English 8A – Wednesday, May 10th

Lab Day!  Work on STUFF.

Deadlines:

  • Optional Hamlet RA revisions by 5/11
  • Spring Portfolio in Dropbox by end of day 5/12
  • Final version of your Memory book will be due IN CLASS on Monday 5/15 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Upcoming:  Lab days Thursday & Friday 5/11 –& 5/12

English 2 – Tuesday, May 9th

10 minutes for group collaboration – finalize what needs to be done for tomorrow.  Quick Quiz #4 – lit. circle books.  Quickwrite #20:  Lit. circle movie excerpts – the end.  How does it compare?  Why did the filmmakers make the choices they made?

Presentations start Wed. 5/10 – be ready!

English 8A – Tuesday, May 9th

Teacher Read-aloud: “Mission Possible:Write an Essay”  Indie read.  Quickwrite #41: “How to Start a Movement”  Teacher Read-aloud: “The Grief of Receiving Feedback”

Deadlines:

  • Optional Hamlet RA revisions by 5/11
  • Spring Portfolio in Dropbox by end of day 5/12
  • Final version of your Memory book will be due IN CLASS on Monday 5/15 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Upcoming:  Lab days Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 5/10 – 5/12

English 2 – Monday, May 8th

Indie read. Question #4 available on websites today.  Work on group projects. Info for emailing your group’s blogpost.

Deadlines: 

  • Last quick quiz tomorrow 5/9 (finish your lit. circle book)
  • Last lit. circle notebook/ movie excerpt writing tomorrow
  • Presentations start Wednesday – be ready!

English 8A – Monday, May 8th

Indie read.  Read-aloud:  “Seek Out Kindly Reproofs” – LA Times op-ed.  WRITE CLUB – share focus pages.  Spring Portfolio information.

LETTER INFO – MSWord

LETTER INFO – PDF

Deadlines:

  • “Add a Song” due in-class Tuesday 5/9
  • Optional Hamlet RA revisions by 5/11
  • Spring Portfolio in Dropbox by end of day 5/12
  • Final version of your Memory book will be due IN CLASS on Monday 5/15 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Upcoming:  Lab days Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 5/10 – 5/12

English 2 – Friday, May 5th

Indie read.  Rewatch Vonnegut video, handout on story patterns, more in-depth look at the parts of the group project including an overview of how you will receive both a group and an individual grade.  Time to work on group plans (Goal:  pick the pattern, divide up the work).

Deadlines:

  • Comment on Question #3 by end of Friday 5/5 (TODAY!)
  • Next (last) quick quiz on Tues. 5/9 (see bookmark for chapters)
  • Lit. circle project presentations next week – be ready on Wed. 5/10

English 8A – Friday, May 5th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #40: Article + lyrics. Memory book work time with Q & A.

To clarify Memory Book expectations:  Use the checklist (5/3) as the final say-so in WHAT goes in the final book – these are the CORRECT #s.  Use the 8a memory book handout for focus page & reflection details.  Use the 7a memory book handout for chapter #s and titles/topics for the full-length (part I) chapters.

Deadlines:

  • MB Focus pages in-class Monday 5/8
  • Optional Hamlet RA revisions by 5/11

Upcoming:

  • Think about the Memory Book – REREAD the handouts!!  (posted again on last Friday’s (4/28) post – just in case)
  • Final version of your Memory book will be due IN CLASS on Monday 5/15 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

English 2 – Thursday, May 4th

Quickwrite #19:  “May the 4th be with you” – Star Wars movie clip.  Lit. circle post-it #3 in class w/ your group & share.  Video:  Kurt Vonnegut’s Shapes of Story.  Intro to group project.

Deadlines:

  • Comment on Question #3 by end of Friday 5/5
  • Next (last) quick quiz on Tues. 5/9 (see bookmark for chapters)
  • Lit. circle project presentations next week – be ready on Wed. 5/10

English 8A – Thursday, May 4th

Thursday = Lab Day.  Book talk.  Quickwrite #39: “May the 4th be with you”  Memory book work time with Q & A.  “Add a Song” assignment intro.  Tomorrow will have “work-time” but we will be in the classroom – bring laptops if you wish.

To clarify Memory Book expectations:  Use the checklist (5/3) as the final say-so in WHAT goes in the final book – these are the CORRECT #s.  Use the 8a memory book handout for focus page & reflection details.  Use the 7a memory book handout for chapter #s and titles/topics for the full-length (part I) chapters.

genre ideas page – Word

genre ideas page – PDF

Deadlines:

  • MB Focus pages in-class Monday 5/8
  • Optional Hamlet RA revisions by 5/11

Upcoming:

  • Think about the Memory Book – REREAD the handouts!!  (posted again on last Friday’s (4/28) post – just in case)
  • Final version of your Memory book will be due IN CLASS on Monday 5/15 – NO EXCEPTIONS!