Monday, November 12, 2012

Tuesday, 11/13/2012

Welcome to Creative Writing!
11/13/2012--Day Twelve
(Iowa Assessment Schedule)

When You Come In
1.      Sign in, please.

Iowa Assessments Daily Schedule
November 13 and 15

Block 1  8:10-9:10
Snack Break 9:10-9:35
Testing Block 9:40-11:30
Block 3  11:35-1:10
A Lunch          11:35-12:00 Class  12:05-1:10
B Class             11:35-12:10  Lunch   12:10-12:35 Class 12:40-1:05
C Class             11:35-12:45  Lunch   12:45-1:10
Block 2  1:15-2:15
Block 4  2:20-3:20

Organization--Unit One Review—Page 3
1.      What have we talked about so far?
2.      What writings have we done?
3.      What do we still have to think about, talk about, and write?
a.     Twenty-Question Quiz?
b.     Or Everybody Up?

Revision and Peer Conferencing:  I Am a Russian Tailor
·       See handout/checklist.

Homework for Wednesday
Writing Experiment #5
1.      Select ONE of the following choices to write about. 
2.     Set a timer for twenty minutes.  Type for the full twenty minutes. 
3.     Doublespace this assignment; this should be a page or more when you finish.
4.     No one will read this but me, unless you choose to share it in your small group next week.
***DUE:                  Wednesday, 11/14, in the drawer when the tardy bell rings

Option 1:  This I Believe
You probably share a basic outlook on life with your friends.  However, most people have a few beliefs that would shock their friends.  Write about a belief of yours that annoys or surprises the people who are close to you.

Option 2:  Making a Comeback
According to the cliché,
Every setback is an opportunity for a comeback.”

In your life, has this proven true?  Have you always recovered from setbacks?

College-Prep Reading

Day 12

November 13, 2012

When You Come In
1.     Please sign in on the clipboard.
2.     Pick up the new section of your textbook:  Backbone Literature (pink)

Block 3  11:35-1:10
A Lunch          11:35-12:00 Class  12:05-1:10
B Class             11:35-12:10  Lunch   12:10-12:35 Class 12:40-1:05
C Class             11:35-12:45  Lunch   12:45-1:10

Backbone Literature
·      Greek Mythology (main focus)
·      The Bible
·      Fairy Tales
·      Proverbs

Backbone Literature
1.     Discuss page 1 for the “big picture” and to clarify the three projects for this unit:  powerpoint, Myth Barbie, and Myth Facebook page.
2.     Start listening and looking now for resonances, echoes, patterns. Remember your summary of the Harvard article.  (Review now.)
3.     Review people’s wiki post to take some notes on what a myth is (page 2).
4.    What is the Purpose of Myth? (From What a Beast!)
a.     To explain how things came to be—like the origin of the universe or the creation of humans
b.    To teach people about the values and beliefs that are important in their society
c.     To contain deep religious significance to the people who tell and believe them
5.     How Did We Learn These Stories?
a.     At first, Greek mythology was passed along verbally through storytelling, songs, and poetry.  We learned the stories from written versions, such as Homer’s epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssee, which tell about the great deeds of heroes.
6.    Important of Beasts and Creatures
a.     Represented evil in conflicts between good and bad
b.    Gave mortals the chance to slay them and become heroes
c.     Offered so many answers and explanations for disasters such as shipwreks and volcanoes
7.     Look at two beast slideshows from last year as models.
8.    Get your beast assignment and background.
9.    I’ll note your choices in my master list of notes.

Workshop Time
1.     Create a google presentation to show the class who, what, why, and how your beast is.
2.     Review your checklist before and during presentation construction!

Mythology Beast Powerpoint Presentation

I included the following information about my god/goddess/hero/myth:

Slide #1:                     __________Name of beast; strong image to show who/what it is

Slide #2:                   __________Three most vital details to know about this beast

Slide #3:                   __________Two connections/relationships with other Greek myth figures

Slide #4:                   __________Two reasons they are important to know about in mythology study

Slide #5:                   __________Two modern-day connections

Slide #6:                  __________Powerful image

Slide #7:                   __________Powerful image

Due:  Classtime Wednesday, 11/14/12, at which time you will wow us with your knowledge!  J

Assignments for People Absent:
Sarah = The Chimera
Kaitie W = Python
Morgan = Cerberus
1.     Finish your Myth Beast Powerpoint--you will present it tomorrow!
2.     Make sure it’s saved in the “Myth Beast Presentations” collection in our class folder by classtime tomorrow.

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