Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, February 12th

OFFICE HOURS day!  Stop by the zoom if you need help or have questions or just need a space to get work done.

Update the Padlet board with your independent reading progress to be counted present (do this before class resumes on Tuesday 2/16 or you WILL be counted absent).

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • WRITE CLUB 2-Type Feedback* – Visit your group Flipgrid and watch/read/listen to your members’ papers.  Next 1) Reply with a short video.  Then 2) Visit each of these two papers in Dropbox/MSWord and leave 5-8 constructive comments.  *See the FLIPGRID WRITE CLUB slides attached to GClassroom for details (in both yesterday’s stream & attached to the assignment located in classwork).  Due no later than end of day Sunday 2/14.
  • Read & Notes: “Reading with Critical Theories” – notepage due by next class day 2/16 or 2/17
  • BOOK CLUB – If you are picking up a book from Exit 1, do this Thursday 2/11 from 11am – 3pm or Friday 2/12 from 7am-3pm. (NO SCHOOL on MONDAY 2/15)
  • Memory Book Short #2 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 2/19

PAST DUE:

  • Read Aloud / Screenshare your CCR (Critical Commentary &  Response) paper in your WRITE CLUB FG (due 2/9)
  • Choose your book for BOOK CLUB (due 2/11)

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, February 9th / Thursday, February 11th

READ:  Read Aloud Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krause Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

WRITE:  Quickwrite #11 – your thoughts on Duck! Rabbit!

STUDY: Critical Lit. Theory & Approaches – watch the intro video by “The Nature of Writing”

TO-DO:  Read “Reading with Critical Theories” and create a notepage of what seems important.

Reading With Critical Theories PDF

 

DEADLINES:

  • Read Aloud / Screenshare your CCR (Critical Commentary &  Response) paper in your WRITE CLUB FG no later than end of day Tuesday 2/9 (If you’re in 4th hour – this is PAST DUE).
  • Choose your book for BOOK CLUB no later than end of day Wednesday 2/10 (or Thursday 2/11 if you are in 4th hour)
  • Memory Book Short #2 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday, February 19th
  • WRITE CLUB 2-Type Feedback* – Visit your group Flipgrid and watch/read/listen to your members’ papers.  Next 1) Reply with a short video.  Then 2) Visit each of these two papers in Dropbox/MSWord and leave 5-8 constructive comments.  *See the FLIPGRID WRITE CLUB slides attached to GClassroom for details (in both yesterday’s stream & attached to the assignment located in classwork).  Due no later than end of day Sunday 2/14.
  • Read & Notes: “Reading with Critical Theories” – notepage due by next class day 2/16 or 2/17

PAST DUE:

  • CCR Paper (due in Dropbox 2/7)
  • Your Intro & Goals message in your WRITE CLUB FG (due in Flipgrid 2/5-7)
  • Memory Book Short #1 (due in Dropbox 2/5)

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, February 8th / Wednesday, February 10th

Update the reading padlet!!! What have you read lately???

WRITE:  Quickwrite #10 – Choose one (or more) questions from the TableTopics™ questions on the PDF and answer it/them reagarding your independent read.  Go as deatiled as you’d like on just a couple or answer more questions if needed, but work to write the entire time.

TableTopics IR Quickwrite PDF

STUDY:  Critical Lit. Theory BOOK CLUB!*  Overview & schedule, book choices and deadlines, time to check out the info and make personal selections.

WRITE CLUB:  Overview of Flipgrid (digital asynchronous) WRITE CLUB*

DEADLINES:

  • Read Aloud / Screenshare your CCR (Critical Commentary &  Response) paper in your WRITE CLUB FG no later than end of day Tuesday 2/9
  • Choose your book for BOOK CLUB no later than end of day Wednesday 2/10 (or Thursday 2/11 if you are in 4th hour)
  • Memory Book Short #2 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday, February 19th

PAST DUE:

  • CCR Paper (due in Dropbox 2/7)
  • Your Intro & Goals message in your WRITE CLUB FG (due in Flipgrid 2/5-7)
  • Memory Book Short #1 (due in Dropbox 2/5)

* Video overviews  & slide shows available on GClassroom stream

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, February 5th

TO DO TODAY:  To check-in today – be counted present – visit your WRITE CLUB Flipgrid* (FG) and leave a message in the topic for intros (see the directions there).

*I sent you this password in an email on Wednesday.

OFFICE HOURS from 7:20 – 11:20 am in the zoom.  Stop in anytime you aren’t supposed to be in someone else’s live call, especially if you have questions or need assistance with the cited commentary & response work.

DEADLINES:

  • First Memory Book Short – due in Dropbox as assigned no later than Friday, February 5th (This is TODAY. And while it’s technically in the submissions folder, you will still be able to revise it for the memory book. Just make sure it’s done.)
  • Cited Commentary & Response – due no later than end of day Sunday, February 7th (in Dropbox drafts folder & read in Flipgrid – directions & your Flipcode in an email)

NEXT WEEK: We’ll be conducting our first asynchronous WRITE CLUB session/work and introducing critical lit theory.  BOOK CLUBS soon 🙂

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, February 2nd / Thursday, February 4th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #9 – song lyric response “Whatever I Fear” by Toad the Wet Sprocket or “Not Afraid” by Eminem

Whatever I Fear lyrics PDF

Not Afraidl lyrics PDF

STUDY:

  • Cited Commmentary Slides (These guide you through what to look for in this paper. Find them on GClassroom today.)
  • Cited Commentary Example paper – Specifically note the ways sources are integrated into the paper, the way the citations are handled both in-text & on the works cited page, the way the writer adds her own perspective – not just reporting what others say.
  • Cited Commentary Pre-Conference sheet* (locate this in your Dropbox folder – in the Practice Docs folder – in your drafts folder)

*Not required but it can help you make sure this paper does what it is supposed to do.

DEADLINES:

  • First Memory Book Short – due in Dropbox as assigned no later than Friday, February 5th
  • Cited Commentary & Response – due no later than end of day Sunday, February 7th (in Dropbox & read in Flipgrid – details soon)

UPCOMING: WRITE CLUB information – Watch for an email with your group Flipgrid codes.  And check back Friday for the Flipgrid assignment that will kick off your new group + OFFICE HOURS as usual.

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, February 1st / Wednesday, February 3rd

WRITE:  Quickwrite #8

RECAP: ▶️ “Research is a Conversation” by UNLV Libraries – click ▶️to watch

STUDY:  Works Cited Overview & Purdue OWL / Citation Machine Tutorial (on today’s GClassroom stream)

STUDY/CREATE/SHARE:  A look at the WRITE CLUB data from last semester.  Analysis as a class on padlet – 🔗 link HERE 🔗

DEADLINES:

  • First Memory Book Short – due in Dropbox as assigned no later than Friday, February 5th
  • Cited Commentary & Response – due no later than end of day Sunday, February 7th (in Dropbox & read in Flipgrid – details later this week)

UPCOMING: Example of cited commentary paper & new WRITE CLUB groups.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, January 29th

TO DO TODAY: Watch the video intro to CITED COMMENTARY ASSIGNMENT IN 3 PARTS  (attached to GClassroom today). Then, complete the GForm that asks for your thinking about topics for this upcoming paper.  Also, take a second to update the reading padlet with your progress – KEEP READING!

OFFICE HOURS from 7:20 – 11:20 am in the zoom.  Stop in anytime you aren’t supposed to be in someone else’s live call, if you have questions, need help, or just want book recommendations.

DEADLINES:

  • First Memory Book Short – due in Dropbox as assigned no later than Friday, February 5th
  • Cited Commentary & Response – due no later than end of day Sunday, February 7th (in Dropbox & read in Flipgrid – details next week)

NEXT WEEK: We’ll take a look at creating a works cited page & work on the cited commentary.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 26th / Thursday, January 28th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #7 – ▶️”Dear Basketball” by Kobe Bryant – click ▶️ to watch 

READ: “The Ugly Truth about Beauty” by Dave Barry (essay)

The Ugly Truth About Beauty – Dave Barry PDF(found at pennykittle.net)

STUDY/CREATE/PRACTICE: Return to the “Citations Practice Page” in your notebook and we’ll practice citing both a regular paraphrase & a paraphrase with author mention using Barry’s essay.

STUDY: What is academic research? Check out the video below as it’s a pretty good overview of how to view research as a conversation.

▶️ “Research is a Conversation” by UNLV Libraries – click ▶️to watch

NOTES:  Create a notepage in your notebook w/ the basics from this video – be sure to include the “steps” of eavesdrop, enter, & engage.

DEADLINE/ASSIGN: CITED COMMENTARY ASSIGNMENT IN 3 PARTS Part II Overview (building on what we started thinking about yesterday – we’ll look at part III Friday w/ deadline of Sunday 2/7 for this paper).

TO DO:  Start looking back through the extra pieces from the previous class days.  Check out the essays, TEd videos, articles, poems/songs.  Note the extra ones from earlier in the year that you might want to look at (reposted on the GClassroom today).  21 potential sources provided. Come to class next week with an idea & some selected sources (that you HAVE READ).  How will you contribute to the “conversation”?

UPCOMING:  More on this assignment & how to construct an MLA Style works cited page. . . . and this semester’s WRITE CLUB groups.

FRIDAY:  Office Hours + Info on your Cited Commentary & Response.  There will be a GForm asking about your topic ideas for this piece & you’ll need to complete it to be counted present for Friday.

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, January 25th / Wednesday, January 27th

Update Padlet (as we’ll do the first day of class each week & also on Fridays this semester).

WRITE:  Quickwrite #6 – Previous Experience with Research

CREATE/PRACTICE: Watch/Read several poems and choose one for 4-part notes practice (in our writer’s notebooks as 4Part#4)

▶️”The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman – click ▶️ to watch  

The Hill We Climb – Amanda Gorman PDF

Friend Zone – Dylan Garity PDF

▶️”Take A Knee” by Kwame Alexander – click ▶️ to watch 

Take a Knee – Kwame Alexander PDF

When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny – Blythe Baird PDF

▶️”The Man” by Taylor Swift – click ▶️ to watch

The Man – Taylor Swift PDF

Chambers of A Gun – Zanne Langlois PDF

PAST DUE:

  • SWIC registration for this course
  • BookTalk in Flipgrid

DEADLINE/ASSIGN:

  • CITED COMMENTARY ASSIGNMENT IN 3 PARTS Part I Overview (only think about part I today – we’ll look at part II tomorrow & part III next week w/ deadline of Sunday 2/7 for this paper)
  • MEMORY BOOK SHORT #1 window opens today due no later than end of day February 5th (see Digital Memory Book tab above for full assignment sheets)

UPCOMING:  More on this assignment, practice with paraphrasing & looking at research through a conversational lens.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, January 22nd

Check-in by updating your reading in the padlet (code is rc102 now) – shoot for 20 minutes per day (or something like that).

TO DO TODAY: Consider your To Be Read list.  Watch some trailers, read some book jackets in the book pass, check out classmates’ book talks in Flipgrid.  Add a couple of titles that sound good to that list.  (Book pass & trailer slides on today’s GClassroom).

OFFICE HOURS from 7:20 – 11:20 am in the zoom.  Stop in anytime you aren’t supposed to be in someone else’s live call, if you have questions, need help, or just want book recommendations.

PAST DUE:  Flipgrid/Notebook Booktalk.  (Still a few people who need to do this.)

NEXT WEEK: We’ll continue note-taking practice, think in our notebooks, and consider viewing research as a conversation.

IF YOU DIDN’T DO THIS YET:  Register for SWIC credit. Follow the link and directions in the GClassroom last Friday!  Watch the attached video (detailed registration info from 8:09 to 10:27).  Be sure to use the Prefix, Course #, Section, & Class # info listed for your hour (details in GClassroom). If you can not locate your SWIC ID#, be sure to stop in office hours and I’ll look it up. YOU CAN’T EARN THE FREE CREDIT IF YOU DON’T SIGN UP!!!