Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, 11/29/2012

College-Prep Reading
Day 20--Thursday, November 29, 2012

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.
2.     Grab your vocab flashcards off the table, please.

College Note-Taking—Interactive Discussion—Add to/Deepen Our Learning; Review
1.      Let’s take a look at a set of notes from yesterday.
2.     What was brand new information?
3.     What added a layer to what you already knew?  (Connection; added details)
4.     What’s the most valuable information you got from this lecture? 
5.     What questions do you still have?

1.      Your vocabulary is the LARGEST indicator of your reading comprehension l200
2.     evel—scientific research says so.  That’s WHY I am requiring you guys to work a lot with vocabulary acquisition.
3.     Greek Vocabulary Tie-In Words
a.     Pronunciation
b.    Give me a GREEK MYTH example of each word.
c.     Everyone share his/her example from words I call, unless they’re repeats.
d.    Show me!  I’ll say definition, you show me the word and picture
4.     On your own:  study for the vocab quiz on Monday.

Facebook Assignment—Olympians and Four Titans
The facebook assignment was designed so that you could learning about the Olympians and Titans in an interactive way.  Some of you have made this work for you, and I commend you for that.  Here’s what you should have done:

Once You’ve Friended Everyone
1.      Friend everyone’s myth page with your myth page persona.
2.     Using your Greek Myth Persona (putting on a fictional mask, and speaking as that person/figure), do all the following WITH SUBSTANCE AND ACCURACY:
a.     Post on four people’s walls
b.    Comment on three other people’s pictures.
c.     Complete all family connections.
d.    Perform three other actions of your choice!
e.     Post two status updates.

I will be calling you over to the library one at a time to talk about your facebook profiles, so when you get the card, come on over and talk to me.

By Classtime Tomorrow
·      So that everyone has your information, even if they haven’t been on facebook, I’d like you to do the following:
·      Get on MY Greek Myth Notes, and enter the information for YOUR Olympian or Titan from Facebook. 
·      You’re the expert, so make sure your info is correct and significant.

Facebook Actions, as of 11-ish last night:
Rhea (1)
Hermes (1)
Athena (2)
Aphrodite (5)
Hera (1)

Homework for Friday
·      Discuss hero page in pink packet
·      Hero Presentation
o   Google Presentation
o   Prezi

All Presentations Must Answer All of the Following
1.      What did he/she do to make him/her a hero in the eyes of the Greeks?
2.     What motivated the hero to do these things?
3.     Which god or goddesses helped them?  Why?
4.     Which gods or goddesses harmed them?  Why?
5.     How is this hero connected to ONE MORE (different from #3 and #4) figure from Greek mythology—someone in our master list of figures?

Creative Writing
11/29/2012—Day Twenty-One
Happy Thursday!

When You Come In
·       Please sign in.

Writing Lesson—Writing Dialogue!
Yes, This Means We’re Going to Write Some Stories!
1.      Let’s read the story on page 40 aloud, to see how to use and edit dialogue.  What do you notice?
2.     With a partner, read the questions about dialogue on page 41—“Dialogue Worksheet”.  (Started:  8:24; Ending at 8:34-ish)
3.     Read pages 43-4 to find the answers, and record them on page 41.
4.     Let’s check page 41 in class.
5.     Let’s use the words you used in #10 to talk about “Words to Use Instead of ‘Said’”—page 42.
6.     “Stop it,” Willis said.
a.     Demurred
b.     Jeered
c.     Quipped
d.     Quibbled
e.     Evinced
f.      Called
g.     Smirked

Collaborative Writing—Partner Dialogue Story (Thirty minutes:  Started @8:52; Ended @9:20)
1.      Take a look at the model:  “A Tale of Two Cougars”
2.     I have your partners assigned on the roster.
3.     You’re going to write your own story with a partner.  Go!
4.     Save these in the google docs folder right away, as soon as you get your MLA on there (“Dialogue Stories”), and we'll share them Monday!
5.     Apply what you learned from the writing lessons about PARAGRAPHING and about WRITING AND EDITING DIALOGUE.  Please and thank you!

Type yourself a note about WHERE you’re going with your PARTNER DIALOGUE STORY tomorrow.  You don’t want to forget your idea, and I want you to be able to jump right in tomorrow.

Workshop Time/Spilling Over Into Homework, if Needed
1.         Prompt Word Poem—due FRIDAY; make sure it’s printed by the tardy bell, or you will lose 15% of the total grade on this assignment.
·       We will fill out the rubric TOGETHER at the first of the block on FRIDAY, so leave it blank for now—but obviously you should consult it as you write and revise this piece!
2.         Paragraphing Review--Practice On Your Own Work
a.     Select one PROSE (not a poem) piece of yours on google docs.
b.     Read over it, like you did the John Green passage, and put in paragraphs as needed, for STRUCTURAL and STYLISTIC reasons.
c.     When you finish putting in paragraphs (or finish re-checking your current paragraphs), type this at the top of your paper:  “Paragraphed 11/29”.  You’re done for now with this piece!  Woo-hoo!
d.     Select a second PROSE piece, and repeat this process.
e.     Select a third PROSE piece, and repeat this process.

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