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...)
Starter: Senior PROJECT check-in
What are the most important tasks you need to complete for your senior project BEFORE you launch in April?
Senior Project Conferences
Deep Reading and Research
Read and annotate your 3rd source
Check in…what’s the most interesting thing you’ve found in your research so far?
Class Charter! Should we get it going again?
Research Question conferences (if needed)
Deep Reading and Research
Finish deeply reading and annotating the 2nd source and find a 3rd source
STARTER- take the survey below
Resilience Project Team Leader Meeting!
You do not have to have every source for the Deep Reading assignment come from the Durango Public Library Academic Database. They just need to be ACADEMIC sources.
See the second to last page of the Deep Reading Assignment for a breakdown of academic vs. non-academic sources.
Conferences with Ashley
Finish reading, annotating/notetaking on your first source.
Want to do honors this semester? Let me know by the end of the day today! You can do this in person or via email.
Starter 2: Research Quote
Read the quote linked above. As you read it, make mental notes of sentences or ideas that strike or surprise you. When you are done reading, respond in writing to the following questions:
Review of Deadlines, etc.
For my own peace of mind, let's review deadlines, etc.
How to Read a Scholarly Article
Pull up ONE of the articles you found on the library database yesterday.
Deep Reading Assignment (the assignment link and student examples are on the Senior Project page!)
Start Your Research!
I suggest finding at least 2-3 articles to get you started before you start your deep reading. So spend today using the abstract and conclusion to sift through the articles you find.
Find at LEAST one good source from an academic journal or publication.
Starter 1: Independent Work Survey
Take the survey linked above! Make sure the click the "send me a copy of my results" button at the bottom of the page before you submit- we'll be coming back to these later! We'll review the results as a class, and then in pairs you'll discuss the following things:
With your table group, check in about the current state of your research question, project, etc. What feedback did you get from your POL? What work have you done since then? How are you feeling about your readiness to jump into research?
Update Research Question/Project Document
Update the document above with your post-POL research question and project. Don't remember your feedback? Check in with Ashley to get a copy of her notes from POLs.
Info Dump: Review Deadlines, Honors, Expectations, etc.
Using the Library Database
Follow along with Ashley into the magical world of the Durango Public Library's academic database!
*Matt Hughes has a good screencast on how to do this as well. It is linked on the Senior Project page.
Find (but don't read) 3-5 potential sources that seem to be about your general topic. Have them bookmarked in the library folder so that you can easily access them at the start of class tomorrow. If you don't have these bookmarked, you'll be behind for tomorrow's class.
Humanities teacher at Animas High School