B1 - Checked DEN's for "No Logo" and discussed the article for quite a while. I passed back graded Summaries and Critique rough drafts today. Next, I distributed several packets of supplementary readings from the Writing Analytically textbook. Many of the readings I have given you correlate directly with the Comparative Critique assignment. Be sure to read the sections that focus particularly on analysis and making sources engage in conversation together. These will be very useful to you when putting your paper together. Students received copies of the article for next time and a handout on "The Method." Next, we completed an activity using The Method to analyze a patio furniture advertisement. Near the end of the block, we discussed the Comparative Critique assignment and students received a chart they will use in groups to put together ideas for a cross-comparison of two articles from this unit that may be used as samples for putting the Comp. Critique paper together. *Assignments: Start working through the supplementary readings. Take your time. Read "The Fiction of Truth in Advertising" by Patricia Williams and do a DEN. Work on the revision of your Critique paper. The Final Drafts of the Critique are due on Wednesday, March 6.*

B3 - Returned graded work. Distributed research packets. Students were taken to the Computer Lab for the rest of the block today to work on their research. I asked them to focus on one of their three subtopics today and find two sources to document and take notes over. **Assignment: If you were unable to complete the source information sheets for two sources today, please have those completed before class on Monday. We will spend two more days in the computer lab next week. Packets will be due on Wednesday of next week.**

B4 - Students worked on their terms for Chapters 1-4 together in their groups, then we resumed the Powerpoint lecture we started in class last time. When we finished taking the notes, we briefly discussed *Forbes *magazine's recent list of 71 of the World's Most Powerful People. Students randomly drew numbers, and they will be researching basic biographical information on the person to determine what makes him/her so powerful. Next, I distributed a list of questions to think about over Chapters 1-4. We'll discuss some of these questions in class next time. *Assignment: Research your person from the drawing today. Come up with basic biographical information that will inform us a little bit about who the person is and what makes him/her so powerful. Read Chapter 5, then skip Chapter 6, and read Chapters 7-8. Also, please be sure to study SAT Vocab. this week... The test is Monday.*