Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30th, 2014


When You Come In
  1. What is your major take-away from Professor Foster’s “How’d He Do That?”
  2. Write it in a well-constructed sentence or two at the top of your packet.
  3. Make sure your name is on it, the put it in the drawer, please.  

Note-Taking (Twenty  Scant Minutes)


  • Go to "Submit assignment," then "create" to turn this in. Do not comment--please and thank you.
  • This is due in twenty minutes.

  1. Explore at least five of the websites on this page: Note-Taking Advice Links
  2. Bookmark at least three websites you can use the rest of the term (and for the rest of your academic life) as resources.
  3. Read the model below, in blue, for what your responses to this should sound like. Notice how PERSONAL they are (not generic), and how MP uses DETAILS from the websites to support her points.
  4. Submit the following on schoology:
    1. Number each of your three answers.
    2. Write the name of the website of your first choice, the website you think will be most useful to you this year and in college to make your note-taking more meaningful.
    3. Underneath it, list three separate advice details you got from this website.
    4. Repeat with your second and third website choices.
Here's a Model for What Your Answer Should Sound/Look Like:
I liked this website because it gives you direction.  It gives you really great advise about if you want to learn what is going on in your class then you need to do these this to do it.  Its very straight forward.
I love this website!! It stands out.  I love how it is set up.  I think that is really neat how when I asked my 3 people one of them said one of the teachers rules was to be an active stude.  It is really neat to see that that was the very first thing on this website.
I like in this website it compares annotating to note taking.  And shows the pros and cons of each.  It even shows you what you need like what a recipe shows you!

When You Finish
  • Play quizlet for a few minutes.

Greek Mythology Intro
  1. You just read and wrote a bit about how to take notes.
  2. Get out a sheet of notebook paper--you’re going to take notes.  :-)
  3. At the top of your paper, write down THREE strategies you learned in your research this morning that you will practice while taking notes today.
  4. Find someone across the room to trade papers with, and read each others strategies.  ...any similarities?  ...any differences?

Big-Picture Thinking:  Archetypes!
  1. What are the four wells we draw from again and again--backbone lit?
  2. We keep telling the same stories over and over again--why?
  3. If you know what to look for, you’re  better able to see patterns in what you’re reading.
  4. Start listening for echoes, resonances!
  5. Start looking for patterns!   :-)

  1. Introduction to Backbone Literature—Greek Mythology

Research Time from Now Until ___________
  1. View excellent models of Barbie on the big screen.
  2. Get a blank template for your own Barbie.  (I’ll leave extras on the front table, if you need to re-start.)
  3. Read your yellow biography about your god/goddess.
  4. Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your Barbie.
  5. Go to schoology, and click on the Greek Mythology folder--you’ll find four research links there.  Do more research on those sites, so you have plenty of vivid details for your Myth Barbie.
  6. You must take at least one full page of notes before you create your Barbie.  Remember what you learned about note-taking!
  7. Type your name next to the figure you’re researching.

  • Study the new quizlet vocab words for at least ten minutes.
  • One full page or more of notes about your myth person
  • Myth Barbie


Thursday, 10/30
Day Eight

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center, please.
  3. Put your name on the notebook paper and page 16 from yesterday, and put them in the drawer (daily grade from yesterday).  Thanks!

Writing Experiment #3 (Continued from Yesterday)
  • ...on schoology.

Typing Your First Draft, and Revising to Second
1.      Now, create a new google doc, and type a paragraph or two about your earliest memory.
2.     Please doublespace, since this is prose (not a poem).

Once You Finish Your First Draft/Two Paragraphs
  1. Follow the directions below exactly.
  2. Type these questions at the bottom of your piece.
    1. What colors can I add?  EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR ANSWER SHOULD LOOK:  I could add the color lavender when I talk about my mom’s shirt.
    2. What textures did I feel?
    3. What sounds did I hear?
    4. What’s my overall feeling about this memory?
    5. Did I learn something from it?
    6. Do I like remembering it?
  3. Ask yourself these questions, type your answers under each question in a different color of ink.
  4. After you type your six answers, go back to your paragraph(s), and add any details you need to, based on your answers (2nd draft).
  5. When you finish, click on “file” then “see revision history”.  Do you see lots of color from where you made changes?  You should!  If you don’t, keep revising, until you’ve made at least ten changes/improvements.  

When You Finish Your Second Draft--Vocabulary!
  • Share the Earliest Memory with me.
  • Play quizlet with the poetry terms until I stop you.
  • Quizlet is the only acceptable place to be, peeps.

Started @ 2:05
Ending at 2:25

Cliché Pair Story Final Work Time and Requirements/Grading (Twenty minutes)
1.     Copy and paste the eight items in blue below into the top of your story doc.
2.    Go through each one, and make sure you can answer “YES” to each one!  
3.    Finish writing and revising your story as needed, before I grade it tomorrow.
1.      We used as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2.     We boldfaced the clichés so they stand out from the story.
3.     We used least four sentences of dialogue in quotation marks.
4.     Type between one and one and a half pages.
5.     We doublespaced our story.
6.     We used paragraphs to indicate shifting ideas.
7.      We used classroom appropriate language.
8.      We avoided bodily functions as our main topic.


Last Fifteen Minutes:  Organization/Housekeeping--shorten up if needed!

  1. Papers back
  2. Manila folder (stays in room; original writing only)
  3. Put book pages back in book, in numerical order.
  4. Decorate your manila folder!

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