Friday, December 7, 2018

BLACK DAY

ENGLISH 12

Please see orange day plan from yesterday--you did the same thing! I passed back your paragraph notes and worksheet...please BRING THEM on Tuesday!!

COLLEGE ENGLISH

Please see orange day plan, as you folks are doing the same thing! There were SEVERAL students not here today in class...please see me ASAP so you can get the "Intros and Leads" worksheet I passed out!! Also, bring a draft of your personal narrative PRINTED OUT on Tuesday!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ORANGE DAY

ENGLISH 12

Today in class we worked on a GoogleImage vocab review activity....for each of your words, Google the word and click on the image tag...then, out of all the images you get, select one that you think really expresses the definition of the word...paste that image into a GoogleDoc, and then write a good sentence about why you chose this word! If this does not make sense, come see me!

COLLEGE ENGLISH

Personal Narrative
-go through and read some of the "annoying" prompts aloud, in order to see how different people express "voice."

Effective leads
-we took some notes on how to write an effective lead for your composition...I introduced the Q.A.Q.S. method...
-I passed out a photocopy of an example of a writing prompt done with EACH of the four lead "strategies."

For next class, I would like you to come with a DRAFT of whatever you will end up handing in for your personal narrative assignment....see me if you need clarification on what that means...it does NOT have to be what you use for your college essay....but please make sure it is TYPED and PRINTED OUT so we can work with them....it will be a gradeeeeeeeeee!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BLACK DAY

ENGLISH 12

Please follow the orange day's plan.....and keep reviewing your vocab words for a test next TUES

COLLEGE ENGLISH

Please follow orange day's plan....we followed the same lesson...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ORANGE DAY

ENGLISH 12

1. Vocab
-finish list from last time, going over INTUITIVE and ending at GALVANIZE...
2. Paragraph Cohesion
-we took notes on types of paragraphs and methods of organization for paragraphs...
-there were a couple of worksheets where you were to find topic sentences, define paragraphs, etc...

COLLEGE ENGLISH

1. Vocabulary quiz
2. Personal Narrative
-whip around room sharing from "scavenger hunt" once more
-one page 'voice writing' exercise due today for participation grade...switch with a partner and examine for evidence of VOICE
-notes and discussion on using 'precise words' and importance of avoiding cliches and using strong voice...
-"one thing that really annoys me is...." write 3.5 minutes for next time's activity

Monday, December 3, 2018

BLACK DAY

ENGLISH 12

Today we got a new list of vocab--you were to look up definitions in class, and then we went over them...if you did not get the words, please look at last orange day's blog entry--I have listed the words!

COLLEGE ENGLISH

Please see Orange Day plan from last entry....you folks have the same assignments. Reminder that you have TWO things due next time 1) full page (using voice) based on the "scavenger hunt" we did today and 2) vocab test

Have a great day

Friday, November 30, 2018

ORANGE DAY

ENGLISH 12

Today we worked on a new set of vocabulary words designed to help you write about/talk about yourself in the event of writing a college essay, going on a job interview, etc. We worked on looking up the definitions on our own, and then we went over them as a class...we will finish the rest of going over them on Tuesday....the words were as follows:

elitist
extrovert
introvert
glib
meticulous
vivacious
jovial
intuitive
inquisitive
cognizant
zeal
talisman
solidarity
altruistic
galvanize
potent
resilient
reticent
unpretentious
veracious

COLLEGE ENGLISH

1. Personal Narrative/College Essay unit
-do "kite or clothesline" verbal activity....
-do "internal scavenger hunt" activity on own
-begin sharing (whip) around room to share some responses
-for next time, please write a ONE PAGE piece based on ANY of the categories/items IN a category...be sure it is rich in VOICE!!!! It will be graded as participation
-we revisited the rubric for the personal narrative, reiterating what VOICE is

2. Vocab quiz is on TUESDAY

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

BLACK DAY

ENGLISH 12

Today we finished "Quitter's Inc" and went over parts of the study guide....on the TUESDAY you get back from break, we will have our short story test....all notes/stories can be used as guides!!!

COLLEGE ENGLISH

Please be sure to pick one of the 20 "prompts" on the sheet and write at least 1/2 of a page--pretend that you are beginning to write the whole essay....how would you start???


HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!!!