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