Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 (Late Start Due to Fog)

Trio Discussion:  Professor Foster’s Chapter, “It’s Greek Welcome to CPR!                  Tuesday, December 3rd

When You Come In
1.      Sign in, please.
2.     Your Shmoop doc was due shared and complete by start of class.

Oedipus Wrap-Up
Ø  Share Shmoop take-aways or a-ha moments.

Trio Discussion:  Professor Foster’s Chapter, “It’s Greek to Me”.  (11:45-12:00)
1.      Open up the two docs in our CPR folder:
a.     Vocabulary…
b.    Allusions…
2.     Make a copy of these two docs, and share them with ME, and your TWO partners.
3.     In your trios, compare annotations, page by page, looking for the following items:
a.     Have one person type the vocab words and definitions you looked up.
b.    Have another person type in the allusions (references to things with which we are supposed to be familiar).
4.     Third person—look up definitions on THESAURUS.COM!  And look up allusions on WIKI.
5.     Now, as a whole class, let’s discuss what you’ve entered on the spreadsheets.

TIME = as many as you an in fifteen minutes!

Reading and Annotating
1.      Finish annotating “It’s Greek to Me”, using the white sheet on the front as your guide for how you I will grade annotations.

Oedipus Final Quiz Prep
Take each quiz on this page (five total) until you score 100% on each one.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.
2.     Please lay your Christmas list by my candle.  Thanks!
3.     Open up the following three pieces, and make sure they are ALL shared with me, and that you have given me “CAN EDIT” privileges.
a.     Russian Tailor
b.    Death of Language
c.     Musical Memory

1.      On google drive, click on "Collections Shared with Me".
2.     DRAG our Creative Writing class folder on top of/into your "My Drive" so you can access this.
3.     You MUST get this working today so you can access the shared document and type in your three favorite six-word memoirs.

Ø Complete your Santa’s Helper Prep Sheet.

Reminder:  The only acceptable places to be on your computer today are as follows:
1.      The blog
2.     The sites/links on the blog
4.     Google drive
5.     Pandora/Groove Shark/iTunes, for a few seconds—not a million!
If LAN School tells me your any place else, you will receive zeros for all assignments today.

The Six-Word Memoir Overview
1.      Be PRECISE.                                                                                    (Writing Lesson #8)
2.     Use strong diction—your Vocabulary Variety sheet!       (Writing Lesson #3)
·      I will be evaluating your work today on these two skills.  Focus on that, and begin with the end in mind.


Rumor has it that when writer Ernest Hemingway was asked to write a short, short story, he penned this:

“Pair of baby shoes:  never worn.”

That’s only six words, but it tells a story.

Reading #1            (Fifteen Minutes)
1.      Explore the six-word memoirs and stories here:  BE PATIENT--THE LINK TAKES A MINUTE TO LOAD!
2.     Read people’s memoirs.  You can browse, or you can click on a certain subject area, if you’re interested in memoirs on one topic.
3.     Type your THREE FAVORITE classroom appropriate six-word memoirs IN OUR CLASS FOLDER in google drive in the document named, “Favorite Six-Word Memoirs”.

Writing #1              (Fifteen Minutes)
1.      Create/type THREE six-word memoirs--that way, you can do a funny one, a serious one, and whatever else you come up with.  THESE ARE ORIGINAL SIX-WORD MEMOIRS, CREATED BY YOU RIGHT NOW.
2.     Grading Criteria:
            a.     Use PRECISE words.
            b.    Use your VOCABULARY VARIETY sheet for help.
            c.     Type all three memoirs on the same page.
            d.    Give each memoir its own title (which doesn’t count in your six words).
            e.     Use the MLA heading.
This is what your paper should look like:

Victoria Bennett
Ms. Willis
Creative Writing (Six word Memoirs)
05 April 2013
The Buzzer Ends It
One opening, One fulfilment: One Inadequacy

Floppy ears, black spots: my puppy

 This is Me
Opinionated, Blonde, Blue-eyed, Loving, Careful, Truth-teller

3.     Print to the Media Center (but don’t go get it).

Diction Practice

1.      Play free rice at your BEST LEVEL (not starting over at Level 1) when you finish.
2.     20,000 grains are due by Tuesday, 12/10.



No comments: