Tues: Go over syllabus and introductions
Homework: Read C-1 (pp. 3-15)
Thurs: The Writing Process -- the basics
Homework: Read C-2 (pp. 15-32)
Class Outline Here you will find the lesson outline with any additional resources.
Tues: The Writing Process cont. and Introduce the narrative (if time allows)
Homework:Read C-3 (pp. 32-37) and review B 1-4 (pp. 333 - 353)
Thurs:Parts of speech, finding subjects and verbs to avoid run-ons and fragmentsHomework: Journal 2 and play The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo
Journal 2: How is the story told? What are the most distinct elements of the story? Connect to key terms of the narrative like character, setting, etc. What are some of the underlying messages about gaming and childhood?
Tues: Discuss topics of narratives and the game; Journal 3 (in-class or for homework)
Thursday: Writing interesting descriptions through photography; Journal 4
Homework:Write first draft to bring to your assigned conferences
Agenda and Homework
Conferences: Bring first draft printed out to your conference
Homework: Revise your essay according to the conference and bring a fresh copy to class on Tuesday.
Journal 3: Pretend you are listening to two people talking about you (or your main protagonist). Think about what they would say about you and your story. Have the two people describe the story or you only through dialog.Thurs: Narrative essay peer-review; take paper to English Lab
The Comma Power Point
Comma worksheetHomework: Read R - 1 (357-369) and read over P-1 through 10 (287-330)
Tues: Punctuation; Journal 6: Me Generation due next class
Homework: Read R -2 (369-374) and A - 1 (71-82)
PowerPoint on Interviews and Journal #6
Homework: Read Stein's "Me Generation"Journal 7: What is the main idea of Stein's argument? How does he back this up? Do you agree with him? How is he bias toward millenials? Can you relate or do you think this is meant for a different audience? Is he bias throughout the work or do you think he makes up for it at the end of the article?
Tues: Discuss "Me Generation"
Thesis Statements and Introductions
Research Power PointHomework: Write first draft and bring it to your conference along with the annotation of your interview
Spring break! The week of March 5th
What to bring to your conference:
1. A Working Thesis
2. An Outline
3. Preliminary Research in a Works Cited page (MLA Formatting)
4. The interview or observation (or at least the questions and a summary of who you plan to interview or the plan for the observation)
Thurs: No class, Teacher out
Homework: Peer-review; Read M - 1, 2, and 3
Thurs: Final draft due of Profile! Introduce the research paper;Acceptable topics and working out a thesis
Homework: Write a working thesis and three possible topics you can cover
Tues: Research paper and share topics
Thurs: Library Time: Find and cite your sources
Library Time: Summarize, quote and paraphrase your sourcesFor your conferences: 1. Write annotations for three of your sources (I will review what you gave me to go over during the conference) 2. A working thesis (this should be revised from before as needed) 3. An outline 4. Write one well-developed paragraph to bring to your conference that is not apart of your annotations—the intro would be best.
Tues:Peer review; bring half-draft to class, including all the other info like the outline; Revising--are you summarizing, quoting and paraphrasing correctly?
Thurs: Finish peer-reviewCommon Grammar Issues Essay due May 7th
Last day of class is May 7th; open conferences--make sure your paper is on Turnitin.com by the end of the day. If you need to see me, I will be in my office during classtime.