MC Lit & Rhetoric – Monday, September 18th

Book talk & Indie read.  Rhetoric – what is it? A look at definitions & a few notes of importance.

Deadline:  Blog Assign #1 (commentary & related link) sent to Mrs. C’s email by end of day!

Notice & Remind:  The main point of your commentary should NOT be a summary of the book, but your views, thoughts on an important topic or theme addresses BY the book.  You also do NOT need to tell how your secondary work you found (art, poetry, song, video, etc.) connects.  The blog reader should be able to make those connections themselves as long as your commentary addresses the point where the ideas “intersect.”

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Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 18th

Book talk & Indie read.  Parts of Speech review:  Adjectives.  Quickwrite #10:  Who am I, not?  “Reading as a Writer” by Don Murray (from A Writer Teaches Writing).

Reading as a Writer – Murray

RLaW square

Assignment:  RLaW – “This Far: Notes on Love and Revolution” by Daniel Jose Older – bring it annotated to class tomorrow.

Upcoming:  Next week you’ll write a new paper – your choice, quickwrite expand or memory book – but different from last week.

 

MC Lit & Rhetoric – Friday, September 15th

Book talk & Indie read.  Notebook write (the “upside down”):  Time Audit.  Blog assignment #1 – rubric review and directions for turning in the assignment (email to Mrs. C by end of day on Monday).  Plus:  A Surprise!

Deadline:  If you “improved” your notebook writing, turn it in AGAIN today!

Notice & Remind:  The main point of your commentary should NOT be a summary of the book, but your views, thoughts on an important topic or theme addresses BY the book.  You also do NOT need to tell how your secondary work you found (art, poetry, song, video, etc.) connects.  The blog reader should be able to make those connections themselves as long as your commentary addresses the point where the ideas “intersect.”

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 15th

Book talk/trailers & Indie read.  Parts of speech review:  intro, nouns, & pronouns.  Notebook write (“upside down”):  Time Audit.

Deadline:  Email & Letter assignment – email by end of Sunday, letter on Monday in class. * note this is NOT what the assignment sheet says.

Reminder:  This weekend would be a great time to use what you learned/discussed/discovered in WRITE CLUB Tuesday and rewrite, re-see, make changes, etc. while your group-talk is “fresh.”  Make sure the paper itself is an MSWord document with perfect MLA formatting.  Then save it and await further instructions.

Upcoming:  Next week you’ll write a new paper – your choice, quickwrite expand or memory book – but different from last week.

MC Lit & Rhetoric – Thursday, September 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  “Lab” day to work on blog assignment #1.

Notice & Remind:  The main point of your commentary should NOT be a summary of the book, but your views, thoughts on an important topic or theme addresses BY the book.  You also do NOT need to tell how your secondary work you found (art, poetry, song, video, etc.) connects.  The blog reader should be able to make those connections themselves as long as your commentary addresses the point where the ideas “intersect.”

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 14th

1st hour – Jostens mtg.

2nd hour – panoramic pic

7th hour – “Lab” day

Deadline:  Email & Letter assignment – email by end of Sunday, letter on Monday in class. * note this is NOT what the assignment sheet says.

What about WRITE CLUB? Use what you learned/discussed/discovered in WRITE CLUB Tuesday and rewrite, resee, make changes, etc. while your group-talk is “fresh.”  Make sure the paper itself is an MSWord document with perfect MLA formatting.  Then save it and await further instructions.

MC Lit & Rhetoric – Wednesday, September 13th

Book talk & Indie read.  Notebook writing:  Choose a line.  Find a spot worth repeating – copy it verbatim into your notebook (include the page #) – then use the tips from yesterday about building a good notebook entry to build an entry based on this quotable moment.  Why is it important, what does it mean, what do you think, etc?

BLOG ASSIGNMENT #1:  You’ll be writing a commentary and searching for a secondary connection to another artistic work (poem, song, video, etc.)  You many work with a partner or by yourself.  (Partners must be reading the same lit circle text, but do NOT have to be in the same class period – can be in 3 or 5).

BLOG ASSIGNMENT #1 – click here

Deadlines:  Resubmit notebooks for more points by end of school day Friday.  THIS TIME ONLY you can add on or make up missed entries.

Keep reading!  Lit. circle finish goal is Friday 9/15 (or at least over the weekend 🙂 )

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, September 13th

Book talk & Indie read.  Envelopes?  Quickwrite #9:  College plans?  Letter basics (check the example) & email etiquette (read the articles linked below).

Email and letter assignment

college app letter example with comments

How to Email Your Professor Without Being Annoying AF – medium.com

18 Etiquette Tips for E-mailing Your Professor – US News & World Report

Re: Your Recent Email to Your Professor – Inside Higher Ed.

Deadline:  Email & Letter assignment – email by end of Sunday, letter on Monday in class. * note this is NOT what the assignment sheet says.

What about WRITE CLUB? Use what you learned/discussed/discovered in WRITE CLUB yesterday and rewrite, resee, make changes, etc. while your group-talk is “fresh.”  Make sure the paper itself is an MSWord document with perfect MLA formatting.  Then save it and await further instructions.

MC Lit & Rhetoric – Tuesday, September 12th

Book talk & Indie read.  Notebook return – how to build a good notebook entry.  Quickwrite #9:  Spoken word poetry – specific to your lit. circle read (see links below if you need to rewatch).

Deadlines:  Resubmit notebooks for more points by end of school day Friday.  THIS TIME ONLY you can add on or make up missed entries.

Keep reading!  Lit. circle finish goal is Friday 9/15.