English 8 – Thursday, February 22nd

Book talk & Indie read.  “Cleaning up” your word choices:  watch 29 Words to Cut From Your Novel – Vivien Reis.  Read:  43 Words You Should Cut from Your Writing Immediately – Diana Urban

Next, you will be submitting for evaluation and feedback one of the three drafts you have written.  Choose wisely.

Work to notice unnecessary, redundant, and clumsy word choices and make better ones.

Tomorrow:  Lab time for work on Submission #1.

 

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Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, February 22nd

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #18:  Black-out Poetry. Read: “Design” & “Sketch” from A Writer Teaches Writing by Donald Murray.  Example:  Rhetorical Analysis research design.

Important:  Find out your SWIC ID# and password (or update your password).  You will need it TOMORROW in class!

Deadlines:

  • Optional  revisions on Cited Commentary due no later than end of 2/25 (if your revise, hard copy with teacher comments must be returned to Mrs. C on 2/26)
  • Research design for your Hamlet paper due in Dropbox end of Mon. 2/26 (WRITE CLUB on Tues. 2/27)

English 8 – Wednesday, February 21st

Book talk & Indie read.  Read:  “25 Things You Should Know About Endings” from The Kick-Ass Writer by Chuck Wendig.

For tomorrow:  Write an alternate ending for each of your 3 drafts (indelible moment, critical review, and photo memoir).  Use the print copies given out in class.

Upcoming:  We will be improving our drafts and choosing a paper (this week) for submission (next week).

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, February 21st

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #17:  Shakespeare Quote (from your Search It!)  Research Design assignment info.  Read:  “Linking Evidence and Claims” from Writing Analytically by Rosenwasser & Stephens.  A look at Claims & Evidence + Research Direction/Angles (slides w/ discussion & note-space for work on your paper).

Important:  Find out your SWIC ID# and password (or update your password).  You will need it Friday in class!

Deadlines:

  • Optional  revisions on Cited Commentary due no later than end of 2/25 (if your revise, hard copy with teacher comments must be returned to Mrs. C on 2/26)

English 8 – Tuesday, February 20th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #13:  Smell?  Read:  “Hit Dem Senses” from Crafting Authentic Voice by Tom Romano.  Find sensory image in the mentor text from Violent Ends.

For tomorrow:  Bring your print drafts of the first two papers as we will use them in class (you wrote optional beginnings on them a week or so ago).

Upcoming:  We will be improving our drafts and choosing a paper (this week) for submission (next week).

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, February 20th

Book talk & Indie read.  Hamlet Rhetorical Analysis assignment & schedule.  Notes & Lecture:  conducting academic research (for paper writing).

Important:  Find out your SWIC ID# and password (or update your password).  You will need it Friday in class!

Deadlines:

  • Optional  revisions on Cited Commentary due no later than end of 2/25 (if your revise, hard copy with teacher comments must be returned to Mrs. C on 2/26)

English 8 – Thursday, February 15th

Book talk & Indie read.  WRITE CLUB – photo memoir. (You’ll need papers to work with next week, so be sure to complete and/or fix-up your drafts.)

Use feedback from WRITE CLUB to fuel changes that improve, add-to, or otherwise enhance your paper.  Add the picture if you haven’t yet 🙂

Deadlines:

  • Technically, draft deadlines on DRAFT#1 (indelible moment), DRAFT#2 (critical review), and DRAFT#3 (photo memoir) have passed.  BUT. . .  if you haven’t finished and/or uploaded them, Mrs. C needs them!

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, February 15th

Book talk & Indie read. Sonnets ❤ ❤ ❤  Watch:  Crash Course Hamlet Part I & Crash Course Hamlet Part II  Read:  Hamlet as a comic.

Deadline:

  • Submit Connexions paper no later than 11:59pm Thursday 2/15- that’s TODAY!  (Be sure to check the comments on your commentary to avoid making the same tech or citation errors on the connexions paper). Name your document “lastnameCNX”
  • NEW:  Cited commentaries returned (optional revisions until end of 2/25 – must return the teacher-marked version by 2/26 if you revise).

English 8 – Wednesday, February 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  Lab time for work on photo memoir papers.

Deadlines:

  • Draft #3 for WRITE CLUB tomorrow.  Upload to BOTH the folder you share with Mrs. C and your personal draft folder you share with your WRITE CLUB.
  • Technically, draft deadlines on DRAFT#1 (indelible moment) and DRAFT#2 (critical review) have passed.  BUT. . .  if you haven’t finished and/or uploaded them, Mrs. C needs them!