Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1st, 2013


Assignment Explanation:  Myth Barbie
Ø  Handout
Ø  Models

MEREDITH AND ASHLEY, I e-mailed you your assignments!

Greek Mythology Barbie Evaluation

________1)     3 Features/Actions
________2)     3 Accessories
________3)     1 Vehicle
________4)     1 Also Collect
________5)     Looks AT LEAST as detailed as the model I showed you on screen
________6)     Uses color to make a visually appealing illustration
________7)     Accuracy—check at least three websites for your info; list them here:
_______8)       Meets deadline:  Classtime Monday

_______/32 = ________

These pages may help you decide who you want to research:

Research Time
1.      Read your green biography about your god/goddess.
2.     Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your Barbie.
3.     Go to my blog, and click on the link for “Greek Mythology”.
4.     Do more research on those three sites, so you have plenty of vivid details for your Myth Barbie.

If you finish early, research any of the following beasts or creatures, to see who you will want to present in our next round of research:

Creatures/Beasts                  google presentation

Good basic info here:

1.      The Amazons
2.     Centaurs
3.     Cerberus
4.     The Chimera
5.     The Cyclopes
6.     The Harpies
7.     Hydra
8.     Medusa
9.     The Minotaur
10.   Pegasus
11.    Python
12.   The Satyrs
13.   The Sirens
14.   The Sphinx
15.   Triton
16.   Typhon
Homework for Monday
Ø  Myth Barbie Presentation

Homework for Tuesday

Ø  5,000 grains on free rice

AP English—Happy Friday, November 1st, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Sign in.
2.     Open your “AMP” packet to line 209 – 247 and put your name at the top.  Lay it by my candle, please.
3.     Thanks for nothing, Jio, for not bringing birthday treats.  L

Quizlet General Notes
Ø  --100 words for your edification and enjoyment.  I will give you a week’s notice if we’re going to have a quiz on any one of them.
Ø  My thought is that by practicing them on your own, you will be able to use more of them in Vocab War between now and January.
Ø  You next vocab set is up for study—ten terms = “Vocab List #5”.

Vocab Quiz:  Quizlet Fiction Terms
1.      Let me show you how I want you to set it up.
2.     Would it be okay to use an online dictionary during this quiz?
3.     Would it be okay to take the quiz twice?
4.     Take the quiz, then send me a screenshot of your final score.
5.     Quizlet when you’re done of the terms labeled, “Vocab List #5”—quiz next Thursday.

Unpacking the Text
How does Swift do what he does?
After we talk as a group, in pairs/trios:
1.      Literary Terms (Review)
2.     Elements of a Classical Argument
a.     Find and annotate—just write the word (“Rebuttal” for instance) as many of the elements as you can (multiple instances).


1.     Read and annotate from line 248-318 (end of piece)—due Monday; turn it in before you leave school, if you will not be here Monday.
a.    Read the footnotes!  I cannot stress this enough!
b.   Pay attention to the italics, and why that portion is in italics.

2.    Study the Vocab #5 List.  (quiz Thursday)

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Happy Friday, November 1st, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Lay your W#3—Halloween Memoir--on my desk by my candle, if you didn’t print it in class yesterday. 
3.     From the heater,  get these three things:
a.     Manila folder—write your names on both sides of the tab
b.    Yellow sheet
c.     White sheet

Reminders About Labeling
1.      Take a look at your WE#2 and #3.
2.     Do you have yellow highlights at the top?
3.     What does that mean?
4.     What should you write on your paper now?
5.     And here’s how MLA format for heading should always look, doublespaced:
a.     Yara S________
b.    Ms. Willis
c.     Creative Writing (Assignment Name)
d.    1 November 2013


Small Group Preparation
1.      Expectations for Leaving the Room, and Being in Small Groups
2.     Handout:  Small Sharing Group Prep Worksheet
3.     Paper pass-back and folder labeling

Small Sharing Groups--How They Work; Why We Use Them; What I Expect
We are going to get into small sharing groups, and here’s why:
1.      It’s sometimes daunting to read your work in front of the whole class.  But reading to three or four other people can be a lot easier, more relaxed.
2.     Hearing your work out loud can change the way you view it—you hear things you aren’t aware of when you’re simply reading over it in your head.
3.     Your classmates have written some powerful pieces, some funny pieces, some thoughtful pieces.  I think it’s important that they have an audience (more than just me) for these pieces.

What to do in your small sharing group:
1)  Start with someone, anyone.
a.     That writer tells the group WHAT he/she is reading, and WHY he/she has chosen to read it.
b.    Then the writer reads!
c.     Group members listen carefully.
d.    When the author finishes, applaud, and then have each person in the group make one positive, specific comment about the work.
e.      Give everyone time to fill out the comment sheets before going on to the next story.
2)    Now the next person in the circle share a piece, and so on, until everyone has shared.
3)    Return to the room by _________.

Questions before you get into your groups:
1.      Have you reminded yourself to treat everyone with the utmost courtesy and respect?
2.     Do you have your folder and your comment sheets? 
3.     Have you turned off your phone and put it on its name card on the heater?

Room Assignments
·      Loula’s Room
·      Seberg’s Room
·      Sam’s Room
·      McGilvrey
Started at 10:12;

1.      Staple the yellow sheets on the back of the story you read.
2.     Take the one piece you want me to read, and write me a sentence at the top about WHY you want me to read it.
3.     Turn it in by my candle.
4.     Make sure your other piece and your free write #1 are in your manila folder, then put the folder on the circle table.

Vocabulary-Building:  Free Rice
1.      You need a big vocabulary to write precisely.  This term, we’re going to work specifically on building your vocabulary.
2.     Quietly open your computer, and go to my blog.
3.     Click on the “Creative Writing Free Rice” link on the right side of the blog.
4.     Do you see our class group name above your bowl of rice?  That’s the only way to know for sure you’re in the group.
5.     You need to donate 5,000 grains by Thursday, November 7th.
6.     Guess what free rice has to do with diction?!

When I Call Time
1.      Write down the date = 11/1.
2.     Write down how many grains you have IN THE GROUP.
3.     Write down what level you got to today.
4.         Note:  You need 5, 000 grains donated by Thursday.
When You Play This Weekend, or Ever!
1.      Go to “Change Level”, and change it to two levels below your best.
2.     Do NOT start over from “1” every time.  You will use hours out of your life!  L

Writing Lesson:  Avoiding Clichés (Five-minute Intro)
Clichés--page 11—what are they?  Why are they bad for our writing?

Homework:  Earthbook/Academic Fraud worksheet (page 6)
1.      The worksheet you need to complete is on page 6.  The answers to the questions are on pages 7 and 8.
2.     Read the questions first (reading strategy).
3.     Read the pages listed to answer the questions and fill in the blanks.
4.     This is due when you come to class Monday (before the tardy bell rings).  I do not accept late work.

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