2.You need to REVISE three pieces by Monday.You show me which three you’re revising by
HIGHLIGHTING them on the spreadsheet.Update that sheet as needed (if you change your choices, etc.).
3.Megan is going to talk to you about
your revisions today, when she calls you into the library.
a.What did you revise yesterday?
b.What are your proudest of in the work
you did yesterday?
c.What are you revising today?
10:00-10:30 Revision Work Period
over the comments you received on your Prompt Word Poem.I’ve only looked at four peer conferences so
far, but they’re the best I’ve seen all term.In other words, you guys received plentiful, helpful comments!Use them to revise them piece, IF you’re
putting it in your portfolio.
you’re not using it in your portfolio, you still need to read your partner’s
Piece #2 now.
any item on your BLUE CHECKLIST.
With Me, When I Call You Back
1.Conference w/me at my
desk about WE#9.
2.““about your Prompt Word Poem.
10:30--Last New Writing Assignment:Fifty-Word Stories!Part II!
follow the directions.
read the models.
explain how to fill out the back side of this handout.
have the rest of class to create, type, print and hand in your three stories.
January 9, 2014
You Come In
2.Get a few papers back.
3.Get out your yellow “…Walter Mitty”
·What was the MOST valuable advice you
heard (and hope to remember and implement) that will help you the rest of this
year, or next year at college?
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber
1.Break it down:what are the various fantasies Walter has?
d.Defendant and gun expert
e.Cigarette-smoking dude, facing the
2.Break it down:reality versus fantasy.
3.Rereading to answer a question; giving
evidence to support your point:read your
written paragraph for your assigned question.Give several highlights to support your response.
Please hand in your Mitty packet
by my candle.
·We’ve been in Mitty’s fantasy world, and now we’re going to Jack
London’s realistic world—no fantasy of any kind here.
Work: Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
·Journal = five minutes
·Naturalism notes and first couple of
paragraphs = five minutes
1.I read aloud for about fifteen
minutes.People had ten minutes in class
remaining to read silently.
2.Read and annotate as needed to
understand the short story.
3.You will take a reading quiz
4.What you don’t read in class you will
need to read for homework.(Today is
quiet day in seminar, so….)