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