Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, April 26th / Wednesday, April 28th

**Did you sign up for a conferring time? If so, be sure to show up for your conference and “take me on a tour.” If not, use the links in GClassroom to get a spot on the calendar before times get all booked up.

WATCH: Check out the videos/slides on Finalizing your MG paper/project & on how to make it into a PDF (you MUST submit the final paper as a PDF). Find these on today’s GClassroom stream.

CONFERENCES/WORK TIME: The remainder of classtime today for work – writing, revising, rearranging, polishing, etc. – on your MG project.

DEADLINES/REMINDERS: Final MG Research Paper due no later than end of day Sunday 5/2 in Dropbox Submissions folder & presentation screenshare video due in Flipgrid.

UPCOMING: Senior calendar for May – stay organized. Get stuff done.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, April 23rd

OFFICE HOURS:  Stop in the zoom between 7:20 & 11:20 am (when you aren’t supposed to be in another call) if you have questions or need assistance. *A few students do have conferences set up for today, so if it takes a hot minute to be let in the zoom call, just be patient.

TO CHECK-IN:  Update the Padlet with your current reading (or lack thereof). Making time to read (even just a little) can be a HUGE stress reducer. THIS will count for attendance TODAY (must be complete before Monday to count for attendance).

TO-DO: Keep writing & designing your MG paper/project! Be innovative. Try new things. As Romano would say, be “emphatically implicit.” Be sure to sign up for your 1-to-1 conference time. (Link to calendar on GClassroom earlier in the week).

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: Next MG Target is MARK #2 due 4/25 – with 13-17 pages complete (contract A). Keep working in the same doc and when you reach this target, change the document name from Mark #1 to Mark #2.

+ Preparing for your conferring time: pre-conference questionnaire (on GClassroom & in your Dropbox draft folder).

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, April 20th / Thursday, April 22nd

WRITE: Quickwrites #26 & #27 – Choose 2 of 3 genres – top 10 list, text conversation/tweet thread, or recipe (ingredients + direction)

STUDY: Voice (in writing) – a quick look at some writing teachers’ thoughts on voice + a read-through of Don Murray on Voice from A Writer Teaches Writing. *NOTEBOOK: your favorite definition (from those listed) & notes from the Murray piece

CREATE: Additional work time if available. Keep writing (in the same document [eitherMSWord or GDocs] that you are already working in)! Make sure to note any required pieces you haven’t yet written.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: Next MG Target is MARK #2 due 4/25 – with 13-17 pages complete (contract A). Keep working in the same doc and when you reach this target, change the document name from Mark #1 to Mark #2.

+ Preparing for your conferring time next week: pre-conference questionnaire & “take me on a tour” (Sign ups start later today).

PAST DUE: MG Research Design (but if you have ideas, skip it and write your paper!) & mark#1 but keep moving forward.

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, April 19th / Wednesday, April 21st

STUDY: Let’s talk threads/unifying elements.

SHARE: WRITE CLUB commentary & feedback on MG work you’ve done so far. (Meet your group members where they are.) Use the slides on GClassroom to guide your feedback process.

CREATE: Additional work time if available. Keep writing (in the same document [eitherMSWord or GDocs] that you are already working in)! Make sure to note any required pieces you haven’t yet written.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: Next MG Target is MARK #2 due 4/25 – with 13-17 pages complete (contract A). Keep working in the same doc and when you reach this target, change the document name from Mark #1 to Mark #2.

PAST DUE: MG Research Design (but if you have ideas, skip it and write your paper!) & mark#1 but keep moving forward.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, April 16th

OFFICE HOURS:  Stop in the zoom between 7:20 & 11:20 am (when you aren’t supposed to be in another call) if you have questions or need assistance.

TO CHECK-IN:  Complete the MG Progress Survey (located on GClassroom). THIS will count for attendance TODAY.

TO-DO: Keep writing! Take those research design ideas and create more pieces of your project/paper. Don’t forget some items are required. Work in any order that suits you and let the ideas loose on the page. (Keep your work as ONE document – it will have to be eventually anyway – use the page break function to start new pieces.)

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: Next MG Target is MARK #1 due no later than this SUNDAY 4/18 – with 6-8 pages complete (contract A) – which pages are up to you.

*Special Note: The MG assignment is the ONE time you may use Google docs if you’d like. I realize if you don’t have access to full MSWord, the online version is kind of limiting in how it allows you to design (e.g. adding pictures, graphics, fonts, colors, etc.). So, Gdocs is okay – but still put all assignments in Dropbox. Do NOT submit to GClassroom.

PAST DUE: Research Design – if you are stuck at this step, maybe just skip it?? It’s not totatlly advised, but if you know what you are writing, get writing. Time is ticking. Contact Mrs. C if you don’t know what’s going on.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, April 13th / Thursday, April 15th

WRITE: Quickwrites #24 & #25 – Choose 2 of 3 genres – comic, haikus (5-7-5), “how to _______”

STUDY/EXTRA: Check the new reference material posted in GClassroom with the classwork for the Multi-genre project. You’ll find extra info on several of the required genre and the MG Ideals list (also downloadable below).

WORK TIME:  Get started/keep writing! Take those research design ideas and create some pieces of your project/paper. Work in any order that suits you and let the ideas loose on the page. (Keep your work as ONE document – it will have to be eventually anyway – use the page break function to start new pieces.)

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: Next MG Target is MARK #1 due 4/18 – with 6-8 pages complete (contract A) – which pages are up to you.

*Special Note: The MG assignment is the ONE time you may use Google docs if you’d like. I realize if you don’t have access to full MSWord, the online version is kind of limiting in how it allows you to design (e.g. adding pictures, graphics, fonts, colors, etc.). So, Gdocs is okay – but still put all assignments in Dropbox. Do NOT submit to GClassroom.

PAST DUE: Research Design – if you are stuck at this step, get to it pronto! Contact Mrs. C if you don’t know what’s going on.

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, April 12th / Wednesday, April 14th

WRITE: Quickwrites #22 & #23 – Choose 2 of 3 genres – biography/character sketch, interview ?s, sales ad

STUDY: Reader engagement and rhetorical appeals – a look at how narrative and strong writing binds time and keeps readers hooked.

EXTRA READ: Check out this short article to connect brain science with the ideas we just studied.

WORK TIME:  Get started/keep writing! Take those research design ideas and create some pieces of your project/paper. Work in any order that suits you and let the ideas loose on the page. (Keep your work as ONE document – it will have to be eventually anyway – use the page break function to start new pieces.)

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: Next MG Target is MARK #1 due 4/18 – with 6-8 pages complete (contract A) – which pages are up to you.

*Special Note: The MG assignment is the ONE time you may use Google docs if you’d like. I realize if you don’t have access to full MSWord, the online version is kind of limiting in how it allows you to design (e.g. adding pictures, graphics, fonts, colors, etc.). So, Gdocs is okay – but still put all assignments in Dropbox. Do NOT submit to GClassroom.

PAST DUE: Research Design – if you are stuck at this step, get to it pronto! Contact Mrs. C if you don’t know what’s going on.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, April 9th

OFFICE HOURS:  Stop in the zoom between 7:20 & 11:20 am (when you aren’t supposed to be in another call) if you have questions or need assistance.

TO CHECK-IN:  What are you reading now? It’s been awhile since we’ve updated the Padlet – go do that. If you read anything over break, include it. Post more than one note if needed. THIS will count for attendance TODAY.

TO-DO: Get started writing! Take those research design ideas and create some pieces of your project/paper. Work in any order that suits you and let the ideas loose on the page. (Keep your work as ONE document – it will have to be eventually anyway – use the page break function to start new pieces.)

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Next MG Target is MARK #1 due 4/18 – with 6-8 pages complete (contract A) – which pages are up to you.

*Special Note: The MG assignment is the ONE time you may use Google docs if you’d like. I realize if you don’t have access to full MSWord, the online version is kind of limiting in how it allows you to design (e.g. adding pictures, graphics, fonts, colors, etc.). So, Gdocs is okay – but still put all assignments in Dropbox. Do NOT submit to GClassroom.

PAST DUE:

  • RESEARCH DESIGN Was DUE 4/8 (YESTERDAY)
  • GENRE REQUIREMENTS & OPTIONS – watch this series of videos (<20 min. total) Was DUE 4/6 (check out the accompanying PDF too – REQUIRED Genres Pieces Elements)

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, April 6th / Wednesday, April 7th

READ: Read Aoud – What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada & Mae Besom

WRITE: Quickwrites #20 & #21 – Choose 2 of 3 genres – “to do”/actions list, dialogue (two or more characters, real or imagined), self-written dictionary-style definitions (words/terms associated with a singular topic)

STUDY & NEW ASSIGNMENT: Take a look at research design – Talk-through video on GClassroom with an example

WORK TIME:  Consider what you need to prioritize next and use this time for in-class work.

DEADLINES/REMINDERS:

  • RESEARCH DESIGN due no later than end of Thursday 4/8 – upload/create to your Dropbox drafts folder or use the Template (I’ll add it to your Drafts folder) and change the doc title as needed
  • Check out the Multi-Genre FAQs page (tab at top of this site) if you are still grappling with this concept or just want to understand it better
  • GENRE REQUIREMENTS & OPTIONS – watch this series of videos (<20 min. total) before you return from Spring Break 4/6 (check out the accompanying PDF too – REQUIRED Genres Pieces Elements)
  • MLA Citation comments are complete for everyone’s CCR (cited commentary) papers.  Check them out in Dropbox comments, make changes as needed, and update your Book Club papers accordingly (use this learning across papers – it’s okay to make changes to ANY of your papers  ).

PAST DUE:

  • 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).  Was DUE 3/25.
  • MG IDEA EXPLORATION – PDF link above & available through GClassroom.  Turn in in Dropbox & Flipgrid. Was DUE 3/28.
  • MB SHORT #4 (last one of these) Was DUE 4/5.