DUE: Deep Reading Redos
Resilience Project check-ins
SPAM 2 Emails
Work Time: Annotated Bibliography
Goal: Complete 7th entry for your annotated bibliography. Find the 8th by Monday (FINAL annotated bib with a total of 8-10 entries due Tuesday, beginning of class)
STARTER: Student share out research!
MLA Citation Resources and Workshops and reminder on quiz Thursday!
Work Time: Annotated Bibliography
STARTER: Thesis Brainstorm
As of right now, how would you answer your research question?
Interviewing People for your research? Remember this...
Annotated Bibliography work time + conferences
Goal: Annotated bibliography entries for 4 sources
THURSDAY's QUIZ PREP
You need to know…
These resources will help you with all of the above:
Q and A on annotated bibliographies (if needed)
Annotated Bibliography Work Time
Goal: Find a 4th source that really fills a hole in your research. Begin reading it! You should also have completed annotated bib. entries for at least 3 sources.
Legislation is being introduced in Colorado that would cut CSI charter schools' access to mill levy funding. Student Council reps are hoping you all are up for a quick letter-writing campaign to advocate for the importance of equal funding for charter schools. If it works, it would be great to give a little time to this effort in class.
If you are down to help support charter school funding, and thus Animas's ability to build a new school, I would encourage each of us to send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing the importance of equal funding for charter schools.
Here is an example email template, or rather what Libby wrote!
What is a mill levy? The mill levy is the assessed property tax rate used by local governments and other jurisdictions to raise revenue in order to cover annual expenses.
Work Time Goals
Resilient Project Work Time!
Starter: Deep Reading Survey
Please take the survey linked above to give us feedback on this assignment!
Ashley's Rationale about the next assignment!
This is actually a really key piece- it requires you to engage and interact with your sources at a deeper level, and it's something that former seniors have found hugely helpful once they enter into the writing process. If you do this well, you should have some pieces of analysis and evidence that you can pop right into your thesis when you are drafting. This is also a task that is key to academic research, and is likely something you are going to have to do at some point in college- I've talked to a number of alumni who have had to do this in college. As far as the number of sources, the more research you do, the more you know. Remember-- the goal of a writing assignment is the RESEARCH, not the actual writing. The downfall of much non-fiction writing is not having done enough research.
Find and print at least two additional sources.
Starter: Independent work habits discussion
Mini-Lesson: Review of MLA Bibliography format
Work Time: Deep Reading and Research
Goal: Finish deep reading packet (Due Tue.)
Starter for my morning class and anyone from afternoon class who didn't do this Tuesday: SPAM #1 Email
Starter for my afternoon class
Set your intention for today's work time
FRAMING: The key to productive work time is to clear your head of all the "shoulds, woulds, coulds" that you brought into the work time space with you. Focus on the one or two things that you need to accomplish in THIS time. What is reasonable that you accomplish with regards to your research and senior project?
STARTER TASK: Set two goals for yourself today, ideally based off of the goals I listed in the starter. Try to make them as specific and concrete as possible. Then, estimate how much time each goal/task will take. If you are working on the resilience project, your starter should be focused on that!
1. I will find an academic text on the effects of colonialism on Kenyan's system of education today. (15 minutes)
2. I will read and annotate the abstract and conclusion of that source (25 minutes)
3. Action Project: I will find and research two non-profit organizations that do work in Sub-Saharan Africa and email their program directors about potential partnership for my action project. (1 hour)
Announcements and Today's Goals
If you are planning on doing ANY fundraising for your senior project, you MUST follow this protocol!
Starter: SPAM #1 Email
I'll continue meeting with students about their senior project to-do lists before April.
(Claire, Amanda-- we still need to meet about research questions, etc...)
Humanities teacher at Animas High School