Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, January 19th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite #11: Curiouser & Curiouser (video)

Spring Memory Book overview – a talk-through of this mostly independent project. (Video on GClassroom)

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: QW/NB #10 +1 – read an additional article (available on GClassroom along with video read-aloud) and complete your own 4 part notepage adding citations when needed + constructing a works cited entry due in your notebook no later than end of day Wednesday 1/19

*All the pieces we are reading and taking notes/practicing citing are building to the first paper we will write in a couple of weeks. They will become source options for the paper we’ll write, so don’t neglect them as unimportant.

English 8 – Wednesday, January 19th

Read Aloud – A Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnell.

One on one check-in day: reviewed the PAST DUE assignment and then checked in with everyone in individual breakout rooms. It’s not too late to turn in this assignment (no late penalties).

PASTDUE: Writing #1 – letter to Mrs. C was due Monday 1/17 in DROPBOX (note – you can ALWAYS turn in overdue work – get to it!)

IMPORTANT: If you have not successfully created and/or shared Dropbox folders, contact Mrs. C for assistance. I can help you one on one during Warrior Time. This is NOT optional.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 18th

Indie Read.

Quickwrite/Notebook #10: “I’ve Talked to Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years: This Is What They Still Don’t Know” by Laurie Halse Anderson (article)* – 4 part notes & citations practice – try combining your “they say” & quote & your “I say” with your question – complete them in whatever order makes sense or feels “right.”

Brief tour/reminders about Purdue’s OWL. Use it as a dependable reference when you don’t know how to cite something (link on the right). How you cite an article depends on how you found it (or what page # info you are willing to look up). Options include as a periodical (hard copy), an article in a web magazine, or even as a pdf. Find details on how to cite any of these on Purdue’s OWL.

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: QW/NB #10 +1 – read an additional article (available on GClassroom along with video read-aloud) and complete your own 4 part notepage adding citations when needed + constructing a works cited entry due in your notebook no later than end of day Wednesday 1/19

*All the pieces we are reading and taking notes/practicing citing are building to the first paper we will write in a couple of weeks. They will become source options for the paper we’ll write, so don’t neglect them as unimportant.

English 8 – Tuesday, January 18th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite #6: Body Parts (choose one and see where it takes you for a 4 minute write)

NOTES: Some Truths About Writing – find the slides on today’s GClassroom stream (And if you missed, there’s a video to talk you through them. Please watch.)

PASTDUE: Writing #1 – letter to Mrs. C was due Monday 1/17 in DROPBOX (note – you can ALWAYS turn in overdue work – get to it!)

IMPORTANT: If you have not successfully created and/or shared Dropbox folders, contact Mrs. C for assistance. I can help you one on one during Warrior Time. This is NOT optional.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, January 14th

Update your independent reading on the padlet (new code this semester & be sure you log in so you aren’t “anonymous”).

Quickwrite/Notebook #9: “How to Raise a Black Son in America” by Clint Smith (TED talk)* – 4 part notes & citations practice – special note about using timestamps when citing videos

Brief tour/reminders about Purdue’s OWL. Use it as a dependable reference when you don’t know how to cite something (link on the right).

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: QW/NB #9 +1 – read an additional TED talk (video links & transcripts available on GClassroom) and complete your own 4 part notepage adding citations when needed + constructing a works cited entry due in your notebook no later than end of day Monday 1/17

*All the pieces we are reading and taking notes/practicing citing are building to the first paper we will write in a couple of weeks. They will become source options for the paper we’ll write, so don’t neglect them as unimportant.

English 8 – Friday, January 14th

Book Trailers.

NEW: Sign up for padlet & add a post-it to show your reading progress. Find directions on GClassroom in the stream today.

Reminders to those who still need to create and/or share Dropbox folders. Contact Mrs. C if you need assistance. This is NOT optional.

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: Writing #1 – letter to Mrs. C due no later than end of day Monday 1/17 in DROPBOX.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, January 13th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite #8: Rabbit Hole (What’s the last metaphorical rabbit hole you’ve been down? What topics fascinate you so that you lose yourself in them? Any specific examples?)

OPEN TIME: time for help with citations, time for working on the 4pt notes assigned yesterday, time for reading

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: QW/NB #7 +1 – read an additional essay (available on GClassroom) and complete your own 4 part notepage adding citations when needed + constructing a works cited entry due in your notebook no later than end of day Thursday 1/13

*All the pieces we are reading and taking notes/practicing citing are building to the first paper we will write in a couple of weeks. They will become source options for the paper we’ll write, so don’t neglect them as unimportant.

English 8 – Thursday, January 13th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite #5: Indelible (write about a memory or moment that can’t be erased – feels permanent)

What is Essay? Discuss & Finish notepage of what essay is (and is NOT).

Update on Dropbox folder share – troubleshooting with anyone who needs assistance. Please complete this if you haven’t yet (you’ll NEED these for submitting work this semester!!)

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: Writing #1 – letter to Mrs. C due no later than end of day Monday 1/17 in DROPBOX.

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, January 12th

Quickwrite/Notebook #7: “In Our Genes” by Hannah Moskowitz (essay)* – 4 part notes & citations practice

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: QW/NB #7 +1 – read an additional essay (available on GClassroom) and complete your own 4 part notepage adding citations when needed + constructing a works cited entry due in your notebook no later than end of day Thursday 1/13

*All the pieces we are reading and taking notes/practicing citing are building to the first paper we will write in a couple of weeks. They will become source options for the paper we’ll write, so don’t neglect them as unimportant.

English 8 – Wednesday, January 12th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

What is Essay? Read the 3 example essays (yes, these are really essays) on today’s GClassroom stream. Then make a notepage where you attempt to answer the questions: what do these pieces have in common? how do they or do they not look like what you expect an essay to be? what features do these pieces of writing have? (We’ll talk about this tomorrow.)

Update on Dropbox folder share. Please complete this if you haven’t yet (you’ll NEED these for submitting work this semester!!)

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: Writing #1 – letter to Mrs. C due no later than end of day Monday 1/17 in DROPBOX.