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