Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Poetry Out Loud Selections

Agenda:

  • Use the chart on classroom to fill out your POL selection: http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems
-No duplicates or "Fire and Ice."  You must select a different poem from last year.


Homework:
  • Make sure you have everything submitted, including your POL selection

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Iceberg Principle Workshop

Agenda:

  • Review of "Hills Like White Elephants"
  • Iceberg Principle Workshop
Homework:
  • Showing page due before break
  • Finish Iceberg Principle Workshop for tomorrow

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Iceberg Principle Applied

Agenda:

  • Review of the principle
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y143gNfVMU -- Listening to "Hills Like White Elephants"
  • HLWE Questions
Homework:
  • Finish the questions
  • Complete the showing assignment

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Iceberg Principle

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • The Iceberg Principle
  • 6-word story challenge

Homework:
  • Showing Pieces due to classroom by Monday
  • Finish Iceberg Principle Questions
  • Due Week after break: Any retakes or redos

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Grade Review

Agenda:

  • Gradebook reflection
  • I-Remember Workshop on Showing v. Telling
Homework:
  • I-Remember Showing v. Telling due before break

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Showing v. Telling Tips and Workshop Continued

Agenda:

  • Complete presentation and practice
  • Workshop task: edit I-Remember exercise to show rather than to tell
Homework:
  • Make sure I-Remembers are posted by tomorrow morning (due to Snow Day)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Showing v. Telling

Agenda:

  • Overview
  • Presentation with tips and practice (TBC)
Homework:
  • Be sure that you are prepared to hand in revisions and retakes by Thursday

Friday, December 9, 2016

Writing Workshop

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Complete I-Remember Prompts
Homework:
  • Any redos/retakes are due 12/15
  • I-Remember Prompts due to classroom by Monday

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Getting to Know You

Agenda:

  • Positive Post-Its
  • Write 3 questions you would ask someone you are meeting
  • Getting to know you activity: character personas
Homework:
  • Be aware of I-Remember Prompts--due Monday to classroom

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

I-Remember Exercises

Agenda:

  • Review survey questions
  • Complete three different I-Remember exercises (one paragraph each for a total of three paragraphs; see classroom for details)
Homework:
  • I-Remember paragraphs will be due Friday
  • Progress reports will be mailed if not received tomorrow

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Characterization

Agenda:

  • Characterization Questions


Homework:

  • Finish the questionnaire for your protagonist and an antagonist of your choice (physical or abstract)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Characterization

Agenda:

  • Review of "A Rose for Emily" questions
  • Characterization term handout
Homework:
  • Signed progress reports are now overdue

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Progress Check and Characterization Review

Agenda:

  • Progress Reports and Feedback
  • Review of "A Rose for Emily" river chart
  • Discussion Questions
Homework:
  • Choose three discussion questions to respond to for Monday
  • Progress Reports due signed on Monday
  • 12/15--Any retakes on quizzes that you got back and any project redos due

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"A Rose for Emily" Characterization

Agenda:

  • River chart review
  • Listening for identity elements and types of characterization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1BXpxIfO1g&t=65s
  • Filling Emily's river

Homework:
  • Complete river chart

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Characterization

Agenda:

  • Journal review
  • River charts of self
Homework:
  • Make sure that you have gotten caught up on what you need to

Monday, November 28, 2016

Diction: One Syllable Stories

Agenda:

  • Read sample short story
  • One Syllable Challenge: http://dhscreativewritingblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/one-syllable-word-story.html
    • Post yours to our classroom
Homework:
  • Complete your one syllable story

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Diction Chart Continued

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Diction chart
Homework:
  • None unless you did not finish the diction chart in class
  • Catch up!  Check classroom for items that you may be missing!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Overwriting

Agenda:

  • Overwriting Assignment
  • Diction Charts
Homework:
  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For Friday: Freewrite

See prompt on classroom.

Part 3 of figurative language in the news due Monday.

For Thursday: Project Part 3

Workshop for Part 3 of the project

Figurative Language Test and Part 3 Overview

Agenda:

  • Rubric for Part 3 of Figurative Language in the News Project
  • Figurative Language test
Homework:
  • Part 3 will be due Monday
  • Vocab quiz will be Monday

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Syntax and Thesaurus Use

Agenda:

  • Finish syntax notes
  • Thesaurus clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1tOqZUNebs
  • Thesaurus Task: Google Docs
Homework:
  • Part 1 & 2 of news project due tomorrow
  • Study figurative language

Monday, November 14, 2016

Diction: Modern v. Plain Style

Agenda:

  • Diction Notes
  • "Sonnet 19" notes
  • "Next Day" notes
  • Modern Plain Style
Homework:
  • Read Modern Plain Packet
  • Parts 1 & 2 due Wednesday

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Figurative Language in the News Project

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Project: Figurative Language in the News
Homework:
  • Parts 1 & 2 of project due Wednesday
  • Projects due on day of presentation

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

SPOTTTS Review

Agenda:

  • Review paragraph
  • Reading "After English Class" Jean Little
  • Practice independently "An Introduction to Poetry" Collins

Homework:
  • Complete SPOTTTS with paragraph on "An Introduction to Poetry."  This will be put into the grade book as a summative assignment.
  • Projects due on day of presentation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review and Goals Setting

Agenda:

  • New goals
  • New progress charts
  • Review "A Poison Tree"
Homework:
  • Presentations due on day of sign up

Monday, November 7, 2016

Practice Crafting Figurative Langauge

Agenda:

  • Vocab
  • Figurative Language Practice and Review
Homework:
  • Projects due on date of presentation

Friday, November 4, 2016

Practice Identification

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Figurative Language Review
Homework:
  • Projects due on day of presentation

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Figurative Language Practice Identification

Agenda:

  • Word of the Day
  • Check Vocab Charts
  • Practice Figurative Language Packet

Homework:
  • Finish packets
  • Study vocab
  • Presentations due day of presentation

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Figurative Lang. Review

Agenda:

  • Figurative Language Chart Jigsaw 
  • Workshop Time for Projects
Homework:
  • Project due on day of presentation
  • Make sure charts are completely filled in 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Figurative Language Intro

Agenda:

  • Set up folders
  • Vocab Sign ups
  • Comparison chart (handout) on figurative language
Homework:
  • Project due day of sign up

Monday, October 31, 2016

Circle Story

Agenda:

  • Circle story: "It was a dark and stormy..."
Homework:
  • Continue to work on music as poetry projects (some due as early as Wed.)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Workshop

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Workshop time for poems and music presentations

Homework:
  • Music presentation due on day or sign up
  • Poems due Monday (w/ contest entry form)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Poetry Contest Project

Agenda:

  • Poetry Project Directions 
  • Rubric
Homework:
  • Poetry Contest submission due Monday
  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow
  • Lines and Stanzas test retake due tomorrow
  • Lines and Stanzas project revisions due by end of next week (but tomorrow if you want it reflected on your grade report that will be submitted Tuesday)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rhyme Feedback

Agenda:

  • Grade Reports
  • Rhyme Feedback
  • Project presentation sign ups
  • Project workshop time
Homework:
  • Projects due on the day you signed up to present
  • Lines and Stanzas retakes due at end of week
  • Lines and Stanzas project revisions due by 11/10 (but prior to the end of the week to be included on this grade report)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wrapping up Rhyme Analysis

Agenda:

  • Finish discussion of Blake's "Introduction" in Songs of Experience
  • SPOTTTS on "A Poison Tree"
Homework:
  • Finish SPOTTTS
  • Study vocab
  • Lines and Stanzas test retake due by Friday
  • Lines and Stanzas revisions due by end of unit (but by Friday if you want it on this report card cycle)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Workshop Day

-With many students gone for ad day, please work on whatever you still need to submit.


Homework:

  • Make sure you have commented on the "Intro" poem to Songs of Experience in terms of rhyme scheme, types of rhyme, and other sound devices for tomorrow's class

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Practice with Rhyme

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Examining Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience intros
Homework:
  • Finish marking up Songs of Experience's introduction with the sound devices we have reviewed in class.  Do not forget to label the rhyme scheme.
  • If you have been absent, please make sure to complete parts 1 and 2 of the music project and upload to classroom as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Practice with Sound Devices

Agenda:

  • Blog reading with questions (upload to classroom when completed)
  • Reading of Intro to Songs of Innocence (Blake)
Homework:
  • Finish parts one and two of project (upload to classroom)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sample Project + Rubric

Agenda:

  • Sample student presentation
  • Review with rubric
  • Workshop time
Homework:
  • Parts 1 + 2 due Thursday
  • Vocab quiz will be Thursday this week

Monday, October 17, 2016

Music as Poetry Project

Agenda:

  • Practice reviewing sound devices
  • Song project introduced
Homework:
  • By Thursday, complete parts 1 & 2 of music as poetry project

Free Write

Agenda:

  • Vocab quiz
  • Free Write: Discovering a Coke: See classroom, upload doc there

Homework:
  • Emulation Revisions due Monday
  • Signed IC due by Monday or will be mailed home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Peer Review

Agenda:

  • Peer Review
  • Workshop Time
Homework:
  • Lines and Stanzas final due 10/14
  • IC Reports due 10/14
  • Emulation Project due 10/17

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Writing Musical Lines

Agenda:

  • Complete Notes
  • Practice sound devices
  • Work on items due
Homework:
  • Meter Review (on classroom) due tomorrow
  • Final lines and stanzas project due Fri.
  • Check-in IC report due Fri.
  • Emulation Revision due Mon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Music of Poetry

Agenda:

  • Review meter in White's Prom poem
  • The Music of Poetry Presentation
    • Sappho and the Greeks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1jf2yqq7wQ
    • Medieval English Ballads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2I6aRh9LOQ
    • Later English Ballads (1700s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4yzGNqCo08
    • Modern works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz2IOjuxMy0
  • Notes on sound devices
Homework:
  • Practice with meter by Thursday
  • Signed IC report by Friday
  • Lines and Stanzas project due Friday
    • Peer Review likely on Thursday

Monday, October 10, 2016

Meter Review

Agenda:

  • Meter Review Handout
  • Finding Meter in Prom poem
Homework:
  • Finish identifying meter
  • Lines and Stanzas Project due 10/13
  • Emulation Revisions due 10/17

Friday, October 7, 2016

Free Write Friday

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Free Write: You are reading the newspaper and find your own obituary.  You try to call a friend but lost cell reception, and the electricity crackles.  What is going on?
Homework:
  • 10/13-->Lines and Stanzas project due
  • 10/17-->Emulation Corrections due

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lines and Stanzas Test Day

Agenda:

  • Lines and stanzas test
  • Workshop with additional time
Homework:
  • Emulation revisions due 10/17
  • Lines and Stanzas Project due 10/13

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wrapping Up

Agenda:

  • Update charts
  • Listening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4Qb9XmHXX4
  • Close reading of E.E. Cummings 
  • Workshop Time
Homework:
  • 10/13--Lines and Stanzas project
  • 10/17--Emulation Revisions Due
  • Begin studying for Thursday

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Importance of Punctuation

Agenda:

  • Review charts
  • Dear John letters--adding punctuation
  • Close reading: ee cummings
Homework:
  • Emulation project revisions due 10/17
  • Line and Stanzas due 10/13
  • Mark up poem and add bullets on why you think ee cummings made part of the poem a certain way for tomorrow

Friday, September 30, 2016

Lines and Stanzas Workshop

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Lines and Stanzas
  • Update Proficiency Charts

Homework:
  • Project due 10/13

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lines and Stanzas Project

Agenda:

  • Punctuation Chart Review
  • Lines and Stanzas Project Information

Homework:
  • Project due 10/13
  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow
  • Progress information will soon be sent out if you are not doing well in the course

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pausing for Punctuation

Agenda:

  • Punctuation taboo
  • Subway article semi-colon reading
  • Punctuation charts
Homework:
  • SPOTTTS on poem choice from packet due Thursday.  Make sure to have a paragraph discussing the use of poetic lines.
  • Punctuation chart due Thursday.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Line and Stanzas Practice

Agenda:

  • Collect projects
  • Review "Housecleaner" SPOTTTS, common errors
  • Handout--3 poems, choose one for next SPOTTTS
Homework:
  • Complete new SPOTTTS analysis.  This analysis should include a paragraph at the end discussing how the author makes use of some structural element--look back at your lines and stanzas notes for help--to add to the meaning of the work.  This is due Thursday to classroom.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Line and Stanza Review: Whitman

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Review Line and Stanza through close reading of "A Noiseless Patient Spider"
Homework:
  • Emulation final drafts due printed with first draft on Monday

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

E-Books and Chart Update

Agenda:

  • Destiny Library System w/ Mrs. Tilden
  • Update Proficiency Chart
Homework:
  • First draft and revised emulation piece due 9/26

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Poetry: Lines and Stanzas

Agenda:

  • Announcements
    • Fastweb
    • Pumpkin Princess
  • Line and Stanza Notes
Homework:
  • Review notes from class for tomorrow

Monday, September 19, 2016

Beginning of Poetry Unit 1

...to be continued due to fire drill

Homework:

  • Emulation corrections due on 9/26 (printed out with original)
  • Vocab quiz Friday (If you are making up last week's quiz, you need to do so within the first two weeks)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Free Write: Teeth

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Teeth Free Write: Write a story in which someone goes to the bathroom and find seven adult teeth in the medicine cabinet.

Homework:
  • Finish "Housecleaner" SPOTTTS for Monday
  • Emulation final drafts due with original on 9/26

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SPOTTTS Analyses

Agenda:

  • SPOTTTS Handout
  • Practice with "Sonnet 18" as a whole class
  • Individual Practice with "Housecleaner"
Homework:
  • Vocab quiz tomorrow
  • Practice SPOTTTS due Monday
  • Final emulation drafts due 9/26

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

STAR Assessment

Agenda:

  • STAR
  • Extra time?
    • Vocab site practice
    • Begin edits on emulation piece

Homework:
  • Final draft of emulation piece due 9/26

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What Constitutes Poetry?

Agenda:

  • Warm-up: journal
  • Reading: another take
  • Inner/outer square stations, sample poems
  • Exit Ticket: How did one of the poems fulfill or defy your definition of poetry?
Homework:
  • You may want to begin to polish your drafts from the emulation piece

Monday, September 12, 2016

Emulation Project Part I: Drafts

Agenda:

  • Update progress charts
  • Emulation Directions (see powerpoint)
  • Practice Emulation
    • Directions on classroom
    • Make sure what you are emulating is clearly written at the top of your sheet

Homework:
  • Finish draft and turn into classroom for tomorrow
**THIS IS JUST A DRAFT.  DO NOT PANIC.**
  • Practice vocab on vocabulary.com

Friday, September 9, 2016

Finish Save the Last Word for Me

Agenda:

  • Sample protocol
  • Class list
Homework:
  • Practice on vocab site
  • Vocab quiz next Friday
  • For Friday, also think about an aspect of the writing that you chose that you would want to mimic in your own free write Friday

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Vocab

Agenda:

  • Vocab Bell Work
  • Vocab sign-ups
  • Free Write: Our writing selection
  • Discussion of protocol
Homework:
  • Finish the questions on your selection if you did not in class

Part A--Freewrite about what your chosen passage means to you
  • What piece is your selection from?  Who wrote it?
  • Why did you choose it?  What is the number one aspect?
    • Does it evoke certain emotions?
  • What were your criteria of good writing and how does this fit them?
  • ***If you chose a whole speech or poem, narrow it down to a couple of paragraphs or stanzas before answering**

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wrap-Up of Last Class/ Nobel Standards

Agenda:

  • Announcements
  • Complete reading of "The Eye"
  • Discuss Nobel Criteria and whether we agree
Homework:
  • Bring in writing sample to read and discuss in a small group tomorrow

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What Makes Writing Good?

Agenda:

  • Vocab.com login
  • Practice list
  • Handout and begin reading "The Eye"
  • List what sticks out about this writing
Homework:
  • For Thursday, find a piece of writing to bring in that you believe is particularly well written

Friday, September 2, 2016

Intro Wrap-Up

Agenda:

  • Complete digital portfolio
  • What makes a good goal?
  • Setting English class goals
  • Free Write Friday:  Write about a first day of school.  You choose the character.  Try to describe their thoughts and feelings as well as you can.
Homework:
  • None.  Be prepared for class and for habits of work to be measured next week.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What are English Proficiencies?

Agenda:

  • Review Questions
  • Go over standards
  • Paper portfolios + Habits of Work chart
  • Digital Portfolios
Homework:
  • Make sure you have supplies for class

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Agenda:

  • Syllabus Review
Homework:
  • Be certain to have a binder for class
  • Decide on either loose leaf paper or a notebook (needed for every class)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dialogue This

Agenda:

  • Review what makes good dialogue
  • Dialogue this Exercise
    • Focus on context and register
Homework:
  • Continue to work on portfolios

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dialogue Intro

Agenda:

  • What makes good dialogue notes
  • Short stories
Homework:
  • Read one of the short stories of your choice from the packet

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Workshop

Agenda:

  • Plot Workshop Writing Time
  • Portfolio Directions + Rubrics
Homework:
  • Plot story due 1/19
  • Portfolios due 1/27

Monday, January 11, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Plotting our Stories

Agenda:

  • Check-in on Plot
  • Fill out plot diagram for I-Remember prompt of your choosing
  • Answer YWP packet questions on back.  You only need a paragraph for each, and you do not need to complete the rising action section.
Homework:
  • Make sure you finished at least the outline on the front.  You may want to finish the paragraphs if you want additional workshop time tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Plotting Practice

Agenda:

  • Characterization Quiz
  • Plot diagram on your own: Collier's "Marigolds"
Homework:
  • Complete the plot diagram that you started

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Plot Diagrams

Agenda:

  • Finish plot intro
  • Read "The Flowers" by Walker
  • Find the most important events
  • Diagram that most important events
Homework:
  • None

Monday, January 4, 2016

Intro to Plot

Agenda:

  • Review characterization
  • Plot handout 
Homework:
  • Review characterization terms for Wednesday's quiz