Friday, March 26th – SPRING BREAK!

SPRING BREAK – time to rest, to play a bit, to catch up if needed.  No live OFFICE HOURS today – check in through GClassroom (update the Padlet reading board if needed).  I’ll check email over break, so let me know if you need help or have questions.  I’ll also be sending you some feedback on your MG Ideas.

Take a look at deadlines, reminders, and assignments in yesterday’s webpost or through GClassroom.  Prioritize what you need to accomplish, get it done, and then take a break.  You deserve it.

Return to class Tuesday, April 6th ready for the downhill race to the finish.  Keep moving forward.  You got this.

-Mrs. C ❤

 

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, March 23rd / Thursday, March 25th

BOOKTALK

WRITE:  Quickwrite #19 – Interest Inventory #3 QW interest prompt DAY3 as PDF Answer the questions in your notebook – use full sentences so you can kind of include the question.

STUDY & NEW ASSIGNMENT: Tips for Terrific Topics (see slide & video on GClassroom) & Idea Exploration 2021

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

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 Thursday 3/25 (DON’T carry this over into Spring Break).
  • MG IDEA EXPLORATION – PDF link above & available through GClassroom.  Turn in in Dropbox & Flipgrid no later than end of day Sunday 3/28
  • MB SHORT #4 (last one of these 🙂 ) window is open now through 4/5 (EXTENDED!) – details in GClassroom as classwork/assignment
  • 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:

  • Book Club Analysis & your screenshare/read aloud WERE due last weekend (GET THESE SUBMITTED if you haven’t – your WRITE CLUB groups are waiting!)

UPCOMING: Spring Break!  Complete what’s due, get caught up, rest up, and/or work ahead.  “See” you April 6th!

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, March 22nd / Wednesday, March 24th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #18 – Interest Inventory #2 QW interest prompt DAY2 as PDF Answer the questions in your notebook – use full sentences so you can kind of include the question.

READ/STUDY: A look at how to shift your mindset concerning research papers.  Reading excerpts from Bruce Ballenger’s “Teaching the Research Paper,” Thomas Newkirk’s Minds Made for Stories, and Tom Romano’s “Crafting Narrative.” Check out the PDFs below and note their are read-through videos on today’s GClassroom stream. And watch Tom Romano on multi-genre in the short video below.

Teaching the Research Paper – Ballenger

Minds Made for Stories – Newkirk

Crafting Narrative from Fearless Writing – Romano

NOTEBOOK:  Create a notes page for stuff you discover today about research, narrative, and multi-genre.

EXTRA: If the idea of how story draws in the reader intrigues you, check out this TED Talk by Pixar team member Andrew Stanton

NEW ASSIGNMENT:  the multi-genre (MG) paper overview & contract choices (videos available in the MG Class of 2021 Flipgrid)

MG overview 2021 Contract A  

MG overview 2021 Contract B

DEADLINES/REMINDERS:

  • MB SHORT #4 (last one of these 🙂 ) window is open now through 4/5 (EXTENDED!) – details in GClassroom as classwork/assignment
  • 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 (attached to the assignment located in classwork).  Due no later than end of day Thursday 3/25 (DON’T carry this over into Spring Break).

PAST DUE:

  • BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud of your BCA for WRITE CLUB no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)

UPCOMING: A more specific look at how to choose a topic, the required genres for your MG paper, and time to work.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, March 19th

OFFICE HOURS:  Stop in the zoom between 7:20 & 10:30 am* (when you aren’t supposed to be in another call) if you have questions or need assistance. *hours are weird b/c parent-teacher conferences

TO CHECK-IN:  Be sure to complete your read-aloud screen share for the BOOK CLUB Analysis Paper by end of day Sunday 3/21 – I’ll use the submission of this video for your Friday attendance check-in.

READ: Anything you’d like.  Try reading at least 30 minutes this weekend. 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS – Full Draft with citations no later than end of day TODAY 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud of BCA for your WRITE CLUB group no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)
  • MB SHORT #4 (last one of these 🙂 ) window is open now through 3/26 – details in GClassroom as classwork/assignment

UPCOMING:  Next week we’ll give WRITE CLUB feedback on the BCA and explore ideas for your multi-genre research project/paper. ❤ Plus, details on the MG assignment and a look at the importance of narrative.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, March 16th / Thursday, March 18th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #17 – Interest Inventory #1 QW interest prompt DAY1 as PDF  Answer the questions in your notebook – use full sentences so you can kind of include the question.

READ/LISTEN:  Excerpt from “Haunted Christmas Trees” Dear Hank & John (07:23 – 11:35)

NEW ASSIGNMENT TIMELINE: Overview of the 6 week MG Schedule (see slide/video on GClassroom today)

STUDY: Classtime for working right here.  Check out more multi-genre (MG) paper examples in Flipgrid (joincode posted yesterday in GClassroom) and/or work on your BOOK CLUB Analysis paper (draft due no later than Friday).

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud of your BCA for WRITE CLUB no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)
  • WATCH:  Check out the video about MLA citations in your BOOK CLUB ANALYSIS paper.  It takes you through setting up your Works Cited page with how-to for your book club book, the textbook reference, CrashCourse videos, and TED talks.  Also sidenotes for how to in-text cite each of these as well.  Please watch to strengthen your understanding and to avoid frivolous mistakes. (Video attached to GClassroom stream today & added to the BCA assignment.)
  • MB SHORT #4 (last one of these 🙂 ) window is open now through 3/26 – details in GClassroom as classwork/assignment

UPCOMING:   Expect some feedback about your MLA citations progress and start thinking ahead about the possibilities for your multi-genre research project/paper. ❤  Friday OFFICE HOURS from 7:20 – 10:30 only due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Stop in if you have questions or need help.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Anyone attending in-person THIS week will NEED headphones.  Please bring some!!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, March 15th / Wednesday, March 17th

READ:  Read aloud Ideas Are All Around by Philip C. Stead.

WRITE (PRE-VIEW):  Quick intro to Multi-genre writing.  Why Multi-genre?  And what is it?

STUDY:  1-on-1 breakouts to check your MLA citations in the CCR paper. While this conferring occurs, it is up to YOU to visit the Flipgrid for Multi-Genre Class of 2021 and to check out the examples under the topic “Multi-genre Examples.”  Watch the “What to Notice” video first and then skip around as you’d like.  There are 16 student-written examples to give you a broad perspective on what can be done with this assignment. (Join Code on the GClassroom stream today).

WATCH:  Check out the video about MLA citations in your BOOK CLUB ANALYSIS paper.  It takes you through setting up your Works Cited page with how-to for your book club book, the textbook reference, CrashCourse videos, and TED talks.  Also sidenotes for how to in-text cite each of these as well.  Please watch to strengthen your understanding and to avoid frivolous mistakes. (Video attached to GClassroom stream today & added to the BCA assignment.)

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:  BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on yesterday’s GClassroom).

  • Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)

PAST DUE:

  • Crit. Lit. ideas due Sunday 3/14 (YESTERDAY)

UPCOMING:  This week we’ll be writing our book club analysis papers, meeting individiually about your MLA citations progress, and getting a glimpse at what’s ahead after spring break – the multi-genre research project/paper. ❤

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Anyone attending in-person THIS week will NEED headphones.  Please bring some!!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, March 12th

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. (I do have a meeting at 10:40 for likely about 15 minutes; so if you stop then, you may have to wait.)

TO CHECK-IN:  Think about your book club analysis paper.  Then fill out the Book Club Analysis Thinking GForm Survey that’s on today’s GClassroom (also listed as an assignment).

READ: Anything you’d like.  Try reading at least 30 minutes this weekend. 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:  BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on yesterday’s GClassroom).

  • Crit. Lit. ideas due no later than end of day Sunday 3/14
  • Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)

UPCOMING:  Next week we’ll be writing our book club analysis papers, meeting individiually about your MLA citations progress, and getting a glimpse at what’s ahead after spring break – the multi-genre research project/paper. ❤

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Anyone attending in-person next week will NEED headphones.  Please bring some!!!

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

READ:  Book talk x 2

WRITE:  Quickwrite #16 – “Once Upon A Time. . . ” Start your page with these words and choose one of the picture options on today’s GClassroom to inspire your writing.

STUDY:  Using a student-written example paper, let’s take a look at the cycle of claims, evidence/example, explanation and how YOU can use this technique/pattern to strengthen your research/sourced writing. Check the excerpt from Chapter 5 of Rosenwasser & Stephen’s Writing Analytically to further your understanding of claims, evidence, and how/why they are necessary.

VIDEO EXTRA:  If you are looking at post-colonial perspective consider watching the Crash Course Sociology video below about “Cultural Patterns”

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on yesterday’s GClassroom).

  • Crit. Lit. ideas due no later than end of day Sunday 3/14 (GForm will be available on classroom on Friday)
  • Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)

PAST DUE:

  • All 3 Notebook Pages with your BOOK CLUB target thoughts
  • Memory Book short #3

UPCOMING: Friday OFFICE HOURS – If you have questions about this paper, ask them. Next week, expect an introduction to the after-spring-break multi-genre project and individual breakout conferring on your MLA citation technique progress.

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

WRITE:  Quickwrite #15 – Watch the animated short “Alma” and consider how you might view it from a Feminist / gendered lens. Spend 3 minutes thinking on the page in your writer’s notebook.

STUDY:  Thinking about how Feminist theory operates, take a closer look with Crash Course Sociology’s look at Harriet Martineau & Gender Conflict Theory

VIDEO EXTRAS: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEd Talk / published essay ”We Should All Be Feminists” for perspective on what feminism is really about.

And for more focus of gender but not necessarily feminism, check out Crash Course’s video on Theories of Gender (the one on Sex & Sexuality is interesting too)

CREATE/SHARE:  Breakout (for whoever is in the same hour w/ the same books) Rooms & Padlet Board creation for BOOK CLUB reads.  Use your Notebook Page #3 to create post-its and to comment on/like the post-its of classmates.  What surprised you? Feel free to “talk” about the ENTIRE book.  Examine it as a whole, share your opinions, consider the ending.  (Same link & password for your padlet board as last week. Be sure to SIGN IN to Padlet so your name appears on your posts & commentary).

You can also link here:

NEW ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on today’s GClassroom). Timeline for this paper will include ideas due no later than 3/14, a draft with citations no later than 3/19, and a Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than 3/21.

PAST DUE:

  • All 3 Notebook Pages with your BOOK CLUB target thoughts
  • Memory Book short #3

UPCOMING: Tomorrow we’ll look at how a claims-evidence-explanation cycle can improve your research writing and take time to examine sources (primary & secondary).  Next week, expect an introduction to the after-spring-break multi-genre project and individual breakout conferring on your MLA citation technique progress.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, March 5th

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. (I do have a meeting at 10:40 for likely about 15 minutes; so if you stop then, you may have to wait.)

TO CHECK-IN:  Watch the quick video on GClassroom (“A Message About Your Citations”) and then take the MLA Citation: Survey for Understanding.

READ: Your BOOK CLUB book 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #3 for BOOK CLUB – Monday 3/8 (finish the book!) & prepare Notebook Page #3 for class 3/8 (3/10 for 4th hour ONLY)
  • Memory Book Short #3 window closes TODAY Friday 3/5 – Be sure this paper is uploaded/created in your submissions folder within the sub-folder “MEMORY BOOK SHORTS”

UPCOMING:  Next week we’ll finish practicing critical lit through sociological lenses, finish our BOOK CLUB reads, and get started on our critical lit / book club papers.