Monday, October 31, 2016

Poe's Diction


  • Watch Poe's "The Raven"
  • Circle words affecting mood
  • Change the words to create a different mood
  • Finish rewrite if did not in class
  • Finish reading if did not for today w/ venn diagram

Stereotypes and Caricatures


  • Worksheet: stereotypes v. caricatures
  • Reading section 2 w/ Venn Diagram
  • Read through p. 106 completing venn diagram as you go
  • Retakes of HOM test due 11/10 (You must review with me prior to retaking, so you will need to attend two TEA periods)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MLA Continued


  • Vocab Practice
  • MLA Practice
  • Poetry Contest


  • Poetry Contest due Monday
  • Vocab Practice due tomorrow
  • MLA packet due tomorrow
  • Vignette Revisions due tomorrow
  • HoM test retake due 11/10 (You must come in to review prior to retaking)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Previewing Themes


  • Warm-up journal on fitting in and Esperanza fitting in (handout)
  • Previewing Theme w/ "Subdivisions"
  • Group Questions
  • Due tomorrow: Monkey King Reading and Questions
  • Due Friday: Vignette Revisions, ABC Vocab Print outs, MLA Packet Practice, Test Retakes (only if want reflected in grade for Tuesday submission)
  • Due Monday: Read through p. 106 of Graphic Novel with venn diagram
  • Due 11/10--All House on Mango Street Test Retakes

**To retake a test, you must come to a review session**

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MLA Practice


  • MLA Resources and Common Mistakes
  • MLA Practice Packet
  • Corrections in own papers
  • Read 1-20 in ABC and complete notes on classroom
  • Finish revisions of comparison paper for tomorrow
  • Vignette revisions due Friday
  • MLA packet practice due Friday
  • House on Mango Street retakes due 11/10 (sooner if you want it reflected on this quarter's initial sending of the report card)

Graphic Novel: Vocab Practice


  • Apply vocab to journal (on classroom)
  • Work on ABC vocab list
  • Work on outstanding work
  • Finish journal
  • ABC vocab due Friday
  • Vignette Revisions due Friday
  • Wednesday Revisions on Comparison Paper due

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Graphic Novel Terms


  • Review handout
  • Vocab site if finished early
  • Practice terms with sample graphic novel

  • 10/28--vocab due
  • 10/26--paper and revisions due

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Intro to Graphic Novels


  • Vocab practice
  • Graphic Novels Podcast:
  • Finish podcast fill in blank sheet and upload to classroom
  • vocab sheet due by next Friday
  • Essay revisions due Wednesday

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The New SAT


  • Scavenger Hunt with links on New SAT

  • Finish scavenger hunt
  • Final Paper Revisions due 10/26

Monday, October 17, 2016

Revision Writing


  • Review intro
  • Review hook writing:

  • Revisions due by 10/26 (You need to complete two drafts if you have not written anything yet)
  • Vocab list print out due by 10/27

Writing an Intro


  • Vocab Practice for ABC
  • Rewriting our pieces
  • Revisions of piece due 10/26

Thursday, October 13, 2016

House on Mango Street Test


  • Complete test
  • Work on vignettes
  • Signed IC sheets due
  • Vignette (final + draft) due tomorrow

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Formative Review


  • Work on review questions.  
  • Once you are able to answer everything, work on one of the outstanding assignments.
  • Vignettes due Fri
  • Signed IC reports due Fri
  • Changing tone worksheet (parts A + B) due Thurs

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Connotation/Denotation Continued


  • Practice with synonyms.  Does it mean the same thing?
  • Word choice and tone
  • When finished, work on item of choice
  • Thursday test
  • Thursday, tone worksheet and poem (word choice) rewrite due
  • Vignette due Friday
  • Signed IC report due Friday

Friday, October 7, 2016

Vignette Peer Review


  • Peer Review
    • Complete rubric
    • Add noticings, likings, and wonderings
  • When finished work out any of the writings you need to complete or the vocab site.

  • Mon: Final comparison piece due
  • Thurs: Final vignette due

Prose Poem Comparsion


  • Review prose poem
  • Poetic style worksheet
  • **You may want to use this to help you with your comparison pieces**

  • Same as previous posts

Writing Workshop


  • Announcements regarding proficiency chart
  • Direction on writing prompt
  • Vignette final due 10/13
  • Writing final comparison 10/10 (on classroom)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Writing Workshop: Comparing Styles

  • Writing Prompt:  
    • In a one-page, MLA-formatted paper, explain to me whether Cisneros' or Albom's writing style is more effective.  Your answer is going to be your opinion backed up from evidence in both authors' work (with the help of the two style charts).  However, you should not be saying anything along the lines of "I believe" or "in my opinion."  This is an academic paper: leave the Is, mes, and mys out of it.  
      • Don't know what MLA formatting is? (It's part of the reason I demand Times New Roman.)  Take a look at the following resource:  Better yet, bookmark this site.  It's incredibly useful, and many college recommend using it over citation generators.  
      • You may write more than a page, but I expect no less than one, full page.  Not almost one page.  Not a page with a heading in 25 pt font and triple spacing.
    • I am going to be grading you on your discussion of style as well as the basic format of your paper.  You should know from past English classes to include an intro, body, and conclusion to your piece.  You also should know that your thesis statement needs to come at the end of your introduction--yes, even for a one-page paper.
    • The rest of your paper is going to help me to determine what grammar, style, and usage rules we need to review in class.  Do your best.  Don't be lazy with punctuation and capitalization, or we will be spending classes reviewing those topics.
    • Please be aware that you DO need to include textual support for what you are arguing.  Even though you are talking about the style of writing rather than plot events, which you may be more used to doing, you need to be sure that you are backing up what you are saying.  Your opinions--even if not stated as "in my opinion"--need to be backed up with support.  
    • Link to Albom's full text:
Due: Monday at the beginning of class.
Journals Revisions due no later than 10/5 at the beginning of class
Final vignettes due 10/13 ...but be prepared for the peer review THIS Friday