Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday, September 27th, 2013


Collaborative Writing—Partner Dialogue Story (Thirty minutes)
1.     Take a look at the model:  “A Tale of Two Cougars” on page 13.
2.     You’re going to write your own story with a partner.  Go!
3.     Open a google doc, which you’ll share with your partner and me first thing!
a.    Use the MLA format for heading.
b.    BOTH PARTNERS type on the story.
c.     Apply what you learned from the writing lessons about PARAGRAPHING and about WRITING AND EDITING DIALOGUE.  Please and thank you!
4.     Start at 12:46; ending at 1:15!


Poetry:  Scavenger Hunt
1.      Get on google docs, and make a COPY of “Poetry Terms”.
2.     Re-name it, “Your Last Names, Poetry Terms”, then share it with me and your partners.
3.     Review the list of poetry elements with your group.  Which ones are familiar?  Which ones are new?
4.     Using the poems in your book, pages 3-30, start a scavenger hunt the terms on your list—try to find an example that is the very epitome of the term.
5.     Your group should devise its own strategy for searching and recording.
6.     The goal is to glean as many poetry elements as you can in your search, and to record a CORRECT example for each one.

Happy Friday!

Reminders—In Our Class Folder
1.      Renaissance and Reformation Study Guide
2.          Poetry Term List

Peer Conference:  Sonnet (Rough Draft)
1.      Let’s review how to do this.  J  (example on google drive)
2.     Poetry terms on google for help
3.     Make AT LEAST ten comments.
4.     Share with your partner and with me now.
5.     Be constructive, but be honest:
o   Diction
o   Iambic pentameter
o   Correct rhyme scheme
o   Shift
o   Powerful title

Vocabulary Work
2.     Report out—who used vocab this week?  Besides Trout and VW?

Poetry Explication Assessment—Kind of a Quiz to See What You Can Do  (And Now You Won’t Have it for Homework)
Edmund Spenser’s Sonnet 30
1.      Fifteen minutes to read and annotate—mark it up!  There should be writing all over that page!
2.     Look up words or references you don’t know, and note those as part of your annotations.
3.     TP-CASTT—do as many steps on this analysis as you can until I call time.
4.     At the end of work time, you will turn this in for me to review—and you’ll be ready for discussion Monday!  J

9:15-9:35 = Independent Work Time (on blog)
1.      Revise your sonnet—due TUESDAY. J  Grading Criteria:
a.     Diction
b.    Iambic pentameter
c.     Correct rhyme scheme
d.    Shift
e.     Powerful title
2.     Free Rice (23,000 by Monday)
3.     Take the quiz again, and see if you’re making progress on the 100 Words You Should Know! 

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