English 8 – Notebook Checklist

HOW TO USE:  Find a list below of all this semester’s notebook entries (notes & quickwrites) listed in order by date.  To access the video or writing we viewed/read, etc., go back to the main site mrsconnollysclass.com and scroll down to the class post from that day.  (Initially it will only show 10 days back, but you can choose “older posts” below that to go back further.  You can also make it easier/faster to scroll back by using the categories list on the right hand side of the screen to filter for JUST your class.)

*If you need to fill in items you missed and didn’t leave room, don’t worry–just use the next page available and be sure to label clearly which writing it is.

START of Semester

  • ✅QW #1: 1/3 “What’s in the box?”
  • ✅QW #2: 1/5  Missing Spoons
  • ✅QW #3: 1/7 “Why Grades Shouldn’t Exist” Alfie Kohn video
  • ✅QW #4: 1/11 How you doin’?
  • ✅NOTES PAGE: 1/12 What is essay? (check the slide in GClassroom today)
  • ✅QW #5: 1/13 Indelible
  • ✅QW #6: 1/18 Body Parts (choose one)
  • ✅ NOTES: *optional “Some Truths About Writing” (from slides on 1/18)
  • ✅QW #7: 1/ 20 Read Like a Writer notices from “Cruel As It Is, We Somehow Go On” by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
  • ✅QW #8: 1/21 Emotional States (choose one)
  • ✅QW #9: 1/25 Indelible – take 2
  • ✅QW #10: 1/31 Random pictures
  • ✅NOTES: 1/31 “Clues to a Great Story” by Andrew Stanton
  • ✅RLaW: 2/1 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • ✅NOTES: 2/3 “Reading as a Writer” by Donald Murray
  • ✅QW#11: 2/7 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your ___________
  • ✅QW#12: 2/9 Two Character Dialogue
  • ✅NOTES: 2/9 Writing Dialogue
  • ✅QW #13: 2/10 Phone Pic – choose any one of the 3 most recent pics on your camera roll
  • ✅NOTES: 2/10 Rhetoric & the Rhetorical Situation
  • ✅QW #14: 2/11 “Camaro” by Phil Kaye
  • ✅QW #15: 2/14 Photo Inspired – use the photo you brought to class today and see where it takes you
  • ✅NOTES: 2/16 Beginnings/Lead
  • ✅QW #16: 2/17 *not actually on a new page New Start (choose any previous QWs and write new/optional beginnings)
  • ✅QW+ : 2/22 Notebook work – hotspot, last line, quick revise (on previous QW pages)
  • ✅QW #17: 2/23 Hand Map (trace your own hand on the page & write inside thoughts about hands, yours or otherwise)
  • ✅QW #18: 2/23 “Hands” by Sarah Kay (thoughts, reactions, & inspirations)
  • ✅QW #19: 2/23 RLaW “Hands” by Sarah Kay (tape in & write on/next-to)
  • ✅QW #20: 3/1 Best movie EVER (or right now)
  • ✅QW #21: 3/2 Favorite food – What’s yummy?
  • ✅QW #22: 3/3 Your style/brand/fashion
  • ✅NOTES: 3/4 Features of a Review
  • ✅QW #23: 3/7 Smell?
  • ✅QW #24: 3/9 Your “jam”/ Fave music
  • ✅QW #25: 3/28 House on a hill (photo)
  • ✅NOTES: 3/28 MLA Citations Basic
  • ✅QW #26: 3/29 “11:20” by Michael Paterniti from Love and Other Ways of Dying
  • ✅QW #27: 3/30 “The Boys Are Not All Right” by Michael Ian Black (New York Times)
  • ✅QW #28: 4/1 “A Solution to Gun Violence Found in US History” by David Farrell (TED Talk)
  • ✅QW #29: 4/4 “Chambers of a Gun” by Zanne Langlois (Button Poetry)
  • ✅QW #30: 4/12 Desires
  • ✅QW #31: 4/20 “Poem for an Inked Daughter” – Jean Wyrick
  • ✅QW #32: 4/21 Door to ? (photo)
  • ✅QW #33: 4/22 Worry, Regret, Guilt (list a few, choose one & expand)
  • ✅QW #34: 4/26 “What’s Your Biggest Regret?” video
  • ✅QW #35: 4/28 Quotes on experiment/discovery/procrasination
  • ✅QW #36: 5/3 “How to Start a Movement” TED Talk by Derek Sivers
  • ✅QW #37: 5/5 Best High School Memory
  • ✅QW #38: 5/6 What does it mean to be a Warrior?