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January 17: A Day January 17, 2013

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1A

1. Freewrite.

2. Students finished writing their analyses of their altered books.

3. Reflection on Altered books. Students answered the following questions about the project:

  1. Which pages are you most proud of in your book? Why?
  2. Which pages would you have liked to do better? What would you have done?
  3. Which art technique did you enjoy using most?
  4. What would have helped you be more successful on this project?
  5. How does this project compare to writing an essay?
  6. What is theme?
  7. What was the most difficult part of the process? (coming up with a theme, choosing quotes, altering the book, writing your explanation, etc.)
  8. What grade do you think you deserve on your book and why?
  9. What grade do you think you deserve on your explanation and why?

4. Exam review. Students studied for their exam on Quizlet. Here’s the page to go to.

HW: Study for your exam. Here is what it covers:

L1 Theme

L3 Imagery and Slanted Imagery

L4 Indirect Characterization (Dialogue, Action, Description)

L5 Memoir Writing Techniques (Flashback, Foreshadowing, Internal Monologue, Reflection)

L6 Symbolism

L8 Similes and Metaphors

W1 Dialogue Rules

W2 Copyediting Marks

W3 Memoir Workshop Guidelines (study MLA format only)

V1 Vocabulary Unit 1

Plus: motif, plot of The Outsiders

90% Multiple Choice

10% Writing prompt about theme in The Outsiders.

All notes can be found by clicking the binder link above.

If you were absent, you should finish your altered book assignment.

2AB

1. Freewrite.

2. Reflection on Collaborative Essay. Students answered the following questions about their experiences:

1. What was the most difficult part of this collaborative essay assignment?

2. How did your motif annotations help you come up with ideas or evidence for your essay?

3. What are you most proud of in this essay?

4. What do you think your essay still lacks?

5. What does it mean to provide evidence?

6. What is a thesis statement?

7. Where in the essay should you state your thesis?

8. Where in the essay should you restate your thesis?

9. What is a topic sentence?

10. What are two qualities that make a good title?

11. For each group member, including yourself, write one strength they showed as a team member on this project. Consider helpfulness, troubleshooting, being on task, politeness, etc.

12. What grade do you think you, as an individual, deserve on the essay and why?

3. Review for exam. Students did a matching exercise to review some key terms and copyediting marks. The terms are now on a Quizlet flashcard set!

HW: Review for your midterm tomorrow.

If you were absent, answer the questions above in complete sentences and turn them in to Ms. Garvoille tomorrow. Also, review your notes and terms.

4A

1. Freewrite.

2. Reflection on Collaborative Essay. Students answered the following questions about their experiences:

1. What was the most difficult part of this collaborative essay assignment?

2. How did your motif annotations help you come up with ideas or evidence for your essay?

3. What are you most proud of in this essay?

4. What do you think your essay still lacks?

5. What does it mean to provide evidence?

6. What is a thesis statement?

7. Where in the essay should you state your thesis?

8. Where in the essay should you restate your thesis?

9. What is a topic sentence?

10. What are two qualities that make a good title?

11. For each group member, including yourself, write one strength they showed as a team member on this project. Consider helpfulness, troubleshooting, being on task, politeness, etc.

12. What grade do you think you, as an individual, deserve on the essay and why?

3. Review of literary terms on Quizlet.

4. Matching. Students matched terms, definitions, and copyediting marks.

5. Practice using quotes. On whiteboards, students corrected sentences with quotations marks from essays and memoirs.

HW: Finish your motif essay if needed before tomorrow morning. Study for your exam. Do your extra project (optional) — On Fairy StoriesThe Hobbit Extra Project Option

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