English 8 – Wednesday, May 6th

Quickwrite #30:  Watch the video below and use the song (or video) as inspiration for writing.  If you could “go back,” what would you do over?

Multi-Genre:  I’ll be working through folders today and updating scores and such.  Also, check out the video under MG Reflection in the e8mg20 Flipgrid.  It’s the closing remarks, so to speak, about this project.  The work you’ve done is really amazing – check out the Presentation videos while you are in Flipgrid (and… maybe post your presentation if you haven’t already – I’ll be checking those off in Skyward soon).

Deadline: (REPOST) LAST/SENIOR PROJECT – info on the Seniors Write! portfolio style project (remote learning style).  See the handout here SENIORSWRITEeng8 *or on the SPRING2020 tab above and watch a video talk through with flipcode e8mg20 (check the new topic Seniors Write!). This project is due no later than the end of day Tuesday 5/12. (Basically, you write 4 short papers about yourself – one a day and you’re done in four days – or all at once.  Either way, there’s not much left after that). There are tutorials on the Flipgrid about how to make new folder (if you’ve forgotten) and what your SENIORSWRITE2020 folder should look like when it is complete.  Check them out.

Upcoming: Last survey of the year (it’s an important one), a few things to help you on your way, options to earn extra credit for your quickwrites.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, May 6th

Quickwrite #43:  Watch the video below and use the song (or video) as inspiration for writing.  If you could “go back,” what would you do over?

Multi-Genre:  If you haven’t, check out the video under MG Reflection in the rcmg20 Flipgrid.  It’s the closing remarks, so to speak, about this project.  The work you’ve done is really amazing – check out the Presentation videos while you are in Flipgrid (and… maybe post your presentation if you haven’t already – I’ll be checking those off in Skyward soon).

Deadline:  (REPOST) DIGITAL MEMORY BOOK –  See the handout here Memory book 8a semester 2020 covid 19 adapted or on the SPRING2020 tab above and watch a video talk through with flipcode rcmg20 (check the new topic Digital Memory Book). This project is due no later than the end of day Tuesday 5/12 and it’s all about YOU. (You can find a tutorial on what your MEMORY BOOK folder should look like when complete on the Flipgrid).

Upcoming: Last survey of the year (it’s an important one), a few things to help you on your way, options to earn extra credit for your quickwrites.

 

Tuesday, May 5th – ALL CLASSES

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS today from 10a – 12p via zoom (just emailed you a new Tuesday/Thursday invite for May – we’ll keep zooming until May 14th).  Stop in if you have questions, want extra feedback, or just want to check in.

One more project.  You got this.

 Mrs. C = )

P.S. Really.  I can’t believe it’s almost over.  Your final pieces (Rhet-Comp Memory Book & English 8 Seniors Write!) are due May 12th. See the details on yesterday’s posts or on the SPRING2020 Handouts tab above.  After that, it’s a survey, a form and some finishing up.  Oh, and a couple of quickwrites (extra credit for those who send me proof of quickwriting).

English 8 – Monday, May 4th

Quickwrite #29:  Watch What’s Your Biggest Regret and use it as inspiration for writing.  Either answer the question yourself or just comment on the video itself or the things it maybe makes you realize…

DEADLINE:  By end of day Monday 5/4 (TODAY!), I need your FINALMG.  Use this week to finish up, get feedback, ask questions, finalize (this means save as PDF* and fill out your checklist to correspond with your final copy), and make your Flipgrid presentation. Finalizing details just a few posts back and videos w/ e8mg20 flipcode

*If you only use Word Online and don’t have this capability, make sure it is ready to go and drop Mrs. C an email.  I’ll convert it for you.

STEP BY STEP (WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE YOUR FINALMG):

1.  Name the document “LastnameFINALMG”  – not complete or done or document or Mark#2
2. Convert it to a PDF (*OR if you are working only in free Wordonline – let me know and I will convert it for you)
3. Fill out the checklist and rename it “LastnameMGChecklist” – make sure to fill in the page #s so I know where to find things
4.  Complete your flipgrid presentation with flipcode e8mg20 in the MG Presentations topic

 

THEN WHAT?: (REPOST) LAST/SENIOR PROJECT – info on the Seniors Write! portfolio style project (remote learning style).  See the handout here SENIORSWRITEeng8 *or on the SPRING2020 tab above and watch a video talk through with flipcode e8mg20 (check the new topic Seniors Write!). This project is due no later than the end of day Tuesday 5/12. (Basically, you write 4 short papers about yourself – one a day and you’re done in four days – or all at once.  Either way, there’s not much left after that).

*If you don’t remember how to make a new folder, etc. in Dropbox, check the quick tutorial on the flipgrid. (I’ll also post later a quick tutorial on what your SENIORS WRITE 2020 folder should look like when completed). UPDATE:  posted.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, May 4th

Quickwrite #42:  Watch What’s Your Biggest Regret and use it as inspiration for writing.  Either answer the question yourself or just comment on the video itself or the things it maybe makes you realize…

Multi-Genre:  I’ll be working through folders today and updating scores and such.  Also, check out the video under MG Reflection in the rcmg20 Flipgrid.  It’s the closing remarks, so to speak, about this project.  The work you’ve done is really amazing – check out the Presentation videos while you are in Flipgrid (and… maybe post your presentation if you haven’t already – I’ll be checking those off in Skyward soon).

Deadline:  (REPOST) DIGITAL MEMORY BOOK –  See the handout here Memory book 8a semester 2020 covid 19 adapted or on the SPRING2020 tab above and watch a video talk through with flipcode rcmg20 (check the new topic Digital Memory Book). This project is due no later than the end of day Tuesday 5/12 and it’s all about YOU.

Later today, I will post a quick tutorial on what your Memory Book folder should look like when complete.  Check it out on Flipgrid in the Digital Memory Book topic.  UPDATE:  posted!

English 8 – Friday, May 1st

DEADLINE:  By end of day Monday 5/4, I need your FINALMG.  Use this week to finish up, get feedback, ask questions, finalize (this means save as PDF* and fill out your checklist to correspond with your final copy), and make your Flipgrid presentation. Finalizing details on the April 22 post and videos w/ e8mg20 flipcode

*If you only use Word Online and don’t have this capability, make sure it is ready to go and drop Mrs. C an email.  I’ll convert it for you.

STEP BY STEP (WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE YOUR FINALMG):

1.  Name the document “LastnameFINALMG”  – not complete or done or document or Mark#2
2. Convert it to a PDF (*OR if you are working only in free Wordonline – let me know and I will convert it for you)
3. Fill out the checklist and rename it “LastnameMGChecklist” – make sure to fill in the page #s so I know where to find things
4.  Complete your flipgrid presentation with flipcode e8mg20 in the MG Presentations topic

 

THEN WHAT?: LAST/SENIOR PROJECT – info on the Seniors Write! portfolio style project (remote learning style).  See the handout here SENIORSWRITEeng8 *or on the SPRING2020 tab above and watch a video talk through with flipcode e8mg20 (check the new topic Seniors Write!). This project is due no later than the end of day Tuesday 5/12. (Basically, you write 4 short papers about yourself – one a day and you’re done in four days – or all at once.  Either way, there’s not much left after that).

*If you don’t remember how to make a new folder, etc. in Dropbox, check the quick tutorial on the flipgrid.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, May 1st

DEADLINE – END OF TODAY!:  By the end of Friday, I need your FINALMG.  Use this week to finish up, get feedback, ask questions, finalize (this means save as PDF* and fill out your checklist to correspond with your final copy), and make your Flipgrid presentation. Finalizing details on the April 22 post and videos w/ e8mg20 flipcode.  Students who don’t complete a version of this paper, will be dropped from SWIC dual credit.  (It won’t count as a fail or withdraw fail, you just will be unenrolled in the course and receive no credit.)  Students who are enrolled in DC but don’t complete the full version of the paper have given up the ability to earn an A as their SWIC course grade.

STEP BY STEP (WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE YOUR FINALMG):

1.  Name the document “LastnameFINALMG”  – not complete or done or document or Mark#2
2. Convert it to a PDF (*OR if you are working only in free Wordonline – let me know and I will convert it for you)
3. Fill out the checklist (pick the one that applies) and rename it “LastnameMGChecklist” – make sure to fill in the page #s so I know where to find things
4.  Complete your flipgrid presentation with flipcode rcmg20 in the MG Presentations topic

 

THEN WHAT?:  (REPOST) DIGITAL MEMORY BOOK –  See the handout here Memory book 8a semester 2020 covid 19 adapted or on the SPRING2020 tab above and watch a video talk through with flipcode rcmg20 (check the new topic Digital Memory Book). This project is due no later than the end of day Tuesday 5/12 and it’s all about YOU.

Thursday, April 30th – ALL CLASSES

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS today from 10a – 12p via zoom (original Tuesday/Thursday invite – I just sent it to everyone again in today’s email/Google classroom post).  Stop in if you have questions, want extra feedback, or just want to check in.

Keep moving forward and work toward finalizing those MG Papers.

 Mrs. C = )

P.S. For many of you who have finished that MG project, be sure to check out the new/last assignments that went out this week.  Be sure to check your respective class (English 8 has a project called Seniors Write! and Rhet-Comp has the finishing of the memory book we started fall semester).  Both have digital directions and specifics on what to write and where & how to turn it in.  This one’s about YOU!

Finalization Troubleshooting & MG Checklist Directions

Tips for Finalizing

  • Don’t forget to delete any comments in the margins made by Mrs. C or any other reviewers.  Use the review tab and delete all comments so they don’t show up in your polished PDF.
  • If you are using Google Docs, turns out you can’t “Save As” a PDF; you’ll need to DOWNLOAD as a PDF (you might then have to upload it again from wherever you computer downloaded it).
  • If you are unable to Save As a PDF or Download As a PDF (I’ve just become aware that if you are using the free version of Word online this is probably the case), try to make sure your paper is formatted the way you want and then let me know and I can convert it to PDF for you.
  • Don’t forget to change the document name to LastnameFINALMG so I know it’s the “done deal”

I’ll add more tips here as we come across roadblocks.  If you have suggestions or questions email Mrs. C 🙂

MG Checklist Directions

  1. Open the MG Checklist in your Dropbox drafts folder using MSWord
  2. Enter the page numbers (from your complete MG draft – aka Mark#2) in each box with a p. to show which page Mrs. C will find that genre on (not all of the boxes will be filled because not all of the pieces are required)
  3. Type in your project’s title and explain your unifying element in the appropriate spaces
  4. Type in other genres you added and their corresponding pages in the “extra genres you create” section
  5. Choose save and return to Dropbox
  6. CHANGE the document name to LastnameMGChecklist when this is complete

*Watch a video that explains this process with a screencast by visiting Flipgrid e8mg20 (for English 8) and rcmg20 (for Rhet-Comp) It’s in the MG Overview section.

English 8 – Wednesday, April 29th

Quickwrite #28:  Watch How To Start a Movement and use it as inspiration for writing.  (I rewatched this and my first thought was, “they are way too close together.”  Then, I realized it just made me a little jealous. . . )

DEADLINE:  By end of day Monday 5/4, I need your FINALMG.  Use this week to finish up, get feedback, ask questions, finalize (this means save as PDF* and fill out your checklist to correspond with your final copy), and make your Flipgrid presentation. Finalizing details on the April 22 post and videos w/ e8mg20 flipcode.

*If you only use Word Online and don’t have this capability, make sure it is ready to go and drop Mrs. C an email.  I’ll convert it for you.

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS:  Again Thursday from 10a – 12p as usual. “Hope to see you there!”

LAST/SENIOR PROJECT:  Today is the day for info on the Seniors Write! portfolio style project (remote learning style).  See the handout here SENIORSWRITEeng8 *or on the SPRING2020 tab above and watch a video talk through with flipcode e8mg20 (check the new topic Seniors Write!). This project is due no later than the end of day Tuesday 5/12. (Basically, you write 4 short papers about yourself – one a day and you’re done in four days – or all at once.  Either way, there’s not much left after that).

*If you don’t remember how to make a new folder, etc. in Dropbox, check the quick tutorial on the flipgrid.