Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 24th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #23 – Pictures (you’ll find them on the GClassroom stream today) and “Fortunately  . . . Unfortunately. . . ”

WRITE CLUB:  share, comment, build community – Follow the bless, address, press format w/ your rhetoric of rap papers to engage in read aloud, ask for help/suggestions, and get/give feedback.

SOME SPECIFICS for the genre rhetorical analysis: Rap RA – WRITE CLUB check

TO DO:  Add a work cited page to your paper.  See the video on the GClassroom stream for a tutorial (and please watch it so you get it right – don’t guess).

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This extended weekend (Thanksgiving holiday) would be a great time to make sure your writing is done and notebook entries are caught up. AND your audio tracks (if you haven’t done them yet).

Enjoy your Thanksgiving time off, read something, awesome, and I’ll see you next Tuesday!

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 23rd

READ ALOUD:  Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

WRITE:  Quickwrite #18 /notes – make notes while watching or respond after watching the New York TImes interviews below

READ:  Only Daughter – Sandra Cisneros

STUDY/CREATE:  Instructions & Passwords for BOOK CLUB #2  Padlet board work.  Click the appropriate link below or visit padlet.com and use the “good word” for the book you chose to read.  Then answer (thoroughly) any 4 of the questions between today 11/23 & end of day Sunday 12/6.  Be sure you are logged into Padlet so you name shows & you receive credit for your entries.  (Note: your posts won’t show up until Mrs. C approves them.)

TO DO:  Keep reading!!! (Other than catching up on whatever you might be missing – writing &/or notebook entries – it’s all I’m asking you to do over Thanksgiving break.)  Reading time w/ check-ins in class! 🙂

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This weekend would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up (and if they are digital, rename your Worddocs appropriately).

Enjoy your Thanksgiving time off.  See you next Monday!

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, November 20th

TODAY – Complete the INDIVIDUAL READING RATE activity & GForm on GClassroom to check-in today.

OFFICE HOURS:  In the zoom from 9 – 12 & 12:30 – 2.  Stop in with questions, get help w/ writing or request a book to read.

BOOK CLUB #2:  Stay on target with your Reading Schedule (slides on GClassroom stream from Wednesday)

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This weekend would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up (and if they are digital, rename your Worddocs appropriately).

UPCOMING:  Next week – more BOOK CLUB #2 and (besides reading your book) a break for Thanksgiving Break.  You got this!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, November 20th

TODAY – Complete the INDIVIDUAL READING RATE activity & GForm on GClassroom to check-in today.

OFFICE HOURS:  In the zoom from 9 – 12 & 12:30 – 2.  Stop in with questions, get help w/ writing or request a book to read.

DEADLINE:  WRITING 6 (rap rhetorical analysis) due anytime between Friday 11/20 and end of day Sunday 11/22

PAST DUE:  Digital Submission #2 w/ audio (was due 11/15 see past posts for details)

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  Next weekend (Thanksgiving holiday) would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up.

UPCOMING:  WRITE CLUB for your rap rhetorical analysis & a look at adding a “Work Cited” page on Tuesday. Then a break for Thanksgiving Break.  You got this!

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 19th

BOOK TALK!

WRITE:  Quickwrite #22 – Watch the video below & react/respond/think in yournotebook for 3 minutes.  (Note:  It’s a student-made video about the fatigue of remote learning – not trying to upset anyone – reactions will vary.)

STUDY: Quick review of using quotes in your writing. Quoting & Citing Tips for Rhetorical Analysis

CREATE:  Taking our rap annotations to the next place – rhetorical analysis.  What you are essentially writing is an essay.  And essay, as a genre, takes the specific and makes it universal (hint: so do most of your rap/hip-hop songs).  Use the assignment sheet below and let’s get writing (time to write in breakout rooms).

DEADLINE:  WRITING 6 (rap rhetorical analysis) due anytime between Friday 11/20 and end of day Sunday 11/22

PAST DUE:  Digital Submission #2 w/ audio (was due 11/15 see past posts for details)

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  Next weekend (Thanksgiving holiday) would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up.

UPCOMING:  Friday OFFICE HOURS & a Reading Rate Update Activity for attendance/check-in.  Next week – WRITE CLUB for your rap rhetorical analysis & a look at adding a “Work Cited” page.

 

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, November 18th

READ ALOUD:  The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

WRITE:  Quickwrite #17 – watch video “Muslims Read Hate Comments” and write in reaction or response

READ/STUDY:   The One Who Defines Me by Aisha Saeed 

SCHEDULES for BOOK CLUB #2 –  Barely Missing Everything, Internment, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Young Elites, Mexican Whiteboy, Patron Saints of Nothing, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, or The Marrow Thieves  (This is separate from your independent read, but it is OKAY to switch over for a couple of weeks if that’s what you need.  It is also OKAY to keep reading both your independent read AND your big group novel simultaneously.  Only you know you.)

Individual Break-Outs for reading time & teacher check-ins.   Exit ticket posting BEFORE you leave class.  Details in the ZOOM.

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This weekend would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up (and if they are digital, rename your Worddocs appropriately).

UPCOMING:  Friday OFFICE HOURS & a Reading Rate Update Activity for attendance/check-in.  Next week – more BOOK CLUB #2.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 17th

Visit the SIGN IT! padlet board and add your name as a comment on the appropriate post-it to indicated how many books you’ve read so far this semester.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #21 – Watch the video below and repsond/react/think in your notebook for 3 minutes.

WATCH/THINK:  For a closer look at how rap operates (within beats, across bars, with rhyme, etc.) check out the video below.

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:    RAP Lyric Annotation due no later than classtime Thursday 11/19  (time in class for starting & questions)

PAST DUE:  Digital Submission #2 w/ audio (was due 11/15 see past posts for details)

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

UPCOMING:  We’ll take these annotations and write rhetorical analyses.

BOOK TALK!

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 16th

Visit the SIGN IT! padlet board and add your name as a comment on the appropriate post-it to indicated how many books you’ve read so far this semester.  YES, your books read for this course count! (as well as your independent reading).

WRITE:  Quickwrite #15 – watch the video 6 Photographers/1 Man below and then spend 3 minutes writing in response/commentary/thinking.

READ:  Read Aloud A Different Pond  by Bao Phi

NOTEBOOK:  Quickwrite #16 / notes – make notes while watching or respond after watching the New York TImes interviews below

READ:  “What Did My Mother the Chemist See in Betty Crocker – Celeste Ng

PAST DUE & LAST CHANCE:

  • Writing 5 (the rap annotation) was due 11/15 (you can still add it to your Dropbox)
  • FINAL DAY to give Mrs. C requests for BOOK CLUB #2 – starts Wednesday!!

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, November 13th

Fill out the (fun) survey in GClassrroom to be counted present today.

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day (9am – 12pm & 12:30-2pm) if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by. See me if you need help posting in padlet or need help with Dropbox.

DEADLINES:

  • Get your BOOK CLUB #2 selection turned in ASAP.  Contact Mrs. C if you don’t know how to do this.
  • WRITING 5 – Annotation – the due date (extended) is now end of day Sunday 11/15

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll start work for BOOK CLUB #2 and get reading!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, November 13th

Fill out the (fun) survey in GClassrroom to be counted present today.

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day (9am – 12pm & 12:30-2pm) if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by.

DEADLINES:

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll work with your chosen rap lyrics to annotate/analyze and develop/write a rhetorical analysis paper.