Monday, November 19


  • questions for set #1 is due – pages 1 – 33
    • set A – bonus marked discussion
    • set B – homework check and discussion
  • Always read ahead to stay on top of your reading – see the timeline posted in the novel tab
  • Reminder: have your idea for your Spoken Word by Wednesday – be prepared to show some notes or brainstorming

Tuesday, November 13


  • Reminders:
    • test on run-ons and sentences is tomorrow
    • the narrative essay is due Thursday, November 15
    • the Spoken Word is due November 26, 27
  • Introduction to the novel:
    • What is satire – video – Steve Cutts ‘Man’
    • What does it mean to be human? Discuss at your table
    • watch videos – discuss
    • reading assignment: Jurassic Conservation – in the Novel tab

Wednesday, November 7


  • Sorry: new assignment (while you are in creative composing head-space!) – See Google calander for due dates!
    • Spoken Word (in WG tab)
  • Work on the Narrative, grammar, or start brain-storming for spoken word
  • Create a series of lists (10 items per list work nicely) to inspire your writing: Example – What are….
    1. things that make you unique
    2. things that make you extremely angry
    3. things that make you extremely happy
    4. things that make you sad
    5. things you wish you could paint in vivid detail
    6. things you wish you had learned by now
    7. things that most people don’t know about you
    8. things you wish they taught in school
    9. lies that you’ve been about life
    10. truths that you’ve been told about life
    11. stories about your mother/father/sister/brother/friend/significant other that make you happy/sad
    12. things that make you afraid
    13. things that give you hope


Friday, November 2


  • run on review
  • read Keegan’s essay – due Monday, November 5
  • Questions:
    • Identify all the places Marina manipulates the text for effect in her narrative
    • Where in the essay is she reflective on the purpose of her writing and where do the narrative details occur – real time story
    • where does Marina state her thesis?

Blog Log #1 – A History of Happiness

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