Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 17th

Guidance presentation about college options, testing dates, financial aid, etc.

Collect college letters (in envelopes).

Intro to college app essay prompts (think about what you will write this week).

Common App Prompts 2018-2019

Extra:

  • Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).
  • Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx
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MCL&R – Monday, September 17th

Book talk & Indie read.  Time Audit (in the upside down of your notebooks).

“Priorites are what you make them.”

Assignment:  Read your book club book and head for the next target — Tuesday.  Keep any notes you need or thoughts you are having in your book club log.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday & Friday, September 13th & 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  “Lab” time (5 & 7) (2nd was panoramic photo).

Assignment:  Email to Mrs. C & Letter to a college/university for Monday 9/17.  Read the directions CAREFULLY.  (You are smart and can figure this out.  Make it professional and impressive.)

Email and letter assignment

Extra:

  • Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).
  • Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx

Friday, September 14th

  • Half-day schedule (no 2nd hour)
  • 5th & 7th hour “Lab” time for work on emails & letters (due Monday)

MCL&R – Thursday & Friday, September 13th & 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  Rhetoric & the Rhetorical Situation intro.  Book club discussions w/ starter – “What’s worth talking about?”

Assignment:  Read your book club book and head for the next target — Tuesday.  Keep any notes you need or thoughts you are having in your book club log.

Friday, September 14th

  • Half-day schedule (No 1st hour
  • 3rd hour – Extra reading time (hit that target date)

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, September 12th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #7:  “5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your ________” (inspired by Kelly Gallagher).  Addressing envelopes – do you know how?  Email ettiquette – read the three articles below and send Mrs. C an academic-setting email to prove you can do this.

How To Email Your Professor (without being annoying AF) – medium.com

18 Etiquette Tips for Emailing Your Professor – US News & World Report

Re: Your Recent Email to Your Professor – Inside Higher Ed

Assignment:  Email Mrs. C by class time Monday 9/17.

Extra:

  • Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).
  • Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx

MCL&R – Wednesday, September 12th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #11:  Take a Knee by Kwame Alexander.  Thought log work:  1.  choose a line or two from your book club book (in a section you have already read) 2.  copy it into your log as the next entry 3. use it to jumpstart a piece of YOUR own writing (NOT about the book) just whatever writing you want to do that starts there 4.  share with students sitting in your group

Assignment:  Read your book club book and head for the next target — TOMORROW.  Keep any notes you need or thoughts you are having in your log (that’s the little notebook you received last week).

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 11th

Book talk.  WRITE CLUB.  Bless, Address, & Press your way to group feedback on paper #1.  (Use what you learn to improve/change your paper as you wish).

Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).

Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx

Read something awesome!

MCL&R – Tuesday, September 11th

Book talk & Indie read.  Book Club Thought Log writing:  respond/react to poetry

Assignment:  Read your book club book and head for the next target — Thursday.  Keep any notes you need or thoughts you are having in your log (that’s the little notebook you received Friday).

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 10th

Read aloud & Indie read.  Collect notebooks (flag one for Mrs. C to read).  WRITE CLUB practice round – whole class write club group with Mrs. C’s draft.

Deadlines:

  • Fill out the pre-conference sheet (about the piece YOU wrote) for tomorrow’s WRITE CLUB (should already be done)
  • “working” draft of either a memory book chapter OR an expansion built on a quickwrite should be uploaded in YOUR WC Drafts folder!
  • comment (meaningfully) on the blog posts of your WRITE CLUB group members

Read something awesome!