Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Monday, November 4th, 2013

When You Come In (Before Tardy Bell Rings)
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Make sure your name is on the homework (Earthbook/Academic Fraud worksheet).
3.     Lay it by my candle, please.
4.     I don’t take late work, so hand it in now, or never.

Writing Lesson:  Avoiding Clichés
1.     Clichés--page 11—what are they?  Why are they bad for our writing?
2.    Create anti-clichés (p. 11).        (Started ____; ending ____)
a.    It has to make sense! (be true)
b.   It has to be original.
c.    It has to put a picture in our heads!
3.    If you’ve done your best work, and you have time leftover, read Earthbook quietly for enjoyment, and fill out page 6.
4.   Trade three times for smileys.
a.    Read your partner’s ten anti-clichés.
b.   Put a smiley and your initials by the TWO you feel are strongest.
5.    Everyone share his/her best anti-cliché.
6.    Skim and scan pages 12-13, and do the following.
a.    Put a question mark by clichés you don’t understand,
b.   Put a smiley by ones you like (even though they’re cliché).
c.    Put a check-mark by the ones you’ve heard gazillions of times.
7.    NOW:  Pair-share your responses.
8.   I’ll explain any that are still unclear.

Writing Experiment #4:  Grateful/Break Up/Dinner
1.      Select ONE of the following choices to write about.
2.     Go to your google drive.
3.     Click on the red square that says "Create", then "Document".
4.     Head your paper with the MLA format (Look at your previous assignments, or ask a neighbor to check yours, if you can’t remember.)
5.     Focus only on doing your own work, and type for the full twenty minutes.
6.     No one will read this but me.
7.     When I call time, do a word count of your document, and type that in parentheses next to your name.
8.     Print to the Media Center, but do NOT go get it.  I will send one person down to collect them.
9.     Starting at ______; Ending at _______

#1:   I’m Grateful
Ø  Even the dreariest, most awful weeks aren’t bad twenty-four hours a day.  Think of a few things that have happened this week that you’re grateful for.

#2:  Breaking Up
Ø  Woody Allen once said,

Ø  “It’s better to be the leaver than the leavee.”

Ø  Do you agree?  Would you rather dump someone than get dumped yourself?  Which do you think is more painful?

#3:  Dinner Party
Ø  If you could invite any three people from any period in history to a dinner party (food, conversation), whom would you invite?  Describe each person, and explain why you chose him or her.


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 You Play, Every Time
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

Welcome to CPR!
Monday, November 4th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Please turn in your Myth Barbie by my candle.

Vocabulary-Building, Part I

1)         Click on the link on my blog, and join my CPR quizlet site:

2)         Study these words—they will show you how much of our modern language has been influenced by Greek culture, including mythology:

3)         Study these words—they will make you a more learned person, more prepared for college and the workplace:

Big Idea
Ø  Start listening and looking now for resonances, echoes, patterns.
Ø  What have you heard so far?

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

Model and Turn-In Procedure
2.     Use google presentation, and SHARE it with me (“Kerrie Willis”) on google drive.
3.     If you absolutely cannot do this, use powerpoint, and e-mail it to me.

This page may help you decide who you want to research:

Research Time
1.      Read your green biography about your myth creature.
2.     Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your powerpoint.
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 powerpoint.

Mythology Beast Powerpoint Presentation Grading Criteria

I included the following information about my god/goddess/hero/myth:
·      Slide #1: __________Name of beast; strong image to show who/what it is
·      Slide #2: __________Three most vital details to know about this beast
·      Slide #3: __________Two connections/relationships with other Greek myth figures
·      Slide #4 __________Two reasons they are important to know about in mythology study (Give yourself enough time in class to let Mr. Collins help you with this.)
·      Slide #5: __________Two modern-day connections  (Give yourself enough time in class to let Mr. Collins help you with this.)
·      Slide #6:__________Powerful image
·      Slide #7:                   __________Powerful image

Due:  Wednesday, when class begins

Homework for Tuesday
Ø  5,000 grains on free rice

Homework for Wednesday
Ø  Myth Beast Powerpoint

Other Homework
Ø  Quizlet sets (quizzes next week)

AP English—Monday, November 4th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Sign in.
2.     Open your “AMP” packet to line 248-end of text and put your name at the top.  Lay it by my candle, please.
3.     Mr. Collins is going to grade your annotations as “lots of margin notes” or “skimpy margin notes”; and then he’ll get them back to you.

1:55-2:10--Vocabulary Quiet Work Time        
Ø  Study Quizlet “Vocab List #5”—quiz Thursday.
Ø  Fill out Vocab War sheets for any vocabulary you’ve used or heard in the last week.  Do this as an individual, not in teams.
Ø  If you feel superbly prepared for Thursday’s quiz, practice one of the quizlet’s I pulled from “One-Hundred Words Every Senior Needs to Know” list.

“A Modest Proposal”
Unpacking the Text
How does Swift do what he does?
You will need the purple handout from Friday.
2:10-2:20--Elements of a Classical Argument
Directions:  Continue finding and annotating—just write the word (“Rebuttal” for instance)--as many of the elements as you can (multiple instances).
Ten minutes only!
1.      Problem
2.     Solution
3.     Argument
4.     Rebuttal
5.     Advantages
6.    Tone (rational, specific, never quarrelsome)

2:20-2:35--Problem, Solution, Benefits
Ø  Follow the directions on the chart (back of purple handout I gave you Friday; extras on heater).

2:35-2:55--Quiet, Independent Work Time--Some Closing Thoughts and Review
1.      Read the following one-page piece about “AMP” in a nutshell, and why you should care:
2.     Read what the seven major plot structures are, and read shmoop’s opinion about what kind of plot structure this is: (Think “Archetypes”!)
3.     Complete all sets of flashcards except “Quotes”:
(quiz tomorrow with information gleaned from the three above items)

2:55-3:20—Class Discussion w/Mr. Collins
1.      What is something from the worksheets or from the online reading that you still need to discuss to understand it more fully?
2.     What are the stray thoughts you have about “A Modest Proposal”?
3.     What is something bothering you that you want an answer to?
4.     What is a hypothesis you have you want to share with others?
5.     What aspects of the piece to you still want to talk about?

1.      Read and carefully annotate the excerpt from The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Untion, pages 100-113 in your Animal Farm packet.  You will take a detailed quiz over the information tomorrow.
2.     Quizlet = Vocab #5 (quiz Thursday)

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