Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, January 20th

Book Talk & Indie Read w/ clipboard check-in

Quickwrite #9: “Curiouser & Curiouser” Alice in Wonderland clip / thoughts on curiosity

Quickwrite/Notebook #10: “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” by Blythe Baird – 4-part notes & citation review/practice (details on citing poems as video w/ timestamp or as text with line #s)

HOMEWORK: Choose 1 additional poem (all poem PDFs available as material in GClassroom under the topic CCR Sources – video links below) and complete a 4-part notepage (cite by timestamp or line #s – or practice both).

Click Link for Kwame Alexander’s “Take a Knee” ▶️ https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/18597971

UPCOMING: Works Cited page details and practice in-class on Monday. Be sure to have a chromebook!

English 8 – Friday, January 20th

Book Talk & Indie Read w/ clipboard check-in

STUDY: Read Like a Writer (RLaW) with text “First Kiss” by Scott Muska – annotate what you find, moves the writer makes, and label them

PREVIEW/NEW ASSIGN: DRAFT #1 – Indelible Moment due as a Word document in Dropbox drafts folder no later than end of day Wednesday 1/25 (we’ll be working on this some next week)

PAST DUE: Letter to the teachers was due in Dropbox Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on last Wednesday’s class post (or there are now physical copies of the assignment available in class – ask Mrs. C) – MAKE SURE THESE are detailed enough . . . more than just a few sentences.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, January 19th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #8: Rabbit Hole (What do you get a little obsessed about? What do you “research” through videos, books, social media apps, etc.)

SWIC Registration for Dual Credit class (see Mrs. C if you missed this!)

OVERVIEW: Spring Memory Book Info. (check this out at the “Digital Memory Book Class of 23” Tab above) – Last Deadline April 30th

REMINDER: Catch up on any 4-part notes you might be missing in your notebook from the last couple of class days.

English 8 – Thursday, January 19th

Read Aloud – Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Indie Read

STUDY: Read Like a Writer (RLaW) – an overview of the concept of watching for moves writers make

NOTEBOOK: RLaW practice with Where the Wild Things Are text – annotate on text – find “moves” & label them

TO-DO: Read something enjoyable!

PAST DUE: Letter to the teachers was due in Dropbox Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on last Wednesday’s class post

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, January 18th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite/Notebook #7: “I’ve Talked with Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years” by Laurie Halse Anderson – 4-part notes & citation review/practice (details on citing online articles without actual page numbers)

https://time.com/5503804/ive-talked-with-teenage-boys-about-sexual-assault-for-20-years-this-is-what-they-still-dont-know/

HOMEWORK: Choose 1 additional online article (all article PDFs & read-alouds available as material in GClassroom under the topic CCR Sources – original source links below) and complete a 4-part notepage (add “pageless” citations where needed).

https://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12833146/instagram-account-university-pennsylvania-runner-showed-only-part-story

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-03/my-month-without-the-internet

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-03/my-month-without-the-internet

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/opinion/boys-violence-shootings-guns.html

REMINDER: Be sure you have successfully set-up and can access your SWIC estorm account for registration TOMORROW

English 8 – Wednesday, January 18th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #5: Indelible (write about a moment in your life so permanent it can’t be erased)

RECAP/WRAP-UP: Add definition of essay to your notes from yesterday.

STUDY/NOTES: Truths About Writing (see Mrs. C for a short lecture video if you missed class today)

TO-DO: Read something enjoyable!

PAST DUE:

  • Complete Dropbox set-up and folder share. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).
  • Letter to the teachers was due in Dropbox Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on last Wednesday’s class post

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 17th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite/Notebook #6: “How to Raise a Black Son in America” by Clint Smith – 4-part notes & citation review/practice (intro to video timestamp in citations)

HOMEWORK: Choose 1 additional TED Talk (all transcripts available as material in GClassroom under the topic CCR Sources – video links below) and complete a 4-part notepage (add citations where needed & work to use accurate timestamp).

REMINDER: Be sure you have successfully set-up and can access your SWIC estorm account for upcoming registration

English 8 – Tuesday, January 17th

Book Talk & Indie Read

STUDY: What is Essay? Read 3 in-class real essays & work collaboratively to notice what commonalities and features they have.

NOTES: Create a “What is Essay?” notepage in your writer’s notebook.

PAST DUE:

  • Complete Dropbox set-up and folder share. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).
  • Letter to the teachers due in Dropbox no later than end of day Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on Wednesday’s class post.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, January 13th

Indie Read

Quickwrite/Notebook #5: “Feminism” by Roxane Gay from Bad Feminist – 4-part notes & citation review/practice

HOMEWORK: Choose 1 additional essay (all choices available as material in GClassroom under the topic CCR Sources) and complete a 4-part notepage (add citations where needed).

REMINDER: Be sure you have successfully set-up and can access your SWIC estorm account for upcoming registration

English 8 – Friday, January 13th

VIDEO: “How and Why We Read” – Crash Course w/ John Green

Indie Read w/ reading rate calculation (in NB Upside-Down)

Quickwrite #4: 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your ____________

DEADLINES:

  • Complete Dropbox set-up and folder share. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).
  • Letter to the teachers due in Dropbox no later than end of day Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on Wednesday’s class post.