MCL&R – Monday, October 15th

Video How and Why We Read – Crash Course Lit. w/ John Green & Indie read.  Book pass.

Upcoming:

  • Writing rhetoric of rap papers Tues. & Wed! Prepare by annotating & completing the pre-write.
  • New book club after P/T Conferences – week of Oct 22 – 26. Order this week!
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Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, October 15th

Read aloud After the Fall by Dan Santat & Indie read.  “Lead” by Don Murray.  Quickwrite experiment:  write 2 new leads for an existing piece in your writer’s notebook.  Pre-conference sheet for this Wednesday’s WRITE CLUB (small moves focus).

Deadline: Next WRITE CLUB will be Wednesday, October 17th.  Bring/upload a NEW paper, either MB or QW.  (If you’ve written two of the same type, it’s time to switch it up). & bring your completed pre-conference sheet.

MCL&R – Friday, October 12th

Book talks x 2 (1st hour) x 4 (3rd hour) & Indie read. Annotating rap lyrics – tips & pre-writing sheet to help you focus.

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Upcoming:

  • Writing rhetoric of rap papers NEXT week! Prepare by annotating & completing the pre-write.
  • New book club after P/T Conferences – week of Oct 22 – 26. Book talks, selection, info & ordering later this week.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, October 12th

Book talk & Indie read.  Book pass.  Collected notebooks.

*2nd hour – finish up chapter 1 notes & commentary (no 7th hour – Tribefest assembly)

Deadline: Next WRITE CLUB will be Wednesday, October 17th.  Bring/upload a NEW paper, either MB or QW.  (If you’ve written two of the same type, it’s time to switch it up).

MCL&R Book Club #2

Choose your read for book club 2 – book needed by Monday, October 22nd.  (You can find your book of choice on your own or order through Mrs. C. next week.  See prices below).  I encourage you to choose what “calls” to you, talk it up with classmates, too.  No lone-wolf reading.

 The Young Elites by Marie Lu $10 BOOKTALK WITH MARIE LU | THE YOUNG ELITES The Young Elites by Marie Lu book trailer

 Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older $6 SHADOWSHAPER CYPHER Q&A with Daniel José Older: PART 1 Shadowshaper Book Trailer – (unofficial)

 Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena $10 Matt de la Pena Interview

 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini $13 The Kite Runner – movie trailer Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner Interview

 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  by Sherman Alexie $10 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian Book Trailer (unofficial) 10 Questions for Sherman Alexie

 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han $9  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trailer BOOKTALK WITH JENNY HAN

MCL&R – Thursday, October 11th

Book talks x 2 (1st hour) & Indie read. Lab time for finalizing revisions to paper #1 (quickwrite expansion) & finding song lyrics for annotating in class on Friday. (If you need Mrs. C to print your lyrics, please email them as a Word or Google doc BEFORE class time on Friday).

Upcoming:

  • Paper #1 (quickwrite expansion) will be due in teacher-ready form in class on Friday.
  • Think about what rap lyrics (or other text-rich lyrics) you will dissect for the rhetoric of rap paper. Bring those lyrics to class on Friday! *if you choose a non-rap song, you have to get it approved by Mrs. C = )
  • New book club after P/T Conferences – week of Oct 22 – 26. Book talks, selection, info & ordering later this week.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 11th

Book talk x 2 & Indie read. Everything’s an Argument – finish chapter 1 notes & discussion. Notebook checklists. Lab time.

Deadlines: notebooks collected Friday 10/12 (no exceptions) *If you are in 7th hour and haven’t turned in a notebook – be sure to stop by on Friday!

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Updates:

  • Submission #1 should be in your _______’s Submissions folder (that you share with Mrs. C). The document should be named according to protocol on the digital submission sheet.
  • Blogpost #2 should be on the class website already. Make sure it is in the correct category, it has an original title, and your first name last initial is at the bottom of your post. If any of these things are “off,” be sure to leave a comment.
  • You can still improve your college letter score by revising and turning it in again.

Upcoming: Next WRITE CLUB will be Wednesday, October 17th. Bring/upload a NEW paper, either MB or QW. (If you’ve written two of the same type, it’s time to switch it up).

MCL&R – Wednesday, October 10th

Book talks x 2 & Indie read.  Quickwrite #16: Excerpt from The First Part Last by Angela Johnson.  Lyric annotation practice/demo w/ Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie.”

Tomorrow:  Lab time for finalizing revisions to paper #1 (quickwrite expansion) & finding song lyrics for annotating in class on Friday.  (If you need Mrs. C to print your lyrics, please email them as a Word or Google doc BEFORE class time on Friday).

Upcoming:

  • Paper #1 (quickwrite expansion) will be due in teacher-ready form in class on Friday.
  • Think about what rap lyrics (or other text-rich lyrics) you will dissect for the rhetoric of rap paper.  Bring those lyrics to class on Friday!  *if you choose a non-rap song, you have to get it approved by Mrs. C = )
  • New book club after P/T Conferences – week of Oct 22 – 26.  Book talks, selection, info & ordering later this week.

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, October 10th

Book talk x 2 & Indie read.  Everything’s an Argument – chapter 1 notes & discussion.  Notebook checklists.

Deadlines:

  • Hour 7 – notebooks collected Thursday 10/11 or 10/12 (but you’ll have to stop by)
  • Hours 2 & 5 – notebooks collected Friday 10/12 (no exceptions)

Updates:

  • Submission #1 should be in your _______’s Submissions folder (that you share with Mrs. C).  The document should be named according to protocol on the digital submission sheet.
  • Blogpost #2 should be on the class website already.  Make sure it is in the correct category, it has an original title, and your first name last initial is at the bottom of your post.  If any of these things are “off,” be sure to leave a comment.
  • You can still improve your college letter score by revising and turning it in again.

Upcoming:  Next WRITE CLUB will be Wednesday, October 17th.  Bring/upload a NEW paper, either MB or QW.  (If you’ve written two of the same type, it’s time to switch it up).

MCL&R – Tuesday, October 9th

Book trailers & Indie read.  Video:  Rapping, Deconstructed – vox.com .  Preview:  rhetoric of rap paper (where is this going?)  a look at Mos Def’s “Mathematics” with annotation and an example paper that deconstructs the rap to show readers how rhetoric works here.

Upcoming:

  • Paper #1 (quickwrite expansion) will be due in teacher-ready form in class on Friday (some lab time on Thursday for final revisions).
  • Think about what rap lyrics (or other text-rich lyrics) you will dissect for the rhetoric of rap paper.  Bring those lyrics to class on Friday!  *if you choose a non-rap song, you have to get it approved by Mrs. C = )
  • New book club after P/T Conferences – week of Oct 22 – 26.  Book talks, selection, info & ordering later this week.