English 8 – Tuesday, January 21st

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #6:  body parts.  Draft #1 info and writing time.  Please complete drafts in MSWord INSIDE your shared Drafts folder in Dropbox.  Note that Dropbox lets you use MSWord online anywhere you have internet access.

Upcoming:  More lab time all week.  Come to class ready to work!

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 21st

Book talk & Indie read.  MLA Basics – Works Cited Overview (see slides posted on January 9th).  Cited Commentary Part II instructions & additional sources.  THINK about how you will connect some of these pieces while joining the “conversation.”

TED talk video sources you may want to watch (again):

*Find the poems linked to last Thursday’s post.

Upcoming:  More lab time all week.  Come to class ready to work!

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards
  • Office hour passes for the semester – Big projects this semester; seek help when you need it.

English 8 – Thursday, January 16th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #5:  Indelible (take two) – write about another moment that left “a mark” – one you can’t erase for good or bad or whatever.  Read Like a Writer (RLaW) intro to concepts and practice with “Disrupting My Comfort Zone” by Brian Grazer (clip-it in your writer’s notebook).

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

This weekend:  Read something awesome!

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, January 16th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite/Notes #11:  Poem (choose 1 of 4)  – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” by Blythe Baird, “The Man” by Taylor Swift, “Friend Zone” by Dylan Garity, or “Can We Autocorrect Humanity?” by Prince EA.  Cited Comentary assignment Part I – think about what you’ve read and start making connections.  Video:  “Research is a Conversation” by Shafer Library.

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards
  • Office hour passes for the semester – Big projects this semester; seek help when you need it.

This Weekend:

  • “finish” any unfinished QWs from this week (#5 – #11)
  • cite the quotes (MLA in-text citations) you put in your notes – all the videos & articles have links on the previous posts
  • think about cited commentary assignment part I – what connections do you see? what do you think?

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, January 15th

Book talk & Indie read. SWIC Registration Dual Credit paperwork.  Quickwrite/Notes #9:  Article – “I’ve talked with teenage boys abut sexual assault for 20 years.  This is what they still don’t know” by Laurie Halse Anderson. Quickwrite/Notes #10:  Article – 1st hour “Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves” by Dr. Richard A. Friedman : 2nd hour “The Boys Are Not All Right” by Michael Ian Black : 6th hour “Opinion: My Month Without the Internet” by Diana Wagman.

Quick review/lesson:  Add in-text citations for the quotes you pulled from today’s articles.  Note that to get the page numbers correct, you will need to access the online article and then use the page number from the print view window.

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards
  • Office hour passes for the semester – Big projects this semester; seek help when you need it.

MLA Citation Help – Rhetoric & Comp

If you are confused or just want a deeper understanding of MLA citation, check the videos below.

Citation: Why Multiple Styles? – get behind the “why” we cite and “why” this style for humanites disciplines

MLA Style: In-Text Citations (8th Ed., 2016) – basic in-text citing

Sidenote:  For your cited commentary, we read/viewed both print sources and video sources.  If the way the piece was published is video (not print), you’ll need to in-text cite using timestamp information instead of page numbers.  See below:

Time-based media sources

When creating in-text citations for media that has a runtime, such as a movie or podcast, include the range of hours, minutes and seconds you plan to reference. For example: (00:02:15-00:02:35).  (Purdue OWL MLA Style and Formatting Guide)

MLA Style: List of Works Cited (8th Ed., 2016) – works cited details (we’ll look at this next week)

 

English 8 – Tuesday, January 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  What is Essay?  a look at what we know, have been taught, some examples, and some realities.  Let’s get real about this important and interesting genre.

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite/Notes #7:  TEDTalk – “Selfies and Seeing Ourselves” – Christina Balch.  Quickwrite/Notes #8:  TEDTalk – 1st & 2nd hour “How to Raise a Black Son in America” by Clint Smith: 6th hour “A Solution to Gun Violence Found in US HIstory” by David Farrell.

Quick review/lesson:  Add in-text citations to the quotes you pulled from essays yesterday in Quickwrites #5 & 6.  Then, learn how to in-text cite the quotes you pulled from videos today in Quickwrites #7 & 8 (2nd hour – this part will be tomorrow).

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Monday, January 13th

Indie read.  Dropbox set-up in class.  (Finish if needed – setting up two folders and sharing with Mrs. C – directions on the DROPBOX SETUP tab at top).

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards