I blog each day about what we did in class. If you're absent, you can find out what you missed here. If you're merely absent-minded, you can re-live class here. :-) Homework is listed as well.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
When You Come In
1.Please sign in.
2.Please get an iBook, but you don’t need to sign on yet.
3.Please get out your Simile Poem two-column sheet from yesterday.
Writing Lesson #1:Similes
Writing Assignment:WE #13—Simile Poem
1.Review assignment expectations.
2.Read models from 4th term last year—not about love!
4.The Mall brainstorm
Writing Workshop (twenty minutes)
1.Create your two-column list with = in between each comparison.
2.You must have at least FIVE pairs listed before you start typing your poem.
3.Create your Simile Poem!
4.Minimum line length = 20
5.Minimum points of comparison = 5
6.Print when I call time.
7.Staple your five-pair brainstorm to the back of the final, and put your paper in the drawer!
1.Let’s look at the directions and models on page 61.
2.Let’s review the rubric. (ABSENT PEOPLE: THIS RUBRIC IS UPLOADED IN GOOGLE DOCS IN "CREATIVE WRITING, SECOND TERM".)
3.We’re at the point in the term where you cannot rely on me to tell you what to revise.You have to think independently, and you have to consider the rubric, and you have to consider all the writing lessons we’ve discussed this term.
4.Share/Drag your poem to the “Sense Poem” folder.
5.Save it as your last name, dash, Sense Poem.
6.Print a final copy.
7.Fill out the rubric.
8.Staple it like this:
b.Final Draft (middle)
c.Rough Draft (bottom)
9.Put it in the drawer, please.
10.Please plug your iBook back into the correct home!
·Don’t be absent—I have the first-graders Santa’s Helper’s letters, and we’re reading them tomorrow.
Thursday In Class
1.Read and annotate “Geography Matters….” (Professor Foster)
2.Read Edgar Allen Poe’s, “Fall of the House of Usher”
3.Update your Vocab War pages so that you have at least twenty-five points for tomorrow.
4.Read the last ten pages of Frankenstein.
ANYTHING YOU DIDN'T COMPLETE IN CLASS IS HOMEWORK.