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October 25: B Day October 25, 2012

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1B

1. Freewrite (3 minutes).

2. Organizing memoir papers. We put our memoir drafts in this order:

  • Final draft (top)
  • Workshop #3 Checklist
  • Complete rough draft
  • Revision #1 or #2 if they went into your memoir
  • Any other free-floating rough drafts (dialogue, metacognition/flashback/foreshadowing/internal monologue, characterization, symbolism)
  • Stones in the River and Scene Chart
  • Reflection (sheet of notebook paper)

3. Reflection on Memoir. Students answered the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper stapled to the back of their memoir packet:

  1. What parts of your memoir are the best?
  2. What parts are you still not confident about?
  3. What literary techniques helped your writing most?
  4. Which literary techniques are you still not sure how to use well?
  5. What were the most difficult parts of the process?
  6. Tell about your Writer’s Workshop Group (or Partner). What did they do well? What more did you need from them?
  7. What do you think the theme or message of your memoir is?
  8. What have you learned about writing?
  9. What grade would you give yourself on this project and why?
  10. If we could go back in time, what could we have done differently in class to make you more successful on this project?

4. Vocabulary notes. We took notes through #15 and played Simon Says to review.

5. Intro to Parts of a Sentence. Students took notes and practiced diagramming sentences. Here are the notes, which go on G1:

Subject: The thing or person the sentence is about. Goes with the predicate verb of the sentence.

Predicate: The main verb of the sentence. What the subject does. Complete predicate: the verb and everything related to the verb.

Direct Object: Who/what the verb does. I sing. Sing what? Songs. Songs is the direct object.

Indirect Object: Who/what the verb is directing the action towards. I sing songs. To whom? To the stars. I sing the stars songs. The stars is the indirect object.

HW: None! Congrats on finishing your memoir!

Absentees: Organize your memoir drafts and turn in to Ms. G. asap. Answer the reflection questions. Write down the notes on V1 by following this link. Write down the notes on grammar on a separate sheet of paper titled G1. Put it in your binder when you get back to class.

2AB

1. Freewrite (3 minutes).

2. Organizing memoir papers. We put our memoir drafts in this order:

  • Final draft (top)
  • Workshop #3 Checklist
  • Complete rough draft
  • Revision #1 or #2 if they went into your memoir
  • Any other free-floating rough drafts (dialogue, metacognition/flashback/foreshadowing/internal monologue, characterization, symbolism)
  • My Plot Diagram planning sheet
  • Reflection (sheet of notebook paper)

3. Reflection on Memoir. Students answered the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper stapled to the back of their memoir packet:

  1. What are you most proud of?
  2. What of your memoir are you still not confident about?
  3. What literary techniques helped your writing most? We studied symbolism, extended metaphor, slanted imagery, dialogue, diction, flashback,  foreshadowing, metacognition, and internal monologue.
  1. Which literary techniques are you still not sure how to use well?
  2. What were the most difficult parts of the planning and writing process?
  3. Tell about your Writer’s Workshop Group (or Partner). What did they do well? What more did you need from them?
  4. What did Ms. Garvoille do for you, either in class or outside of class, that you found most helpful?
  5. How do you think reading A Walk in the Woods orInto Thin Air affect your writing, either directly or indirectly?
  6. What have you learned about writing?
  7. What grade would you give yourself on this project and why?
  8. If we could go back in time, what could we have done differently in class to make you more successful on this project?

4. Oral Quiz on chapter 14.

5. Turn in memoirs!

HW: Read chapter 15 for Monday in Bryson/Krakauer; read chapters 16, 17, 18, and 19 for Wednesday.

Absentees: Answer the reflection questions. Turn in your reflection and memoir to Ms. Garvoille when you return.

4B

1. Freewrite (3 minutes).

2. Organizing memoir papers. We put our memoir drafts in this order:

  • Final draft (top)
  • Workshop #3 Checklist
  • Complete rough draft
  • Revision #1 or #2 if they went into your memoir
  • Any other free-floating rough drafts (dialogue, metacognition/flashback/foreshadowing/internal monologue, characterization, symbolism)
  • My Plot Diagram planning sheet
  • Reflection (sheet of notebook paper)

3. Reflection on Memoir. Students answered the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper stapled to the back of their memoir packet:

  1. What are you most proud of?
  2. What of your memoir are you still not confident about?
  3. What literary techniques helped your writing most? We studied symbolism, extended metaphor, slanted imagery, dialogue, diction, flashback,  foreshadowing, metacognition, and internal monologue.
  1. Which literary techniques are you still not sure how to use well?
  2. What were the most difficult parts of the planning and writing process?
  3. Tell about your Writer’s Workshop Group (or Partner). What did they do well? What more did you need from them?
  4. What did Ms. Garvoille do for you, either in class or outside of class, that you found most helpful?
  5. How do you think reading A Walk in the Woods orInto Thin Air affect your writing, either directly or indirectly?
  6. What have you learned about writing?
  7. What grade would you give yourself on this project and why?
  8. If we could go back in time, what could we have done differently in class to make you more successful on this project?

4. Share. Almost all students read aloud one excellent part of their memoir. We snapped jazz-style in recognition.

5. Oral Quiz on chapter 14.

6. Vocabulary notes. We took notes on #11, 12, and 13 and the words indignant, indifferent, and impetuous.

HW: Read ch. 15 for Monday, ch. 16, 17, 18, and 19 for Wednesday. 

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