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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
1:10 Dismissal Schedule
When You Come In
1.Please sign in.
the End in Mind
a look at the big picture for Unit 2—page 33!
exciting, isn’t it?!
a New Paragraph—page 34.Let’s read it
practice what you just learned:put
paragraphs into the excerpt from John Green on page 34.Use the paragraph symbol to show where there
should be a paragraph.
3.Using non-verbal communication and eye
contact, get a partner.
4.Compare your answers with a partner,
making changes if needed.
partners are finished discussing, look at the author's version of paragraph
a.How are yours similar?Why?
b.How are yours different?Why?
Writing Lesson #2—ENDLINE--Making Line
directions; then I’ll model how to work with partners to complete the
assignment on page 35.
2.Take eight minutes
with partners to break the poems into lines, then talk about how and why.Back at 10:05
together as a class to chat about the hows and whys, after we looked at the
authors' original breaks.
Practice On Your Own
What strategies and reasons are you using to break your
lines in your Prompt Word Poem?
·Prompt Word Poem—due FRIDAY
·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!
November 28, 2012
When You Come In
1.Please sign in.
2.Put your name on
your vocab card (top one), and put them on my circle table, kitty-korner from
the pile before it.I’ll get them back
to you shortly!
1.Look at the notes I took over the lecture yesterday.(I will upload this to google docs.)Some of this information will appear on the
mid-term next week.
2.Let’s talk about what I did between the first time I took
notes, and today.
oListen to the half-hour lecture entitled “Greek Gods #1”.
oShare your notes with me (just me) by classtime
Thursday.You should have at least one
full typed page—maybe more—consider my notes from yesterday.
oRecord and arrange the information you get in a way that
makes sense to you, as long as you include all the information from the
Class Discussion:Professor Foster:It’s Greek to Me
read closely, you will be able to tell me what all of the following mean,
right?You’d either have them in your
head (because you looked them up and remembered what you read), or you’d have
annotations about them in your margins.
·Consider:why did I want you to Wikipedia as your read
·Why did I
want you to look up all the words and allusions you weren’t familiar with?
3.Toni, Morrison, Song
4.Icarus—He’s so important to the rest of the chapter, isn’t
he?Reading Reminder:if it’s mentioned more than once, LOOK IT UP!
6.“gets all the ink”
8.Pieter Brueghel—did anyone look at the painting?
14.The Lone Ranger
17.Achilles, Agamemmnon, Hector, Ajax, Paris, Helen
Myth Learning:Gods and
1.Continue and finish the Barbie presentations.
present, you should CHIME IN with additional details and connections.Let’s make this interactive.
Myth Learning:Beasts—LAST CALL!
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.
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?
·Hang on to your FOUR name placards.We will be using those!