scarlet Letter. You are reading chapters 1-6 due next Tuesday and Thursday (it’s a bit different than originally planned), making sure to mark… Continue Reading
Thanks to Madi D., we’ll have an updated rhetorical terms quiz. Since you already check the site for 10-15 minutes each weekend, include this practice to help you prepare for our quizzes. And, when you see Madi, say thank you!… Continue Reading
To help you understand and enjoy Shakespeare’s Othello, here is a link to a free podcast of the play. It’s not as good as the one we listened to today in class, but it can help in staying focused as… Continue Reading
Do you need help on your outline for our Martin Luther King essay? Here are two sources to help: Walden University’s Writing Center link: http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/318.htm University of Northwest: http://www.unwsp.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=a208956c-88e0-46db-a445-87686aadbe72&groupId=2273328 Did you find another source to help other students? If so, please post… Continue Reading
For today’s work on the midterm elections, You will complete the following: 1. Take out your midterm election sheet from your unit guide. Open up this page in your browser now. 2. Using these links, find the results for… Continue Reading
Before you begin: Copy and paste this text into a Word document. Complete the surveys and answer the questions in Word. Print your results on no more than two pages of paper! Be sure to answer in complete sentences. Turn… Continue Reading
Looking for a way to get beyond using sticky notes? Try ordering a copy of The Scarlet Letter for your own writing. It’s much easier writing in margins than using sticky notes. This is optional, but I think it is… Continue Reading
Your homework this weekend is to print our new unit guide and supplemental reading. Go to http://mrcoia.com/school/html/handouts.html to print the following items for our upcoming unit: 1. Unit Guide #2: Sin and Syntax 2. “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 3. “Good… Continue Reading
We’ll read and research three of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Complete work in this order: 1. In your group, read aloud THREE times. 2. Discuss possible meanings. Mark up your sonnet. 3. Read a paraphrase of your sonnet online. See links… Continue Reading
Would you rather print a copy and mark on the text? Here’s a link to an online version of our text: http://lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/2376/I%20know%20why%20the%20caged%20bird%20cannot%20read.pdf You CANNOT, however, print this at school. This is optional, and if you chose to print it, do… Continue Reading
Here is the video that we watched in class today. Be sure to watch it in its entirety before planning your Socratic Seminar notes. Your notes must have the following: 1. Your main “thesis” of the essential question. 2. Evidence… Continue Reading
Introducing a marvel in new technology: the BookBook.
We’ll watch this in class on Wednesday. You’ll create a chart with 5 different definitions of rhetoric gleaned from your viewing of the video.
Looking for a good way to get a better sense of the material? Why not purchase a used copy of our textbook. While this is completely optional, some students enjoy having a copy in which they mark up for a… Continue Reading
Welcome to the first post of the year. I’ll use this forum to post course-related information that will help your understanding of the three courses I teach: AP Government, AP English Language and Composition, and 10th Language Arts. You are… Continue Reading
TALON. FOURTH BRANCH. FRIDAY, 5/29. 1645. KUBASAKI THEATER. MANDATORY. Fourth Branch Presenters: Marissa, Mauryn, Jonah. Debates on final government action: participators forthcoming.
For homework tonight, not only will you focus on two resources on the previous forum post, you will also pick one FRQ to write fully in 25 minutes. Print the question, write it, print the rubric, grade it. Staple… Continue Reading
1. Here is the rubric, in case you missed it in class. Be sure to print two copies of your essay, and staple this slip to one of them All Quiet Grading Rubric. 2. I mentioned some extra credit in… Continue Reading