Eng H2: After an AoW discussion, we discussed the concept of Claim/Evidence/Commentary in your analytical writing, then looked at a model paragraph. Use my model for your reader response due on turnitin.com by 6 am Monday. No new reading.
Eng 12: After an AoW discussion, you had the remainder of the period to work on your Blog assignment post or read SSR. Thanksgiving post is due on your blog by 6 am Monday.
English 12 classes will meet in English Resource on Monday.
Eng H2: We discussed Chapter 6 and how to form probing questions for analysis:
In column 3, ask probing questions that would need further reading and careful exploration of the text both looking forward and back. You shouldn’t have an easy answer, and definitely not a yes or no.
ASK PROBING QUESTIONS:
WHY does Knowles have X happen this way?
WHAT is Knowles’ purpose in having Y do Z in an A manner?
WHY describe D in such an F way?
WHAT IS THE POINT of having M do what he does to N?
WHY is the novel set here and then?
As you read, you look for the ANSWERS, and the answers are
IDEAS/CLAIMS/INTERPRETIVE IDEAS, that become your controlling idea/ topic sentence for your response paragraph
Knowles has X happen to show Y about human nature.
Y does Z in an A manner to demonstrate Knowles’ belief that C.
D is described as F to show that life, according to Kowles, is H.
M does what he does to N to show that Knowles believes we can me motivated by Q.
The novel is set in W to show Knowles belief that Z is true.
Read chapter 7 tonight, and make sure you’ve done your AoW is done by 11 pm.
Eng 12: We read Ellen Goodwin’s essay “Thanksgiving,” and you got your Blog assignment connected with it. Tonight, consider your topic choice for this assignment and finish AoW #9 by 11 pm.
Eng H2: In small groups, you gathered evidence on the following three topics, then came up with interpretive statements about what Knowles in saying about each topic:
- Summer Session versus Winter session
- Devon and Naguamsett rivers
- Rules in the novel up through 6
AoW #9 due Thursday; no new reading due tomorrow.
Eng 12: Presentations are finished in all classes. If you did not present yours yet, it is up to you to tell me when you are ready. You will be losing 10% for each day it is late, and I will no longer remind you to do it.
In periods four and five, we discussed structure (handout) in writing and attempted to order the eight paragraphs of an essay on Thanksgiving, based on logic and structure. Tomorrow, we will do a close reading of the essay and prepare to write a blog post on a related topic.
AoW #9 due by Thursday night.
Eng H2: You lead the discussion of Chapters 4 and 5 with your questions and significant quotes. Tonight, you are reading Chapter 6. AoW due Thursday.
Eng 12:We finished the pecha kuchas in Periods 4 and 5 and will be starting a little Thanksgiving assignment in class. Period 7 should finish the presentations tomorrow. AoW #9 due Thursday.
Eng H2: We did a paragraph pass today, sending your reflections on Chapter 4 from Friday around the room to get feedback from your peers. There is no new reading tonight. Tomorrow, we will discuss all that has been happening in the last two chapters.
Eng 12: We began the Banned Book pecha kucha presentations. If your name was called to go, and you refused, you lost ten points, and I will call on you first tomorrow. Be ready.
AoW #9 is due Thursday night, as usual.
Here is AoW #9, a story on digital dementia. Respond thoughtfully by Thursday, 11/21, 11pm.
Eng H2: We had wonderful discussions about the AoW, then we shared some of the “They Do, I Do” writing samples. After all that, I had you write on the most important events or ideas in Chapter 4, explaining why you believe they are important, analyzing and connecting, not summarizing. You should have at least half a page. Bring it in on Monday. You are also reading Chapter 5, as scheduled, for homework.
Eng 12: Deadline day for Pecha Kuchas. They were all due by the end of class, but there are a few stragglers out there, and they need to come in by the end of the day. If you spoke to me about a slightly later deadline, then make it. Everyone must be ready to go on Monday, so practice the speech part of your presentation. Check out the rubric I gave you on what I’m scoring you on. Make it engaging.
We are back in the class on Monday.
Eng H2: After some vocab practice (don’t forget to be studying using Quizlet), we did a “They Do, I Do” exercise with a passage from Chapter 3. You should complete this for homework tonight, as well as do your AoW post by 11 p.m..
Eng 12: This was the next to the last day in the lab to complete your Banned Book Pecha Kucha. Finished, saved Powerpoint files must be sent to me as an attachment by the end of class on Friday, 11/15. Over the weekend, you must practice your speech presentation and be ready to go on Monday.
Tonight, search for any remaining images you need and complete your AoW post by 11.
Eng H2: We did small group discussion on the important lines you noted in your reading of Chapter 3. I then shared with you the definition of envy, and you listed specific examples of Gene’s envy in the novel so far. Next, we talked about envy is a topic, but asking a question about Gene’s envy gets you to a thesis or interpretive idea. That is the essence of literary analysis, asking probing questions about a topic until you come up with an answer that is an arguable point. Your persuasive explanation of the evidence that supports that idea is literary analysis, and you have your first piece due Monday, November 25. Be watching for topics that arise and are repeated in the novel that you might like to explore in a reader response.
Eng 12: Three days left in lab to complete your Banned Book pecha kucha. All projects must be completed and emailed to me before you leave class on Friday, November 15.
All: AoW is a video (less than 3 min). Be sure that you have it done by Thursday night. It is a youtube video, so don’t save it to work on in school.
Eng H2: We did a read and think aloud for Chapter 3, stopping to talk about important lines, discussing how they reveal character or develop big ideas. Great observations in both classes. Tonight, you are to finish the chapter, taking notes as you go.
Eng 12: After discussing the rubric for Pecha Rubric, you spent the period working on the projects. We will be in the computer lab all week, and the projects must be finished by Friday, ready to present on Monday, November 18.
Directions for setting the auto timer on your slides:
Your slides must be set to automatically advance BEFORE you save.
Go to TRANSITIONS, on the far right, under ADVANCE SLIDE, REMOVE the check mark in “with mouse click” and CHECK in the box before After ________ (put the time at 20.00 seconds). Check the box APPLY TO ALL. Play slide show from beginning to be sure it worked.
PRACTICE. PRACTICE. PRACTICE