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.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tuesday, 12/18—Day Thirty-Four
1)Get all your papers back, and do a folder log-in. (Papers and folder are on the heater.)
2)Please review my comments carefully.
3)Are there any of these pieces that you might want to include in
4)If so, add it to your portfolio folder in your google drive.
1)You and your partner for the Partner Dialogue Story need to do the
a.Sit down together, and carefully review my comments.I only wrote comments on ONE person’s story
and green sheet.
b.Correct your story on google drive; then both of you will have a
2)Talk about the following with your partner:
a.What did you do correctly in this story?
b.What do you need to work on?
3)How Am I Grading This?
a.I will open your stories later today, and I will click on “File”,
then “See Revision History”.
b.I’ll look for the edits you made with your partner today.
c.If you made all corrections, you have an “A”.If you make some corrections, you’ll earn a “C”.If you don’t make changes at all, you’ll get
a default “F”.L
4)Why does this matter?
a.Your revisions need to be error-free, perfect final copies.
b.Ask Mr. Collins (today) or me (tomorrow)
if you have questions about the corrections you’re making.
Comments About Yesterday’s Classtime
As of 9:30 PM Monday night:
1)Number of people who completed the Portfolio Revision #1
a.1st Block =12
out of 23 people(52%
of the class)
Block = 7/21 people(30%
of the class)
2)Number of people who completed the Portfolio Revision #2
a.1st Block = 11/23 people (47% of the class)
b.2nd Block = 6/21 people (29% of the class)
·Thank you to those of you who worked in a focused way to complete
your work for your revisions and portfolio.
·To everyone else:please
understand, if you did not do these assignments by start-of-class Tuesday, you
will be receiving a “zero” for your daily grade, which you cannot make up—because
these were IN-CLASS assignments.
·My question for those of you who did not complete the assignments
is this:what were you doing during
the forty minutes I gave you Monday in class to work on these two assignments?That is a huge chunk of time you
·I’m doing the math like this:
oSanta Helper Letters should have
already been done.
oAutobio Poem might have needed
a half-hour of your time. ****17/23 people turned this in on time in first block = 74% of the class ****9/21 people turned this in on time in second block = 43% of the class ****NOTE: Poems with rubrics are worth TEN PERCENT OF YOUR ENTIRE TERM GRADE.
o That left forty minutes, twenty minutes for
WORTH BETWEEN TEN and FIFTEEN PERCENT OF YOUR ENTIRE TERM GRADE.
Revising Piece #3 for Your Portfolio (Twenty-Five Minutes)
1)Your portfolio is due in eleven class days.
2)You have selected FIVE pieces so far to include.You created a folder for them in google
3)Open that folder, and piece #3 of those five pieces to start
4)This is the time to SHOW EVERYTHING YOU’VE LEARNED this term, so do
your best work!
5)Make at least ten revisions to this document—not just edits, but
a.Add words and sentences.
b.Take words and sentences out.
c.Switch words and sentences around.
d.Take out words and sentences, and replace them with others.
8)If the link doesn't work, go to our class folder, and you'll see
"Portfolio Revision #1" there.
9)If you can’t remember how to get something into a folder, ask
someone for help.
10)Type me a note at the top:
“Dear Willis, please look at my revisions, and comment on _________ and
________, so I can make my final draft for my portfolio.” Tell me what you need help with! Or what you want my feedback on!
Revising Piece #4 for Your Portfolio (Twenty-Five Minutes)
1)Follow all the steps above, but save this piece in this folder: