Friday, January 30, 2015

Creative Writing--Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Day Sixteen--Thursday, January 29th, 2015

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center.
  3. Grab your Death of Language partner sheets off the front table (two).

Due Today
  • Autobio Rough Draft, saved in the class folder

Short Workshop Time--Fifteen Minutes; I am taking the rest of today for a writing lesson.
  • Death of Language is due MONDAY (due date change) at the start of class.
Death of Language
  1. Let’s take a look at your feedback from your partners yesterday.
  2. Can I compare a couple of people’s ratings?
  3. What do you do now, in order to do your best work, finish the assignment, and earn an “A”?
Starting 2:03-2:20

Writing Lesson Prep
  • Get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet, please.

Writing Lesson:  Think about a word’s CONNOTATION, as well as its DENOTATION.
1.      So, how is this lesson related to DICTION and related to being PRECISE in your writing?
2.     Get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet, and look at the pairs that are synonyms, but that create different images in your mind.
a.     Dotted and freckled
b.    Oily and buttery
c.     Sweet and sugary
d.    Plummet and plunge
e.    Shiny and glossy
Find at least five pair, and label them:  P1-P1, P2-P2, etc.
3.     Our Pairs Here
  1. bland and tasteless
  2. run and sprint
  3. spongy and mushy
  4. stalk and sneak
  5. shiny and glossy
  6. tantalizing and irresistable
  7. perfumed and fragrant
  8. fly and sail
  9. smash and crash
  10. shout and yell

Think about a word’s CONNOTATION, as well as its DENOTATION.
1.      So, how is this lesson related to DICTION and related to being PRECISE in your writing?



Attractive Synonyms
  1. Okay, now write down the word “attractive.”
  2. Record as many synonyms as you can for this word.
  3. Now, let me hear the men’s synonyms.  Women, vote for your fave.
    1. beautiful 5
    2. balanced
    3. sexy 1
    4. cute 2
    5. hot
    6. gorgeous 5
    7. pleasing
    8. foxy 1
    9. smokin’

  1. Now, let me hear the women’s synonyms.  Men, vote for your fave.
    1. huggable
    2. handsome 1
    3. good-looking 1
    4. genetically-gifted 1
    5. hot
    6. appealing
    7. adorable
    8. sexy
    9. stunning 1
    10. fine 1
    11. pulchritudinous 1
    12. muscular
    13. irresistable
    14. hunky
    15. gorgeous
    16. smokin’

Denotation Definition          = the literal or primary meaning of a word
Connotation Definition        = an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning; the vibe or a word--overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, nuance, hint, echo, association, suggestion, insinuation

Writing Lesson Practice
What Are You Suggesting? (page 26)
1.     You’re going to attack this assignment with a partner I’ve selected for you.
2.     Use your Vocab Variety sheet for help, as needed.

Reminders About Your Work with Your Partner and About Your Responses
·      Be appropriate and kind.
·      We’ll share out with the whole class.
  1. Taken and Kidnapped
  2. Assassin and Killer
  3. Romance and Love

Comp Strats, Friday, January 30th, 2015

Day Seventeen--Friday, January 30th, 2015

When You Come In
  1. Initial next to your name on my clipboard for attendance.
  2. Drop your phone in the phone hostage center.  Put your phone BEHIND your name card, please.
  3. Grab your orange daiy reading log and your book, please.
  4. Put your papers in your binders, please.

New Vocab Words
  • to germinate
  • holocaust
    • Keep the worksheet until the end of the block today, so you have it for help finding vocab pics, if needed.

Vocab Picture Assignment, Words #1-20
Here's the link to the assignment, if you need that: Vocab Pic Assignment.
1)  Today, you need to complete your list for our first set of vocab words--twenty words total, forty pictures, total.
2)  These should all be saved on a folder on your desktop.
3)  Make sure they are each labeled as I directed you in the original assignment:  adversity 1, adversity 2, etc.
3)  When you have all forty pics labeled correctly, change your "VIEW" to "LIST," then take a screenshot, showing me all your pics.  (If you have to take two screenshots, please do so.)  Command / Shift / 3
4)  Submit your screenshot here, on schoology.
Picture Reminder:  you probably won’t be able to just type in “image bellicose” and get the picture of your dreams.  You’ll do better if you think of someone or something who is the EXAMPLE of bellicose, then search for that image.  For example, Hitler was bellicose--he was antagonistic and always looking for a fight.  So search “Hitler image” instead of “bellicose image."


Getting Your Best Pics to Google Drive Folder
  1. Select your BEST THREE PICTURES, the ones that really SHOW what the vocab words means.
  2. Drag it into/Save it in the folder I’ve created in our class google folder: https://drive.google.com/a/washington.k12.ia.us/?tab=wo#folders/0B4pq4r-bWrm_WEZ0cGZ4WWRHeEE
  3. Make sure it is saved as your LAST NAME 1, LAST NAME 2, and LAST NAME 3 in the folder.  Thanks!


Reminder:  
  • Read until I stop you; do not quit early and start filling out your sheet, etc.  
  • Quitting early means you will only earn a “3,” at best for your daily reading today.  
  • I promise I will let you know when it is time to put away in plenty of time to pack up.  
  • Don’t I always?!

Read and Relax
  • Get your daily reading log and your reading book
  • Fill it out.
  • Read and enjoy your just-right book.

Last Few Minutes
Complete your daily reading log
a.     time ended
b.    page ended
c.     TOTAL PAGES READ.
2.     Rate yourself. (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

3. Put your daily reading log and book over on the table where it was when class started (or take your book with you, if you’re reading outside of class).

Advanced CW--Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Day Sixteen--Thursday, January 29th, 2015

When You Come In
  1. Write your name at the top of page 49, and leave it on the podium.
  2. Lay your photo on top of it, or have the photo viewable on your computer when I come around.

  • Big Word for the Week = MEMOIR!
  • Big Word from Last Week = DICTION!  Do you have your Vocab Variety sheet from when we did the class poem?

Writing Assignment:  Photo Memory       (15 minutes—explanation and discussion)
1.      Discuss the rubric (first rubric we’ve had this term) for the assignment. (p. 51)
2.     Discuss the four main focal points of this memoir.
a.     Conflict—battle between two opposing forces; realization; turning point; epiphany; problem; fight; struggle; obstacle; war; argument; difference; debate
b.     Climax—culmination of the action; highest, most intense part of the plot
c.     Setting—where and when the story occurs
d.     Mood—feeling reader gets from the story; atmosphere

Models:
  • Gavin
  • Adam

Pair-Share:  Photo Memory
1.      With a partner, discuss your page 49.
  • Read each other your answers on page 49.
  • What is the heart of the story you want to tell?
  • What are you looking forward to in creating this narrative?
  • What are you worried about?
Time = 11:56-12:16
When you finish, create your first first draft in google!  :-)

Note:  Keep the models (Gavin and Adam)  going around, until everyone has a chance to flip through them, please.


Writing Workshop:  Photo Memory (twenty minutes)
  • Option #1:  Photo Memory Memoir first draft (save in class folder)--have at least two pages for MONDAY’s peer conference.
  • Option #2:  I have four Post Secret books, if you want to peruse those for a bit.
  • Option #3:  Read Adam’s or Gavin’s memoir, if you feel it will help your own creative process.
Started about 12:01-12:05, and going until lunch


Writing Assignment Reminder (Out-of-Class)
  • TWO Post Secret Post Cards are due FRIDAY, one to share, one to mail anonymously.


Silent Workshop Time from Now Until 1:35
Due when you come to class tomorrow:

  1. Two typed, doublespaced pages on your Photo Memory Memoir
  2. Two Post Secret Postcards (requirements on schoology)

Comp Strats--Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Day Sixteen--Thursday, January 29th, 2015

When You Come In
  1. Initial next to your name on my clipboard for attendance.
  2. Drop your phone in the phone hostage center.  Put your phone BEHIND your name card, please.
  3. Grab your orange daiy reading log and your book, please.
  4. Grab your “Hard Hit” article off the front table.


Strategy Review--getting stronger at reading is about (1) learning or being reminded of useful strategies, and (2) getting into the habit of using them every time you read something for school or work.
  1. Annotations--if you got a yellow box next to a paragraph, it’s because you’re missing an annotation.
  2. Very few people annotated the list on page four.  Let’s talk for a minute about what we do when we see text features:
    1. Titles
    2. Headings
    3. Subheadings
    4. Pictures
    5. Graphs/charts
    6. Captions
    7. Footnotes
    8. Maps
  3. TEXT FEATURES are often important to the reading.  We should pay attention to the information they’re giving us.
  4. Pre-reading questions--Joceline, Amber, Alyk, Lexi, Antoine, Hannah, Mercedes--highlighted  answers.
  5. Numbering paragraphs--Kyra, Joceline, Dalton, Megan, Amber, Lexi, Antoine, Hannah--numbered their paragraphs.

Pair-Work
  1. Check the ten questions at the end of the reading by DISCUSSING them with your partner, and going to the text to find the answer, if the two of you disagree.
  2. To the left of each number, write down the PARAGRAPH where you found the answer, if applicable.
  3. When you finish, drop your “Hard Hits” in the drawer, and come grab ONE TEXT STRUCTURE handout, and TWO NONFICTION CLOSE READING GUIDES.


Strategy Practice:  Text Structure
  1. TEXT FEATURES:
    1. Titles
    2. Headings
    3. Subheadings
    4. Pictures
    5. Graphs/charts
    6. Captions
    7. Footnotes
    8. Maps
  2. TEXT STRUCTURES:
    1. Cause and effect
    2. Chronological order
    3. Comparison and contrast
    4. Numbered order (listing)
    5. Problem/Solution
  3. Take a look at the Nonfiction Close Reading Guide.
  4. You are going to read and analyze TWO concussion articles online.  
  5. Select an article to read, and fill out every item on the Nonfiction Close Reading Guide while analyzing.
  6. Select a SECOND article to read, and fill out every item on the Nonfiction Close Reading Guide while analyzing.
  7. Turn the sheets into the drawer when you finish.
  8. We will discuss your analysis tomorrow.

Reminder:  
  • Read until I stop you; do not quit early and start filling out your sheet, etc.  
  • Quitting early means you will only earn a “3,” at best for your daily reading today.  
  • I promise I will let you know when it is time to put away in plenty of time to pack up.  
  • Don’t I always?!

Read and Relax
  • Get your daily reading log and your reading book
  • Fill it out.
  • Read and enjoy your just-right book.
--Read and relax!

Last Few Minutes
Complete your daily reading log
a.     time ended
b.    page ended
c.     TOTAL PAGES READ.
2.     Rate yourself. (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
3. Put your daily reading log and book over on the table where it was when class started (or take your book with you, if you’re reading outside of class).