Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 19th / Wednesday, January 20th

Update Padlet (as we’ll do the first day of class each week & also on Fridays this semester).

READ:  Book talk.

WRITE: Quickwrite #5 – watch the video clip and write “Whatever Makes You Curious”

CREATE/PRACTICE: Read an essay and practice 4-part notes (in our writer’s notebooks as 4Part#3)  *If you missed class, choose any one of the 4 articles below and complete a practice notepage after reading it.

I’ve Talked with Teenage Boys – Laurie Halse Anderson PDF

My Month Without the Internet – Diana Wagman PDF

Split Image – Kate Fagan PDF

The Boys Are Not All Right – Michael Ian Black PDF

STUDY:  Return to the “Citations Practice Page” in your notebook and we’ll practice citing both a regular quote and quoting something quoted..

PAST DUE:  Student Booktalks – BookTalk Notebook-Flipgrid Assignment  due no later than end of day Monday 1/18 & watch the MLA basics video posted on GClassroom last week

DEADLINE/ASSIGN: Intro to Memory Book 8a semester 2021. Note the schedule for MB Shorts (4 short chapters all done before Spring Break with their own target dates). Final digital memory book due no later than May 9th.

UPCOMING:  Book pass & Book trailers end of week and thinking about research as a conversation next week.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, January 15th

Check-in by updating your reading in the padlet (code is rc102 now) – shoot for 20 minutes per day (or something like that).

TO DO TODAY:  Register for SWIC credit. Follow the link and directions in the GClassroom.  Watch the attached video (detailed registration info from 8:09 to 10:27).  Be sure to use the Prefix, Course #, Section, & Class # info listed for your hour (details in GClassroom). If you can not locate your SWIC ID#, be sure to stop in office hours and I’ll look it up. 

OFFICE HOURS from 7:20 – 11:20 am in the zoom (link on GClassroom).  Stop in anytime you aren’t supposed to be in someone else’s live call.

DEADLINES:

  • Student Booktalks – BookTalk Notebook-Flipgrid Assignment  due no later than end of day Monday 1/18 (no school that day)
  • Watch the MLA Basics video posted on GClassroom.  Let’s make sure we understand why and how we cite.

NEXT WEEK: We’ll continue note-taking practice, think in our notebooks, and introduce the spring portion of senior memory book.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 12th / Thursday, January 14th

READ:  Book talk.

WRITE: Quickwrite #4 – (Your) My last “rabbit hole”

STUDY:  Basic MLA Citations (slides & video on GClassroom for reference).  Practice w/ quoting from “11:20” – a regular/typical quote & a quote with author mention & constructing a works cited entry.

CREATE/PRACTICE: Watch a video (with transcript) and practice 4-part notes (in our writer’s notebooks as 4Part#2) *If you missed class pick any of the 4 videos/transcripts below and complete your 4 part notes.  Note that citing a video requires a timestamp.

How to Raise a Black Son in America – Clint Smith PDF transcript

Selfies and Seeing Ourselves – Christina Balch PDF transcript

You Are Not Alone in Your Loneliness – Johnny Sun PDF transcript

A Solution to Gun Violence Found in US History – David Farrell PDF transcript

DEADLINES:

  • Student Booktalks – BookTalk Notebook-Flipgrid Assignment  due no later than end of day Monday 1/18 (no school that day)
  • Watch the MLA Basics video posted on GClassroom.  Let’s make sure we understand why and how we cite.

UPCOMING:  Friday we’ll do SWIC registration online. (Check the website & GClassroom posts.)  You’ll need your SWIC ID#.

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, January 11th / Wednesday, January 13th

Update Padlet (as we’ll do the first day of class each week & also on Fridays this semester).

READ:  Book talk.

WRITE: Quickwrite #3 – “11:20” by Michael Paterniti from Love and Other Ways of Dying (2 parts: a 2 minute react/respond/think & a 2 minute RLaW – use your notes from last semester) 1120 – Michael Paterniti PDF

STUDY:  4-part notetaking:  how to approach information as you research, before you decide what you will argue, write, or say (for sure) – Notes slide on GClassroom (add them to your notebook).

Binge – Tyler Oakley

Feminism – Roxane Gay

In Our Genes – Hannah Moskowitz

The One Who Defines Me – Aisha Saeed

CREATE/PRACTICE:  Read an essay and practice 4-part notes (in our writer’s notebooks as 4Part#1)  *If you missed class, choose any one of the 4 essays above and complete a practice notepage after reading it.

DEADLINE/ASSIGN:  Student Booktalks – BookTalk Notebook-Flipgrid Assignment  due no later than end of day Monday 1/18 (no school that day)

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, January 8th

Check-in today on our newly updated padlet board to show your reading progress and watch the video that outlines this semester’s course syllabus – or just read it.

Syllabus-English8A 2021

OFFICE HOURS from 7:20 – 11:20 am in the zoom (link on GClassroom).  Stop in anytime you aren’t supposed to be in someone else’s live call.

PAST DUE: WRITE CLUB survey from earlier this week (see Classroom post from Tuesday/Wednesday)

THIS WEEKEND:  Read something awesome!

NEXT WEEK: We’ll be exploring a great way to take notes from sources and working on a student booktalk assignment.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 5th / Wednesday, January 6th

Welcome to 2nd semester!

READ:  Read Aloud –  Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Benji Davies

WRITE:  (Use your same notebook & be sure you start a NEW page for each QW. You can use backs of pages, just don’t double-up by putting multiple QWs on the same page.)

  • Quickwrite #1 – Your Hand (trace it and then spend 3 minutes writing about your hand(s) and whatever feels relevant)
  • Quickwrite #2 – “Hands” by Sarah Kay (watch the video and then write for 3 minutes in response, reaction, just thoughts, whatever) Hands Sarah Kay PDF

STUDY:  A recap of last semester + where we’re headed next.  See the slides attached to the GClassroom post if you missed class.

TO DO:  Take the three question survey about WRITE CLUB that is posted on GClassroom TODAY!!  (We will be looking at some of this info together, so be specific and be real.)

UPCOMING:  I’ll see some of you on Thursday (4th hour) and watch for Friday’s check-in instructions & syllabus video.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, December 17th

TO-DO:  Take the End of Semester Survey attached to today’s GClassroom stream.  It counts for attendance and helps Mrs. C plan for the future.

REMINDERS:

  • Spring semester starts Jan. 5th ONLINE.  Be sure to check Skyward and your school email for beginning of semester stuff.  (Note: schedules aren’t finalized right now, so check just the weekend prior to classes starting).

Congrats to my December Grads! And I wish all of you a safe and relaxing break. You deserve it!

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, December 16th

OFFICE HOURS in zoom today. Stop by if you need help or have questions about submitting late work.

TO-DO:  Take the End of Semester Survey attached to today’s GClassroom stream.  It counts for attendance and helps Mrs. C plan for the future.

REMINDERS:

  • Return books if you still have them.  Contact Mrs. C if you need help with this.
  • Spring semester starts Jan. 5th ONLINE.  Be sure to check Skyward and your school email for beginning of semester stuff.  (Note: schedules aren’t finalized right now, so check just the weekend prior to classes starting).

Congrats to my December Grads! And I wish all of you a safe and relaxing break. You deserve it!

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, December 15th

Final Reading Rate:  Let’s take 10 minutes to read and calculate (in the “upside-down” of your notebook) an estimated reading rate for your current book.  Put your results in the Individual Reading Rate form on today’s GClassroom post and take a moment to think about how & why your rate may differ (or not) from previous times you measured.  Use this sheet FindYourReadingRate (sorry it’s sideways) to make your calculations.

ASSIGNMENT/TO-DO:  Complete the Reader-Writer Survey posted on today’s GClassroom stream.

PAST DUE:  Everything.  But finish up NOTEBOOK TOURS & FALL PORTFOLIOS if needed.  Ask questions if you need to.

UPCOMING:

  • WEDNESDAY will be a final day of OFFICE HOURS which means Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day to answer questions about late submissions and such.
  • THURSDAY we won’t meet live but you’ll check-in for attendance by completing an important course survey about how the semester went, the tech we used, etc.

BOOK RETURN REMINDERS:  Be sure to use a sticky note or paper to indicate YOU – so I know who turned in their books.

  • BUS SEND BACK – Supply bus run TOMORROW 12/15 (last one)
  • EXIT 1 DROPOFF – Only on weekdays from 8am – 3pm (by 12/16 please)
  • HOME PICK-UP – If you have extenuating circumstances that make both other options not possible, please contact Mrs. C to arrange this.