Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Day Six

When You Come In
  1. Sign in.
  2. Get a quote from the blue bowl, and a quote from the green, and take them to your desk.
  3. Get out a sheet of notebook paper, please.


“Humanity's legacy of stories and storytelling
is the most precious we have.
All wisdom is in our stories and songs.
A story is how we construct our experiences.
At the very simplest, it can be:
'He/she was born, lived, died.'
Probably that is the template of our stories—
a beginning, middle, and end.
This structure is in our minds.”      Doris Lessing
“I decided to devote my life
to telling the story
because I felt that having survived
I owe something to the dead.
And anyone who does not remember
betrays them again.”                           --Elie Wiesel

Started @ 11:50; ending about 12:00-ish

Journal Response
  • Share with a NEW person today.  
  • Write your partner TWO specific comments, and aim for academic language in your writing.  
1.      Write the writer at least two detailed sentences:
a.     Agree.
b.    Tell him/her if the journal made you think of a new idea/or something you hadn’t considered.
c.     Add on to an idea he/she says.
d.    Compliment their vocabulary—diction!
e.     Disagree, respectfully.
  1. Sign your partner’s paper.
3.      Read your partner’s comments.
  1.  Make sure your name and date  are at the top of your paper, and the quote is taped on, then turn it in to the class drawer.

Big-Picture Thinking:  Archetypes!
Where would you put these plots?
  1. High School Musical 1
  2. Finding Nemo
  3. Holes
  4. Star Wars
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. Inception
  7. Gravity
  8. She’s the Man
  9. Silver Linings Playbook
  10. Shrek

Big Ideas
  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. The purpose of our work  in pairs is to familiarize ourselves with literary archetypes in more detail.

Archetype Work
  1. Upload your archetype excel doc to google, if you need to do that.
  2. Make sure it’s saved as “Your Last Name--Archetype Examples”  in the “Archetype Work” folder (class google folder).
  3. Add these to your plot archetype examples:
    1. High School Musical 1
    2. Finding Nemo
    3. Holes
    4. Star Wars
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Inception
    7. Gravity
    8. She’s the Man
    9. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Shrek
  4. Get with the partner, and do the following:
    1. Discuss your examples so far.
    2. Poach answers from each other as desired.  (Don’t poach if you’ve never heard of the movie/story/etc.)
    3. Click on schoology for the assignment, and continue to explore the links from yesterday, especially the Bible ones!
    4. Each of you share your findings, and continue to fill in your individual spreadsheet.

  1. Take the vocab quiz, then turn it into the drawer.  This is a quiz, so you absolutely may not talk.
  2. If you were absent, you’re going to take the pre-quiz, grade it, then take the real quiz--fun times!
  3. After you turn in your quiz, I am giving you vocab work time, so all I want you to do is be on quizlet studying the new words--you will find them on schoology on “Vocab Quiz #2”, on the right hand side with your upcoming deadlines.
  4. Install the quizlet app on your phone now.  It’s free, and it takes two seconds.

  • Study the new quizlet vocab words for at least ten minutes.

Creative Writing

Tuesday, 10/28
Day Six

When You Come In
  1. Sign in!
  2. Turn off your phone, and put your phone behind your name card in the phone hostage station (by the podium).
  3. Get your your Writing Resistance Topics list on pink, please.

Free Write #2
1.      Write for the full ten minutes, without stopping.
2.     Talk about any topic of your choosing.
3.     Who will read this?
4.    How will I grade this?
a.     Start Time =     2:08
b.    End Time =      2:18    
5.     To Turn It In
“Free Write #2
Your Name
Put them FACE DOWN, and please pass them over to ____________, please!

Vocabulary Work--Poetry Terms on Quizlet
  • Why are we doing this?…so we all have a common vocabulary to talk about poetry.  You will use this information to help you revise and conference all term.
  • Also, some of these terms will undoubtedly appear on the ACT, and we want you to do your best on that, so you have lots of options for your future.
  • Be on quizlet only--that’s the only place you can be online.  Please and thank you!

  1. Study the poetry vocab.  
  2. When I call time, I will show you how to “TEST” yourself (no true/false; no multiple choice--written and matching only).
  3. Take the test, take a screenshot of your quiz, then send it to me in school e-mail.
    1. School e-mail
    2. Compose
    3. “Kerrie Willis”
    4. Screenshot = Command, shift, 3

Grammar Work
  • Go to schoology, and follow the directions for today’s grammar assignments.

  1. Open your book to page three, and put your name in big letters across the top.
  2. Read the questions FIRST, before you do the reading assignment.  (This is a reading strategy.)
  3. Read pages four and five to get the correct answers.
  4. Hand in page three to the drawer by the tardy bell tomorrow.

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