Category: Rhet-Comp 101 / English 7A

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 24th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #23 – Pictures (you’ll find them on the GClassroom stream today) and “Fortunately  . . . Unfortunately. . . ”

WRITE CLUB:  share, comment, build community – Follow the bless, address, press format w/ your rhetoric of rap papers to engage in read aloud, ask for help/suggestions, and get/give feedback.

SOME SPECIFICS for the genre rhetorical analysis: Rap RA – WRITE CLUB check

TO DO:  Add a work cited page to your paper.  See the video on the GClassroom stream for a tutorial (and please watch it so you get it right – don’t guess).

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

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 RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  This extended weekend (Thanksgiving holiday) would be a great time to make sure your writing is done and notebook entries are caught up. AND your audio tracks (if you haven’t done them yet).

Enjoy your Thanksgiving time off, read something, awesome, and I’ll see you next Tuesday!

Rhetoric & Comp – 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.

DEADLINE:  WRITING 6 (rap rhetorical analysis) due anytime between Friday 11/20 and end of day Sunday 11/22

PAST DUE:  Digital Submission #2 w/ audio (was due 11/15 see past posts for details)

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

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 RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  Next weekend (Thanksgiving holiday) would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up.

UPCOMING:  WRITE CLUB for your rap rhetorical analysis & a look at adding a “Work Cited” page on Tuesday. Then a break for Thanksgiving Break.  You got this!

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 19th

BOOK TALK!

WRITE:  Quickwrite #22 – Watch the video below & react/respond/think in yournotebook for 3 minutes.  (Note:  It’s a student-made video about the fatigue of remote learning – not trying to upset anyone – reactions will vary.)

STUDY: Quick review of using quotes in your writing. Quoting & Citing Tips for Rhetorical Analysis

CREATE:  Taking our rap annotations to the next place – rhetorical analysis.  What you are essentially writing is an essay.  And essay, as a genre, takes the specific and makes it universal (hint: so do most of your rap/hip-hop songs).  Use the assignment sheet below and let’s get writing (time to write in breakout rooms).

DEADLINE:  WRITING 6 (rap rhetorical analysis) due anytime between Friday 11/20 and end of day Sunday 11/22

PAST DUE:  Digital Submission #2 w/ audio (was due 11/15 see past posts for details)

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

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 RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST.  Next weekend (Thanksgiving holiday) would be a great time to make sure your notebook entries are caught up.

UPCOMING:  Friday OFFICE HOURS & a Reading Rate Update Activity for attendance/check-in.  Next week – WRITE CLUB for your rap rhetorical analysis & a look at adding a “Work Cited” page.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 17th

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.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #21 – Watch the video below and repsond/react/think in your notebook for 3 minutes.

WATCH/THINK:  For a closer look at how rap operates (within beats, across bars, with rhyme, etc.) check out the video below.

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:    RAP Lyric Annotation due no later than classtime Thursday 11/19  (time in class for starting & questions)

PAST DUE:  Digital Submission #2 w/ audio (was due 11/15 see past posts for details)

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

UPCOMING:  We’ll take these annotations and write rhetorical analyses.

BOOK TALK!

Rhetoric & Comp – 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.

DEADLINES:

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers.

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll work with your chosen rap lyrics to annotate/analyze and develop/write a rhetorical analysis paper.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 12th

OPEN:  Read Aloud – The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford

READ:  Why Study Rhetoric? or, What Freestyle Rap Teaches Us about Writing  by Kyle D. Stedman

WRITE:  Quickwrite #20 (Part I) – Watch the 1st 3 videos below and respond or comment in your notebook.  Work to write the entire 3 minutes.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #20 (Part II) – Watch the TV excerpt (in-class only) and video below and continue the entry you started earlier 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.

STUDY:  The ART OF HIP-HOP/RAP overview w/ rhetorical emphasis and assignment pre-view (attached to today’s GClassroom stream)

ASSIGNMENT:  Select lyrics to a hip-hop/rap song for use next week.  Due no later than classtime Tuesday 11/17.

RAP LYRIC SELECTION

DEADLINES/REMINDERS:

  • DIGITAL SUBMISSION #2 due anytime between Wednesday 11/11 & end of day Sunday 11/15
  • RAP LYRIC SELECTION due by classtime Tuesday 11/17

UPCOMING:  OFFICE HOURS on Friday (stop by to ask questions or get help).  Next week we’ll dig into analyzing rap/hip-hop and write rhetorical analysis essays.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 10th

BOOK TALK/COPING:  Let’s let John Green do this today.

READ:  Why Sharing Your Writing is Good for You by Kerstin Pilz, PhD

SHARE:  Your “10 Things” paper with random classmates (we’ll use breakout rooms for this)

STUDY:  Read Like a Writer (as a class) with excerpt & example annotations Read-LIke-a-Writer-Analysis-of-Craft PK & KWR.

Then, let’s work together to analyze Jason Reynolds’ “10 Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to You” (you’ll find this in a shared Dropbox folder)

ASSIGNMENTS/DEADLINES:  Digital Submission #2 no later than end of day Sunday 11/15 (w/ Flipgrid audio)

DIGITAL SUBMISSION #2

UPCOMING:  A rhetorical look at hip-hop/rap.  How does it function?

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, November 6th

Sign into the reading padlet as usual – link on the right hand side of this site w/ code rc101 – 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:  Write your own “Ten Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to _______________” due anytime between Friday 11/6 and end of day Monday 11/9.

WRITING 5 – 10Things

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers. 

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll practice reading like a writer and take a rhetoric-based look at the art of hip-hop/rap.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 5th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #19 – Unlimited Power

STUDY:  Revision – a study of what to do with comments/feedback.  A full class look at a student’s memory book paper, teacher feedback, and revision. Join the padlet board “Revising from Commentary: A Study”.   And a slide review on “Manipulation & Control in Writing.” Then a look, in your WRITE CLUB groups, at some other student examples.

READ: “10 Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to You” by Jason Reynolds

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:  Write your own “Ten Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to _______________” due anytime between Friday 11/6 and end of day Monday 11/9.

WRITING 5 – 10Things

UPCOMING:  Office Hours (stop by to ask questions or get help) & Student Paths Survey (about your plans after high school) on Friday.  Next week, reading like a writer and a look at the art of hip-hop/rap.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 27th

Book talk x 2.  How’s that TBR look?

QUICK NOTES:  Mrs. C’s 5-Word-Focus

READ/STUDY/SHARE:  WRITE CLUB today with this week’s draft (either a QW expansion or a MB chapter)

  • Read your papers!
  • Bless, Address, Press
  • Give feedback including specific “good stuff,” readerly questions, and “what-if” suggestions

TO DO:  Think about revising papers in your Dropbox.  Focus on beginnings, endings, and Mrs. C’s 5-Word-Focus.

ASSIGNMENT:  Read REVISION handouts/excerpts and make just one notebook page about revision for Thursday 11/5

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

UPCOMING:

  • Comments on your first submission will be headed back to you soon – starting with College Apps & then QW or MB chapters.  Check the video & “Feedback Manifesto” (on GClassroom stream later today) about receiving feedback and I’ll email you when your paper is back in Dropbox (with feedback).
  • Make time to enjoy some reading with the break offered by Student Progress (Parent-Teacher) Conferences and Election Day.
  • If you are 18, VOTE!! VOTE!! VOTE!!