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, November 29, 2012
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
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
5.What questions do you still have?
1.Your vocabulary is the LARGEST indicator of your reading
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
b.Give me a GREEK MYTH example of each word.
c.Everyone share his/her example from words I call, unless
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
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
By Classtime Tomorrow
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
expert, so make sure your info is correct and significant.
Facebook Actions, as of 11-ish last night:
Homework for Friday
·Discuss hero page in pink packet
All Presentations Must Answer All of
1.What did he/she do to make him/her a hero in the eyes of the
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?
When You Come In
·Please sign in.
Yes, This Means We’re Going to Write
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
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
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!
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.
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
·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!
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.