MC Lit & Rhetoric – Thursday, October 12th

Book talk & Indie read w/ rate calculation. Compare with previous rate & consider the implications.  Update your “mission accomplished” page.  Set semester goals 1) quantity & 2) a non-quantity goal that pushes out of your “comfort zone.”  Crash Course w/ John Green – “How and Why We Read” Add #warriorsread shelfies to twitter 🙂

Upcoming:   lit. circle #2 preview, rap paper development steps collected on Monday (annotated lyrics & BEFORE and AFTER sheets).

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Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 12th

Book talk & Indie read.

Hour 1 ONLY:  Textbook chapter 1 – Argument presentation/discussion.  Quickwrite #17:  Of course.  But mayyybeee . . .

Hours 2 & 7:  “Lab” time.

Hour 7 ONLY:  Quickwrite #18: Dixit card

Deadlines:

  • “Teacher-ready” College App Essay submissions by end of Wednesday 10/18*.  (Feedback on submission #1 this/next week if you want to wait for it before submitting college app paper).  *This due date updated from what was originally announced.
  • If you need more immediate feedback for something REALLY due to a college soon, email Mrs. C = )
  • Next paper for WRITE CLUB – either MB Chapter or QW expand – for Monday 10/16.  (In class “Lab” time this Thursday & Friday).
  • Skyward quiz open today through end of Monday 10/16.

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, October 11th

Book talk & Indie read.  Textbook chapter 1 – Argument presentation/discussion.  Quickwrite #17:  Of course.  But mayyybeee . . .

Hr. 1 ONLY – Jostens mtg. & work time

Deadlines:

  • “Teacher-ready” College App Essay submissions by end of Wednesday 10/18*.  (Feedback on submission #1 this/next week if you want to wait for it before submitting college app paper).  *This due date updated from what was originally announced.
  • If you need more immediate feedback for something REALLY due to a college soon, email Mrs. C = )
  • Next paper for WRITE CLUB – either MB Chapter or QW expand – for Monday 10/16.  (In class “Lab” time this Thursday & Friday).
  • Skyward quiz open today through end of Monday 10/16.

 

MC Lit & Rhetoric – Tuesday, October 10th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #12:  What’s Your Color?  Twitter video (I retweeted it, so check @MrsC_English to rewatch).  Work with “rhetoric of rap” paper – writing group responding practice with teacher example paper.  Fill out “AFTER” sheet for rhetorical analysis.

Deadline:  Your “rhetoric of rap” paper in Dropbox by tomorrow! & Your AFTER sheet complete for class tomorrow.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 10th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #16: Consent & Tea.  Review:  capitalization & end marks (Skyward quiz opens Wednesday).

Textbook Everything’s an Argument issued.  Take a look at Chapter 1 (and make some notes on your post-it for tomorrow).

Upcoming:  Next paper for WRITE CLUB – either MB Chapter or QW expand – for Monday 10/16.  (In class “Lab” time this Thursday & Friday).

Deadlines:

  • “Teacher-ready” College App Essay submissions by end of Wednesday 10/18*.  (Feedback on submission #1 this/next week if you want to wait for it before submitting college app paper).  *This due date updated from what was originally announced.
  • If you need more immediate feedback for something REALLY due to a college soon, email Mrs. C = )

 

MC Lit & Rhetoric – Thursday, October 5th

Book recommendation video & Indie read.  “Lab” day for work on “rhetoric of rap” papers.  (There is a new MLA template in your shared Dropbox folder if you need it to get your paper started and/or to access Word online.)

Deadline:  A full draft of your rap “analysis” paper should be available to Mrs. C in Dropbox by classtime on Tuesday 10/10.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 5th

Book recommendation video & Indie read.  Read: “All Parents Are Cowards” – Michael Christie– Look for 🙂 Tricks and other RLaW items – what does the writer do that is of note?  Submission info for College App papers.

DIGITAL SUBMISSION #2

Deadlines:

  • Blog post #2 by end of day Monday October 9th.
  • “Teacher-ready” College App Essay submissions by end of Wednesday 10/18*.  (Feedback on submission #1 next week if you want to wait for it before submitting college app paper).  *This due date updated from what was originally announced.

MC Lit & Rhetoric – Wednesday, October 4th

Book talk & Indie read.  Work on “rhetoric of rap” papers – song analysis, annotating, thinking rhetorically, writing, etc.

By TOMORROW you should have:

  1. Determined it’s message
  2. Annotated the lyrics using RLaW skills & “rapping deconstructed” analysis
  3. Answered the questions on the BEFORE thought sheet

Be ready to WRITE!  Drafts of this paper are due in Dropbox (shared folder with Mrs. C) by class on Tuesday, October 10th.

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, October 4th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #15:  Please Rise for the National Anthem – If You’re Not Too Busy (John Branch – NYTimes).  Blog topic #2 – check the GCHSClassof’18Blog for details.  Smiley Face 🙂 Tricks – intro & search in opening of Dandelion Wine.

Dandelion Wine intro – Ray Bradbury

Deadlines:  Blog post #2 by end of day Monday October 9th.

Upcoming:  “Teacher-ready” College App Essay submissions will be sometime next week.  Revise as you wish and based on feedback from WRITE CLUB.