Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 (ED)


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Day Twelve
Early Dismissal Schedule

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.  
  2. Put your chairs in audience mode, like they were yesterday.  Please lift, not drag!  :-)
  3. Get out your green sheets from yesterday!
  4. Get into presentation and/or listening mode!
  5. Turn off your phones, and stow them away in your bag--don’t have on your desk or on your bod.

Big Idea
  • Start listening for resonances and echoes.
  • Start look for patterns--try to connect the dots!
  • What have you heard and seen  so far?
    • trickery
    • overthrowing your father
    • strange offspring
    • beasts
    • rape
    • jealousy
    • war
    • meanness to children
    • curses/fate?
    • incest
    • extreme punishments
    • heroic acts
    • vengeance/revenge
    • people gettting buried/crushed by natural features (mountains)

Barbie Presentation Prep (Five Minutes)
  1. Remember, one strategy to understand and remember is REVIEW your notes.  Review your notes.  Do we have any resonances/echoes/patterns to add to our list?
  2. What is the most surprising thing you learned yesterday?
  3. Did you have any a-ha moments?
  4. Turn off your phone, and stow it away.  You are to show the presenter your best audience behavior.  Checking your phone during their presentation, etc,  is not best audience behavior.
  5. Review procedures from yesterday:
    1. Present a one-minute story about your Barbie.
    2. Present your Barbie.
    3. Help guide us through notes.
    4. Put the mic on the next person.
    5. Bring me your “done” Barbie.

We will hear about more gods/goddesses tomorrow!

NEW IDEA:  Importance of Beasts and Creatures
1.      Represented evil in conflicts between good and bad
2.     Gave mortals the chance to slay them and become heroes
3.     Offered so many answers and explanations for disasters such as shipwrecks and volcanoes

Let’s see who has their show in there!

  1. Due Thursday = Myth Beast Slideshow
  2. Due Friday = Study your vocab words for ten to twenty minutes tonight, depending your

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Day Twelve
Early Dismissal Schedule
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center, please.
  3. Grab yesterday’s assignment  (page 10) off the front table by Giovanni.
  4. Please open your book to pages 11-12.
  5. You do NOT need your computer open until LATER in the block!  
  6. Is there someone who will let me use him/her as a guinea pig and show the whole class your grade on schoology?!  I want to show people around it from a student perspective.  You guys just HAVE to check schoology every day--two minutes--to check your progress.  This involves organization, planning, and time management--three skills you will need to be successful at college and in the workplace.

Writing Lessons Questions
  1. Why avoid clichés when we write?
  2. Why use precise, specific words to create imagery in the reader’s mind?

Writing Lesson:  Use strong diction--Vocabulary Variety.   (Pages 11-12)
  • Use it anytime you have a writing assignment.

Vocabulary Variety Practice
  1. Vocabulary Variety Worksheet (page 13)
  2. Complete the worksheet.
  3. Work time = ten to twenty  minutes
  4. Turn in page 13 to the drawer when completed.  Make sure your name is at the top!

WE#5:  Personal Essay (on schoology)

Writing Workshop
  1. Work on Writing Experiment #5, which is due TOMORROW at the first of the block.  Your choices are Color, or Because of ________.  (Requirements are on schoology.)
  2. While you are working quietly and independently on that, I am going to conference with you individually about your work.  Bring your computer back with you when I let you know it’s your turn.
  3. If you finish your WE#5 early, play quizlet for the vocabulary terms.

1.     Open a blank google doc.
2.     Copy the directions in red (below), then paste them into the top of your doc.
3.     Read the directions carefully, so you BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND.
4.     Read the two choices you have for this assignment, then select the one you most want to write about.
5.    Start your essay!  
6.    Finish for homework (due @ tardy bell THURSDAY.

You must answer "YES" to all the following questions for 100% on this assignment.
1.      The piece is a minimum of 400 words.  My word count is in parentheses beside my name.
2.     I used paragraphs to show my shifting ideas.
3.     I used the correct MLA format for heading.
4.     I doublespaced the whole piece.
5.     I included at least five specific examples to support what I’m saying--these five specific examples are highlighted in yellow.
6.     I used to replace at least five words I ordinarily use with five more powerful, precise words--these words are highlighted in pink.
7.     All above items are complete by classtime Thursday at which time I will submit it to Willis/Wiley on google form.

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