Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Creative Writing

Due:  Prompt Word Poem
·      Keep it with you at your desk, along with the rubric.  We’re going to fill that out together before you turn the poem in.
·      We’ll fill out the rubric together, since this is the first one we’ve done.  STAPLE THE RUBRIC ON TOP OF YOUR POEM, and keep it at your desk.
·      You do not need an iBook today.

Writing Experiment #8:  Best and Worst of the Week (10:05-10:11)
·      Take out a sheet of notebook paper.
·      In the few minutes you have, make two lists:
o   Best of the Week
o   Worst of the Week
·      If you complete both lists, start another list:  what you’re most looking forward to in the next two weeks.
·      For 100%, you have to write the whole time.

Peer Conferencing
·      Prompt Word Trade-and-Grade

Organization and Reflection—Big Ideas
What do we know?  What have we learned?  What’s still a mystery?
·      Unit 1 Overview—page 3
·      Unit 2 Overview—page 27
·      What do we know?  What have we learned?  What’s still a mystery?

Writing Lesson #1--Paragraphing
1.      Beginning a New Paragraph--Read this to yourself.  (p. 28)
2.     Practice putting in paragraphs on page 29--an excerpt from author John Green.  Use the paragraph symbol where you feel there should be a new paragraph (based on what you know from p. 28)
3.     Compare our answers with a partner, making changes if needed.
4.     Look at the author's version of paragraph breaks, and we talked about how ours were similar, and how ours were different.

Writing Lesson #2--Making Line Breaks
1.      Read the directions; then I’ll model how to work with partners to complete the assignment on page 30.
2.     Take ten minutes with partners to break the poems into lines, then talk about how and why.
3.     Get back together as a class to chat about the hows and whys, after we looked at the authors' original breaks.

·      None


When You Come In
·       Pick up an Oedipus Viewing Worksheet off my desk, please.
·       Sign in, please.
·       Due by 3:30 today  (We are not taking classtime now to do this.)
o   Printed copy of final draft of myth essay
o   Completed rubric (numbers circled; written reasons given for score)

Saying Good-bye to Oedipus Rex
1.      Oedipus Wordles (w/Viewing Sheet)
2.     NOW:  Professor Foster—Read and annotate “He’s Blind for a Reason”.
§  Questions—at least four
§  Connections—at least four
§  Comments—at least four
§  Reference look up—at least two allusions you don’t know

1.      Review what Aristotle said in answer to the question, “WHAT IS TRAGEDY?”
2.     Re-read pages 69 and 70 in your Oedipus packet.  You need to have this in your head BEFORE you start reading what Arthur Miller believes.  Both men are writing ARGUMENTS.  And you’re going to have to compare and contrast their arguments.
3.     What does Arthur Miller say about tragedy in his essay, “Tragedy and the Common Man”?
4.     Come get a buff-colored essay off the circle table.
5.     Read the Reading Journal question on page 4.
6.     Read and annotate Miller’s essay.
7.     Answer questions #1-#8 in your Reading Journal.  Remember:
o   Write in complete sentences.
o   Answer all parts of the question(s)
o   Use examples from the essay or from other readings to support your points

Last five minutes:  Papers to Pass Back
·       Greek Myth Final
·       Peer Conferencing grades
·       Greek Myth Wordle Viewing
·       Annotations
·       Myth flashcards

1.           Arthur Miller “Tragedy and the Common Man” reading annotating
2.          Reading Journal (#1-#8)
3.          Foster chapter annotated, including allusions looked up and noted

·       By 3:30 today—printed copy of myth essay; completed rubric stapled on top.
·       Vocab Sushi

No comments: