Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Days Remaining in Term = 14
·      Focus for this week               =          WRITING
·      Focus for next week              =          House on Mango Street (novella)

Central Questions We Ask in This Class
1.      What does a good reader do?
2.     What does a good writer do?
3.     Are you talking to the text?

Select ONE of the following to write on for ten minutes.  Think about this week ahead, filled with writing, writing, writing (and thinking, and revision, and reading)

“I don't like to write, but I love to have written.”
 --Michael Kanin (American playwright, screenwriter, director and producer)

“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
 --Joan Didion (American journalist and novelist)

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”              --Gene Fowler (American journalist and biographer)


Review:  How can we respond to a quote?
Ø  COMMENT:           Disagree (in part or in whole).
Ø  QUESTION:           Ask a question.
Ø  COMMENT:           Agree (in part or in whole).
Ø  LANGUAGE:          Respond to both the LITERAL and the FIGURATIVE meaning.
Ø  CONNECT:                        …to something in your own life or experience.
Ø  CONNECT:                        …to something else you’ve read or viewed.

Journal Entry Explanation
1.      Share with a NEW person today.  Write your partner TWO specific comments, and aim for academic language in your writing.  A paragraph in response would be in order here.
a.     At least two detailed sentences
                                      i.     Agree.
                                    ii.     Tell him/her if the journal made you think of a new idea/or something you hadn’t considered.
                                   iii.     Add on to an idea he/she says.
                                   iv.     Compliment their vocabulary—diction!
                                    v.     Disagree, respectfully.  J
b.    Signed by you

1.      Review your THEY SAY/I SAY annotations.
2.     Answer the following in class discussion:
a.     Preface pp. x-xix—take-away?
b.    Why we are using this text
c.     What benefits can YOU expect

Reading Assignments
1.      Read and annotate (one annotation per page, minimum) They Say/I Say, pages 28-46.  This is good stuff for the paper we will start writing tomorrow.
2.     Read and annotate 51-71 (same directions as above).

Writing Assignments
·      What does a good reader do?  (Argument Paper; REVISION)
·      Unit Reflection (using first reflection to check growth)
·      What is Poetry?  (with quotes from three different sources as your anchors)
4.     OUTLINE:
·      Symbol Essay Outline (page 148 from Figurative Language book)

Monday, 10/7/13
Days Remaining in Term = 14

1.      Get all papers back.
2.     Organize all your stuff first, and then we’ll move on.

1.      Get new Vocab War grids—check out the bottom of the page. 
2.     We only have fourteen days left—all Vocab War material must be finalized by the last day of the term.
3.     Poetry Term Test = Tomorrow
4.     Teach the two you said you don’t know yet
a.     Antithesis
b.    metonymy

Wrap Up Renaissance and Reformation
1.      What would be an appropriate way for you to show what you know about the Renaissance and Reformation?  What follows is IN PLACE OF an exam—but it is a way to show what you know.
3.     Create a google doc, and call it, “Renaissance and Reformation Wrap-Up.”
4.     Share it with me.
5.     Answer each of the following questions, and label them clearly:
a.     Compare/Contrast:  What were the major differences between the Middle Ages/Medieval Time and the Renaissance and Reformation?  WHY do you think these matter most?
b.    Expository/Persuasive:  What were the major contributions of the Renaissance and Reformation to culture?  Why do you think these matter most?
c.     Expository:  Define what a sonnet is.  Use at least two direct quotations from Professor Foster.

1.      Get a copy of the pages for the new unit.
2.     Open the doc called “Enlightenment Notes” on our class folder.
3.     Make a copy of it.
4.     Follow the directions.


Creative Writing
Monday, October 7th, 2013

·     Grab your manila folder off the circle table, please.

Focus for Next Fourteen Days
1.      Showing, Not Just Telling
2.     Revision
3.     Writing Buddies (Two Days)--Writing Buddies Confirmed Thursdays = 10th and 17th—please be here!
4.     Portfolio

1.      Papers back.
2.     Check them off on your green checklist.

·      Thank you for editing each other’s stories!  They looked much more polished from all the editing AFTER Friday’s class—thank you again for your efforts!

Editing Reminder
***Any assignment handed in with lower case “i”s will lose 20% off the total grade.  You simply cannot turn that in on a school paper as a junior or senior in high school (or in the workplace).

1.      Get out your pages for review.
2.     Here Is What You Said—Portfolio Discussion Sheet
3.     Let’s take a look at your ideas.  If you aren’t listed, you need to tell me now what your idea is, please:

1.      Set the test for all 37 items.
2.     Take the test.
3.     E-mail me your score (subject line only).
4.     Fill out the Partner Form request.
5.     Continue studying your poetry terms on quizlet until I stop you.

Partner Form
·      Fill out on blog.

Peer Conference

·      Russian Tailor Trade-and-Grade

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