Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Ø  Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

When You Come In
1.     Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Please get a green packet and a white handout off the heater.

Portfolio Discussion Groups (Twenty Minutes)
1.      Review the paperwork—woo-hoo!
2.     Get into your groups.
3.    Follow the directions on the sheet! 

Last Half of Class
1.     Writing Buddies Preparation
2.     Print Autobio Poem—Print second draft!

3.     Writing Experiment #9


  1. Please choose one of the following.
  2. Type for 400 words or more.
  3. MLA format for heading--yes!
  4. Doublespaced--yes!
  5. Print, front/back--yes!
  6. Due:  Thursday, when class starts

AP English Peeps
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.
2.     Reminder:  Impossible Thank-You Poem due w/final rubric on Friday
3.     Reminder:  23,000 grains of free rice due Monday
4.     Vocab Quiz Tomorrow

Elegy for Jane” by Theodore Roethke (p. 10)
1.      Yesterday we listened to the poem out loud.
2.     We read the definition of “elegy” (p. 10).
3.     We grappled with the poem with our partner. 
a.     Read the poem aloud again.
b.    Annotate.
c.     Look up and define words and references you don’t know.  What are the words we looked up?
                                      i.     Pickerel (type of fish)
                                    ii.     Wren (songbird)
                                   iii.     Skittery (restless)
                                   iv.     Tendrils (spirals)
                                    v.     Spiney (prickly)
                                   vi.     Maimed (permanently damaged)
                                 vii.     Mould (soil)
4.     Let’s hear those Reading Journal responses—remember to read straight from your journal.  In this way, you can hear if you’re writing is clear and complete.  If you feel you need to elaborate, or explain your answer, or say, “What I meant was…,” your writing probably isn’t clear and complete.

 “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” on page 13.
1.      Do NOT listen to the poem at the link I gave you yet—seriously, don’t.  I’ll tell you why.
2.     Do answer the Reading Journal questions #1-#4. 
a.     Use complete, academic sentences.
b.    Use THEY SAY (quotes from the poem).
c.     Use I SAY (your interpretation).

11:05--Journal Turn-In
1.      Flag your best journal (quote response) with a post-it note.
2.     Open up our shared comment doc, and type me several sentences explaining WHY I should read this journal, of all the ones you’ve done.  What do you want me to see in your thinking or writing? 
3.     Call it “Strongest Journal, 9/25).
4.     Re-read all your RJ responses from the last two weeks.  HIGHLIGHT your best RJ response.  In other words, if I was basing my assessment of your thinking on ONE RJ response, which one would you have me read?
5.     Call this entry, “Strongest RJ, 9/25”.
6.    Type me several sentences explaining WHY I should read this.  What do you want me to see in your thinking or writing?
7.     Open your journal to Free Write #1, and leave it open on my table when you take off today.  Thank you!

When You Finish
Ø  Study for the quiz tomorrow.

Hello, CPR!
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Class Ends at 9:15.

Renaissance and Reformation Review
1.      Worksheet:  European Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1600
Ø  Make sure you correct your answers as you go, since this information will be on the exam.
2.     Professor Foster’s, “If It’s Square, It’s a Sonnet”
a.     Review your annotations.  Put a box around your most important take-away from the chapter.  What are the most important take-aways?
                                      i.     The sentence is still chief in importance.
                                    ii.     Read first with no cares—enjoy the experience; second time, then you can pick it apart.
                                   iii.     Long doesn’t equal better; in a short work, every word has to be perfect.  It’s harder to be brief!
b.    What are the vocabulary words you looked up?  List them here:
                                      i.     Mnemonic—pattern of letters; advice;
                                    ii.     Myriad—man
                                   iii.     Versatile—able to adapt
                                   iv.     Ubiquitous—found everywhere
                                    v.     Astute—keen; clever
                                   vi.     Idiosyncratic—peculiar; distinctive
                                 vii.     Sagacity—wisdom
                                viii.     Placid—calm
                                   ix.     Suffice—to be enough
                                    x.     Hapless—unfortunate
                                   xi.     Trepidation—trembling fear; worry
                                 xii.     To Portend—to forecast; to warn; to signify
                                xiii.     Imminence--
                                xiv.     Eminence--
3.     What are the highlights from “Horrible Histories”?  List them for me now on our Study Guide.
4.     Poetry Terms

Poetry Explication
1.      Let’s take a look at the poem you put together yesterday—Edmund Spenser’s Sonnet 75 (Amoretti LXXV:  One Day I Wrote Her Name)--Discussion
2.     TP-CASTT (Fifteen minutes in Vocab War groups)
3.     “Sonnet LXXIII”—William Shakespeare

Ø Study for your vocab quiz Thursday.

Ø Free Rice = 23,000 for Monday

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