Category: Rhetoric & Comp. 102

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, April 30th

Book talk & Indie read.  Senior calendar with remaining topics, lessons, & due dates.

Notebook:  Soundtrack writings #1 – 4. #1.  List as many songs as you can that have impacted your life.  Moments, memories, inspirations, people, places, events, favorites, etc.  #2.  Choose one and write about it for 3 minutes. #3.  Again.  #4.  Again.

Memory book intro & overview w/ some examples.

Deadlines:

  • MG paper (lastnameFINALMG.pdf) in submissions folder no later than 11:59pm Tuesday, April 30th  TODAY!!
  • MG Presentations – BE READY May 1 TOMORROW
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • Memory Book due in class, no exceptions – Wed., May 15th

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, April 29th

Book talk & Indie read. Multi-genre:  What’s Next?  Finalizing your project/paper.  Presentation info.  Tips for tightening your writing/final paper:  words to watch for, filter words, overused, etc.  29 Words to Cut From Your Novel  Watch opening sentences of inner pieces for power and specificity.

Deadlines:

  • MG paper (lastnameFINALMG.pdf) in submissions folder no later than 11:59pm Tuesday, April 30th
  • MG Presentations – BE READY May 1
  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day

Upcoming:  Memory book info tomorrow – target date of Wed., May 15th

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, April 26th

Book talk & Indie read. MG conferencing. Read “Grammar B” & “Alternate Style.” Make a note page for important points in your writer’s notebook.

Deadlines:

  • Student book talks (including Flipgrid) due by individual sign-up day
  • End game for MG paper – April 30th
  • MG Presentations – May 1 –

*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 25th

Book talk & Indie read.  MG conferencing.  Read “Whatever It Takes:  Breaking the Rules in Style” by Tom Romano.  Make a note page for important points in your writer’s notebook.

Tomorrow:  same format as today with reading about “Grammar B” & “Alternate Style”

To Do:  Complete your pre-conference sheets & meet with Mrs. C about your mg paper.

Deadlines:

  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 25 & 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. 🙂

Tips for a Fabulous MG Conference

Rhet-Comp students:

As you prepare for your conference with Mrs. C., check out the following tips for a great (but short) conference.

  1. Show up prepared.  Fill out your pre-conference sheet (it’s part of your score) and have your draft in ONE document if possible (you can still rearrange it later).
  2. Reread the MG FAQs so you don’t ask redundant questions and waste your time asking stuff you could’ve just looked up.
  3. Know what YOU want to ask.  This conference is directed by YOU.  Show your progress, ask questions, get suggestions.
  4. Realize that what you do after the conference is up to YOU.  Make changes or don’t.  Read the “ideal” point for each segment of your paper (required or extra) on the rubric so you know what is expected.

Can’t wait to see what you’ve created. And . . . . go!

With multi-genre madness,

Mrs. C = )

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, April 24th

Book talk & Indie read.  WRITE CLUB:  multi-genre mark #2.  Progress check-in & conference scheduling.

To Do:  Complete your pre-conference sheets & meet with Mrs. C about your mg paper.

Deadlines:

  • Conferencing with Mrs. C – April 25 & 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 11th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #36:  PLAY – text conversation or top 10 list (connect to your mg topic).  Time for mg work.

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 – 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 = )