Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Wednesday, November, 2013

When You Come In (Before Tardy Bell Rings)
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Get you’re your Vocabulary Variety Worksheet II from yesterday.  You should have ONE PAIR recorded and explained.


Writing Lesson Review:  Choosing Precise Adjectives
1.      What lesson did we learn yesterday?
2.     How is the worksheet we’re about to do and discuss relate to that?  How’s it going to HELP US BE PRECISE?

Writing Lesson:  Use strong diction--Vocabulary Variety.
1.      Use it anytime you have a writing assignment.
2.     Vocabulary Variety Worksheet II
3.     Find pairs of words that are synonyms, but put a very different picture in your mind.  Be ready to explain the difference.
a.     Scamper and scramble
b.    Plummet and drop
c.     Sparkling and iridescent
d. Dotted and freckled and spotted
e.  Jammed and crowded
f.   Piercing and deafening
g. Hot and spicy
h. Crashed and smashed
i.    Boom and bang
j.    Broken and split
k.  Fly and sail
l.    Shout and yell
m.       Fluid and flowing
4.     Complete the worksheet.
5.     20 minutes = ended 1:41
6.     SILENTLY play free rice until everyone is done, and they we will discuss your answers.

Homework for Friday = Diction Practice:  Free Rice
1.      Make sure you START at the last level you played on, not at “1”.
2.     Due Friday = 10,000 grains

1:50--Homework = Writing Experiment #5 = Minions
What are the requirements?  List them with me now!

1.      MLA format for heading
2.     400-word MINIMUM
3.     word count in parenthese by name
4.     doublespaced
5.     Paragraph for sense!
6.     Use details from the five senses = IMAGERY.
7.     Use Vocab Variety!  (green sheet)

Welcome to CPR!
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
11:35-1:10--Lunch at 12:05

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Pick up an Annotation Grade sheet from off the clipboard.
3.     Get our your “It’s Greek to Me” chapter.

Self-Reflection and Assessment
1.      Put your name on the white grading sheet.
2.     Go through your four pages of annotations.
3.     Using your annotations as the basis for your grade, circle the correct response for each grade criteria.
4.     Staple the white page on top of your packet.
5.     Turn it in by my candle, please.
6.     Please get out your myth notes.

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

Myth Beast Slideshows--Finish
1.      Harpies
2.     Sirens
3.     Gigantes
4.    Sphynx
5.     Minotaur (TOMORROW)

1.      Take the vocab quiz.  Turn it in at my candle.
2.     Take the Greek-to-Roman names for gods and goddesses pre-quiz; turn it in at my candle.
3.     Last Ten Minutes:  quizlet or free rice

Vocabulary Homework

1.      Do quizlet studying Friday.
2.     Play free rice:  10,000 grains are due by Friday.

Welcome, AP! 
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Reminder--put phones completely away.  Be 100% here for class.

Ø Please circle up by 2:20!

Final Over Animal Farm
·      Thursday
·      Tomorrow I will take your books so I can read and grade your annotations.

Animal Farm Today
1.      Discuss your questions, your outrages, your connections.
2.       How has each commandment changed?
1.           No animal is ever to live in a house.
2.          No animal is ever to sleep in a bed with sheets.
3.         No animal is ever to wear clothes.
4.         No animal is ever to drink alcohol in excess.
5.         No animal is ever to smoke tobacco. 
6.         No animal is ever to touch money. 
7.          No animal is ever to engage in trade. 
8.         No animal is ever to tyrannize his own kind.
9.         No animal must ever kill any other animal without cause.
10.     All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.

com·rade  (kmrd, -rd)
1. A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion.
2. often Comrade A fellow member of a group, especially a fellow member of the Communist Party.

[French camarade, from Old French, roommate, from Old Spanish camaradabarracks company, roommate, fromcamararoom, from Late Latin camera; see chamber.]

comrade·ship n.
Word History: A comrade can be socially or politically close, a closeness that is found at the etymological heart of the word comrade. In Spanish the Latin word camara, with its Late Latin meaning "chamber, room," was retained, and the derivative camarada, with the sense "roommates, especially barrack mates," was formed.Camarada then came to have the general sense "companion." English borrowed the word from Spanish and French, English comrade being first recorded in the 16th century. The political sense of comrade, now associated with Communism, had its origin in the late-19th-century use of the word as a title by socialists and communists in order to avoid such forms of address as mister. This usage, which originated during the French Revolution, is first recorded in English in 1884.

Homework for Thursday and Friday

·      THURSDAY:    Review Animal Farm annotations for the final.
·      FRIDAY:          Study two vocab lists on quizlet.

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