Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Welcome, AP--Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

When You Come In
·      Sign in.

Oedipus Rex
Background Reading and Annotating (2:02-2:30)
                  Mythological Background                           (p. 65)
                  Tragedy and the City                                                (p. 67)
                  Conventions of Greek Drama                                  (p. 68)
                  Aristotle’s Influence, starting at “Aristotle and, nevertheless….”                                                                                                                     (p. 69-70)

                  Do the quizlet Oedipus Rex vocab until I let you know we’re ready to chat about the reading.

Circle Discussion
                  We talked about people’s questions and comments over the reading assignments.
                  We started reading the play, and we got to page 14.

Homework for Wednesday
                  Read and annotate pages 14-23, especially with questions, dramatic ironies, and how Oedipus is a good king.
                  Quizlet vocab

Welcome to CPR!         Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.

STEP ONE:  Get organized.

Organization:  Papers Back (in binder, organized)
1.      Big Picture Skills (anything on pink)
a.     Annotation sheet
b.    “How to Mark a Book”
2.     Greek Myth
a.     Green packet
b.    Green myth Barbie figure
c.     Green myth beast figure
d.    Yellow Greek Myth Figure notes—punch them Gods and goddesses notes
e.    Greek and Roman Name Quiz
f.     Greek Myth Barbie Evaluation
g.    Greek Myth Beast Evaluation
h.    Greek references quiz
i.      “Gods and Goddesses” dvd/lecture notes
3.     Vocabulary
1.          Miscellaneous Words Quiz (100 Words)

STEP TWO:  Review and reflect, then write.

Here’s the doc you’ll need!  “Miles, Jacob—CPR Comments”

Reflection Requirements
1.      Open our shared google doc, and scroll down.
2.     Title your Reflection as follows:  “11/19 First Three Weeks Reflection”.
3.     Answer each of the following questions in at least one well-developed paragraph (maybe two). 
4.    Use details from your work to support your responses.
5.     Sound reflective in tone—I should be able to hear your thinking.

Reflection Questions
a.     Have you increased your vocabulary so far? 
b.    If so, how? 
c.     If not, why not? 
d.    Why is expanding your vocabulary a part of this class?
                                      i.     Freerice
                                    ii.     Quizlet
                                   iii.     Quizzes you’ve taken
a.     How have you refined your note-taking skills? 
b.    What advice have you found that’s been helpful? 
c.     What are you proudest of in your notes?
d.    What do you still need to work on to be a more effective note-taker?
                                      i.     Website research
                                    ii.     “Gods and Goddesses” notes
a.     How have you used annotation to understand material more and remember it longer?
                                      i.     “How to Mark a Book”
                                    ii.     “It’s Greek to Me”
                                   iii.     Green myth packets X 2
·      powerschool

New Vocab:  Oedipus Rex Quizlet
1.      Study the new quizlet words.
2.     Use LEARN MODE.
4.    Listen to the words.  (You need earbuds for this, but it’s important to learning and remembering the words.)

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

When You Come In (Before Tardy Bell Rings)
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Please put your chairs in their normal positions.  J
3.     Please make sure you have a big (not a wimpy baby) dictionary under your desk.

1.      Play free rice; 15,000 grains are due Friday.  (homework all week)

Big Picture
·      Words, Words, Words—Diction, Diction, Diction
Wed:  Revision Day
·      Earliest Memory Paragraph to a Poem
·      Russian Tailor Poem to a Second Draft
·      Musical Memory
Thurs--finishing revisions; working on Death of Language

Writing Lesson:  Words Matter.        Diction = WORD CHOICE
Big Question:  What is diction?
1.      Why is it important?
2.     What does using precise adjectives have to do with diction?           (review)
3.     What does avoiding clichés have to do with diction?                                    (review)
4.     What does free rice have to do with diction?                                     (review)

Diction Warm-Up--A Bunch of....  (yellow page 15)
1.      Two minutes—match up as many as you can on your own (10:00-10:02)
2.     Two minutes--work with a partner.                                          (10:04-10:06)
3.     Two final minutes—join another pair, and steal!                   (10:07-10:09)
4.     Let’s see how we did!

Writing Assignment:  Death of Language (yellow page 16)
1.      Explanation of assignment
2.     Discussion of “A” models
3.     Why you’re using dictionaries for this assignment
4. Workshop time = Twenty full minutes right now to browse the dictionary (10:27-10:47)

Sharing Out @ 10:50
1.      Get with a partner, and trade word lists.
2.     Star the two words you like the best.
3.     Define any words for your partner as needed.
4.     Sign the bottom of your partner’s paper.
5.     Each of you come type your FAVORITE word so far here:
a.     Higgledy-piggledy
b.    Bacon
c.     Necro
d.    Nitpick
e.     Hellacious
f.      Pleonasm
g.    Lollapalooza
h.    Indubitably
i.      Lovelock
j.      Festive
k.     Tswana
l.      Tableland
m.   Ekistics
n.    Jinx
o.    Machi
p.    Plague
q.    Seminole
r.     Xyloid
s.     Oodles
t.      Templar
11:13--Put your dictionaries on the rolling cart by the sign-in sheet, please.

·      Play free rice; 15,000 grains are due Friday.  (homework all week)

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