Category: Rhet-Comp 101 / English 7A

Rhetoric & Comp – 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.

DEADLINE: Writing 4 (QW or MB) due no later than end of day Sunday 10/25 (and catch up on anything you haven’t done like move your SUB1 or record your Flipgrid audio…why are there people who haven’t done this?)

NEXT WEEK:  WRITE CLUB (and teacher feedback!!!)

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 22nd

READ:  Read Aloud A Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnell

WRITE: Quickwrite #18 – “Can We Autocorrect Humanity?” Prince EA

READ:  Independent Reading time w/ Breakout Room check-ins

STUDY/READ:   Donald Murray “End” from A Writer Teaches Writing & Tom Romano “And In the End” from Crafting Authentic Voice (pdfs on the GClassroom stream).  WRITE CLUB groups for checking out various endings (padlet code – wrapup).

DEADLINE: Writing 4 (QW or MB) due no later than end of day Sunday 10/25

WRITING 4 2020 QW or MB

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.  Next week we’ll bring writing #4 to WRITE CLUB & build our reading stamina.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 20th

Check-in as usual by updating your reading progress.  Book talk.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #17

STUDY/READ:

  • Donald Murray “Lead” from A Writer Teaches Writing & Tom Romano “In the Beginning” from Crafting Authentic Voice (pdfs on the GClassroom stream).  Choose/evaluate the best beginnings for an example piece by Tom Romano (padlet code – bestbegin).  WRITE CLUB groups for work with various beginnings (padlet code – starters).

REMINDERS:  Don’t get complacent with completion scores.  These ONLY indicate whether your work is complete and do NOT evaluate the quality of that work.  ALWAYS work to create your best work and continue to improve it as you learn more.

DEADLINE: Writing 4 (QW or MB) due no later than end of day Sunday 10/25

WRITING 4 2020 QW or MB

UPCOMING: Endings & next week we’ll bring writing #4 to WRITE CLUB & build our reading stamina.

Rhetoric & Comp – 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 or Flipgrid. (You are counted present when you talk to Mrs. C in office hours.)

DEADLINE/ASSIGNMENT:  Find, label, explain the use of rhetorical appeals + kairos in “I’ll Look at Your Facebook Profile” by Louis M. Profeta  (you’ll find this in your Practice Docs folder – inside your Drafts folder in Dropbox) DUE by end of day Sunday 10/18

PAST DUE REMINDER:  DIGITAL SUBMISSION #1 2020 was due Sunday 10/11.  If you haven’t revised, renamed if needed, moved, and recorded audio, do it ASAP!!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 15th

Check-in & Booktalks.

REVIEW:  Argument – Everything’s an Argument chapter 1 (supplement your notes as needed)

STUDY:  Rhetorical Appeals w/ notebook work (quickwrites w/ notes)

WRITE:  Quickwrite #14 – “Camaro” by Phil Kaye (pathos focus)

Quickwrite #15 – “All Parents are Cowards” by Michael Christie (ethos focus)

Quickwrite #16 – “Consent as Tea” (logos focus)

DEADLINE/ASSIGNMENT:  Find, label, explain the use of rhetorical appeals + kairos in “I’ll Look at Your Facebook Profile” by Louis M. Profeta  (you’ll find this in your Practice Docs folder – inside your Drafts folder in Dropbox) DUE by end of day Sunday 10/18

PAST DUE REMINDER:  DIGITAL SUBMISSION #1 2020 was due Sunday 10/11.  If you haven’t revised, renamed if needed, moved, and recorded audio, do it ASAP!!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 13th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #13 – “Belief” or “You Need to Calm Down”  choose one set of lyrics, read them through and write in response.

Choose Lyrics: Belief or You Need to Calm Down

PREP-WORK:  Let’s talk notetaking.  It’s a skill you’ll need.

BONUS VIDEO:

STUDY:  Read Chapter 1 of Everything’s an Argument 8  & create a notepage in your notebook.  (Find a pdf attached to GClassroom today.)

PAST DUE REMINDER:  DIGITAL SUBMISSION #1 2020 was due Sunday 10/11.  If you haven’t revised, renamed if needed, moved, and recorded audio, do it ASAP!!!

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 8th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #12 – Check your column on the Indie Read board. Scroll down it and see how you are doing.  What do you notice?  What do you wonder? What might be your next moves as a reader?  Expand your thinking about your own reading journey.

STUDY:  Watch Crash Course Lit #1 “How and Why We Read” w/ John Green

READ:  Independent Reading time w/ Breakout Room check-ins

DEADLINE:  It’s time for teacher feedback. You’ll choose a paper, revise & move, and submit an audio/video.  Check the assignment sheet below.  Due no later than end of day Sunday 10/11.

DIGITAL SUBMISSION #1 2020

NOTEBOOK CATCH-UP:  Notebook writings so far (checklist below – check GClassroom & mrsconnollysclass.com to scroll back and complete any you are missing)

  • ✅QW #1 – 9/1 this class/school year so far?
  • ✅QW #2 – 9/3 Alfie Kohn “Why Grades Shouldn’t Exist”
  • ✅QW #3 – 9/8 what’s in the box?
  • ✅QW #4 – 9/10 video “Rethink Homelessness”
  • ✅Notes 9/10 the truth about writing
  • ✅Notes 9/14 Christy Wampole’s “The Essayification of Everything”
  • ✅QW #5 – 9/15 indelible (your indelible moment)
  • ✅QW #6 – 9/17 college app listing (see slides)
  • ✅QW #7 – 9/17 college app story deconstruction (see slides)
  • ✅Notes – 9/17 college app essay tips
  • ✅QW #8 – 9/24 5 ways to Improve Your _______
  • ✅QW #9 – 9/29 pick-a-pic (see photo choices on pdf)
  • ✅Notes 10/1 – top 3 definitions of rhetoric
  • ✅QW #10 10/1 body parts
  • ✅Notes 10/1 the rhetorical situation
  • ✅QW #11 10/6 missing spoons
  • ✅QW #12 10/8 indie read update/thoughts

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 6th

Update the Indie Read board as usual.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #11 – missing spoons

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

  • Share a little about your independent reading
  • Bless, Address, Press
  • Give feedback including specific “good stuff,” readerly questions, and “what-if” suggestions

TO DO:  check the quick video about the moves in Sandra Cisneros’ Only Daughter (gauge your understanding of how these moves work in a piece of writing)

UPCOMING:  Building our reading stamina & selecting a piece to submit for teacher feedback.

Rhetoric & Comp – 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 (QW or MB) due no later than end of day Sunday 10/4

WRITING 3 QW or MB

Memory Book FALL class of 2021

UPCOMING: Next week we’ll bring writing #3 to WRITE CLUB & build our reading stamina.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 1st

Book talk x 2.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #10 – body parts

STUDY:  Scholarly Definitions of Rhetoric link to the Padlet board Rhetoric by Definition

RLaW:  Use the “moves” of effective writers slides to read Only Daughter by Sandra Cisneros (uploaded to Dropbox Practice Docs) and annotate for big moves/small moves.

NEW ASSIGNMENT: Your Choice – expand any quickwrite from your notebook (QW) or write any digital memory book chapter (MB) – submit starting 10/2 and no later than end of day Sunday 10/4

WRITING 3 QW or MB

Memory book FALL class of 2021