Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 12th

OPEN:  Read Aloud – The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford

READ:  Why Study Rhetoric? or, What Freestyle Rap Teaches Us about Writing  by Kyle D. Stedman

WRITE:  Quickwrite #20 (Part I) – Watch the 1st 3 videos below and respond or comment in your notebook.  Work to write the entire 3 minutes.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #20 (Part II) – Watch the TV excerpt (in-class only) and video below and continue the entry you started earlier in your notebook.  Work to write the entire 3 minutes.

Excerpts from Dear White People Season 1:Episode 5 – w/ scholarly discussion of language use.

STUDY:  The ART OF HIP-HOP/RAP overview w/ rhetorical emphasis and assignment pre-view (attached to today’s GClassroom stream)

ASSIGNMENT:  Select lyrics to a hip-hop/rap song for use next week.  Due no later than classtime Tuesday 11/17.

RAP LYRIC SELECTION

DEADLINES/REMINDERS:

  • DIGITAL SUBMISSION #2 due anytime between Wednesday 11/11 & end of day Sunday 11/15
  • RAP LYRIC SELECTION due by classtime Tuesday 11/17

UPCOMING:  OFFICE HOURS on Friday (stop by to ask questions or get help).  Next week we’ll dig into analyzing rap/hip-hop and write rhetorical analysis essays.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 10th

BOOK TALK/COPING:  Let’s let John Green do this today.

READ:  Why Sharing Your Writing is Good for You by Kerstin Pilz, PhD

SHARE:  Your “10 Things” paper with random classmates (we’ll use breakout rooms for this)

STUDY:  Read Like a Writer (as a class) with excerpt & example annotations Read-LIke-a-Writer-Analysis-of-Craft PK & KWR.

Then, let’s work together to analyze Jason Reynolds’ “10 Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to You” (you’ll find this in a shared Dropbox folder)

ASSIGNMENTS/DEADLINES:  Digital Submission #2 no later than end of day Sunday 11/15 (w/ Flipgrid audio)

DIGITAL SUBMISSION #2

UPCOMING:  A rhetorical look at hip-hop/rap.  How does it function?

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 9th

NOTES/WATCH:  Crash Couse – What is Justice?

SHARE:  Breakout rooms to share what rap/hip-hop songs you picked for analysis & why.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #14  – We Need Diverse Books Campaign Video

BOOK CLUB #2: Choices, Info, Check out the slides & Choose your book!  (slides & Gform to choose on the GCLassroom stream TODAY!)

DEADLINES:  Your rap annotation (WRITING 5) due by end of day Sunday 11/15 (this is an EXTENSION to the previous due date!!!) – to submit just move it to our shared submissions folder.

UPCOMING:  No School Wednesday in observance of Veteran’s Day.  OFFICE HOURS on Friday.  Check GClassroom for Friday’s activity/check-in – thinking about your own writing process.

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, November 6th

Sign into the reading padlet as usual – link on the right hand side of this site w/ code mceng5 – and post your progress there.  This will be checked for attendance purposes!

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day (9am – 12pm & 12:30-2pm) if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by. See me if you need help posting in padlet or need help with Dropbox.

STUDENT PATH SURVEY:  Go to mystudentpath.com Follow these directions LINK HERE (also on the GClassroom stream today) to complete the survey.  Thanks!

REMINDERS/DEADLINES:  WRITING 5 (your rap annotation) start working on it. We’ll visit them again on Monday 11/9 so be sure to have something done by then.

WRITING 5 – Annotation  You can find a video of the steps to completing this assignment on today’s GClassroom stream.  Watch it to clarify the directions, see how to do the annotating in MSWord, and how to resave your work.  Get analyzing & annotating!

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll keep working on our rap annotations and make choices for BOOK CLUB #2.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, November 6th

Sign into the reading padlet as usual – link on the right hand side of this site w/ code rc101 – and post your progress there.  This will be checked for attendance purposes!

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day (9am – 12pm & 12:30-2pm) if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by. See me if you need help posting in padlet or need help with Dropbox.

STUDENT PATH SURVEY:  Go to mystudentpath.com Follow these directions LINK HERE (also on the GClassroom stream today) to complete the survey.  Thanks!

REMINDERS/DEADLINES:  Write your own “Ten Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to _______________” due anytime between Friday 11/6 and end of day Monday 11/9.

WRITING 5 – 10Things

ONGOING:  Consider how you will use your feedback & commentary to revise your existing papers. 

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll practice reading like a writer and take a rhetoric-based look at the art of hip-hop/rap.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 5th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #19 – Unlimited Power

STUDY:  Revision – a study of what to do with comments/feedback.  A full class look at a student’s memory book paper, teacher feedback, and revision. Join the padlet board “Revising from Commentary: A Study”.   And a slide review on “Manipulation & Control in Writing.” Then a look, in your WRITE CLUB groups, at some other student examples.

READ: “10 Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to You” by Jason Reynolds

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:  Write your own “Ten Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to _______________” due anytime between Friday 11/6 and end of day Monday 11/9.

WRITING 5 – 10Things

UPCOMING:  Office Hours (stop by to ask questions or get help) & Student Paths Survey (about your plans after high school) on Friday.  Next week, reading like a writer and a look at the art of hip-hop/rap.

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, November 4th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #13 – Watch the video “Are You Racist?” by Marlon James and write your thoughts, comments, and reactions.

STUDY:  More thoughts about what rappers do.  Watch the video below:

WORK:  Let’s work with the rap lyrics you brought to class today to find where the writer appeals to emotion, uses logic, and establishes credibility.  Look at the ways the write does this and annotate examples.  What kinds of “moves” does the writer make?  How do they use rhyme, rhythm, etc. to build their rap?

Open your Word doc lyrics (in your Dropbox Drafts folder) and use MSWord’s highlighters and the ability to comment by using the review tab (new comment) to make notes in the margins.  What do you find?  (Examples in the zoom call and time to work today).

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:  WRITING 5 (your rap annotation) start working on it. We’ll visit them again on Monday 11/9 so be sure to have something done by then.

WRITING 5 – Annotation  You can find a video of the steps to completing this assignment on today’s GClassroom stream.  Watch it to clarify the directions, see how to do the annotating in MSWord, and how to resave your work.  Get analyzing & annotating!

PAST DUE:  WRITING 4 (book review was due 11/2) & Flipgrid videos (3 – intro, impact, & wrapup) for BOOK CLUB #1 (added to Skyward completion scores later this week)

UPCOMING:  Office Hours (stop by to ask questions or get help) & Student Paths Survey (about your plans after high school) on Friday, more work on rap analysis, and BOOK CLUB #2 choices next week.

 

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, November 2nd

Read Aloud: The Roots of Rap

STUDY:  Discussion/Notes – The Art of Hip-Hop (slides shared by email and on GClassroom)

READ:   Why Study Rhetoric? or, What Freestyle Rap Teaches Us about Writing

WATCH:

ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE:  Find a rap song for use on you next writing assignment (you need lyrics on Wednesday 11/4!!!)

RAP Lyric Selection  due 11/4

IF TIME ALLOWS:  Example of where this next writing assignment is going (or we’ll do this Wednesday)

PAST DUE:  WRITING 4 (was due 11/2) & Flipgrid videos (3 – intro, impact, & wrapup) for BOOK CLUB #1 (added to Skyward completion scores later this week)

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 28th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #12 – Watch the music videos below and respond or comment in your notebook (disclaimer for language).  Work to write some comments during each video and then add a commentary that brings them together.

NOTEBOOK/BOOK CLUB #1: WRAP-UP

  1. What’s worth talking about?
  2. Favorite character? Why?
  3. Most powerful or your favorite part? Why?
  4. Why does this book matter?  What can it help us learn about the world or ourselves?

BREAKOUT ROOMS:  With others in this hour who read your book, discuss some of the work you just did in your notebook.  Let’s talk about the book!

ASSIGNMENTS/DEADLINES:

  • Visit Flipgrid.com (link on the right) and use our usual join code.  Then, locate the topic BC#1 YOUR BOOK WRAP-UP  Add a response here.  In less than 5 minutes share the info from today’s notebook entry. Due by classtime Monday 11/2.
  • Writing #4 – the review.  This one combines the topics we’ve been talking about recently, your book club read, and today’s focus on reviews.  Due no later than end of day Sunday 11/1.
  • WRITING 4 2020

EXTRA:  Another round of Book Pass & Book Trailers up on today’s GClassroom stream in case you are looking for your next read.

UPCOMING:

  • With the break provided by Student Progress Conferences (no school Thursday or Friday) be sure to get caught up.
  • Make some time to enjoy reading your independent read.  Escape.
  • Next week we’ll be working with rap lyrics and completing some writing.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 27th

Book talk x 2.  How’s that TBR look?

QUICK NOTES:  Mrs. C’s 5-Word-Focus

READ/STUDY/SHARE:  WRITE CLUB today with this week’s draft (either a QW expansion or a MB chapter)

  • Read your papers!
  • Bless, Address, Press
  • Give feedback including specific “good stuff,” readerly questions, and “what-if” suggestions

TO DO:  Think about revising papers in your Dropbox.  Focus on beginnings, endings, and Mrs. C’s 5-Word-Focus.

ASSIGNMENT:  Read REVISION handouts/excerpts and make just one notebook page about revision for Thursday 11/5

EXTRA:  Another round of Book Pass & Book Trailers up on today’s GClassroom stream in case you are looking for your next read.

UPCOMING:

  • Comments on your first submission will be headed back to you soon – starting with College Apps & then QW or MB chapters.  Check the video & “Feedback Manifesto” (on GClassroom stream later today) about receiving feedback and I’ll email you when your paper is back in Dropbox (with feedback).
  • Make time to enjoy some reading with the break offered by Student Progress (Parent-Teacher) Conferences and Election Day.
  • If you are 18, VOTE!! VOTE!! VOTE!!