Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday, August 30th, 2013


Welcome, AP English Peeps!  J
·      Happy Friday, August 30th, 2013

Ø  Sign in, NOW!
Ø  Pick up the hot mess of papers for you on the HEATER!
Ø  Pick up a “used” packet from AP alums from two years ago.
Ø  Stay AWAY from this computer! 

·      Vocab War explanation
o   Model packets
o   Packet
o   Official List (yellow “cards”)
o   Hundred-word list

Shifting Gears
·      Type a reflection about the reading and discussion you’ve done thus far.

AP Unit Reflection:  Reading and Annotating (Talking to the Text)
This class is about reading, writing and thinking.  Today, I’d like you to re-read, think, and write.  Why?  Because it’s Day Eight of the term, and we’ve reached a conclusion point for our first unit.  I’d like you to reflect on that before we shift gears.  I’m looking for evidence that you are re-reading, thinking and writing today.

1.      Re-read each quotation journal entry you wrote (four total).  Think about what you think!  What questions did you have?  What a-ha moments did you arrive at?  What did you clarify?  What did you disagree with?  Synthesize what you said about reading (and anything else) into ONE organized paragraph.
2.     Select ONE of your journal entries that you feel shows your strongest thinking—you really engaging and conversing with the quotation—and put a post-it note on it.  This is the quote journal entry I will read and respond to.
3.     Re-read your annotations on from “How to Mark a Book” and “Good Readers, Good Writers”.  How did annotating help you make meaning out of something you read?  Select ONE ANNOTATION from ONE PIECE, and talk about how you made meaning.  This should be ONE organized paragraph.
4.     One skill we’ve been working on in class that I can already feel myself getting stronger at is ____________, and here’s why and how:  _________________. Turn this sentence into a paragraph that explains what, why, how and when, and use examples to support your points.
5.     One skill we’ve been working on in class that I know will be a challenge for me as the term goes on is ________ because_________. Turn this sentence into a paragraph that explains what, why, how and when, and use examples to support your points.

·      Turn everything in!  J  (handout)

Homework for Tuesday
1.   Read and annotate “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway (pages 26-7).
a.  Look up words you don’t know, including non-English phrases.
b. Wiki any references you’re not familiar with.

2.  Free Rice = 7, 500 grains

Howdy, College-Prep Reading!
Friday, August 30th, 2013

1.      Vocab War explanation
2.     Free Rice (7,500 grains by Tuesday)--we played free rice for fifteen minutes in class.

·      Turn-in handout and explanation

Barbie Research and Presentation Reminders for Tuesday
1.      Tell the story of your god/goddess, clearly and correctly.  Time yourself with a partner today.  Do it in sixty seconds.  See me if you need help.
2.     Show and explain your Barbie on the big screen—completed with color and detail, like the models.
3.     Lastly, show three pics of your god/goddess on the big screen, and tell us why you think these pictures best show your Barbie.

NEW IDEA:  Importance 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 shipwrecks and volcanoes

 I handed out beast/creature readings!  :-)

Last Fifteen Minutes of Class/

Homework for Tuesday
1.   Myth Barbie Presentation
2.  7,500 grains on free rice
3.  Read and annotate your beast packet.

Creative Writing

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