MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, October 23rd

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.

VIDEO MESSAGE + GFORM:  On the GClassroom stream, watch the mid-term message and complete the GForm to be counted present for today.

DEADLINES:

  • BC#1 Flipgrid posts (INTRO & IMPACT) due by classtime Monday 10/26.
  • Stay on target for BOOK CLUB #1

NEXT WEEK:  We finish BOOK CLUB #1 (end game target is Wednesday 10/28)!

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, October 23rd

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.

VIDEO MESSAGE + GFORM:  On the GClassroom stream, watch the mid-term message and complete the GForm to be counted present for today.

DEADLINE: Writing 4 (QW or MB) due no later than end of day Sunday 10/25 (and catch up on anything you haven’t done like move your SUB1 or record your Flipgrid audio…why are there people who haven’t done this?)

NEXT WEEK:  WRITE CLUB (and teacher feedback!!!)

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 22nd

READ:  Read Aloud A Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnell

WRITE: Quickwrite #18 – “Can We Autocorrect Humanity?” Prince EA

READ:  Independent Reading time w/ Breakout Room check-ins

STUDY/READ:   Donald Murray “End” from A Writer Teaches Writing & Tom Romano “And In the End” from Crafting Authentic Voice (pdfs on the GClassroom stream).  WRITE CLUB groups for checking out various endings (padlet code – wrapup).

DEADLINE: Writing 4 (QW or MB) due no later than end of day Sunday 10/25

WRITING 4 2020 QW or MB

UPCOMING: I’ll be posting a mid-term check-in video message & GForm on Friday.  Be sure to watch and complete it to be counted present.  + OFFICE HOURS as per Friday-usual.  Next week we’ll bring writing #4 to WRITE CLUB & build our reading stamina.

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 21st

WRITE:  Quickwrite #11 – Watch the videos below and respond or comment in your notebook.  Work to write the entire 3 minutes.

Excerpts from Dear White People Season 1:Episode 5 – w/ scholarly discussion of language use.

Consider how language use plays a part in the books you are currently reading – and how it ties to code-switching.

BOOK CLUB #1: Breakout rooms for about 20 minutes of reading

NOTEBOOK:

  1. Choose a passage or section with IMPACT from your book club read (up to today’s target).
  2. Copy it down on the page, word for word.
  3. Then write about why you chose it?
  4. Explain it’s importance in the context of the book, by where it fits in the plot/events or what it says about character or how it’s important to the setting or conflict.

NEW ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINES:

  • Visit Flipgrid.com (link on the right) and use our usual join code.  Then, locate the topic BC#1 YOUR BOOK IMPACT  Add a response here.  In less than 5 minutes share the info from today’s notebook entry. Due by classtime Monday 10/26.
  • Stay on target for BOOK CLUB #1!

UPCOMING:  I’ll be posting a mid-term check-in video message & GForm on Friday.  Be sure to watch and complete it to be counted present.  + OFFICE HOURS as per Friday-usual.

REMINDERS:  You can still submit missing WRITING assignments at any time.  Student Progress Conferences are the end of next week, so maybe do that before your parent/guardian/grown-ups start checking up.  See Mrs. C in Friday’s office hours if you need assistance or have questions.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 20th

Check-in as usual by updating your reading progress.  Book talk.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #17

STUDY/READ:

  • Donald Murray “Lead” from A Writer Teaches Writing & Tom Romano “In the Beginning” from Crafting Authentic Voice (pdfs on the GClassroom stream).  Choose/evaluate the best beginnings for an example piece by Tom Romano (padlet code – bestbegin).  WRITE CLUB groups for work with various beginnings (padlet code – starters).

REMINDERS:  Don’t get complacent with completion scores.  These ONLY indicate whether your work is complete and do NOT evaluate the quality of that work.  ALWAYS work to create your best work and continue to improve it as you learn more.

DEADLINE: Writing 4 (QW or MB) due no later than end of day Sunday 10/25

WRITING 4 2020 QW or MB

UPCOMING: Endings & next week we’ll bring writing #4 to WRITE CLUB & build our reading stamina.

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, October 19th

Check-in on the Indie Read padlet as usual.

READ:  “How Code-Switching Explains the World” – Gene Demby, NPR

WATCH:

& Key & Peele – “Phone Call”

WRITE:  Quickwrite #10 – Codeswitching:  Respond to any of the above videos, information, or connect in your own way on the topic of codeswitching.  What do you have to say?

BOOK CLUB #1:  Breakout rooms for 20 – 30 minutes of reading

NEW ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINES:

  • Visit Flipgrid.com (link on the right) and use our usual join code.  Then, locate the topic BC#1 YOUR BOOK INTROS.  Add a response here.  In less than 60 seconds introduce yourself and tell why you chose this book for book club.  Due by classtime Wednesday 10/21.
  • Stay on target for BOOK CLUB #1!

REMINDERS:  You can still submit missing WRITING assignments at any time.  Student Progress Conferences are the end of next week, so maybe do that before your parent/guardian/grown-ups start checking up.

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, October 16th

CHECK-IN: Post a reading update in the Indie Read padlet 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. (You are counted present when you talk to Mrs. C in office hours.)

DEADLINE: Work to stay on target for your BOOK CLUB #1 Read – be at target for Monday!

PAST DUE:  WRITINGS 1, 2, & 3 (if you haven’t done them).  Tip:  They all go in your end of semester portfolio, so you might as well get them done now.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, October 16th

CHECK-IN: Post a reading update in the Indie Read padlet 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 or Flipgrid. (You are counted present when you talk to Mrs. C in office hours.)

DEADLINE/ASSIGNMENT:  Find, label, explain the use of rhetorical appeals + kairos in “I’ll Look at Your Facebook Profile” by Louis M. Profeta  (you’ll find this in your Practice Docs folder – inside your Drafts folder in Dropbox) DUE by end of day Sunday 10/18

PAST DUE REMINDER:  DIGITAL SUBMISSION #1 2020 was due Sunday 10/11.  If you haven’t revised, renamed if needed, moved, and recorded audio, do it ASAP!!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 15th

Check-in & Booktalks.

REVIEW:  Argument – Everything’s an Argument chapter 1 (supplement your notes as needed)

STUDY:  Rhetorical Appeals w/ notebook work (quickwrites w/ notes)

WRITE:  Quickwrite #14 – “Camaro” by Phil Kaye (pathos focus)

Quickwrite #15 – “All Parents are Cowards” by Michael Christie (ethos focus)

Quickwrite #16 – “Consent as Tea” (logos focus)

DEADLINE/ASSIGNMENT:  Find, label, explain the use of rhetorical appeals + kairos in “I’ll Look at Your Facebook Profile” by Louis M. Profeta  (you’ll find this in your Practice Docs folder – inside your Drafts folder in Dropbox) DUE by end of day Sunday 10/18

PAST DUE REMINDER:  DIGITAL SUBMISSION #1 2020 was due Sunday 10/11.  If you haven’t revised, renamed if needed, moved, and recorded audio, do it ASAP!!!

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 14th

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 10/14.

Read Aloud.  Zeta Elliott’s A Place Inside of Me.

Reading schedules for BOOK CLUB #1 –  Monday’s Not Coming, Dear Martin, With the Fire on High, All American Boys, Everything Everything, or The Hate U Give  (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.

DEADLINE: Work to stay on target for your BOOK CLUB #1 Read.

PAST DUE:  WRITINGS 1, 2, & 3 (if you haven’t done them).  Tip:  They all go in your end of semester portfolio, so you might as well get them done now.