Category: Rhet-Comp 101 / English 7A

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, December 17th

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:

  • 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!

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, December 15th

Final Reading Rate:  Let’s take 10 minutes to read and calculate (in the “upside-down” of your notebook) an estimated reading rate for your current book.  Put your results in the Individual Reading Rate form on today’s GClassroom post and take a moment to think about how & why your rate may differ (or not) from previous times you measured.  Use this sheet FindYourReadingRate (sorry it’s sideways) to make your calculations.

ASSIGNMENT/TO-DO:  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.
  • THURSDAY we won’t meet live but 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.

Rhetoric & Comp – 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 (no comments) and PROOFREAD
✅ be MLA formatted (watch the video and/or check the tab above)
✅ include ABSTRACTS (properly formatted)
✅ have correct DOCUMENT NAMES & appropriate FLAGS
✅ be INSIDE a folder named FALL PORTFOLIO that is INSIDE our shared 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 due by end of day Sunday 12/13
  • GRADE PITCH due Sunday 12/13 or Monday 12/14 (Topic will be posted in Flipgrid on Sunday – Finish your portfolio before pitching your grade).

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 RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST. 

UPCOMING:  Next week – quick meets to complete some survey assignments and to wrap up the semester.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, December 10th

Quickwrite #27 – Thoughts and Notices about Independent Reading (check your posts on the padlet board and then reflect) + take time to update your “upside down” (what you’ve read, etc.)

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 Tuesday’s post & at under the Writing Assignments tab. Also find them explained on the videos from the GClassroom stream from Tuesday.

Portfolio IntroLetter Example 2020

Portfolio Abstract Formatting Example

NEW VIDEO:  MLA format overview & common mistakes (posted on GClassroom yesterday – less than a 5 minute watch)

DEADLINES:

  • NOTEBOOK TOUR due by end of day Friday 12/11
  • FALL PORTFOLIO due by end of day Sunday 12/13
  • GRADE PITCH due Sunday 12/13 or Monday 12/14 (Topic will be posted in Flipgrid on Sunday – Finish your portfolio before pitching your grade).

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 RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST. 

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.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, December 8th

WRITE: Quickwrite #26 – Clint Smith’s “The Danger of Silence”

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) *for read-through, don’t pick a quickwrite you already expanded please
  • FALL PORTFOLIO 2020 – 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  LETTER & ABSTRACT INFO 2020

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 RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – NOTEBOOK CHECKLIST. 

Rhetoric & Comp – 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.

DEADLINE:  WRITING 7 (QW or MB) 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 RHETORIC & COMP – WRITING ASSIGNMENTS & RHETORIC & COMP – 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.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, December 3rd

BOOK TALK

WRITE:  Quickwrite #25 Poem for an inked daughter- Jean Wyrick

STUDY:  Notebook work – quick revise.  We’ll choose one notebook entry (not one you’ve previously expanded) and spend 3 minutes making it better and possibly expandindg a bit.  Focus is on revision and change NOT editing and correcting.

READ:  Reading time w/ 1:1 check-ins

PRE-VIEW: A quick look at portfolios – their purpose, their set-up, what’s coming next.

DEADLINE:  WRITING 7 (QW or MB) due anytime between Friday 12/4 and end of day Sunday 12/6

UPCOMING:  A quick book return survey & OFFICE HOURS tomorrow (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.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, December 1st

WRITE:  Quickwrite #24 – watch the video 6 Photographers/1 Man below and then spend 3 minutes writing in response/commentary/thinking.

STUDY:  Craft Move Focus/”Read Like a Writer” thinking.  We’ll take a look at a comprehensive list of “moves” both craft and rhetorical and work together to read an “essay” and examine what moves the writer makes in regards to genre, audience, purpose.

RLaW Comprehensive

NEW ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:  WRITING 7 (QW or MB) due anytime between Friday 12/4 and end of day Sunday 12/6

PAST DUE:

  • Did you add a work cited page to your paper?  See the video on last week’s GClassroom stream for a tutorial (and please watch it so you get it right – don’t guess).
  • And what about that audio for submission #2?

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

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. 

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!