Category: MC Lit / English 5

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, December 16th

OFFICE HOURS in zoom today. Stop by if you need help or have questions about submitting late work.

TO-DO:  Take the End of Semester Survey attached to today’s GClassroom stream.  It counts for attendance and helps Mrs. C plan for the future.

REMINDERS:

  • Return books if you still have them.  Contact Mrs. C if you need help with this.
  • Spring semester starts Jan. 5th ONLINE.  Be sure to check Skyward and your school email for beginning of semester stuff.  (Note: schedules aren’t finalized right now, so check just the weekend prior to classes starting).

Congrats to my December Grads! And I wish all of you a safe and relaxing break. You deserve it!

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, December 14th

Check into zoom for attendance, reminders, and updates.

Complete the Reader-Writer Survey posted on today’s GClassroom stream.

PAST DUE:  Everything.  But finish up NOTEBOOK TOURS & FALL PORTFOLIOS if needed.  Ask questions if you need to.

UPCOMING:  Wednesday will be a final day of OFFICE HOURS which means Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day to answer questions about late submissions and such.  You’ll check-in for attendance by completing an important course survey about how the semester went, the tech we used, etc.

BOOK RETURN REMINDERS:  Be sure to use a sticky note or paper to indicate YOU – so I know who turned in their books.

  • BUS SEND BACK – Supply bus run TOMORROW 12/15 (last one)
  • EXIT 1 DROPOFF – Only on weekdays from 8am – 3pm (by 12/16 please)
  • HOME PICK-UP – If you have extenuating circumstances that make both other options not possible, please contact Mrs. C to arrange this.

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, December 11th

LAST Friday Office Hours! Mrs. C will be in the zoom (link on the GClassroom from 9am -12pm and 12:30 – 2pm).  Stop in anytime you aren’t supposed to be in another teacher’s live call to get help or ask questions (or just to work in a breakout space).

Check-in for attendance by answering the question on the GClassroom stream and be sure to get things turned in by deadline.

FOR A GREAT PORTFOLIO ALL YOUR PIECES SHOULD:

✅ be YOUR best writing (revise anything you’d like)
✅ be CLEAN and PROOFREAD 
✅ have correct DOCUMENT NAMES that reflect the assignment
✅ be INSIDE a folder named FALL PORTFOLIO (rename our submissions folder)
✅ And you need an intro letter that looks and reads like a letter. 

DEADLINES:

  • NOTEBOOK TOUR due by end of day Friday 12/11
  • FALL PORTFOLIO (w/ grade pitch) due by end of day Sunday 12/13

REMINDERS & PAST DUE:  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. 

UPCOMING:  Turn books in next week via Tuesday’s bus routes or by drop off at Exit 1 between 8am & 3pm.  (Please be sure to include your name on a sticky note or bookmark).  Next week – quick meets to complete some survey assignments and to wrap up the semester.

 

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, December 9th

WRITE: Quickwrite #20 – Clint Smith’s “The Danger of Silence”

Quickwrite #21 – Thoughts and Notices about Independent Reading (check your posts on the padlet board and then reflect)

PORTFOLIO & NOTEBOOK TOUR WORK:  Sharing an example letter & then time to work, ask questions, get help, etc.  You can find the details on these on Monday’s post & at under the Writing Assignments tab. Also find them explained on the videos from the GClassroom stream from Monday.

Portfolio Example IntroLetter MCLR 2020 from Mrs. C

DEADLINES:

  • NOTEBOOK TOUR due by end of day Friday 12/11
  • FALL PORTFOLIO (w/ grade pitch) due by end of day Sunday 12/13

REMINDERS & PAST DUE:  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. 

BOOK RETURN REMINDERS:  You filled out your preference for this on last Friday’s survey. Be sure to use a sticky note or paper to indicate YOU – so I know who turned in their books.

  • BUS SEND BACK – Supply bus run next Tuesday 12/15 (last one)
  • EXIT 1 DROPOFF – Only on weekdays from 8am – 3pm (by 12/16 please)
  • HOME PICK-UP – Wednesday 12/9 from 2 – 5pm (have your books ready) – THIS IS TODAY!!

UPCOMING:  Friday OFFICE HOURS aka GET STUFF DONE. There will be a check-in question on the GClassroom & Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day to answer questions, provide assistance, etc.

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, December 7th

BOOK CLUB #2 – Padlet board wrap-up & review.

Click the appropriate link below or visit padlet.com and put in the password listed below (immediately after the link & author’s name) for the book you chose to read.  Then answer (thoroughly) any 4 of the questions (this was actually due yesterday).  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.)  If you’ve already completed this, check back to see what others who read your book thought.

NEW (END OF SEMESTER) ASSIGNMENTS:

  • NOTEBOOK TOUR – details on turning in your notebooks digitally – due no later than end of day Friday 12/11 (there are still the last 2 notebook entries on Wednesday)
  • FALL PORTFOLIO 2020 MCLR – instructions & requirements (including new letter with in-class example) + screenshot of Dropbox folder – due no later than end of day Sunday 12/13  2020 PF screenshot

Work time – let’s get this started.  Stick around in the zoom or just stop back in if you need help.

REMINDERS & PAST DUE:  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. 

BOOK RETURN REMINDERS:  You filled out your preference for this on last Friday’s survey. Be sure to use a sticky note or paper to indicate YOU – so I know who turned in their books.

  • BUS SEND BACK – Supply bus run tomorrow – Tuesday 12/8
  • EXIT 1 DROPOFF – Only on weekdays from 8am – 3pm
  • HOME PICK-UP – Wednesday 12/9 from 2 – 5pm (have your books ready)

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, December 4th

TODAY – Complete the BOOK RETURN SURVEY/OPTIONS 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.

DEADLINES:

  • BOOK CLUB #2 padlet board answers due no later than end of Sunday 12/6 (if you don’t know how to access this, come see me in office hours and I’ll show you)
  • WRITING 6 – ID Exploration (BC#2 paper) due anytime between Friday 12/4 and end of day Sunday 12/6

REMINDERS & PAST DUE:  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.  Catching up on these items this weekend will help you be ready to work on your portfolio next week.

UPCOMING: Portfolio work and notebook wrap-ups.

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, December 2nd

It’s an “on-demand”/asynchronous work day (NO ZOOM).  Here’s what to do:

FIRST:  Be sure to check-in TODAY by answering the attendance question on the GClassroom stream (if you haven’t already)

READ:  Finish your book for BOOK CLUB #2 (if you haven’t already. . . or at least make progress)

WRITE:  Work on answering 4 of the 11 questions on the padlet board for YOUR book club choice (instructions on Monday’s post – just scroll down)

STUDY:  Watch the video introducting the last (before your portfolio) writing assignment of the semester.  You’ll find this on today’s GClassroom stream.

WRITING 6 – ID Exploration (BC#2 paper)

CREATE:  Start thinking about and/or writing this paper.

DEADLINES:

  • BOOK CLUB #2 padlet board answers due no later than end of Sunday 12/6 (complete them by Friday if you can)
  • WRITING #6 due anytime between Friday 12/4 and end of day Sunday 12/6
  • Make-up Work – all 6 writing assignments can still be turned in in your portfolio at semester’s end (last date for those is Sunday 12/13)

UPCOMING:  A quick book return survey & OFFICE HOURS on Friday (from 9am – 12pm & 12:30 – 2pm).  Stop in if you need help or have questions or just want to say hi.

NEXT WEEK: Portfolio work and Notebook wrap-ups.

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 30th

READ ALOUD: Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

WRITE:  Quickwrite #19 /notes – make notes while watching or respond after watching the New York TImes interviews below

READ: Indian Education by Sherman Alexie

STUDY/CREATE:  Instructions & Passwords for BOOK CLUB #2  Padlet board work.  Click the appropriate link below or visit padlet.com and put in the password listed below (immediately after the link & author’s name) 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!!! END GAME on this book is Wednesday.  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).

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!!