Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wednesday, 11/27/2013

Wednesday, November 28th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.

Please work on the following, in order.  All are due by classtime Tuesday—no late work will be accepted.

THING #1:  Writing Experiment #8

1.      Select one of the following writing prompts.
2.     Type for 400 words ore more.
3.     Meet all the following requirements:

Grading for WE#8
1.      YES/NO  The piece is a minimum of 400 words.  My word count is in parentheses beside my name.
2.     YES/NO  I used paragraphs to show my shifting ideas.
3.     YES/NO  I used the correct MLA format for heading.
4.     YES/NO  I doublespaced the whole piece, and printed it two-sided.
5.     YES/NO  Include details from the fives senses.
6.     YES/NO  I used my Vocabulary Variety sheet for help with strong word choice.

Option 1:  This I Believe
·      You probably share a basic outlook on life with your friends.  However, most people have a few beliefs that would shock their friends.  Write about a belief of yours that annoys or surprises the people who are close to you.

Option 2:  Making a Comeback
·      According to the cliché,

·      “Every setback is an opportunity for a comeback.”

·      In your life, has this proven true?  Have you always recovered from setbacks?

Megan, please go pick these up the last ten minutes of the block, then leave them by my candle.

THING#2:  Writing Workshop:  Death of Language (page 16)
1.      Review page 16, so you can “begin with the end in mind”.
2.     Review the Death of Language Self-Assessment sheet (on white) I gave you yesterday, so you can “begin with the end in mind.”
3.     Read your peer conference comments.
a.     Which answers are you strongest? 
b.    Which are your weakest?
4.     Make revisions to these ten, if needed.
5.     Find the rest of the words needed to complete your list of twenty, then type rationales.
6.     By TUESDAY, all twenty words are due, typed, and in the same format as you see in the examples on page 16.  (three sentences for rationale—guideline)

Don’t print or share this today.  We’ll deal with it Tuesday.

THING #3:  Musical Memory Revision
The following people have already completed this:  Jacob, Trevje, Jessica, Grant, Kyle, Mackenzie, Sarah.

Musical Memory Revision
1.      Get out your Musical Memory.
2.     Re-read it.
3.     Read carefully over your peer conferencer's comments.  You got some solid comments.  You need to mine these for all the gold you can!
4.     Do all of the following to revise:
a.     Add details to create more imagery
b.     Subtract/Cut any words not vital for sense (dead words, repetitive phrasings)
c.     Substitute Vocabulary Variety words for non-descriptive or boring ones.
d.     Switch words, phrases, and/or lines around as needed to create a smooth flow
e.     Give this a knock-out title
f.      Put in paragraphs as needed to show when you are shifting gears.
5.     Make at least ten revisions/changes, and probably many more.
6.     Edit your poem for grammatical perfection.
7.     Print a copy to the Media Center, front and back, and I’ll send someone down in a few to pick them up.
8.     Staple your REVISED DRAFT ON TOP of your original, then lay it by my candle by the end of class.


Welcome, CPR
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

When You Come In
1.     Sign in.

·     Take the vocab quiz.

Circle Discussion—we are starting at line 938
·      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.)

Homework for Tuesday
  • Finish reading and annotating the play.

Welcome, AP
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

When You Come In
1.     Sign in.

·     Take the vocab quiz.

Circle Discussion—we are starting at line 1000.
·      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.)

Homework for Tuesday and Wednesday
·      Greek Myth Presentations
·      Vocab War

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