Category: MC Lit / English 5

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 23rd

READ ALOUD:  Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

WRITE:  Quickwrite #18 /notes – make notes while watching or respond after watching the New York TImes interviews below

READ:  Only Daughter – Sandra Cisneros

STUDY/CREATE:  Instructions & Passwords for BOOK CLUB #2  Padlet board work.  Click the appropriate link below or visit padlet.com and use the “good word” for the book you chose to read.  Then answer (thoroughly) any 4 of the questions between today 11/23 & end of day Sunday 12/6.  Be sure you are logged into Padlet so you name shows & you receive credit for your entries.  (Note: your posts won’t show up until Mrs. C approves them.)

TO DO:  Keep reading!!! (Other than catching up on whatever you might be missing – writing &/or notebook entries – it’s all I’m asking you to do over Thanksgiving break.)  Reading time w/ check-ins in class! 🙂

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This weekend would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up (and if they are digital, rename your Worddocs appropriately).

Enjoy your Thanksgiving time off.  See you next Monday!

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, November 20th

TODAY – Complete the INDIVIDUAL READING RATE activity & GForm on GClassroom to check-in today.

OFFICE HOURS:  In the zoom from 9 – 12 & 12:30 – 2.  Stop in with questions, get help w/ writing or request a book to read.

BOOK CLUB #2:  Stay on target with your Reading Schedule (slides on GClassroom stream from Wednesday)

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This weekend would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up (and if they are digital, rename your Worddocs appropriately).

UPCOMING:  Next week – more BOOK CLUB #2 and (besides reading your book) a break for Thanksgiving Break.  You got this!!

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, November 18th

READ ALOUD:  The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

WRITE:  Quickwrite #17 – watch video “Muslims Read Hate Comments” and write in reaction or response

READ/STUDY:   The One Who Defines Me by Aisha Saeed 

SCHEDULES for BOOK CLUB #2 –  Barely Missing Everything, Internment, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Young Elites, Mexican Whiteboy, Patron Saints of Nothing, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, or The Marrow Thieves  (This is separate from your independent read, but it is OKAY to switch over for a couple of weeks if that’s what you need.  It is also OKAY to keep reading both your independent read AND your big group novel simultaneously.  Only you know you.)

Individual Break-Outs for reading time & teacher check-ins.   Exit ticket posting BEFORE you leave class.  Details in the ZOOM.

REMINDERS & UPDATES:  Don’t forget it’s not too late to complete writing that you skipped earlier in the semester.  Check out the page tabs at the top of the website to find MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & MC LIT/ENGLISH 5-7 NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This weekend would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up (and if they are digital, rename your Worddocs appropriately).

UPCOMING:  Friday OFFICE HOURS & a Reading Rate Update Activity for attendance/check-in.  Next week – more BOOK CLUB #2.

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 16th

Visit the SIGN IT! padlet board and add your name as a comment on the appropriate post-it to indicated how many books you’ve read so far this semester.  YES, your books read for this course count! (as well as your independent reading).

WRITE:  Quickwrite #15 – watch the video 6 Photographers/1 Man below and then spend 3 minutes writing in response/commentary/thinking.

READ:  Read Aloud A Different Pond  by Bao Phi

NOTEBOOK:  Quickwrite #16 / notes – make notes while watching or respond after watching the New York TImes interviews below

READ:  “What Did My Mother the Chemist See in Betty Crocker – Celeste Ng

PAST DUE & LAST CHANCE:

  • Writing 5 (the rap annotation) was due 11/15 (you can still add it to your Dropbox)
  • FINAL DAY to give Mrs. C requests for BOOK CLUB #2 – starts Wednesday!!

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, November 13th

Fill out the (fun) survey in GClassrroom to be counted present today.

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day (9am – 12pm & 12:30-2pm) if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by. See me if you need help posting in padlet or need help with Dropbox.

DEADLINES:

  • Get your BOOK CLUB #2 selection turned in ASAP.  Contact Mrs. C if you don’t know how to do this.
  • WRITING 5 – Annotation – the due date (extended) is now end of day Sunday 11/15

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll start work for BOOK CLUB #2 and get reading!!

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 9th

NOTES/WATCH:  Crash Couse – What is Justice?

SHARE:  Breakout rooms to share what rap/hip-hop songs you picked for analysis & why.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #14  – We Need Diverse Books Campaign Video

BOOK CLUB #2: Choices, Info, Check out the slides & Choose your book!  (slides & Gform to choose on the GCLassroom stream TODAY!)

DEADLINES:  Your rap annotation (WRITING 5) due by end of day Sunday 11/15 (this is an EXTENSION to the previous due date!!!) – to submit just move it to our shared submissions folder.

UPCOMING:  No School Wednesday in observance of Veteran’s Day.  OFFICE HOURS on Friday.  Check GClassroom for Friday’s activity/check-in – thinking about your own writing process.

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, November 6th

Sign into the reading padlet as usual – link on the right hand side of this site w/ code mceng5 – and post your progress there.  This will be checked for attendance purposes!

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day (9am – 12pm & 12:30-2pm) if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by. See me if you need help posting in padlet or need help with Dropbox.

STUDENT PATH SURVEY:  Go to mystudentpath.com Follow these directions LINK HERE (also on the GClassroom stream today) to complete the survey.  Thanks!

REMINDERS/DEADLINES:  WRITING 5 (your rap annotation) start working on it. We’ll visit them again on Monday 11/9 so be sure to have something done by then.

WRITING 5 – Annotation  You can find a video of the steps to completing this assignment on today’s GClassroom stream.  Watch it to clarify the directions, see how to do the annotating in MSWord, and how to resave your work.  Get analyzing & annotating!

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll keep working on our rap annotations and make choices for BOOK CLUB #2.

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, November 4th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #13 – Watch the video “Are You Racist?” by Marlon James and write your thoughts, comments, and reactions.

STUDY:  More thoughts about what rappers do.  Watch the video below:

WORK:  Let’s work with the rap lyrics you brought to class today to find where the writer appeals to emotion, uses logic, and establishes credibility.  Look at the ways the write does this and annotate examples.  What kinds of “moves” does the writer make?  How do they use rhyme, rhythm, etc. to build their rap?

Open your Word doc lyrics (in your Dropbox Drafts folder) and use MSWord’s highlighters and the ability to comment by using the review tab (new comment) to make notes in the margins.  What do you find?  (Examples in the zoom call and time to work today).

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:  WRITING 5 (your rap annotation) start working on it. We’ll visit them again on Monday 11/9 so be sure to have something done by then.

WRITING 5 – Annotation  You can find a video of the steps to completing this assignment on today’s GClassroom stream.  Watch it to clarify the directions, see how to do the annotating in MSWord, and how to resave your work.  Get analyzing & annotating!

PAST DUE:  WRITING 4 (book review was due 11/2) & Flipgrid videos (3 – intro, impact, & wrapup) for BOOK CLUB #1 (added to Skyward completion scores later this week)

UPCOMING:  Office Hours (stop by to ask questions or get help) & Student Paths Survey (about your plans after high school) on Friday, more work on rap analysis, and BOOK CLUB #2 choices next week.

 

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 2nd

Read Aloud: The Roots of Rap

STUDY:  Discussion/Notes – The Art of Hip-Hop (slides shared by email and on GClassroom)

READ:   Why Study Rhetoric? or, What Freestyle Rap Teaches Us about Writing

WATCH:

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:  Find a rap song for use on you next writing assignment (you need lyrics on Wednesday 11/4!!!)

RAP Lyric Selection  due 11/4

IF TIME ALLOWS:  Example of where this next writing assignment is going (or we’ll do this Wednesday)

PAST DUE:  WRITING 4 (was due 11/2) & Flipgrid videos (3 – intro, impact, & wrapup) for BOOK CLUB #1 (added to Skyward completion scores later this week)

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 28th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #12 – Watch the music videos below and respond or comment in your notebook (disclaimer for language).  Work to write some comments during each video and then add a commentary that brings them together.

NOTEBOOK/BOOK CLUB #1: WRAP-UP

  1. What’s worth talking about?
  2. Favorite character? Why?
  3. Most powerful or your favorite part? Why?
  4. Why does this book matter?  What can it help us learn about the world or ourselves?

BREAKOUT ROOMS:  With others in this hour who read your book, discuss some of the work you just did in your notebook.  Let’s talk about the book!

ASSIGNMENTS/DEADLINES:

  • Visit Flipgrid.com (link on the right) and use our usual join code.  Then, locate the topic BC#1 YOUR BOOK WRAP-UP  Add a response here.  In less than 5 minutes share the info from today’s notebook entry. Due by classtime Monday 11/2.
  • Writing #4 – the review.  This one combines the topics we’ve been talking about recently, your book club read, and today’s focus on reviews.  Due no later than end of day Sunday 11/1.
  • WRITING 4 2020

EXTRA:  Another round of Book Pass & Book Trailers up on today’s GClassroom stream in case you are looking for your next read.

UPCOMING:

  • With the break provided by Student Progress Conferences (no school Thursday or Friday) be sure to get caught up.
  • Make some time to enjoy reading your independent read.  Escape.
  • Next week we’ll be working with rap lyrics and completing some writing.