Category: English 8

English 8 – Thursday, April 28th

Indie Read

Quickwrite #35: QUOTES – choose one

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson from Journals with Annotations 1841-1844

“Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.” – Chuck Palahniuk from Invisible Monsters: A Novel

“I’m not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they’re gonna do. I’m just going to do it. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.” – John Green from Looking for Alaska

WRITE TIME ⏰ work on Seniors Write! project

DEADLINE: Seniors Write! Project due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 5/1

English 8 – Tuesday, April 26th

Indie Read

Quickwrite #38: “What’s Your Biggest Regret?”

WRITE TIME ⏰ work on Seniors Write! project

DEADLINE: Seniors Write! Project due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 5/1*

*Please use your in-class work time!!

English 8 – Monday, April 25th

Indie Read

STUDY: Reader Engagement (How Narrative & Specificity Bring Readers Close) – check the PDF on GClassroom

WRITE TIME ⏰ work on Seniors Write! project

DEADLINE: Seniors Write! Project due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 5/1*

*Please use your in-class work time!!

English 8 – Friday, April 22nd

Indie Read

Quickwrite #33: Worry, Regret, Guilt (list some, choose one & expand)

WRITE TIME ⏰ work on Seniors Write! project

DEADLINE: Seniors Write! Project due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 5/1*

*Please use your in-class work time!!

English 8 – Tuesday, April 19th

Indie Read

READ/STUDY: “End” from Donald Murray’s A Writer Teaches Writing & “And In the End” from Tom Romano’s Crafting Authentic Voice (you can find pdfs on today’s GClassroom stream).

STUDY: And That’s a Wrap…. a look at “real” endings with your others. Note what kinds of ways published authors choose to end. How can you start to diversify the ways you choose to end?

DEADLINE: Seniors Write! Project due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 5/1 (we will have in-class time to work on this starting tomorrow – so think about what you want to write.)

English 8 – Tuesday, April 12th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #30: Desires – what do you want? List 5 things. Then choose one & expand – what is it? why? what would it be like to get what you want? or to not get what you want?

ASSIGNMENT INTRO: SENIORS WRITE! a high school memory project due no later than end of day Sunday 5/1 (Submit papers through Dropbox in a SENIORSWRITE folder inside your Submissions folder – step by step instructions on the GClassroom assignment.)

Have a great Easter Break! See you back at school on the 19th.