Rhetoric & Comp – Notebook Checklist

HOW TO USE:  Find a list below of all this semester’s notebook entries (notes & quickwrites) listed in order by date.  To access the video or writing we viewed/read, etc., go back to the main site mrsconnollysclass.com and scroll down to the class post from that day.  (Initially it will only show 10 days back, but you can choose “older posts” below that to go back further.  You can also make it easier/faster to scroll back by using the categories list on the right hand side of the screen to filter for JUST your class.)

*If you need to fill in items you missed and didn’t leave room, don’t worry–just use the next page available and be sure to label clearly which writing it is.

START of Semester

  • ✅QW #1 – 1/5  or 1/6 Trace your own hand – write about it/them
  • ✅QW #2 – 1/5 or 1/6 “Hands” by Sarah Kay
  • ✅QW #3 – 1/11 or 1/13 “11:20” by Michael Paterniti (1st respond, then RLaW)
  • ✅Notes: 4 Part Research Note Strategy 1/11 or 1/13
  • ✅4Part#1 – 1/11 or 1/13 an essay from today’s choices (read & complete 4 part notes)
  • ✅Citations Practice Page – 1/12 or 1/14 + ongoing
  • ✅4Part#2 – 1/12 or 1/14 a TEd video from today’s choices (read/watch & complete 4 part notes)
  • ✅QW #5 – 1/19 or 1/20 “Curiouser and Curiouser” Alice in Wonderland clip
  • ✅4Part #3 – 1/19 or 1/20 an article from today’s choices (read & complete 4 part notes)
  • ✅QW #6 – 1/25 or 1/27 My Previous Experience with Research
  • ✅4Part #4 – 1/25 or 1/27 choose any poem from today’s post (read/watch & complete 4 part notes)
  • ✅QW #7 – 1/26 or 1/28 “Dear Basketball” by Kobe Bryant
  • ✅Notes: Research Is a Conversation 1/26 or 1/28
  • ✅QW#8 – 2/1 or 2/3 Fear
  • ✅QW#9 – 2/2 or 2/4 “Whatever I Fear” or “Not Afraid” song lyric thoughts. . .
  • ✅QW#10 – 2/8 or 2/10 Choose question(s) about your independent read from the PDF
  • ✅QW#11 – 2/9 or 2/11 Your thoughts on Duck! Rabbit! by Rosenthal & Lichtenheld
  • ✅Notes Page: Reading with Critical Theory 2/9 or 2/11
  • ✅Notes:  “The Danger of a Single Story”  – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2/22 or 24
  • ✅Notebook Page #1: BOOK CLUB target #1 thinking for 2/23 or 25 (see slide on GClassroom for ideas & suggestions)
  • ✅QW #12 – 2/23 or 25 Power Quotes – choose one and develop your thinking
  • ✅QW #13 – 3/1 or 3 Animated short “Umbrella” through a Marxist/economic-focused lens
  • ✅Notebook Page #2: BOOK CLUB target #2 thinking for 3/2 or 4 (see slide on GClassroom for ideas & suggestions)
  • ✅QW #14 – 3/2 or 4 Animated short “Hair Love” through a Post-Colonial/Multi-cultural/Critical Race lens
  • ✅QW #15 – 3/8 or 10 Animated short “Alma” through a feminist/gender-focused lens
  • ✅Notebook Page #3: BOOK CLUB target #3 thinking for 3/8 or 10 (see slide on GClassroom for ideas & suggestions)
  • ✅QW #16 – 3/9 or 11 “Once Upon a Time” choose a pic & see where it goes (images on GClassroom today)
  • ✅QW #17 – 3/16 or 18 Interest Inventory Questions #1 (PDF on webpost & the GClassroom today) 7min. write
  • ✅QW #18 – 3/22 or 24 Interest Invenrtory Questions #2 (PDF on webpost & GClassroom today) 7 min. write
  • ✅Notes: On research writing, narrative, multi-genre (from in-class readings on 3/22 or 24)
  • ✅QW #19 – 3/23 or 25 Interest Invenrtory Questions #3 (PDF on webpost & GClassroom today) 7 min. write
  • ✅QW #20 – 4/6 or 7 Genre Experiment:  choose 1 – “to-do”/action list, dialogue, self-written dictionary definitions (keep this centered around one of your MG ideas)
  • ✅QW #21 – 4/6 or 7 Genre Experiment: choose a 2nd – “to-do”/action list, dialogue, self-written dictionary definitions (keep this centered around one of your MG ideas)
  • ✅QW #22 – 4/12 or 14 Genre Experiment:  choose 1 – biography/character sketch, interview ?s, sales ad (keep this centered on your MG topic)
  • ✅QW #23 – 4/12 or 14 Genre Experiment:  choose a 2nd – biography/character sketch, interview ?s, sales ad (keep this centered on your MG topic)
  • ✅QW #24 – 4/13 or 15 Genre Experiment:  choose 1 – comic strip or panel, haikus (5-7-5 syllables), “how to _________” (keep this centered on your MG topic)
  • ✅QW #25 – 4/13 or 15 Genre Experiment:  choose a 2nd – comic strip or panel, haikus (5-7-5 syllables), “how to _________” (keep this centered on your MG topic)
  • ✅QW #26 – 4/20 or 22 Genre Experiment:  choose 1 – top 10 list, recipe (ingredients + directions), text conversation or tweet thread (280 characters ea.)
  • ✅QW #27 – 4/20 or 22 Genre Experiment:  choose a 2nd – top 10 list, recipe (ingredients + directions), text conversation or tweet thread (280 characters ea.)
  • ✅Notes:  Voice by Definition – your favorite from the quotes & formulate a definition for yourself & any notes from Murray’s piece
  • ✅QW #28 – 5/3 or 5 How to Start a Movement (TEd Talk) by Derek Sivers
  • ✅QW #29 – 5/4 or 6 What’s Your Biggest Regret?