Thursday, October 30, 2014

CPR Plan for Friday, October 31st

COLLEGE-PREP READING

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Day Nine
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


1) Complete the assignment on schoology entitled, “Greek Myth Creation Story Note-Taking.”

2) Go to schoology, and carefully read the assignment called “Greek Myth Barbie Project.”

3) Continue reading your yellow packet, then consulting the four websites to get great information about your god or goddess.  You need at least one full page of notes BEFORE you create your Barbie.

4) Start researching to see which Greek myth beast or creature you’d like to present later this week:




5) If you find a myth beast or creature you want to claim, e-mail me who you want, and a sentence about why you want them.  (Ideally, they have a connection with your Barbie god or goddess.)


Homework

  • Study the new quizlet vocab words for at least twenty minutes.
  • One full page or more of notes about your myth person
  • Myth Barbie--correct and complete!

Friday Plan for CREATIVE WRITING (Happy Halloween!)



1) Do your grammar assignments on schoology/no red ink.
  • Apostrophes I
  • Sentences and Fragments



2) Complete Writing Experiment #4 (listed below, and on schoology)

Writing Experiment #4:  Personal Essay or Story
Halloween Writing Prompt

Directions:
  1. Open a blank google doc.
  2. Copy the directions in red (below), then paste them into the top of your doc.
  3. Read the directions carefully, so you BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND.
  4. Read the choices you have for this assignment, then select the one you most want to write about.
  5. Start your essay!  
  6. I am the only one who will read this!  It will not be shared with anyone else in class, unless you choose to do so.
  7. Don't submit it here as an assignment. Just leave it in your own personal google drive (NOT in the class folder).
You must answer "YES" to all the following questions for 100% on this assignment.
1.      The piece is a minimum of 400 words.  My word count is in parentheses beside my name.
2.     I used paragraphs to show my shifting ideas.
3.     I used the correct MLA format for heading.  (If you don’t remember how to do this, open your Childhood Fear poem, and copy that format.)
4.     I doublespaced the whole piece.
5.     I included at least five specific examples to support what I’m saying--these five specific examples are highlighted in yellow.
6.     I used thesaurus.com to replace at least five words I ordinarily use with five more powerful, precise words--these words are highlighted in pink.
7.     All above items are complete by classtime tomorrow, at which time I will submit it .  We will talk tomorrow about how to share it and turn it in.
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3) Last FIfteen Minutes of Class
  • Decorate your folder, OR do quizlet vocab games.




Thursday, October 30th, 2014

CPR



When You Come In
  1. What is your major take-away from Professor Foster’s “How’d He Do That?”
  2. Write it in a well-constructed sentence or two at the top of your packet.
  3. Make sure your name is on it, the put it in the drawer, please.  

STARTED 11:45; ENDING 12:05-ISH
Note-Taking (Twenty  Scant Minutes)

THIS IS COPIED AND PASTED DIRECTLY FROM SCHOOLOGY:

  • Go to "Submit assignment," then "create" to turn this in. Do not comment--please and thank you.
  • This is due in twenty minutes.

Directions
  1. Explore at least five of the websites on this page: Note-Taking Advice Links
  2. Bookmark at least three websites you can use the rest of the term (and for the rest of your academic life) as resources.
  3. Read the model below, in blue, for what your responses to this should sound like. Notice how PERSONAL they are (not generic), and how MP uses DETAILS from the websites to support her points.
  4. Submit the following on schoology:
    1. Number each of your three answers.
    2. Write the name of the website of your first choice, the website you think will be most useful to you this year and in college to make your note-taking more meaningful.
    3. Underneath it, list three separate advice details you got from this website.
    4. Repeat with your second and third website choices.
Here's a Model for What Your Answer Should Sound/Look Like:
1.) http://www.uiowa.edu/~uaactr/note_taking.htm
I liked this website because it gives you direction.  It gives you really great advise about if you want to learn what is going on in your class then you need to do these this to do it.  Its very straight forward.
2.) http://studentsuccess.utk.edu/support/tips/docs/Howto_greatnotes.pdf
I love this website!! It stands out.  I love how it is set up.  I think that is really neat how when I asked my 3 people one of them said one of the teachers rules was to be an active stude.  It is really neat to see that that was the very first thing on this website.
3.) http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/197454.html
I like in this website it compares annotating to note taking.  And shows the pros and cons of each.  It even shows you what you need like what a recipe shows you!

When You Finish
  • Play quizlet for a few minutes.




Greek Mythology Intro
  1. You just read and wrote a bit about how to take notes.
  2. Get out a sheet of notebook paper--you’re going to take notes.  :-)
  3. At the top of your paper, write down THREE strategies you learned in your research this morning that you will practice while taking notes today.
  4. Find someone across the room to trade papers with, and read each others strategies.  ...any similarities?  ...any differences?




Big-Picture Thinking:  Archetypes!
  1. What are the four wells we draw from again and again--backbone lit?
  2. We keep telling the same stories over and over again--why?
  3. If you know what to look for, you’re  better able to see patterns in what you’re reading.
  4. Start listening for echoes, resonances!
  5. Start looking for patterns!   :-)

  1. Introduction to Backbone Literature—Greek Mythology

Research Time from Now Until ___________
  1. View excellent models of Barbie on the big screen.
  2. Get a blank template for your own Barbie.  (I’ll leave extras on the front table, if you need to re-start.)
  3. Read your yellow biography about your god/goddess.
  4. Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your Barbie.
  5. Go to schoology, and click on the Greek Mythology folder--you’ll find four research links there.  Do more research on those sites, so you have plenty of vivid details for your Myth Barbie.
  6. You must take at least one full page of notes before you create your Barbie.  Remember what you learned about note-taking!
  7. Type your name next to the figure you’re researching.




Homework
  • Study the new quizlet vocab words for at least ten minutes.
  • One full page or more of notes about your myth person
  • Myth Barbie




CREATIVE WRITING

Thursday, 10/30
Day Eight

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center, please.
  3. Put your name on the notebook paper and page 16 from yesterday, and put them in the drawer (daily grade from yesterday).  Thanks!


Writing Experiment #3 (Continued from Yesterday)
  • ...on schoology.

Typing Your First Draft, and Revising to Second
1.      Now, create a new google doc, and type a paragraph or two about your earliest memory.
2.     Please doublespace, since this is prose (not a poem).

Once You Finish Your First Draft/Two Paragraphs
  1. Follow the directions below exactly.
  2. Type these questions at the bottom of your piece.
    1. What colors can I add?  EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR ANSWER SHOULD LOOK:  I could add the color lavender when I talk about my mom’s shirt.
    2. What textures did I feel?
    3. What sounds did I hear?
    4. What’s my overall feeling about this memory?
    5. Did I learn something from it?
    6. Do I like remembering it?
  3. Ask yourself these questions, type your answers under each question in a different color of ink.
  4. After you type your six answers, go back to your paragraph(s), and add any details you need to, based on your answers (2nd draft).
  5. When you finish, click on “file” then “see revision history”.  Do you see lots of color from where you made changes?  You should!  If you don’t, keep revising, until you’ve made at least ten changes/improvements.  


When You Finish Your Second Draft--Vocabulary!
  • Share the Earliest Memory with me.
  • Play quizlet with the poetry terms until I stop you.
  • Quizlet is the only acceptable place to be, peeps.

Started @ 2:05
Ending at 2:25

Cliché Pair Story Final Work Time and Requirements/Grading (Twenty minutes)
1.     Copy and paste the eight items in blue below into the top of your story doc.
2.    Go through each one, and make sure you can answer “YES” to each one!  
3.    Finish writing and revising your story as needed, before I grade it tomorrow.
1.      We used as many clichés as possible to create a fictional story.
2.     We boldfaced the clichés so they stand out from the story.
3.     We used least four sentences of dialogue in quotation marks.
4.     Type between one and one and a half pages.
5.     We doublespaced our story.
6.     We used paragraphs to indicate shifting ideas.
7.      We used classroom appropriate language.
8.      We avoided bodily functions as our main topic.

2:40-3:00


Last Fifteen Minutes:  Organization/Housekeeping--shorten up if needed!

  1. Papers back
  2. Manila folder (stays in room; original writing only)
  3. Put book pages back in book, in numerical order.
  4. Decorate your manila folder!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

CPR
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Day Seven
EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE
  • Block 2 = 9:20-10:20
  • Block 3 = 11:30-Lunch
  • 12:45 Lunch


When You Come In
  1. Sign in.
  2. Grab today’s reading, “How’d He Do That?” off the sign-in table.
  3. Get some papers back!  Yay!

Organization:  Papers back and organize binders
  1. Reading and Annotating Beige
  2. Vocabulary Yellow and Orange
  3. Notes and Journals Notebook paper

Reading Assignment--Like our study of archetypes, this is information that will help you start to recognize patterns!
  1. “How’d He Do That?”--Professor Foster
  2. Write annotation directions on your packet, please, if you feel you need the reminder.  I’m going to click on schoology to show you where these requirements are as well.
    1. Annotate plentifully in the margins and in the text.
    2. Use a variety of strategies (See “How to Annotate” handout.) for annotation.
    3. Box words you don’t know; define and note their meanings on the text (probably ten to fifteen).
    4. Wiki allusions (references) you’re not familiar with, then note (probably ten to fifteen).
  3. I’ll start you off by reading aloud, and then you’ll take over.

Annotation Conference
  • I’ll be calling you over into the library one at a time to talk about your “How to Mark a Book” annotations.  When you get the call, come meet with me, please!  

Homework

  • Study the new quizlet vocab words for at least ten minutes.
  • Finish reading annotating “How’d He Do That?”




Creative Writing


Wednesday, 10/29--Day Seven
EARLY DISMISSAL--SHORTENED BLOCK
10:25-11:25

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your homework (page 3) in the drawer, after you make sure to write your name at the top.
  3. If you were absent yesterday, do not ask me about any of that right now.  Class is about to start.  Read yesterday’s blog, and check your grades in schoology, and do all the assignments you can tonight.  (You only get two days to make up your work--per the student handbook--so anything not in to me by class time Friday will remain a zero.)
  4. Public Service Announcement:  Each day you should take two minutes to check your grades in schoology, and to review the blog.  Figure out what you need to do, and do it.  Be independent.  Do not come ask me a question like, “What was this assignment?”  Where can you find out what the assignment was?  That’s right!  On the blog, or on schoology.  
  5. Also, if you miss class, you cannot make up the work you missed DURING class.  Why? ...because we’re doing stuff!  If you miss class, you have to make up that time outside of this class--there is no other physical way it works, what with the time and space continuum and all….

Writing Experiment #3--Earliest Memory Paragraph(s)
1.      Get out a sheet of notebook paper and something to write with.
2.     Write “WE#3—Earliest Memory” at the top.
3.     Model:  I’m going to tell you my Earliest Memory.  As I share it with you, pay attention to the details I am using.
4.     Write down details (a word or a phrase) that have to do with the five senses.
a.    Sight  (colors, visual details)
b.    Smell  (scents, odors, fragrances, stenches)
c.    Taste
d.    Touch  (textures)
e.    Sound  (not “the sound of”,  but actual sounds)


Bathtime
           My brother and I are in the black tub.  He sits at the back of the tub, splashing, and I sit at the front of the tub, running my hands under the water flowing from the silver faucet.   I reach up, and I turn one of the silver knobs all the way to the right.  I clamber out of the tub, and stand dripping on the black furry bathmat.  Steam begins to rise off the water, floating up towards the white ceiling.  The black and white wall tiles start to sweat.
           I turn to look at my brother.  The water is up to his belly, and he holds his arms up and out in front of him, out of the water.  His arms are like skinny white pencils, thin as they are.  Then I see pink; his skin is pink on his chest, and his skin is pink on his neck, and his whole face is turning pink.  He opens his mouth, and he hollers.
           Mom rushes into the bathroom, scoops him out of the tub and wraps him in a black towel. Bathtime is over.

Prepping to Write the Earliest Memory Paragraph
1.      Now you brainstorm some of your earliest memories.  Just make a list.  (two minutes)
  • a.     I lost my favorite kite
  • b.    I cut my head open on a furniture tie
  • c.     First time holding puppy
  • d.    Took my mom’s rotary cutter and sliced my finger open
  • e.    First time to babysitter’s house
  • f.      RAGBRAI at my house, touching hot grill
  • g.    Sister changed my diaper on the dining room table; hiding behind couch
  • h.    Girls scared me with a teddy bear, really bad
  • i.      My first bike wreck
  • j.      Getting a dog after my other one passed away
  • k.     Received a prized teddy bear
  • l.      Girl pulled my ski mask down on me, then attacked me
  • m.  Racecar bed, jumping off spoiler
  • n.    Found a starving cat I got to keep
  • o.    Exploring creek and saw twenty deer


Visualizing Pre-Write                       (five minutes?)
  1. Get out page 16 from your book.
  2. Read the directions carefully.
  3. Fill out the sheet with concrete details from the five senses.

Partner Pair-Share (started @ ______ )
1.      Tell your partner your story—use the visualizing sheet for help.
2. Listen to your partner’s story.
3.     Listener, make comments, and ask questions.  Something you say or ask might HELP THE WRITER flesh-out the story.
  1.  Circle your partner’s five STRONGEST DETAILS on page 16.  
  2. Write one question at the bottom you want answered.
6.    Sign your name at the bottom of the page.

Typing Your First Draft, and Revising to Second
1.      Now, create a new google doc, and type a paragraph or two about your earliest memory.
2.     Please doublespace, since this is prose (not a poem).

Once You Finish Your First Draft/Two Paragraphs

  1. Follow the directions below exactly.
  2. Type these questions at the bottom of your piece.
    1. What colors can I add?  EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR ANSWER SHOULD LOOK:  I could add the color lavender when I talk about my mom’s shirt.
    2. What textures did I feel?
    3. What sounds did I hear?
    4. What’s my overall feeling about this memory?
    5. Did I learn something from it?
    6. Do I like remembering it?
  3. Ask yourself these questions, type your answers under each question in a different color of ink.
  4. After you type your six answers, go back to your paragraph(s), and add any details you need to, based on your answers (2nd draft).
  5. When you finish, click on “file” then “see revision history”.  Do you see lots of color from where you made changes?  You should!  If you don’t, keep revising, until you’ve made at least ten changes/improvements.