Rhetoric & Comp – a note about grades

My Beloved (and maybe panicking) Rhet-Comp students,

The grades entered for multi-genre ideas and multi-genre design are simply for preparedness and completion.  IF you turned in the work when it was due and attempted it in-full, you received all the points.

Some of you discussed ideas in class with your groups that you never put in print form in Dropbox.  I love that you have ideas.  I couldn’t give you these points.

To your benefit, I didn’t even download these at the very moment they were due.  Ideas were due March 26th in class (I downloaded them on the 28th or 29th).  Designs were due April 1st in class (I downloaded them on the 3rd or 4th).

These are small grades (5 and 10 points respectively) in comparison to the bigger scores to come. Other grades that will go in this category including mark #1 completion, mark #2 completiton, one-on-one conference, final product (at least 150 points) and a presentation score.  It will balance out – I promise you this.

-Mrs. C = )

English 8 – Wednesday, April 10th

Book talk & Indie read.   Quickwrite #30:  PLAY – twitter thread or sales ad or recipe (connect it somehow to your mg topic). Time to work  on “argument”/research paper.

Requirements:  3 – 4 pages, researched & cited, has an “angle” – proposal, position, or evaluation, works cited page

Upcoming: work on researched piece & reading day on Friday!

Deadlines:

  • 3 – 4 page “argument” (research paper part) of your MG finished by Fri. 4/12  or extended (upload in Dropbox no later than Sun. 4/14)
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up dates
  • End game for MG paper – May 9th

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, April 10th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #35:  PLAY – dialogue or news article (connect to your mg topic).  Time for mg work.

Hours 1 & 6 – quick recap/finish up of “voice” study from Monday

Deadlines:

  • WRITE CLUB – mark #2 – (12 – 20 pages w/ ALL required genres) – Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 24 – 26
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th
  • MG Presentations – May 1 – 3

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

English 8 – Monday, April 8th

Book talk & Indie read.   Time to work  on “argument”/research paper.

Requirements:  3 – 4 pages, researched & cited, has an “angle” – proposal, position, or evaluation, works cited page

TOMORROW:  No class – SAT testing.  See you Wednesday! (Hint:  use your day off to work on your research paper. . . or not).

Deadlines:

  • Research design for your paper (work in the template in Dropbox – inside the MG folder inside your drafts folder) – was due YESTERDAY!!
  • 3 – 4 page “argument” (research paper part) of your MG finished by Fri. 4/12
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up dates
  • End game for MG paper – May 9th

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, April 8th

Book talk & Indie read.  Voice study – through several authors including Tom Romano, Peter Elbow, Don Murray, Thomas Newkirk, Rebecca Rule & Susan Wheeler, Ralph Fletcher.  Notebook page:  voice in writing.

TOMORROW:  No class – SAT testing.  See you Wednesday! (Hint:  use your day off to work on your mg paper. . . or not).

Deadlines:

  • WRITE CLUB – mark #2 – (12 – 20 pages w/ ALL required genres) – Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 24 – 26
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th
  • MG Presentations – May 1 – 3

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

English 8 – Friday, April 5th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #29:  PLAY – acrostic poem or another type of poetry (connect to your mg topic).  Time to work  on research design – paper handout for notes & template in Dropbox (in your MGPaperStuff folder).

Deadlines:

  • Research design for your paper due 4/7 (work in the template in Dropbox – inside the MG folder inside your drafts folder)
  • 3 – 4 page “argument” (research paper part) of your MG finished by Fri. 4/12
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up dates
  • End game for MG paper – May 9th

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, April 5th

Book talk & Indie read.  WRITE CLUB – multi-genre mark #1 (6 – 8 pages).

Deadlines:

  • WRITE CLUB – mark #2 – (12 – 20 pages w/ ALL required genres) – Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 24 – 26
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th
  • MG Presentations – May 1 – 3

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

English 8 – Thursday, April 4th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #28:  Black-out Poetry Article – History of [Austin Kleon’s] Newspaper Blackout Poems   Video – How to Make a Newspaper Blackout Poem Research design – paper handout for notes & template in Dropbox (in your MGPaperStuff folder).

Deadlines:

  • Research design for your paper due 4/7 (work in the template in Dropbox – inside the MG folder inside your drafts folder)
  • 3 – 4 page “argument” (research paper part) of your MG finished by Fri. 4/12
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up dates
  • End game for MG paper – May 9th

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, April 4th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #34:  Black-out Poetry Article – History of [Austin Kleon’s] Newspaper Blackout Poems   Video – How to Make a Newspaper Blackout Poem   MG work time.

Deadlines:

  • MG mark #1 (6 – 8 pages) for sharing in WRITE CLUB tomorrow
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

English 8 – Wednesday, April 3rd

Book talk & Indie read.  Notes:  Conducting Research (an introduction). Share your three multi-genre research ideas & think about which ONE is most viable.

CONDUCTING RESEARCH PPT

Upcoming:  work on research designs

Deadlines:

  • 3 feasible ideas for your multi-genre research paper should be in Dropbox already (work in the template in Dropbox – inside the MG folder inside your drafts folder)
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up dates
  • End game for MG paper – May 9th