Category: MC Lit / English 5

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, October 26th

READ:  Read aloud – The Undefeatedby Kwame Alexander & Black Girl Magic by Mahogany L. Browne

BOOK CLUB #1: Breakout rooms for about 20 minutes of reading

STUDY:  Reviews – How do they operate?  Discussion & Examples.

DEADLINE/ASSIGNMENT:

  • FINISH your BOOK CLUB read for Wednesday!!
  • 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

PAST DUE:  Flipgrid videos INTRO & IMPACT (go watch some and if you haven’t, add yours!!)

 

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, October 23rd

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.

VIDEO MESSAGE + GFORM:  On the GClassroom stream, watch the mid-term message and complete the GForm to be counted present for today.

DEADLINES:

  • BC#1 Flipgrid posts (INTRO & IMPACT) due by classtime Monday 10/26.
  • Stay on target for BOOK CLUB #1

NEXT WEEK:  We finish BOOK CLUB #1 (end game target is Wednesday 10/28)!

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 21st

WRITE:  Quickwrite #11 – Watch the videos below and respond or comment in your notebook.  Work to write the entire 3 minutes.

Excerpts from Dear White People Season 1:Episode 5 – w/ scholarly discussion of language use.

Consider how language use plays a part in the books you are currently reading – and how it ties to code-switching.

BOOK CLUB #1: Breakout rooms for about 20 minutes of reading

NOTEBOOK:

  1. Choose a passage or section with IMPACT from your book club read (up to today’s target).
  2. Copy it down on the page, word for word.
  3. Then write about why you chose it?
  4. Explain it’s importance in the context of the book, by where it fits in the plot/events or what it says about character or how it’s important to the setting or conflict.

NEW ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINES:

  • Visit Flipgrid.com (link on the right) and use our usual join code.  Then, locate the topic BC#1 YOUR BOOK IMPACT  Add a response here.  In less than 5 minutes share the info from today’s notebook entry. Due by classtime Monday 10/26.
  • Stay on target for BOOK CLUB #1!

UPCOMING:  I’ll be posting a mid-term check-in video message & GForm on Friday.  Be sure to watch and complete it to be counted present.  + OFFICE HOURS as per Friday-usual.

REMINDERS:  You can still submit missing WRITING assignments at any time.  Student Progress Conferences are the end of next week, so maybe do that before your parent/guardian/grown-ups start checking up.  See Mrs. C in Friday’s office hours if you need assistance or have questions.

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, October 19th

Check-in on the Indie Read padlet as usual.

READ:  “How Code-Switching Explains the World” – Gene Demby, NPR

WATCH:

& Key & Peele – “Phone Call”

WRITE:  Quickwrite #10 – Codeswitching:  Respond to any of the above videos, information, or connect in your own way on the topic of codeswitching.  What do you have to say?

BOOK CLUB #1:  Breakout rooms for 20 – 30 minutes of reading

NEW ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINES:

  • Visit Flipgrid.com (link on the right) and use our usual join code.  Then, locate the topic BC#1 YOUR BOOK INTROS.  Add a response here.  In less than 60 seconds introduce yourself and tell why you chose this book for book club.  Due by classtime Wednesday 10/21.
  • Stay on target for BOOK CLUB #1!

REMINDERS:  You can still submit missing WRITING assignments at any time.  Student Progress Conferences are the end of next week, so maybe do that before your parent/guardian/grown-ups start checking up.

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, October 16th

CHECK-IN: Post a reading update in the Indie Read padlet 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. (You are counted present when you talk to Mrs. C in office hours.)

DEADLINE: Work to stay on target for your BOOK CLUB #1 Read – be at target for Monday!

PAST DUE:  WRITINGS 1, 2, & 3 (if you haven’t done them).  Tip:  They all go in your end of semester portfolio, so you might as well get them done now.

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 14th

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 10/14.

Read Aloud.  Zeta Elliott’s A Place Inside of Me.

Reading schedules for BOOK CLUB #1 –  Monday’s Not Coming, Dear Martin, With the Fire on High, All American Boys, Everything Everything, or The Hate U Give  (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.

DEADLINE: Work to stay on target for your BOOK CLUB #1 Read.

PAST DUE:  WRITINGS 1, 2, & 3 (if you haven’t done them).  Tip:  They all go in your end of semester portfolio, so you might as well get them done now.

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 7th

As Usual – Check-in your reading on the Indie Read board.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #9 – Racism.  Have you experienced it? Witnessed it?  Took part in it?  Does it affect your life?  Tell any story you need to.

ON YOUR OWN:  Check out the stories of other teens here –   Race-Related – My First Encounter with Racism  (NYTimes)

STUDY:  Watch video & take notes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “The Danger of a Single Story” (TEd Talk)

BOOK CLUB #1:  Choose your book!  (If you haven’t yet, do this TODAY).  Then, don’t forget to get/pick-up your book!

CATCH UP:  We won’t meet in Zoom again until next Wednesday 10/14.  Use the extra time and lack of other assignments to catch up where needed.  So far you should have completed:

  • WRITING 1 (the letter to Mrs. C due 9/6)
  • WRITING 2 (the commentary on a core read due 9/20 posted 9/16 w/ reads)
  • WRITING 3 (the poem + reflection due 10/4)
  • Notebook writings (checklist below – check GClassroom & mrsconnollysclass.com to scroll back and complete any you are missing)
    • ✅ QW #1 – 8/31 this class/school year so far?
    • ✅ QW #2 – 9/2 Clint Smith’s “History Reconsidered”
    • ✅ QW #3 – 9/9 Tracy Chapman “Revolution” & DJ Olders “This Far: Notes on Love & Revolution”
    • ✅ QW #4 – 9/14 American Dream (single-frame cartoon)
    • ✅ Notebook 9/14 James Baldwin “Letter to My Nephew”
    • ✅ QW #5 – 9/16 Joseph Capehart “Colorblind”
    • ✅ Notebook – 9/16 W.E.B. du Bois The Souls of Black Folk Chapter 1
    • ✅ QW #6 – 9/23 Kwame Alexander “Take a Knee”
    • ✅ QW #7 – 9/28 poetic thinking (see slides)
    • ✅ Notebook – 9/30 video + thoughts (video was book choice dependent see 9/30 post)
    • ✅ QW #8 – 10/5 “Change the World by Changing Yourself”
    • ✅ Notebook – 10/5 Verna Myers “How to overcome our biases?”
    • ✅ QW #9 – 10/7 Racism (today’s prompt)
    • ✅ Notebook – 10/7 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Danger of a Single Story”

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, October 5th

As USUAL – check-in on the Indie Read board.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #8 – “Changing the World by Changing Yourself”

STUDY:  Watch video & take notes Vernā Myers “How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them” (TEd talk)

BOOK CLUB#1: choices, info, check out the slides & choose your book!

TO DO:  choose your book for BOOK CLUB

PAST DUE: WRITING 3 (poetry + reflection) was due 10/4 (find the assignment on last week’s posts)

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, October 2nd

Check out the BOOK PASS & BOOK TRAILERS on GClassroom.

  1. Check out the new book pass & book trailer slides (spend between 15 – 35 minutes)
  2. Post a couple of titles you might want to read on the Indie Read padlet board to check-in for the day and be counted present

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by. See me if you need help posting in padlet.

DEADLINE: Writing 3 due no later than end of day Sunday 10/4

WRITING 3

UPCOMING: Next week we’ll think about confronting biases & the dangers of stereotypes and we’ll check out the options for our first round of BOOK CLUBS!

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, September 30th

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it (the new usual).

STAGGERED ZOOMS TODAY!  Check your time on GClassroom  – based on the novel you are reading for the Big Group Read.

WATCH & WRITE: In class, we’ll watch the video for your read & then create a notebook page with an entry responding to it.  After watching, what are you thinking?  Does it give you insight into the book you just read?  Can you make connections between the video and the book?  What are your impressions of this author?

NEW ASSIGNMENT:  Writing 3 (examining identity through poetry) – submit starting 10/2 and no later than end of day Sunday 10/4

WRITING 3 

PAST DUE:  If you stayed on target, you are finished with your Big Group Read.  Catch up if you’ve fallen behind.