Category: Rhetoric & Comp. 101

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, December 3rd

Indie read.  Quickwrite #25:  video “6 Photographers – 1 Man”  Study:  Everything’s an Argument chapter 6 quick recap.  Example draft – rhetoric of rap paper on “Mathematics” by Mos Def.  Work time for annotations & drafting of rap analysis.

Deadline:  Draft of rap rhetorical analysis due for WRITE CLUB on Thursday 12/5 (this means by 11:59pm on Wednesday)

Reminder:  If you haven’t tweeted @ReadWarriors book recommendations, you’ll need 2 for the semester – so get to it!

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, December 2nd

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #24:  magazine ad rhetorical analysis.  Video:  “Rapping, Deconstructed” from vox.com.  Example:  annotated rap lyrics “Mathematics” by Mos Def.

Tomorrow:  quick review of Everything’s an Argument Chapter 6, work w/ rap lyrics, and example of how a rhetorical analysis paper comes together

Deadline:  Draft of rap rhetorical analysis due for WRITE CLUB on Thursday 12/5 (this means by 11:59pm on Wednesday)

Reminder:  If you haven’t tweeted @ReadWarriors book recommendations, you’ll need 2 for the semester – so get to it!

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 21st – Tuesday, November 26th

Indie reading & Book talks!  Lots of book talks!

Assignment:  due 12/02/2019

  • Read Everything’s an Argument chapter 6 – “Rhetorical Analysis” and make a notepage in your notebook (just one).
  • Search, discover, locate, print out, and bring rap lyrics that you will be analyzing to class on Monday, December 2nd.

 

P.S.  Just wait until you see how many new books are headed to our class library!  (Also – I learned a ton of new stuff to make my teaching and our classes better 🙂 )

Student Paths Survey – Thursday, November 21st

Student Path Survey Directions

  1. Go to mystudentpath.com
  2. Click on the link “Click here to get started.” This will take you to the initial information page.  You will need to complete all of the information on the page. If you do not know, then just choose the answer that is close, or guess your best answer.  None of your choices will affect the survey.

Suggestions:

  • Choose an easy username because you will do this again next semester.  I would suggest your last name with your ID number after it; for example: Christianson202299.  
  • Choose an easy password.  I would suggest using Warrior1.  This is easy and will keep you from having to fill out all of the information in the future.
  • Use the school email address.  This is your ID number @gcsd9.net.  An example would be 202299@gcsd9.net.
  • Use the school address as your home address: 3148 Fehling Rd., Granite City, 62040.
  • For your phone number, use the schools: (618) 451-5808
  1. Click “next” at the bottom.
  2. Click on the “interested” or “not interested” tab for any school in yellow, and then hit next.
  3. Complete the short response questions. (There are three).
  4. Click the “Next” tab.

You have now completed the survey.  The English department thanks you.

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, November 20th

Book talk & Indie read.  Post-It Board Research:  How do you choose what to read? When and where do you read?  A title that was “magic” & a title that was “meh…” Study:  Purpose of Rap?  Rhetorical Analysis – the basics.  Preview assignment & example of annotated deconstruction.

LoveTheWayYouLie RA annotation example

Deadline:  Booktalks start TOMORROW!  Fill out your sheet, record & upload your Flipgrid video, and book talk in-person to the class.

Upcoming:  book talks & then rhetoric of rap papers (after break).

Assignment:  due 12/02/2019

  • Read Everything’s an Argument chapter 6 – “Rhetorical Analysis” and make a notepage in your notebook (just one).
  • Search, discover, locate, print out, and bring rap lyrics that you will be analyzing to class on Monday, December 2nd.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 19th

Read aloud & Indie read.  Quickwrite #23: n-word (your thoughts) Study:  language use “the n-word” watch video clips from Black-ishDear White People, and Ta-nehisi Coates “When Every Word Doesn’t Belong to Everyone”  Finish video clips from The Art of Rap as background to thinking about the rhetoric of rap.

Upcoming:  Book talks THIS Thursday – NEXT Tuesday.  Sign up and be ready! And don’t forget your FLIPGRID 🙂

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, November 15th

Book trailers & Indie read. Study:  Infinite Possibilities: Tips on Revision & a look at more student revision examples.

Unlimited Power – Manipulation

Deadline:  Submission #2 in Dropbox Submissions folder (properly labeled) & audio/video in FLIPGRID (info on the submission sheet) no later than Sunday 11/17 at 11:59pm

If you haven’t already:

  • Flipgrid practice assignment.  Go to flipgrid.com (link on the right).  Use code on booktalk sheet & your school email.  Follow directions on flipgrid to upload your video (no longer than 1:30).
  • Think about what you will book talk right before Thanksgiving break (Nov. 21, 21, 25, & 26) – Sign ups on MONDAY!

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #22: Unlimited Power.  Study:  revision through student drafts.  Submission #2 info. & handout on receiving feedback.

Deadline:  Submission #2 in Dropbox Submissions folder (properly labeled) no later than Sunday 11/17 at 11:59pm

If you haven’t already:

  • Flipgrid practice assignment.  Go to flipgrid.com (link on the right).  Use code on booktalk sheet & your school email.  Follow directions on flipgrid to upload your video (no longer than 1:30).
  • Think about what you will book talk right before Thanksgiving break (Nov. 21, 21, 25, & 26)

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, November 13th

Indie read.  WRITE CLUB “10 Things I Have Been Meaning to Say to _______”  Assign:  complete the process questionaire (no wrong answers – just your answers)

If you haven’t already:

  • Flipgrid practice assignment.  Go to flipgrid.com (link on the right).  Use code on booktalk sheet & your school email.  Follow directions on flipgrid to upload your video (no longer than 1:30).
  • Think about what you will book talk right before Thanksgiving break (Nov. 21, 21, 25, & 26)