Archive | September, 2013
27 Sep

What we did:

  •  Bellwork: Free Write
  • Sourcebooks: Joy (#17, Make ‘Em Worry), and #12: Tell, Don’t Show
  • Read: “On Loss and Remembrance”
  • Assignment: Portfolio piece plan

What you need to get:

  •  Get notes on the Sourcebooks

What you need to do:

 

What is due?:

  • “Mulberry” assignment due Tuesday
  • Come on Tuesday with a basic outline of what your final essay will be for the non-fiction unit.  You should plan on including 3-4 different events that are connected somehow, and be prepared to explain your plan to Miss Newman on Tuesday
  • Rough Draft of the final essay due 10/4
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Creative Writing: 9/26/13

27 Sep

What we did:

  •  Bellwork Scenario:
    • Place: in a helicopter
    • Character: a young doctor
    • Object: King’s crown
    • Smell: Dark Chocolate
  • Essay: William’s Mullberries

What you need to get:

 

What you need to do:

  •  Assignment: Connect two experiences together into an essay.  Based on the Mulberry essay, the topic for the essay has to involve wounded pride.

What is due?:

  • “Mulberry” essay is due on Monday (1 1/2-2 pages typed, printed.)
  • Rough draft of final is due on Oct. 4

Creative Writing 9/24/13

24 Sep

What we did:

  •  Bellwork: “You need four hats for a one-day outing?”
  • Sourcebook #10
  • How-To assignment

What you need to get:

  • Notes on the “How To” assignment

What you need to do:

  •  Get started on the first draft of your final piece.  It can be something you’ve been wanting to write about forever, or it can be an expanded version of an assignment you turned in for class, but the rough draft is due on Tuesday, October 8th.

What is due?:

  • How To is due on Thursday

Shakespeare: 9/12/13

12 Sep

What we did:

  •  Finish reading Midsummer and start watching the clips.

What you need to get:

  •  We will start reading Othello next week on Thursday.

What you need to do:

 

What is due?:

  • Your project is due on the 19th, not the 17th – this is a change!

Creative Writing 9/12/13

12 Sep

What we did:

  •  Bellwork: Use the following words in a paragraph: baseball, snobbish, smiling, question, disagree.
    • TURN IN BELLWORK
  • Group share of theMy Name” or “My Room” assignment
  • Read: “The Audition”
  • Assignment: “The Most Embarrassing. . . “

What you need to get:

What you need to do:

  •  Free write on the topic “The Most Embarrassing” for a half an hour.  The goal is not exact memories, the goal is remembering how something felt and conveying that emotion.

What is due?:

  • Nothing – are you caught up?

Creative Writing: 9/10/13

10 Sep

What we did:

  • Bellwork: Prompt – “A man, consumed with anger, sets fire to homes of people who cross him and. . . “
  • Read “Thoughts of a Grasshopper” by Louise Plummer
  • Introduction to the “My Room” Assignment
  • Work time on the “My Room” Assignment

What you need to get:

  •  Notes from a friend or from Miss Newman on the “My Room” assignment

What you need to do:

  • “My Room” assignment due Thursday: Typed, 3/4-1 page, must highlight three places of your room that reflect who you are.

What is due?:

  • My Name assignment due today – turn it in ASAP
  • My Room assignment due Thursday

Shakespeare 9/5/13

5 Sep

What we did:

  •  Introduction to Ancient World and Middle Ages design options
  • Midsummer: Act I.ii and Act I.i-ii.

What you need to get:

 

What you need to do:

  •  Get started on your project!

What is due?:

  • Projects due 9/17