Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Welcome, AP--Friday, November 15th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Grab the blue handout, Literary Archetypes.
2.     Circle up!
3.     J

Big Picture Idea:  Literary Archetypes

Last Part of the Block = Take two vocab quizzes.

Homework for Monday = Second Essay

(directions on Thursday’s blog)


The Class Poem (Collaborative Poem)

What we’re going to do:
1.      Circle up.
2.     Each write a line of poetry.
3.     Fold the paper so the next person sees only our line.
4.     Pass!
5.     Repeat!

Here’s an example: 
  • What are its strengths, things we want to emulate? 
    • Similes
    • Metaphors
    • Strong diction
    • Alliteration
    • Imagery
  • What are its weaknesses, things we want to avoid?
    • Rhyme
    • Cliché
    • Generic language


The tree leaned into the wind
Fighting against a force it did not understand
An endless battle of two of nature’s forces
A battle with many casualties
Like the Alamo
People were dying left and right
Dropping like flies
Hurt to my eyes
Hurt to my heart
Pieces so far apart
Like a puzzle I used to put together
Oh hey, how about this weather?
The birds were singing and the sun was shining
And a warm breeze blew through the air
I took a deep breath and continued on my journey
Giving all my attention to the bald eagle flying above me
I gave no notice to the happenings around me
I fell into a dreamless sleep, the day finally collecting its toll
Like a smugly satisfied turnpike operator
Grinning madly from inside his glass booth.

Writing a Class Poem Guidelines
1.      Respect the line you’re given; follow the idea(s) you’re presented with.
2.     Write a fresh line each time you receive a poem; don’t have a theme or word you put in every time you get a poem.
3.     Use only appropriate language and topics (no beer, bodily functions, sexual innuendos, etc.)
4.     Look only at the one line in front of you; fold the poem after you write so that your line is the only one the person to your right sees.
5.     Don’t pass until you hear the signal.
6.     Initial in the left margin each line you write.

When the Poem is Two People Away from the Person Who Started It
1.     Write the last several lines of this poem, based on the line you see.
2.    Pass it to your right.
3.    When you get yours back, read the whole poem carefully.
4.   Edit as needed (gender and tense shifts, etc).
5.    Give it a knock-out title (NOT “My Crazy Class Poem”, etc.).

6.   Raise your hand if you want to read yours aloud.

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Welcome to CPR!         Friday, November 15th, 2013

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

College-Prep Skill:  Note-Taking
1.      I put you in groups for a reason:  the people in your groups have some different note-taking strategies from you. 
2.  I want you to circle up, and I want you to pass your notes around the circle, until everyone has see all of them. 
3.  Then I want you to have an ACADEMIC discussion about how your notes are different. 
4.     Big Question:  Is someone doing something strategic in his/her notes that would help YOU be a better note-taking?
5.     Why are we doing this?  This is important for this DVD, because there is lots of excellent information here.  But this is also important for who you’re going to be at college next year.  You NEED TO HAVE STRATEGIES for taking helpful notes. 
6.     What will you do differently today when you watch the DVD?  What helpful strategy were you reminded of by someone in your group?
7.     Draw a line after yesterday’s notes.
8.     Date your new notes with today’s date:  11/15/2013.
9. Write me a sentence about what you’re doing differently today when you watch the DVD (lecture) and take notes.

Ø DVD VIEWING:  Move the chairs to make four rows of three, right in front of the screen.

Quiz:  Greek and Roman Names of Gods and Goddesses

Use capital letters for your answers.

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