NOV 28 - DUE MONDAY!!
All 8 Open Mics will be collected on Monday. One of the last three [ Gay rights, Euthanasia and Cheerleading ] will be randomly chosen. If all Open Mics are submitted, this one will be graded. If not, the assignment will be considered incomplete NHI.
The response will be graded for all elements of strong persuassive writing-
- organization and transition
- support / evidence / examples / statistics / anecdotal evidence
- clarification and commentary on the evidence
Also expect a participles / misplaced modifier quiz on Monday
NOV 21 - Your short story [ 2-3 pages max. / double spaced ] is due on Monday. You are only required to complete one of the two possible plots. The key to each is a clear question in the reader's mind and then DELAY THROUGH DESCRIPTION. Review your show don't tell strategies.
NOV 13 - read The Ledge and complete questions 2-9
Nov 5 - read Survivor Type
OCT 28 - Novel Project due!
OCT 21 - They attacked descriptive paragraph
OCT 18 - Open Mic on Death Penalty due Monday
OCT 16 - Complete the "Plane Crashed."
OCT 8 - Complete "The Fire Raged"
Prepositions quiz tomorrow.
SEPT 27 - Read your novel and try to complete one of the five projects. You will feel a lot better than if you try to do all elements the weekend before it is due. Do not procrastinate.
SEPT 19 - Read your novel and try to complete one of the five projects. You will feel a lot better than if you try to do all elements the weekend before it is due. Do not procrastinate.
Be certain to have print outs of your three ear, heart, brain poems - 12 pt font / double spaced for Monday's class. And if possible a single spaced / 10 pt font copy for me.
MONDAY - We will be in the computer lab to work on the paragraphs discussing your poems. I do not expect you to be searching for content on Monday. In fact, I expect a printout of your lyrics by class end.
TUESDAY - We will begin with silent reading and then you will have time to complete the poetry project [but you will not have computer time] Today is the last day to give me a copy of your lyrics!
WEDNESDAY - We will be in the computer lab - have your songs ready to listen to. Based on recent efforts to stream in the school, it is probably advisable to have your songs downloaded and saved on file or on disc.
SEPT 12 - Reread your poetry response and determine an area you need to improve. Be prepared to write another response tomorrow.
READ YOUR NOVEL - just a little bit every night.
SEPT 10 - Complete the poetry response for "The Corner."
SEPT 9 - Find all the poetic devices in "The Corner" and Grating Parmesan"
Keep reading whenever you can and look over the Independent Reading Assignments.
SEPT 7 - for MONDAY - Have your parent sign the course expectation for 10 bonus marks
- Purchase supplies
- Read some of your novel. Discover whether or not it will be worth investing numerous hours to complete the reading. There is nothing worse than reading something you despise.