Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Friday, November 8th, 2013

When You Come In (Before Tardy Bell Rings)
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Grab the following off the circle table:
a.     Musical Memory
b.    Green sheet
c.     Manila folder

Free-Write #2 (Started:  9:54-10:04)
1.      Get out a blank sheet of notebook paper, and head it like this:
a.     Your Name
b.    Free Write #2
c.     11/8/2013
2.     Pull out yellow page 10 from your textbook
3.     The topic, genre, and style are yours.
4.     Write for a full ten minutes without stopping.
5.     I’m the only one who will read it.

Peer Conferencing:  Musical Memory (Started 10:12)
1.      Lay your green sheet and your Musical Memory on your desk.
2.     Take a look at the screen, so I can show you how I want you to proceed.
3.     Trade musical memories and sheets with the person I’ve assigned you.
4.     Follow the directions for the peer conference.
5.     Fill out the sheet thoroughly.
6.     Follow the directions at the bottom of the green sheet for turning it in.

Diction Practice
1.      Play free rice in our class group until everyone’s done, and then we’ll finish reading our Cliché Pair Stories!
2.     Due Friday = 10,000 grains.

Writing Lesson Review:  Avoiding Clichés
1.      Get back your pages 11-12, and put them back in your binder.
2.     Okay, so, to review, WHY do we avoid clichés in our writing?
a.     They are boring.
b.    They are trite.
c.     They are predictable.
d.    They’re overused.

Collaborative Writing Assignment:  Cliché Story
Ø  An exorcism:   “the expulsion or attempted expulsion of an evil spirit from a person or place.”
Ø  To exorcise:  “drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place.”

Sharing:  Cliché Trio Stories Aloud
1.      …continuing and finishing today.
2.     Put your story in your folder, and put it on the back table when we’re done today.


Ø  Free Rice = 1o,000 grains donated by Friday, 11/15

Welcome to CPR!
Friday, November 8th, 2013

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

Backbone Literature:  Greek Mythology—MOTIFS!
Listen for resonances, echoes, patterns--what motifs do you see/hear in Greek mythology? 
1.     Incest
2.     Sex
3.     Multiple lovers; not a lot of monogamy so far
4.    Sons overthrowing fathers
5.     Eating “problems” (wives and kids)
6.    Virginity
7.     Death
8.    Murder
9.    Earthly elements
10.  Vengeance
11.   Beauty
12.  Balance
13.  Jealousy
14.  Trickery/deceit
15.  Defiance
16.  Prophecy
17.  Kidnapping

NEW IDEA:  Importance of Beasts and Creatures
1.      Represented evil in conflicts between good and bad
2.     Gave mortals the chance to slay them and become heroes
3.     Offered so many answers and explanations for disasters such as shipwrecks and volcanoes

Beast/Creature Presentations
I’d like to present these beasts and creatures so they connect to the things you already know. 
1.     Hades—what do we know about him?
a.     God of the underworld
b.    Makes people eat stuff so they have to stay down in the underworld
c.     Pluto is his Roman name.
d.    Brother of Zeus and Poseidon
e.    Has three-headed dog names Cerebus
f.      Love interest = Persephone (Demeter’s daughter)
g.    Rich (minerals) (horn of abundance
h.    Invisibility helmet (gift from Cyclopes)
i.      Not really evil
                                      i.     Celina presented CERBERUS.
2.     Hephaestus—what do we know about him?
a.     Didn’t get along with Hera until after the chair incident
b.    Mother (Hera) threw him off Mt. O. because he was so ugly
c.     God of blacksmiths
d.    Married to Aphrodite
e.    Caught Aphrodite and Ares in a net, then called all gods to witness
f.      Cracked Zeus in head with ax to release Athena
g.    Worked with Cyclopes to make Zeus’s lightning, Hades’ helmet and Poseidon’s trident
h.    He was taken care of by nymphs after Hera threw him off Mt. O.
                                      i.     Jacob presented CYCLOPES.
3.     Athena—what do we know about her?
a.     Owl is her symbol
b.    Goddess of wisdom
c.     Zeus’ favorite
d.    Virgin goddess
e.    Gave olive tree to Athens
f.      Sprang out of Zeus’ forehead fully grown and fully armed
                                      i.     Keysha presented the AMAZONS.
4.    Apollo—what do we know about him?
a.     Twin to Artemis
b.    Could see into future—prophecy
c.     God of sun
d.    God of faraway love, not passionate love
e.    Turned his love, Daphne, into a laurel tree
f.      Had a bow
g.    Slayed a dragon
h.    Punished by not being able to love his true love
i.      Zeus killed his son, Aesclepius
                                      i.     Kaytlyn presented PYTHON.

1.     Quizlet Quizzes Monday, Wednesday and Friday
2.     Free Rice = 10,000 grains by Friday

Let’s take a pre-quiz over Monday’s terms NOW.
1.     You’re going to take a screen shot of your final score, then e-mail it to me.

2.     Only take the quiz ONCE.
3.     Your score doesn’t count—but you get daily points for doing it.
4.    This quiz is mainly to show YOU how much you still need to study to prepare for the quiz.
5.         When you finish, go the Wednesday’s quizlet, and repeat the process, if time allows. 
6.        If you finish that, go to Friday’s quizlet, and repeat the process.  J

Welcome, AP! 
Happy Friday!  November 8th, 2013

Historical Approach
1.      Get out your powerpoint notes from yesterday. 
2.     What important facts did we learn about the Russian Revolution? 
a.     Czar Nick II stepped down, then was later killed
b.    All Romanov family killed
c.     White Army (supporters of czar) versus Red Army (Communist, lead by Trotsky)
d.    Food and supplies are low—many people suffer
e.     Stalin had himself painted in the pic!  What a loser!
3.     Who are the key players?
a.     Lenin
b.    Trotsky
c.     Czar Nick II
4.     When we lay history over the top of the text for Animal Farm, what are the resonances?
a.     Snowball = Trotsky
b.    Napoleon = Stalin
c.     Boxer = workers
d.    Mr. Jones = Czar
e.     Puppies/Dogs =Military
5.     Now I’d like to share with you a presentation about Stalin-Era Russia.  This will tie in with the background reading you did and the quiz you took Monday.

1.      Check your Reading Quiz against my key.
2.     If you can find YOUR answer in the text, write it on the back of your quiz (quote and page number).
3.     Title this “Appeals”.  J
4.     Then hand your quiz back in.
5.     If you have no appeals to make, you can simply turn your quiz back in, and take the vocab quiz.

Vocab Quiz

Vocab Practice:  Quizlet over the new vocab.  Here are the links:

--Pair-Share—Chapters 6 and 7
·      Discuss as many of the Study Guide Questions as you can in the time I give you.  Feel free to skip around, but answer as many as you can together.
·      I expect you to use your book.  Refer to the text.  Nabokov says, “A good reader is a rereader.”  I agree!  So find the answers in the text.  Be able to say, “Here is the evidence for my answer, right here on page _____.”

1.      By classtime Monday, I want you to log at least sixty minutes of vocab work on the two sets on quizlet.  I need you to be able to use those terms all next week in class.
2.     We will have a pre-quiz over both sets of vocab Monday.
3.     Do NOT finish reading Animal Farm.
4.     I want to talk more today and Monday before I set you loose on the last three chapters.

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