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)
Stein's "Me Generation"
PowerPoint on Interviews and Journal #6
Tues: Finding sources for the profile paper; Quiz 2
Thurs: Using sources correctly
Homework: Write first draft and bring it to your conference along with the annotation of your interview
Research Power Point
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
Tues: Writing Intros
Thesis Statements and Introductions 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: Library Time
Thurs: Library Time
Homework: Write annotations for three of your sources, a working thesis, and an outline. Also, write one paragraph to bring to your conference.
Tues: Peer review and Thesis Test
Thurs: Make up day?
Tues: Grammar issues and formatting cont.
Common Grammar Issues
Thurs: Peer review; bring half-draft to class, including all the other info like the outline; Revising--are you summarizing, quoting and paraphrasing correctly?
Tues: Final reflection done in class
Thurs: Open conferencing, bring checklist to my office or email me; Essay due May 2nd
Last day of class is May 7th; You must turn in the final reflection on May 7th