Category: Rhetoric & Comp. 102

Rhetoric & Comp – a note about grades

My Beloved (and maybe panicking) Rhet-Comp students,

The grades entered for multi-genre ideas and multi-genre design are simply for preparedness and completion.  IF you turned in the work when it was due and attempted it in-full, you received all the points.

Some of you discussed ideas in class with your groups that you never put in print form in Dropbox.  I love that you have ideas.  I couldn’t give you these points.

To your benefit, I didn’t even download these at the very moment they were due.  Ideas were due March 26th in class (I downloaded them on the 28th or 29th).  Designs were due April 1st in class (I downloaded them on the 3rd or 4th).

These are small grades (5 and 10 points respectively) in comparison to the bigger scores to come. Other grades that will go in this category including mark #1 completion, mark #2 completiton, one-on-one conference, final product (at least 150 points) and a presentation score.  It will balance out – I promise you this.

-Mrs. C = )

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, April 10th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #35:  PLAY – dialogue or news article (connect to your mg topic).  Time for mg work.

Hours 1 & 6 – quick recap/finish up of “voice” study from Monday

Deadlines:

  • WRITE CLUB – mark #2 – (12 – 20 pages w/ ALL required genres) – Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 24 – 26
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th
  • MG Presentations – May 1 – 3

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, April 8th

Book talk & Indie read.  Voice study – through several authors including Tom Romano, Peter Elbow, Don Murray, Thomas Newkirk, Rebecca Rule & Susan Wheeler, Ralph Fletcher.  Notebook page:  voice in writing.

TOMORROW:  No class – SAT testing.  See you Wednesday! (Hint:  use your day off to work on your mg paper. . . or not).

Deadlines:

  • WRITE CLUB – mark #2 – (12 – 20 pages w/ ALL required genres) – Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 24 – 26
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th
  • MG Presentations – May 1 – 3

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, April 5th

Book talk & Indie read.  WRITE CLUB – multi-genre mark #1 (6 – 8 pages).

Deadlines:

  • WRITE CLUB – mark #2 – (12 – 20 pages w/ ALL required genres) – Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 24 – 26
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th
  • MG Presentations – May 1 – 3

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, April 4th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #34:  Black-out Poetry Article – History of [Austin Kleon’s] Newspaper Blackout Poems   Video – How to Make a Newspaper Blackout Poem   MG work time.

Deadlines:

  • MG mark #1 (6 – 8 pages) for sharing in WRITE CLUB tomorrow
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, April 3rd

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #33:  PLAY – how to _______ or “dictionary”def. list  (connect to your mg topic).

Deadlines:

  • MG mark #1 (6 – 8 pages) for sharing in WRITE CLUB Fri. 4/5
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  Early bird info in the MEMORY BOOK tab above. 🙂

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, April 2nd

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #32:  PLAY – recipe or sales ad or twitter thread (connect to your mg topic).

Upcoming:  quickwrites & mg work time (the next two days)

Deadlines:

  • MG mark #1 (6 – 8 pages) for sharing in WRITE CLUB Fri. 4/5
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  More info soon (for those early-birds out there 😉 ).

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, April 1st

Book talk & Indie read.  WRITE CLUB to share MG research designs – get questions answered, think deeper through conversation.  Finalize them tonight for teacher download.  Check out the Multi-genre FAQ page above.

Upcoming:  quickwrites & mg work time (the next three days)

Deadlines:

  • MG mark #1 (6 – 8 pages) for sharing in WRITE CLUB Fri. 4/5
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  More info soon (for those early-birds out there 😉 ).

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, March 29th

Hours 1 & 2 – SWIC Career Fair

Hour 7 – Book talk & Indie read.  Lab time for research & work on research design.

Deadlines:

  • MG Research Design for sharing in WRITE CLUB Mon. 4/1
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  More info soon (for those early-birds out there 😉 ).

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, March 28th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #31:  PLAY – greeting card or haikus or comic (connect to one of your possible topics).  Lab time for research & work on research design.  Take your MG ideas from 5 to 1.

Deadlines:

  • Hamlet Group Reflection Google Form – if you haven’t done this, DO!
  • MG Research Design for sharing in WRITE CLUB Mon. 4/1
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th

*Heads up for anyone panicking – your memory books won’t be due until May 15th.  Please ask if you have questions.  More info soon (for those early-birds out there 😉 ).