Category: English 8

English 8 – Wednesday, February 13th

Book talk & Indie read.  Read Anne Lamott’s “Sh**** First Drafts” from Bird by Bird.  Work on drafting paper #2 – your critical review.

Deadline:  Draft #2 in Dropbox Drafts folder no later than class time on Tuesday, February 19th.

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English 8 – Tuesday, February 12th

Book talk & Indie read.  Work with example reviews & ideas & research.

If you have reviews:  Read them and see what the writer does to make it an effective _________ review.  What info did they need?  What tactics did the writer use?  What structure does the paper use?  Make notes.

If you don’t have reviews:  Find them.  Two different reviews of the same type of medium you hope to review.  Send links to Mrs. C via email or print them out yourself and bring to class.

Also:  Decide what you want to review.  How are you going to make that happen?  Start doing research to get the basics, making notes to recall what you already remember, and making plans to see, do, eat, listen, again to the items you want to review.

 

English 8 – Monday, February 11th

Book talk & Indie read.  Work with example reviews.

If you have reviews:  Read them and see what the writer does to make it an effective _________ review.  What info did they need?  What tactics did the writer use?  What structure does the paper use?  Make notes.

If you don’t have reviews:  Find them.  Two different reviews of the same type of medium you hope to review.  Send links to Mrs. C via email or print them out yourself and bring to class.

 

English 8 – Friday, February 8th

Book trailers & Indie read.  Quickwrite #11:  3 worst.  A continued look at reviews as a genre – note they can be postitive, negative, or even neutral.  What will you review?  Decide what category your review topic falls in – movie, restaurant, music, video game, etc.  Then search out other reviews of that type (NOT about your specific topic) to check out.

Assignment:  Find 2 reviews of two different “whatevers” in the category you hope to review and send links to them to Mrs. C via email.  Do this by Monday, so we can work with the examples in class.  (Example:  If I think I might want to do a restaurant review of Lascelles, then I should find two restaurant reviews to study (NOT any of Lascelles specifically).  Ideally, I will find a postive review and maybe also a negative review or a neutral one.

 

English 8 – Thursday, February 7th

Book talk & Indie read.

Hour 3 – Quickwrite #10:  Top 3’s.  A look at reviews as a genre – read and analyze a review of The Fault in Our Stars.

Assignment:  Choose one of the two album reviews & do some analysis like we did in class today.

Hour 7 – WRITE CLUB.  Now use what you learned to make your paper better.

English 8 – Wednesday, February 6th

Book talk & Indie read.

Hour 3 – WRITE CLUB.  Now use what you learned to make your paper better.

Hour 7 – Quickwrite #10:  Top 3’s  A look at reviews as a genre – read and analyze a review of The Fault in Our Stars.  (WRITE CLUB tomorrow).

 

English 8 – Tuesday, February 5th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #9:  Table topics card question about your indie read – write about what you are reading.  WRITE CLUB practice with a sample student paper.

Deadline:  Be sure your paper is uploaded into your WC Drafts folder in Dropbox by classtime tomorrow (Wednesday).

English 8 – Monday, February 4, 2019

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #8:  Pick a letter & go.  Meet your WRITE CLUB group:  share today’s quickwrites & then read and do a quick structural analysis of an “indelible moment”  essay.  Note there aren’t really rules – just decisions to be made.