MCL&R – Thursday, August 16th

Read aloud:  Last Stop on Market Street  by Matt de la Pena.  Indie read.  Quickwrite #2:  “Color Blind” by Joseph Capehart Notes/discussion:  What is Writing?  Intro to text study: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois.

Reminders:

  • (If you haven’t already) Create your Dropbox account, make folders and share with Mrs. C. (Directions on the “Dropbox Set Up” tab above.)
  • If you want homework late passes, bring your tissues/post-its by Tuesday, August 21st (limit 2 per student).
  • Read something awesome!
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Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, August 16th

Book trailers & Indie read.  Quickwrite #2:  Rethink Homelessness video. Apply to SWIC.

To do:

  • If you didn’t have your SS# or have time to finish your SWIC app today, do so ASAP.  Procedures for filling out SWIC New Student Information Form
  • (If you haven’t yet) Create your Dropbox account, make folders and share with Mrs. C. (Directions on the “Dropbox Set Up” tab above.)
  • Read something awesome!

Upcoming schedule items:

  • SWIC testing Thursday, August 23rd – room 268 during your class period (unless you pre-qualified)
  • SWIC registration Friday, August 24th – in class

Reminder:  If you want homework late passes, bring your tissues/post-its by Tuesday, August 21st (limit 2 per student).

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, August 15th

Book talk & Indie read with clipboard. Quickwrite #1:  Indelible moment.  Discussion:  reading/writing connection.  What is Writing? notes.

Reminders:

  • Bring your social security number tomorrow for applying to SWIC.
  • (If you haven’t yet) Create your Dropbox account, make folders and share with Mrs. C. (Directions on the “Dropbox Set Up” tab above.)
  • Read something awesome!

MCL&R – Monday, August 13th

Book talk & Indie read.  Intro to the website and review of course syllabus.  Course disclaimer letter goes home via Skyward.

Read something awesome!

“Bonus” Opportunity:  Bring in tissues and/or post-it notes (by next Tuesday 8/21) to exchange for late homework passes (no more than two per student).

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, August 13th

Book talk & Indie read.  Intro to the website and review of course syllabus.

Read something awesome!

Upcoming:  Check that your school login works for computers, and bring your social security number for applying to SWIC on Thursday.

“Bonus” Opportunity:  Bring in tissues and/or post-it notes (by next Tuesday 8/21) to exchange for late homework passes (no more than two per student).

Rhetoric & Comp & MCL&R – Week #1 August 8 – 10

Welcome to class!

This week we:

  • set up notebooks
  • were introduced to course content & structure
  • wrote our “reading & writing “stories”/histories
  • passed & speed-dated books
  • talked abut independent reading (w/ a letter home)
  • read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • took surveys about our reading & writing lives

Next up:  bring a book to read starting Monday, August 13th

(2nd hour – complete your surveys as homework since you were in the class meeting)

English 8 – Friday, May 18th

Indie read.  Book totals & books pics 🙂

Deadlines:

  • Soundtrack paper – EVERYONE – due in Dropbox Friday 5/18
  • SPRING PORTFOLIO due no later than class time Mon. 5/21
  • Memory Books due Monday 5/21 firm even if you are absent (& yes, you HAVE to come to the “final” to pick it up)
  • Turn in classroom library books by Friday 5/18 (unless you make other arrangements with Mrs. C)

Upcoming: Final for this class is Thursday, May 24 at 10:10am.