MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, September 28th

As usual, update your reading (independent or your Big Group Read) on the Indie read Padlet board.  Then, at class time, sign into the Zoom call.

Quickwrite #7:  Work with the poetry in your for-class novel (Solo, Long Way Down, or The Poet X) as instructed

  • Choose a single poem you really like
  • List words within the poem that you like or list individual words that describe how it makes you feel or what it reminds you of
  • Consider and explain why you like those words
  • Compare the list of words you chose w/ the explanation

STUDY:  Thinking about how poetry works.  We’ll do some work in groups (based on the book you chose) to make discoveries about the poetry we are currently studying.

TO DO:  Keep reading to target for Wednesday (that’s the end of your book).

PAST DEADLINE:

  • Writing 2 was due 9/20 (Some students still need to complete this.  If it’s you, get on that. The assignment can be found on BOTH the GClassroom stream & the website on the posts from Sept. 16th.)
  • Time Audit (in your notebook) and the Time Audit Response (GForm) was due Friday 9/25. Find it on Friday’s Classroom stream.

MC Lit / English 5 – Friday, September 25th

Complete the TIME AUDIT ACTIVITY on GClassroom.

  1. Watch the video & complete the notebook work (takes about 15 minutes)
  2. Fill out the Time Audit response form (attached to the stream) to check-in for the day and be counted present

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by.

DEADLINE: Work to stay on target for your Big Group Read (use the schedules posted in GClassroom stream)

PAST DUE:  WRITING 2 was due 9/20. Get on it.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 25th

Complete the TIME AUDIT ACTIVITY on GClassroom.

  1. Watch the video & complete the notebook work (takes about 15 minutes)
  2. Fill out the Time Audit response form (attached to the stream) to check-in for the day and be counted present

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by.

DEADLINES:

  • Don’t forget to send Mrs. C your self-addressed “envelope” (if you haven’t already)
  • Write Mrs. C a “professional” email as assigned yesterday
  • Take a closer look at your college app essay and make initial revisions anytime between Friday 9/25 and end of day Sunday 9/27 (Still leave it in your DRAFTS folder)

EXTRA:  Read How to Conquer the College Admissions Essay (from The New York Times) for additional tips on how to make this paper remarkable.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 24th

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 9/24.  Start doing this each class day as a check-in.

Quickwrite #8:  5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your ___________________

WRITE CLUBS who didn’t meet on Tuesday will stay and work through the college app essay in small groups.

TO DO:  Read How to Email Your Professor without Being Annoying AF

QUICK ASSIGNMENT:  Write Mrs. C a “professional” email in the style recommended by the article we read.  In the subject line, type I CAN WRITE AN EMAIL.

DEADLINES:

  • Don’t forget to send Mrs. C your self-addressed “envelope”
  • Take a closer look at your college app essay and make initial revisions anytime between Friday 9/25 and end of day Sunday 9/27.

EXTRA:  Read How to Conquer the College Admissions Essay (from The New York Times) for additional tips on how to make this paper remarkable.

UPCOMING:  An on-demand time audit activity & office hours on Friday & next week – a look at revision &  definitions for rhetoric.

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, September 23rd

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 9/23.  Keep doing this each class day as a check-in.

STAGGERED ZOOMS TODAY!  Check your time on GClassroom  – based on the novel you are reading for the Big Group Read.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #6 “Take a Knee” by Kwame Alexander CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO (I put in a request to clear it, but you might have to watch on another device)…

Kwame Alexander: Take a knee

READ:  At your Zoom meet, we’ll read further (from today’s target) w/ author-read audio.

DEADLINE: Work to stay on target for your Big Group Read (use the schedules posted in GClassroom stream)

PAST DUE:  WRITING 2 was due 9/20. Get on it.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 22nd

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 9/22.  Start doing this each class day as a check-in.

Intro & “Rules” of WRITE CLUB.

Some WRITE CLUBS will stay and work through the college app essay in small groups.  Other WRITE CLUBS will work this same process on Thursday.

Watch the video below:

Quick Assignment:  Using the ENVELOPE template attached to the GClassroom stream as an example, create your own slide/envelope and address it TO yourself at your home address and FROM the school (3148 Fehling Rd.).  Save it in your own Drive as LastnameEnvelope and send it to Mrs. C as an GSlide attachment or a PDF.  The subject line of your email needs to be ENVELOPE.

TO DO:  One more video. . . (which you might have to watch on another device? – I’m working on it)

MC Lit / English 5 – Monday, September 21st

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 9/21.  Start doing this each class day as a check-in.

Read Aloud.  Kwame Alexander’s How to Read a Book.

Reading schedules for the Big Group Read – either Solo, The Poet X, or Long Way Down.  (This is separate from your independent read, but it is OKAY to switch over for a couple of weeks if that’s what you need.  It is also OKAY to keep reading both your independent read AND your big group novel simultaneously.  Only you know you.)

Individual Break-Outs for reading time & teacher check-ins.

Exit ticket posting BEFORE you leave class.  Details in the ZOOM.

DEADLINE: Work to stay on target for your Big Group Read.

PAST DUE:  WRITING 2 was due 9/20 (yesterday). Get on it.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 17th

Book talks 🙂

WRITE:  Quickwrite #6: CA listing & Quickwrite #7:  CA storytelling

STUDY:

  • College App Essay Tips (Notes part 1)
  • Example papers by accepted students – what do we notice?
  • Link here to record our notices on the College App Padlet Board
  • Read another example (or 2) – find them in your drafts folder in Dropbox & record your notices on the Padlet board
  • Notices & Trends (Notes part 2)

DEADLINE:  College App Essay Assignment – complete a draft anytime between Friday 9/18 and end of day Sunday 9/20

TO DO:  Read something awesome – try for 20 minutes per day

UPCOMING:  Work day on Friday.  Email Mrs. C if you need help or have questions.

**Check out Friday’s quick video on MLA Format & then use it on ALL PAPERS.

 

MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, September 16th

Book talks. 🙂

Quickwrite #5:  Watch & respond to the poem below – “Colorblind” by Joseph Capehart

Core Read: Forethought – The Souls of Black Folk by WEB duBois 

Notebook Work:

  • 3 important spots to take a closer look – WHY?
  • How does this piece compare with other core excerpts we read?

RIGHT NOW:  Choose your BIG GROUP READ – Solo, The Poet X, or Long Way Down – and fill out the Google form indicating which book and how you are accessing it (this is on the slideshow attached to GClassroom!

TO DO:  Read something awesome at least 15 minutes!

DEADLINE:  Writing 2  – submit starting 9/18 and no later than end of day Sunday 9/20

WRITING 2

PAST DUE:  Writing 1 – due 9/6 (but I still need it)

UPCOMING:  Work day on Friday – email Mrs. C if you have questions or need help.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 15th

Today, begin by posting a reading check-in on the padlet – USE the link on the right for Indie Read Check-Ins ENGLISH 7A – add a post-it as instructed.

Book talks. 🙂

WRITE:  Quickwrite #5:  Indelible – write about an indelible moment.

STUDY:

NEW: College Application Essay intro & prompt info. – CHOOSE or BRING a prompt for class on Thursday (Yes, it can be one you’ve been working on).

Common App Prompts 2020-2021

TO DO:  Read something awesome – try at least 20 minutes per day.

DEADLINE: The extended deadline for SWIC course registration is TODAY 9/15.  It could be your last chance to register, so please do so!

UPCOMING:  College application essay work