Category: English 8

English 8 – Thursday, February 6th

Indie read.  Quick Edit:  any of your previous QWs (w/ pink tab).  Study:  Leads – read & vote & notice.  BOOK CLUB: intro info + notebook tab.  Time for book selection (commit tomorrow).

Tomorrow:  Book Clubs 🙂 – Commit & Schedules!  What will you choose to read?

Deadline:  Notebooks collected Friday, February 7th.  Be sure to have “complete” entries and everything updated. 

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!

English 8 – Wednesday, February 5th

World Read Aloud Day! I Am a Storyby Dan Yaccarino.  Book talk & Indie read. Quickwrite #11:  phone pic + quick edit. Study: “The Lead” by Don Murray.  Search interesting/compelling/striking leads and note them as groups.

Tomorrow:  Book Clubs 🙂 – Kick-off!  What will you choose to read?

Deadline:  Notebooks collected Friday, February 7th.  Be sure to have “complete” entries and everything updated. 

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!
  • Did you rename your indelible moment document?  Did you improve it so it is ready for teacher feedback?

English 8 – Tuesday, February 4th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #10:  IR? RLaW: “Ambush” by Tim O’Brien – highlight/label moves the writer makes.  How does he do that?  Notebook checklist.

Upcoming:  Book Clubs 🙂 – Kick-off will be Thursday!  What will you choose to read?

Deadline:  Notebooks collected Friday, February 7th.  Be sure to have “complete” entries and everything updated. 

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!
  • Did you rename your indelible moment document?  Did you improve it so it is ready for teacher feedback?

Survey Information – Monday, February 3rd

  1. 5 Essentials Survey  – use the ID # given by Mrs. C
  2. Student Paths Survey – If you did this last semester you MAY have created an ID with your lastname and then ID# (ex. Smith20####) and a password that was easy like Warrior1  (If this is you, log in and get started).  Otherwise create a login and password and fill out the requested info.  You can use your school email address, the school address 3148 Fehling Rd., Granite City, IL 62040, and the school phone number (618) 451-5808 if you’d like.  Follow the prompts, answer 3 questions, and you are done.  THANKS 🙂

 

English 8 – Friday, January 31st

Book talks & Indie read.  Quickwrite #9: Emotional states.  Study/Notes: rhetoric & the rhetorical situation. Lab time for revision & improvement on DRAFT#1.

Deadline:  Use your WRITE CLUB feedback to create a “better” draft – make those changes no later than end of day Sunday 2/2.  Name this document YourlastnameDRAFT#1.docx (leave the file extension on). 

Upcoming:  Book Clubs 🙂 – more info next week

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!
  • Return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Thursday, January 30th

Book talks & Indie read.  WRITE CLUB – bless, address, & press your way to a better paper.

New Deadline:  Use your WRITE CLUB feedback to create a “better” draft – make those changes no later than end of day Sunday 2/2.  Name this document YourlastnameDRAFT#1.docx (leave the file extension on). 

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!
  • Return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Wednesday, January 29th

Book talks & Indie read.  Quickwrite #8:  What do you think makes writing “good”?  + Notes from yesterday’s noticing.   WRITE CLUB introduction, procedures, and practice with a sample paper.

Pull up the sample paper (you’ll find it in your Drafts folder) and use MSWord commenting features to make at least 3 comments – 1 positive/potential, 1 readerly question, and 1 “what if…”  suggestion for improvement.

Deadline:  A COMPLETE draft of your indelible moment paper is due in your Drafts folder (in Dropbox) TOMORROW!  (No more in class lab time scheduled, so get this done if it isn’t.)

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!
  • Return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Tuesday, January 28th

Book talk & Indie read.  Meet your WRITE CLUB group – quick icebreaker.  Read:  Essay Selections (x 2) from The Moment and work as a group to see what you notice, what you wonder, and what you think makes “good” writing.  Highlight a favorite line.

Deadline:  A COMPLETE draft of your indelible moment paper is due in your Drafts folder (in Dropbox) no later than classtime on Thursday 1/30.  (No more in class lab time scheduled, so get this done if it isn’t.)

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!
  • Return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Monday, January 27th

Indie read.  Quickwrite #7:  “Dear Basketball” by Kobe Bryant. MLA Formatting – a hands-on walk-through.  See the tab at top to review or look it up on the Purdue OWL. Make sure your papers are all formatted MLA Style.

Deadline:  A COMPLETE draft of your indelible moment paper is due in your Drafts folder (in Dropbox) no later than classtime on Thursday 1/30.  (No more in class lab time scheduled, so get this done if it isn’t.)

Reminders:

  • Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!
  • Return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Friday, January 24th

Book talk & Indie read.  Notes:  video – “Clues to a Great Story” by Andrew Stanton (make a notepage for your notebook).  MORE Lab time for work on DRAFT #1 (full drafts will be needed mid-next week)

Extra: How to tell a great story, visualized andrewstanton-ted_poster_translated_v21

New Info:  Tweet about the books you are reading @ReadWarriors.  See the page tab above for details and due dates!

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards