Category: Rhet-Comp 101 / English 7A

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 3rd

Today, we’ll start with thinking about education and its reliance on grading and ranking.

Watch:

QW #2 – Points vs. Learning – YOUR thoughts on this video.  Whatcha thinkin’ right now? (3 min. write)

Visit today’s Padlet Board  with the code Mrs. C gives out and add your thoughts via post-it.  Work on what YOU think, not what your friends post.

Read Like a Writer:  Reread How I Became a Pirate  (you’ll find a copy in your Drafts folder in Dropbox).  Open the document in MSWord and use highlighters and commenting to point out what you notice about HOW THE TEXT WAS WRITTEN.

Notes:  READ LIKE A WRITER – we’ll add these to our notebooks for reference.  THEN – Go back to the How I Became a Pirate and using your RLaW notes, see what else you find.

REMINDERS:

  • What are you reading?  YOU NEED A BOOK.
  • Set-up Dropbox, Flipgrid, Padlet, apply to SWIC & apply for a GC library card. (Pick up your real card at the main library and maybe get a FREE book).

DEADLINE:

  • Writing Assignment #1 – window for turn in Friday 9/4 to end of day Sunday 9/7. Follow the directions on the assignment sheet. (You can find the syllabus & welcome letter at the top of this page under the SYLLABI tab).
  • SWIC APPLY – We will need to register next week, so get those numbers!

UPCOMING:

  • Check in tomorrow via survey (will be posted tomorrow)
  • Office hours all day Friday 9/4 – 9am to 12pm and 12:30 to 2pm.  Use the zoom invite to log in and get help whenever it works best for you.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 1st

Meet via ZOOM.  Notebook setup.

  • WRITER’S NOTEBOOK title page (decorate (or not) however you want)
  • UPSIDE DOWN
    • “What I’m Reading Now” to keep track of current reads
    • “To Be Read” to keep track of what you might read next
    • “Reading Goals” to set your own reading rates & goals
    • “Just the Right Words” to record any perfect, awesome, or just memorable quotes from your own indie reads

QW#1:  “So Far?”

Independent reading focus:  virtual book pass & book trailers.  Add titles to your To Be Read list.  GOAL 1:  Find something to read this week (by Friday)

  • Go back to the Google Classroom post and notice the 2 slide shows attached to the post.
  • One has book trailers – 20 books with links to their trailers – check them out.
  • The other is a virtual book pass – 21 books with a picture of the back/inside jacket to give you a bit about the book.  Check them out too.
  • Add any titles that might interest you to your TBR page.

REMINDERS:

  • Set-up Dropbox, Flipgrid, Padlet, apply to SWIC & apply for a GC library card.
  • If you want to borrow books from Mrs. C or the school Media Center, email Mrs. C your requests.

UPCOMING:

  • Writing Assignment #1 – details in a pdf on Google classroom.

Rhetoric & Comp – 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)

✅ Apply to SWIC (and email Mrs. C your ID#)

✅ 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

✅ Get a physical Writer’s Notebook!

✅ 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)

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, August 27th

Zoom today at your classtime.  Link in Google Classroom.

  • Hour 4 – 9:00am
  • Hour 5 – 10:30am
  • Hour 6 – 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 rc101 (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 rc101 (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 8/27.

✅ 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 2 – drafts, & submissions. 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:

  • Apply to SWIC (there’s a link on this page & you’ll need your xx#) & EMAIL to Mrs. C
  • 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 4 – 11:15am, Hour 5 – 12:30pm, Hour 6 – 1:15pm.  Check Classroom for the link.

Rhetoric & Comp (Eng 7A) – Tuesday, August 25th

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)

✅ Apply to SWIC. There’s a link on the website here.  Slides w/ directions are on Google classroom today (you’ll need your ss#). It will take 2 – 3 days to get your ID#. Once you have it, email it to Mrs. C.

* If you already have a SWIC ID# (you’ve taken DC already) email it to Mrs. C.

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

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

English 7A 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.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, December 13th

Quickwrite #28:  Choose one – Except from Perfect OR The Terrible Two.   Reading time 🙂

Deadline:  Notebooks collected Tuesday 12/17

Upcoming:  Reading fun! 🙂 & Final “Exam” period 2nd hour: Wed. 12/18 10:10am  5th hour: Thur. 12/19 10:10am 7th hour:  Fri. 12/20 8am  (BE HERE!)

*Don’t forget to tweet!

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.  

Rhetoric & Comp – IMPT PORTFOLIO INFO

Quick Tips for Awesome Portfolios

YOUR best writing

  • Clean (no comments) & proofread (plus formatted)
  • Abstracts – on 6 papers (check the format)
  • Letter: should look like a letter 🙂
  • Documents named & flagged appropriately

In all instances, recheck the pink sheets to make sure you get everything just the way it needs to be.

 

IMPT:  After portfolios are submitted today/this evening, they will be temporarily moved.  This means you might not be able to see them in your submissions folder.  Don’t panic.  (Also, you can’t change them anymore).