Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 13th, 2013

AP English

  • Today in class, we completed our two timed essays in class, then shared them with me on google drive.

Homework for Monday

  • 17,000 grains of free rice

Howdy, College-Prep Reading!
Friday, September 13th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Sign in.
2.     Pick up  Mythological Allusions packet.
3.     TURN IN:  Put these in two separate piles on my table—write your name on both:
a.      “It’s Greek to Me”
b.     “Gods and Goddesses” note

Greek Mythology
1.      Get the Mythological Allusions packet.
2.     Read page 3:  Greek City States.
3.     Read and discuss page 11:  Mythological Allusions.
4.     In your trios, complete pages 12, 13, and 14. 
5.     Turn in these pages when I call time, but first make sure your City-State is listed on page 14.
6.    Started at 8:32; ending at 9:02

Vocabulary Handouts
1.      Pick up all the following:
a.     A baggie
b.    A new vocab list
c.     extra Vocab War sheets

1.      Define all the new words.

17,000 grains of free rice

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Welcome to Creative Writing!
Ø  Happy Friday, 9/13/2013

When You Come In
Ø Please sign in.

Writing Lesson #6:  Connotation versus Denotation
1.     Get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet, and look at the pairs you picked out--words that are synonyms, but that create different images in your mind.
2.     Think about which one sounds more positive, and which one sounds more negative.  (Not all pairs will work in this way, but we’ll take a look at a few.)
a.    Sweet and sugary
b.    Scented and odorous
c.     Spotted and freckled
d.    Fragile and tender
e.    Bland and tasteless
3.     “Underweight” —spectrum from positive to negative
a.    List as many SYNONYMS as you can think of for “underweight”.
b.    Make sure they are not slang.
c.     Make sure they are adjectives.
4.    Connotation versus Denotation—“Booger” Discussion

Denotation Definition
the literal or primary meaning of a word

Connotation Definition
Ø  an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Ø  synonyms:           overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, nuance, hint, echo, association, suggestion, insinuation
Ø  what makes a word “loaded”

Writing Lesson Practice, Activity 1
What Are You Suggesting? (page _____)
1.     You’re going to attack this assignment with a partner I’ve selected for you.
2.     Use your Vocab Variety sheet for help, as needed.

Reminders About Your Work with Your Partner
and About Your Responses
1.     Be appropriate and kind.
2.     We’ll share out with the whole class.

MORE POSITIVE                               MORE NEGATIVE  
1.     Speechless                           mute
2.     Bright                                     smart
3.     Creative                                  weird
4.     Piercing                                   ear-splitting
5.     Bookish                                 nerdy
6.     Creative                                 Imaginative
7.     Energetic                                 Hyper
8.     To deteriorate                       To Rot

1.     Free Rice (due Monday)
2.     Death of Language (due Tuesday)

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