Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 (Late Start Due to Weather)

Hello, Creative Writing!

Revision:  Show, Don’t Just Tell Poem
1.      What do we do when we revise?
2.     Get out your help sheet entitled “Advice for Revising and Editing Poetry”.
3.     How is editing different from revision?
4.     What do you gain from having me read your piece?  Let me pull up a poem I read.
5.     What do you lose from not having me read it?
6.     Here’s who shared their poems with me.  (If you don’t see your name, you didn’t receive any comments from me.)
7.     My comments on your poem are extensive.  These are the first things I want you to consider as you revise today.
8.     You will get your paper copy back now.  If you do NOT receive one back, you did not turn one in.  If you do have it, WAIT, and staple it to the back of your final draft.  Do not bring it to me or talk to me about it now.
9.     Next, consider EVERYTHING we just talked about, and EVERYTHING you’ve learned all term.  THIS IS THE TIME when you should be SHOWING YOUR MASTERY of the writing lessons.
10.   So, you don’t have a checklist—you have a helper sheet, and a Vocabulary Variety sheet, my comments on your paper, and your own huge brain.
11.    Your Task:  Revise this so thoroughly that you create a piece that is as close to perfect as you are capable of making it.  (This will then be ready for your portfolio.)
12.   How am I going to grade this revision? 

When You Finish
1.      Print out your final revised copy to the library.  Megan will go get them in a bit.
2.     Got to quizlet, and study the vocab.  Only five or six people have studied enough to get their names on the board.  I need to see all twenty-two names there, so go to Learn Mode, and complete that, then play the games or do the speller.
3.     Your quiz over these words is THURSDAY.

Before We Revise the Prompt Word Poem
4.     Staple it to the TOP of your rubric and rough draft.
5.     Turn it in at my candle.
6.     If you did not see your poem in the folder I showed earlier, have someone in class help you save it IN THAT FOLDER, with the title the same as the others.

Welcome to CPR! 
Thursday, 1/2/14

**Make sure you have headphones now—run get them quickly, if you don’t have any in your possession.  Thanks!
**Pick up a pink handout, “Listening to College Prep Podcasts” off the sign-in table, please.

College-Prep Reading
·     Yes, that is the name of this class.
·     Today, you are going to listen to and think about advice you select from a range of college—prep podcasts.  (handout)
·     First I’ll walk you through it on the big screen.  Please don’t open your computers yet—just watch.

You will need to work independently.

Vocab Work

THURSDAY, 1/2/2013—Happy New Year, Peeps!
Homework Due
Ø For Break:  44-70 (remainder of Frankenstein’s point of view)
When You Come In
Ø  Please sign.
Ø  Please make sure your name is on the #9-17 vocab sheet, and put it on the heater.  Thanks!

Note:  we are not reading further in the novel tonight.  I would like to take a day or two in class to unpack everything we’ve read thus far.

Frankenstein Pair-Share
NOTE:  Show “KINDNESS TO AUTHORS”, as Nabokov said.  Don’t make judgments and tell us your opinions.  Make an argument, and support it with a detail from the text.
You and your partner do the following:
1.      Weather
a.     Discuss what you notice about the weather in the first two frames of the novel.
b.    How many details are there showing weather?
c.     What is the significance of all this weather?
2.     Annotations through page 70
a.     Discuss the questions you’ve asked.
b.    Discuss the connections you’ve made.
3.     Frankenstein Motifs—pages 8-9.  With your pair-share partner, scour your annotated pages for ANY idea you feel might be a MOTIF (if it’s mentioned more than once, and it “feels” like it’s weighted, important.) Let’s brainstorm a few possibilities now, before you get going.
Start @ __2:30___; ending @ __2:45___
4.    2:45-ish:  Whole class discussion—your questions and connections
·      KW:  Talk about “foil.”


Professor Foster—Literary Lesson
 “It’s More Than Just Rain or Snow”
Read Foster’s chapter, and make at least fifteen annotations. 

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