Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014--Creative Writing


Friday, December 19th
Day 41
(Three days remain!)

  1. Please sign in.
  2. Put your phone in the phone hostage center, please.
  3. Get out your yellow Portfolio Checklist, please.

Begin with the End in Mind
  • Storybook Portfolio Checklist (Final Grade)
  • Reflection Directions--Reminder
  • Tara’s Project = coherent design

  • Create final portfolio as a digital storybook.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18th, 2014--Creative Writing

Thursday, December 18th
Day 40
(Four days remain!)

  1. Please sign in.
  2. Please sit in what is close to your usual seat--no one may sit in the last chair in a row.
  3. Put your phone in the phone hostage center, please.
  4. Get out your yellow Portfolio Checklist, please.

Share your knowledge here!  Find answers to your questions here!  

Begin with the End in Mind
  1. Portfolio Requirements
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Reflection Directions
  4. Reflection Example


  • Create final portfolio as a digital storybook.

Wednesday, 12/17/14--Creative Writing

Wednesday, December 17th
Day 39
(Five days remain.)

Please sign in.
  1. Please sit in what is close to your usual seat--no one may sit in the last chair in a row.
  2. Put your phone in the phone hostage center, please.

Organization
  1. Pass back papers.
  2. Check off everything on your two blue lists.

Portfolio Preparation
  1. Before you start on your storybook, select your eight best works to go into your portfolio.
  2. I left you two models, so you can see how to fill in the blanks.

Storybook Portfolio Assignment
  1. Let me show you what you’re going to create.
  2. Here are some handouts--you’re welcome!
  3. We’re going to watch a couple of tutorials to get you going.


Workshop Time the Rest of the Block, Thursday, and Friday
  • Storybook Portfolio
  • By the time we got started on the actual work of the book, it was 2:40 or so.  We had forty minutes to work.

Thursday, December 18, 2014--CPR

Thursday, December 18th
Day 40
(Four days remain!)

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Please get out your yellow propaganda sheet from yesterday.

Take the quiz--be specific and detailed!
  • Chapters 6, 7, and 8

Historical Connections Reading
  • The assignment is on schoology.  Start on it as soon as you finish the quiz.
  • Started about 12:05; ending about 12:20.

Powerpoint and Note-Taking
  • Stalinist Russia--Think Napoleon!
  • We finished up through the propaganda slide.

Note-Taking
  1. When we see connections with Animal Farm, shout them out, and jot them down!
  2. Think about it like an equals sign, since the novel is an extended metaphor.  What we’re looking for is like this:

Continue our notes on historical parallels!
Any connection you’ve made from chapters 1-8 is eligible--let’s go!  :-)


__________________ = _________________
historical figure/event/setting Animal Farm figure/event/setting

Divide your paper into two columns:
  • Historical Figure/Event/Setting      Animal Farm Connection


11:10/12:35--TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES OF READING TIME FOR CHAPTERS 9 and 10


Homework:
  1. Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (two lists).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, 12/17/14--CPR

Wednesday, December 17th
Day 39
Five Days Remain!

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Sit where you sat yesterday, lovelies.
  3. Get out your copy of Animal Farm.
  4. Get out your historical connections notes we started yesterday.
  5. If you missed a quiz, take it during reading time.

Revising History, Propaganda, and Brainwashing--(Annotations on chapter 6 from yesterday)
Discuss your reading from yesterday, chapter 6, pages 31-38.
  1. How are the commandments changing?
  2. How is propaganda (Squealer) being used?
    1. Pair-share activity with yellow page, “Propaganda Devices”
    2. You have to have read and annotated chapter six to be with a partner.
    3. Find three examples for each device in chapter six.
    4. Record the page number and either a direct quote, or a paraphrase, as your evidence.
    5. Both partners fill out the sheet and turn it in.
    6. Use the back if you need to.
  3. How is brainwashing being used?  
    1. to make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure.
    2. a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques.
    3. any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion
  4. In what ways is history itself being revised, changed, altered?
  5. Falsification of History in Communist Russia Under Stalin
  1. What are conditions like now, compared to conditions under Jones?


Note-Taking
  1. When we see connections with Animal Farm, shout them out, and jot them down!
  2. Think about it like an equals sign, since the novel is an extended metaphor.  What we’re looking for is like this:

Continue our notes on historical parallels!
Any connection you’ve made from chapters 1-6 is eligible--let’s go!  :-)


__________________ = _________________
historical figure/event/setting Animal Farm figure/event/setting

Divide your paper into two columns:
  • Historical Figure/Event/Setting      Animal Farm Connection


10:45/12:15--CONFESSIONS
1) Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit?

11:00/12:30--Read chapters 7 and 8


READING AND ANNOTATING DIRECTIONS FOR TODAY

When you read and annotate today, strive to reach for other texts and visuals.  Try to weave that spiderweb of connections.  Connect the dots!  Look for and find patterns, like Professor Foster says.

Vocabulary
  1. Get out your two vocab lists.  You should be on the lookout for CONNECTIONS as you are reading today.
  2. HIGHLIGHT vocab words when you see them, and write the definitions out to the side as part of your annotating, please.

Animal Farm Reading Assignment
  1. Read chapters SEVEN AND EIGHT, pages 38-58
  2. Annotate carefully:
    1. make inferences
    2. ask questions
    3. make predictions
    4. make connections
    5. highlight (or underline) vocab and define it
  3. Add to and refine your list of characters in your notes to keep them straight; list characteristics each time the animal is mentioned.
  4. We will have a reading quiz tomorrow on chapters 6, 7, and 8.


Homework:
  1. Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (two lists).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, 12/16/14--CPR!


Tuesday, December 16th
Day 38
Six Days Remain!
When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Sat where you sat yesterday, lovelies.
  3. Get out your copy of Animal Farm.
  4. If you don’t have a desk, get one from the library, and put it in one of the rows of three, please.  Thanks.
  5. If you missed the quiz yesterday, you can take it later during reading time.



Pair-Share--do the following IN ORDER, please! (Ten minutes)


Allegory Review
  • What is an allegory?  How is this novel an allegory?


Russian Revolution Powerpoint and Note-Taking
  1. When we see connections with Animal Farm, shout them out, and jot them down!
  2. Think about it like an equals sign, since the novel is an extended metaphor.  What we’re looking for is like this:
__________________ = _________________
historical figure/event/setting Animal Farm figure/event/setting

Divide your paper into two columns:
  • Historical Figure/Event/Setting      Animal Farm Connection


11:00/12:30--Reading and Annotation Assignment--due when you come to class tomorrow
Read chapter 6, pages 31-38.
Annotate the following:

  1. How are the commandments changing?
  2. How is propaganda (Squealer) being used?
  3. How is brainwashing being used?  
    1. to make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure.
    2. a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques.
    3. any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion
  4. In what ways is history itself being revised, changed, altered?
  5. What are conditions like now, compared to conditions under Jones?