Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, March 27th

NOTE:  Over the weekend, I will be checking to see who has completed the survey, who has posted updates & MGIdeas in Flipgrid & who has MGIdeas in Dropbox.  These will appear in Skyward as completed or not – so we can at least keep track of what you have accomplished.  If you have questions or need help in completing this work, please reach out.

  1. Indie read – the usual 15 to 20 (at least) all weekend long
  2. Quickwrite* #35:  Using one of your MG topic possibilities as inspiration, let’s play with genre in our notebooks.  Create either a greeting card or a comic (doesn’t matter if you “can’t draw”) or a series of haikus (poems written in 3 lines with 5 – 7- 5 format;Google Haiku if you are unfamiliar) (if you run out of ideas for one genre, try the others).  *Keep in mind for Quickwrites in class, I give you 3 to 4 minutes ON A TIMER to write.  Feel free to use your phone or a clock or the microwave timer or whatever to time yourself and keep the writing moving.
  3. IT’S TIME to narrow down topics – what will you pursue in your MG paper?
  4. Design your research plan.  Handout here: RESEARCH DESIGN (Find a  video to go over this handout on Flipgrid under flipcode rcmg20 in the Overview topic.  Please watch this short run through for some special sidenotes about topic selection).  You’ll find a template for this in your Dropbox drafts folder later today or download it here: MGDesign Template
  5. Do any things you have not yet done from the previous days.  (Make the Hamlet group survey a priority please – I need to hear back from everyone.  Text/Msg your friends/classmates/WC peeps.)


  • MGDesign due no later than end of day Monday 3/30
  • Next week: We’ll get started writing!!!


  • BookTalk!
  • Google survey about Hamlet group paper experience (This was sent out MONDAY!! – check the webpost for the link)
  • A total of 4 Memory Book one-pagers should be in a sub-folder in your Dropbox submissions folder.  (These are just hanging out waiting for Memory Book work in May. But if you haven’t written them, this would be a great time to do so.)

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