English 9/10 – Thursday, September 19th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #5:  Rules.  Begin reading:  Jason Reynolds’ Long Way Down pages 1 – 50.

To Do:

  • Read something awesome!

Reminder:  TOMORROW is the last day to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student)

Multi-Cultural Lit – Thursday, September 19th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #4:  The American Dream.  Read:  James Baldwin’s “The American Dream and the American Negro”

To Do:

  • Hang on to all the handouts from this week.  We will be putting the reading together for discussion on Monday.
  • Read something awesome!

Reminder:  TOMORROW is the last day to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student)

Upcoming:  Book club #1 next week – more info to follow.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 19th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #5:  Missing Spoons.  Notes/Discussion:  What is Writing?

To Do:

  • If you are interested in seeing how Sketchnoting can work with Cornell Note Method check out this video:  Improving Cornell Notes with Sketchnoting Techniques
  • Set up Dropbox folders by end of day Sunday 9/22 (directions on the website – click the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab)*   I know we are hitting roadblocks in getting verification emails – I’m working on it with the tech dept and I’ll keep you posted.
  • Read something awesome!

Reminder:  TOMORROW is the last day to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student)

English 9/10 – Wednesday, September 18th

Book talk & Indie read.  Group discussions about the notebook entries you made YESTERDAY on a poem you chose (from the 3 offered).  Share why you chose to write about this poem and just see what discussion occurs.  Watch video:  “Dear Dreamer” w/ Jason Reynolds.

Upcoming:  TOMORROW we will start reading a novel by Jason Reynolds. 🙂

Reminder:  Two more days to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student).

Multi-Cultural Lit – Wednesday, September 18th

Book talk & Indie read (briefly share about your indie read to those you are seated with today).  Finish reading excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk – chapter 1.  Notebook:  make a notebook entry that starts with one of the important quotes we highlighted – copy it into your notebook and then react, respond, relate to it.  Group discussions about these quotes and what you wrote.

Read something splendid.

Reminder:  Two more days to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student).

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, September 18th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #4:  video – Rethink Homelessness. Video:  Sketchnoting for College Students – Doug O’Neill.  Read:  “Reading as a Writer” by Don Murray – make a page of notes in your notebook (however you see fit – whatever techniques you like – this is notetaking practice).

Assignment:  Set up Dropbox folders by end of day Sunday 9/22 (directions on the website – click the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab)

Reminder:  Two more days to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student).

English 9/10 – Tuesday, September 17th

Book talk & Read aloud.  Quickwrite #4:  What’s in the box?  Poetry intro.  Watch video of “Poetry” by Marianne Moore read by John Green.  Class activity/study:  read 3 poems (add them to your notebook), choose one and write about it on the facing page.  Consider questions like:  what’s worth talking about?  what surprised you?  what are you thinking now?  what does it remind you of?

To Do:

  • Complete the writing about 1 of the 3 poems FOR CLASS TOMORROW (about 1/2 page – should take 10 to 15 minutes max).
  • Read something wonderful!

Reminder:  If you’d like late HW passes, bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape no later than Friday 9/20 (max 2 per student).

Multi-Cultural Lit – Tuesday, September 17th

Read aloud & Indie read.  The Souls of Black Folk – Ch. 1 excerpt w/ highlighting and in-class review.

To Do:  Review if needed, read ahead if needed, read something wonderful.

Reminder:  If you’d like late HW passes, bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape no later than Friday 9/20 (max 2 per student).

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 17th

SWIC registration & retesting.  Watch video: Taking Notes: Crash Course Study Skills #1.  Book talk & Indie read.

Assignment:  Set up Dropbox folders by end of day Sunday 9/22 (directions on the website – click the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab)

Reminder:  If you’d like late HW passes, bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape no later than Friday 9/20 (max 2 per student).