Category: MC Lit / English 5

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, August 28th

We made it through week one! Today we talked about the importance of independent reading and how that will work in class.

Here’s what you should be working on:

✅ Intro Survey (from last week – before we started)

✅ Flipgrid: check out the tutorials & post a Class Introduction video

✅ Padlet: Add a post-it to the Indie-Read Check in (be sure you sign up so your name shows)

✅ Dropbox:  sign up & create & share folders with Mrs. C

✅ Apply for a GC public library card (you’ll find a link on this page)

DEADLINE for these items is end of day Sunday, August 30th (that means by 11:59 pm)

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, August 26th

Zoom today at your classtime.  Link in Google Classroom.

  • Hour 1 – 9:00am
  • Hour 2 – 10:30am
  • Hour 3 – 12:30pm

New (set-up) Assignments – Check-out these platforms we’ll be using this semester.  HERE’S HOW:

✅  Flipgrid: Click the Flipgrid link on the website.  Use the join code mceng5 (this will always be the code for your course – write it down somewhere).  Go to the topic “Online Platform Tutorials & Set-Up.” Watch the Flipgrid “How-To” video.

✅  Assignment:  In Flipgrid – go back to topics and Choose “Class Introductions.”  Read the directions and add your response.  If you are confused, rewatch the “How-To” video.

✅  Padlet:  In the Flipgrid “Tutorials” topic, watch the video for “Padlet overview.”  Click the link on this website for Padlet for “Indie Read Check-In MC LIT/ENG 5.”  You’ll need a code to post there.  It is mceng5 (same as the flipgrid join code).  Once you enter the code, click SIGN UP (top right) and choose the G bar to sign in w/ Google (this will connect your email name with your posts).

✅  Assigment: In Padlet – scroll to the right until you find YOU and click the + to add a post-it.  Share one of your favorite books here by typing “FAVE BOOK: and then the title” add the date 8/26.

Dropbox:  In the Flipgrid “Tutorials” topic, watch the video for Dropbox set-up.  It is NOT as detailed as the directions in the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab on this website.  Get a free Dropbox account using your school Google account.

✅  Assignment: In Dropbox – USE the set-up directions (on the website tab) and create & share the folders needed.  For this course, there will be 3 – drafts, submissions, & digital notebook. Follow the directions EXACTLY.

Attempt to finish these items TODAY if possible – However, the DEADLINE for them is end of day Sunday, August 30th (that means by 11:59 pm).  You can email me with questions or problems or ask questions in Friday’s quick zoom/office hours.

Reminders:

  • Parent/Grown-Up/Caregiver options zoom meeting this evening at 6:30pm – have them email Mrs. C for the invitation.
  • Fill out the interest survey (only if you haven’t yet).
  • Explore the website (if you haven’t yet).

YES.  We will meet on Friday.  Hour 1 – 9:00am, Hour 2 – 9:45am, Hour 3 – 10:30am.  Check Classroom for the link.

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, August 24th

Welcome!  Most of today’s details were on Google classroom, but start each class day by checking here for what’s up.

Here are your getting started tasks for today:

✅ Check out the syllabus (at the tab above if you didn’t pull it from Google classroom) – see what class will be about

✅ Take the survey from last week’s Classroom post (if you haven’t already)

✅ Explore this website (this will be homebase)

Expect more instructions on getting things going on Wednesday – and probably a real-time video meet via zoom or Google meets.

For a more detailed welcome, check out the letter linked below:

MC English 5 Welcome Letter Zoom Invite

Friday, August 21st

Students,

You’ve found the website! Take a look around. See what’s here.  Get comfy with the links here and ways you’ll use this site as HOME.

If you haven’t logged into the Google classroom (check your email for the invite), do so and take the intro/interest survey you find there to get us started.  Know that next week will be about set up, tech platforms, and just getting started – no high stakes.

I sent a parent email with the course syllabus, a class introduction, and a letter about independent reading (all that info can also be found on the website as well).  This weekend, I’ll post an intro video and next week there’s an optional zoom meeting for parents in case they have questions.

Check here on Monday for steps to getting started.  I’ll offer real-time class meetings next week on Wednesday & Thursday during your class block to offer you an overview and to provide you a checklist of what you’ll need to do to prepare for this semester.

Looking forward to getting back into a routine and getting to know you all.

-Mrs. C = )

2020 – 2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Wow!  It’s almost here.  I’m working on updating everything online, getting ready to make intro videos and excited to meet you all soon.  Moving classes online this semester will be different, but we’ll figure it out together.  Look forward to reading, writing, and thinking in new ways – where YOU make a lot of the choices.

It might take us a bit to get up to speed on all the tech, but once we are in a routine, let’s take the opportunity to build real community and make the best of this semester.  WE GOT THIS!

-Mrs. C = )

SNOW DAY(S) UPDATES

With no other days remaining, finals are as scheduled.  Here’s the info. you need to know.

Also:  It is okay to stop by during finals to check out books to read over break 🙂 (unless you know you aren’t returning after break)…  #warriorsread

RHETORIC & COMP

Bring your NOTEBOOKS & whatever you are currently reading to the final.  We’ll take care of everything else then.

MULTI-CULTURAL LIT

Bring your NOTEBOOKS and whatever you are currently reading to the final.  IF you don’t need to attend the final (missed 4 days or less & have no discipline record), drop your NOTEBOOK off sometimes during finals (and any class library books that you aren’t reading over break).  ONLY drop off your notebook to Mrs. C (1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th hours for sure).

If you still need to work on your writing assignments (need computer access, you can come to the 1st period final to use chromebooks and finalize).

FINAL – We will be watching a video & quickwriting, reading a short text and annotating what you find, and answering reflective questions about your learning this semester.  If you aren’t required to take the final, but choose to, it won’t count if it lowers your grade.

ENGLISH 9/10

Bring your NOTEBOOKS and whatever you are currently reading to the final.  IF you don’t need to attend the final (missed 4 days or less & have no discipline record), drop your NOTEBOOK off sometimes during finals (and any class library books that you aren’t reading over break).  ONLY drop off your notebook to Mrs. C (1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th hours for sure).

If you still need to work on your writing assignments (need computer access, you can come to the 6th period final to use chromebooks and finalize).

FINAL – We will be watching a video & quickwriting, reading a short text and annotating what you find, and answering reflective questions about your learning this semester.  If you aren’t required to take the final, but choose to, it won’t count if it lowers your grade.

Multi-Cultural Lit – Friday, December 13th

Read aloud & Indie read.   MG Writing Assign:  review social justice definition & issues, Dear Reader info (see slide below), continued work time

Dear Reader

Deadlines:

  • Mrs. C would PREFER your writing by end of the weekend, but firm due date is end of day Monday 12/16! You should have Pieces #1 – 6 and your “Dear Reader” in our shared Dropbox folder.
  • Notebooks collected Monday 12/16

Final Exam:  If you need to take the final (missed more than 4 days and/or have a discipline record this semester).  Wednesday 12/18 from 8am to 10am (we’ll do the kinds of things we do in class, read, write, & think – no studyguide, no memorizing).

GOOD NEWS!! You can still check out books over Winter Break!  Whether you want to finish up whatever you’ve started or check out a couple of extras to read while you have a break from school.  Just return them next semester to room 251.  

 

Multi-Cultural Lit – Thursday, December 12th

Indie read.  Time for work on writing assignment – Pieces #5 & 6.

Upcoming:  pull writing together w/ “Dear Reader,” on Friday

Deadlines:

  • Multi-genre Writing pieces + letter due by end of Sunday 12/15
  • Notebooks collected Monday 12/16

Final Exam:  If you need to take the final (missed more than 4 days and/or have a discipline record this semester).  Wednesday 12/18 from 8am to 10am (we’ll do the kinds of things we do in class, read, write, & think – no studyguide, no memorizing).

GOOD NEWS!! You can still check out books over Winter Break!  Whether you want to finish up whatever you’ve started or check out a couple of extras to read while you have a break from school.  Just return them next semester to room 251.  

Multi-Cultural Lit – Wednesday, December 11th

Indie read.  Quickwrite #28: “Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism” & “Check Our Bias to Wreck Our Bias”  Time for work on writing assignment – Pieces #5 & 6.  Notebook checklist.

Upcoming:  pull writing together w/ “Dear Reader,” on Friday

Deadlines:

  • Multi-genre Writing pieces + letter due by end of Sunday 12/15
  • Notebooks collected Monday 12/16

Final Exam:  If you need to take the final (missed more than 4 days and/or have a discipline record this semester).  Wednesday 12/18 from 8am to 10am (we’ll do the kinds of things we do in class, read, write, & think – no studyguide, no memorizing).

GOOD NEWS!! You can still check out books over Winter Break!  Whether you want to finish up whatever you’ve started or check out a couple of extras to read while you have a break from school.  Just return them next semester to room 251.