Sunday, November 24, 2013

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Welcome, AP
Monday, November 25th, 2013

When You Come In
1.     Sign in.
2.    Open your SG to question #19, and put your name at the top of the page.  I am checking #19-30 today.
3.    Get your popcorn—thanks, Gracey!

WORK TIME (fifteen-ish minutes)
Vocab War Reminder
·      You should have thirty-five entries for Vocab War for the past week, if you want to stay on track for a superior grade for this assignment.
·      Math = five words a day X seven days a week = 35 entries

Vocabulary (Fifteen Minutes)           Started @ 1:57-2:15
·      Do the quizlet Oedipus Rex vocab until I let you know we’re ready to chat about the reading.
·      Quiz WEDNESDAY


Circle Discussion—we are starting at line 607.
·      Annotate as we go:
o   DI = dramatic irony
o   Things Oedipus says/does that make him a good king
o   References to blindness and sight, not seeing and seeing
o   Connections
o   Highlight vocab words.
o   Questions (…mostly when you read on your own.)
·      We read lines 607 to 1000.

We got to a good stopping place today, so we took the last ten minutes to work on the study guide, or to study quizlet. 

Homework for Tomorrow

·      Study Guide Questions          =          #31-#38
·      Quizlet vocab (quiz Wednesday)

Welcome to CPR!
Friday, November 25th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Sign in.
2.     Open your SG, and write your name at the top.  I’m checking #1-#23.  Leave it by my candle now.
3.     Circle up!
4.     (15,000 grains of free rice was due today.)

Computer Work

Vocabulary (Fifteen Minutes)             Started @ 11:25; ending at 11:40
·      Do the quizlet Oedipus Rex vocab until I let you know we’re ready to chat about the reading.  (quiz WEDNESDAY)

Circle Discussion
1.    Annotate as we go:
o   DI = dramatic irony
o   Things Oedipus says/does that make him a good king
o   References to blindness and sight, not seeing and seeing
o   Connections
o   Questions (…mostly when you read on your own.)
2.     Thank you to the following people who discussed a lot Friday:  Kaytlyn, Keysha, Celina, Ashley, and Katy.
3.     And thank you to people who asked a few questions or made a few comments: Emma and Nathan.
4.     And thank you to our readers:  Katy, Jacob, and Kaytlyn and Emma.
5.     Your comments and questions during discussion will keep our reading of the play ALIVE!  Thank you!
6.     Let’s hear from everyone today.  You don’t need to raise your hands.  Let’s go college-style and discuss like grown-ups.  J
7.     Brett, can you keep track today?


·      Oedipus Rex Study Guide
·      Answer questions #24-30.
·      Read and annotate pages 33-the bottom of page 37.

CREATIVE WRITING--November 25th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please UPDATE your freerice grains and current best level on the pink sheet.  Change the date on your red sheet to today’s:  11/25/13.  Thank you!
2.     Please pick up your folder off the circle table.
3.     Please read over my comments on your Free Write #3.
4.     Check off Free Write #3 on your folder green sheet, and make sure it’s tucked in there.

Next Week: 
1.      Santa’s Helpers (Elves)
2.     Be thinking about what you want your elf job to be, as well as your elf name.

Writing Lesson #9:  Connotation versus Denotation
1.      Get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet, and look at the pairs you picked out--words that are synonyms, but that create different images in your mind.
2.     Think about which one sounds more positive, and which one sounds more negative.  (Not all pairs will work in this way, but we’ll take a look at a few.)
a.     Sweet and sugary
b.    Scented and odorous
c.     Spotted and freckled
d.    Fragile and tender
e.     Bland and tasteless
f.      Wet and slippery
g.    Shimmering and sparkling
h.    Spoiled and rotten
i.      Buttery and oily
j.      Glowing and iridescent
k.     Dull and dingy
3.  Overweight” —spectrum from positive to negative
4. List as many SYNONYMS as you can think of for “overweight.”
a.  Make sure they are not slang.
b. Make sure they are adjectives.

Denotation Definition
Ø  the literal or primary meaning of a word

Connotation Definition
Ø  an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Ø  synonyms:           overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, nuance, hint, echo, association, suggestion, insinuation
Ø  what makes a word “loaded”

Writing Lesson Practice, Activity 1
What Are You Suggesting? (yellow page 18)
1.     You’re going to attack this assignment with a partner I’ve selected for you.
2.     Use your Vocab Variety sheet for help, as needed.

Reminders About Your Work with Your Partner
and About Your Responses
1.     Be appropriate and kind.
2.     We’ll share out with the whole class.

MORE POSITIVE                               MORE NEGATIVE 
1.      spicy                                 peppery
2.     ugly                                   hideous
3.     Shout                                yell
4.     Singe                                burn
5.     Filthy                                dirty
6.     Murmur                            mutter
7.     Rough                               Sandy
8.     Intelligent                                    nerdy
9.     laser                                  death-ray  J
10.   Speechless                           mute
11.    Bright                                     smart
12.   Creative                                  weird
13.   Piercing                                   ear-splitting
14.   Bookish                                 nerdy
15.   Creative                                 Imaginative
16.   Energetic                                 Hyper
17.   To deteriorate                       To Rot

Death of Language—half-way done by tomorrow (ten words with full reasons)

Tomorrow:  Progress Check:  Death of Language Word List
Ø  Goal #1:  Get feedback on your work so far that will show you if you are on the right track for creating an excellent assignment, or if you need to dedicate more time and energy to this assignment between now and Tuesday.
Ø  Goal #2:  Learn some new vocabulary words.
1.    Handout #1:  Final Assessment (which we will fill out Monday)

2.    Handout #2:  Progress Check (which you will complete tomorrow)




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