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Friday May 20th, 2022

Good Afternoon

*Spoken Words:  Today, you will take your brainstorm topic and write the DRAFT of your Spoken Word.

*Essays:  If time, we will work on improving our rough drafts of our essays.  Over the long weekend, you are to work on your essay to ensure it is looking as polished as possible.  On Tuesday, we will do some peer editing….

Thursday May19th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

Novel Essays: Homework check –you were to complete the below for homework

  1. Essay:  Rough Draft
  2. Rant and This I believe Document.(link below)

Essays:  We will work on making sure we integrate quotes correctly.  We also discussed this when we did our paragraphs on “On The Sidewalk Bleeding”.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.  These are the quotes that you would have completed in the “Say Mean Matter” document.

*In addition to looking at incorporating quotes, you should also see if you can use any transitional expressions that will help the flow and cohesion of your writing.

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Spoken Word:  Yesterday for homework you should have completed your brainstorm.  Today, you will have time to start writing your spoken word.

spoken-word-rant-or-this-i-believe-worksheet

*Techniques for Creating Word Play

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*Spoken Word:  Brainstorming activity

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

 

Wednesday May18th, 2022

Good Afternoon!

Novel Essays: Homework check –you were to complete the below for homework

  1. Add on two more quotes to our “Say Mean Matter” Document.  These will be the two quotes that you use in your body #3.
  2. Complete the Outline –Body #3 and conclusion.

*Essay Drafts:  Today, you will take your outline and start to write your draft.  This means you will take your outline and move all the prompts that were given to you and only your own words will be left.

spoken-word-rant-or-this-i-believe-worksheet

 

 

*Spoken Word:  Brainstorming activity

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

Spoken Word Activities:

*Techniques for Creating Word Play

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Tuesday May17th, 2022

Good Afternoon!

Yesterday, you were to complete the following for homework:

  1.  If the Writing Thesis Statements Document is not complete during class, please complete at home.We will have another homework check.
  2. Essay Outline Body #2:  please complete this paragraph on your outline
  3. Say Mean Matter Worksheet:  Please add in two more quotes that will be used to support your ideas in Body paragraph #2.
  4. Spoken Word:  start to think of ideas/topics that you will use in your spoken word.

Novel Essays: If you do not finish this in class, please complete for Homework.

  1. Today, we will add on two more quotes to our “Say Mean Matter” Document.  These will be the two quotes that you use in your body #3.
  2. We will complete the Outline –Body #3 and conclusion.

spoken-word-rant-or-this-i-believe-worksheet

Taylor Mali “What do teachers make?”

Martin Luther King

-We will be working on Spoken word:  we will look at a few samples of Rants…

 

*Spoken Word:  Brainstorming activity

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

Spoken Word Activities:

*Techniques for Creating Word Play

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Monday May 16th, 2022

Good Afternoon,

Today, we will be starting Spoken Word as well as continuing to work on our essay for The True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Head’s Up:  Homework check.  We will be coming by to make sure your essay is on track.  The following should be complete.

  1.  Essay Outline (intro and Body #1)
  2. “Say Mean Matter” Worksheet for the first two quotes that would be in body #1.

*Thesis Statements:  We will practice Thesis Statements (if you cannot write on the document below, please do it on a separate word doc.   You may need to split screens…

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Homework:

  1.  If the Writing Thesis Statements Document is not complete during class, please complete at home.
  2. Essay Outline Body #2:  please complete this paragraph on your outline
  3. Say Mean Matter Worksheet:  Please add in two more quotes that will be used to support your ideas in Body paragraph #2.
  4. Spoken Word:  start to think of ideas/topics that you will use in your spoken word.

-Spoken word criteria:  We will have some overlap in our units due to timing –but I wanted you to have enough time to work on this.

The first document below is an old document but there are a few things I would like to talk to you about regarding spoken word.

secondary-public-speaking

poetry-slam-and-performing-poetry

spoken-word-rant-or-this-i-believe-worksheet

Sarah Key

“Jellyfish”

“Hands”

“When Love Arrives”

“Somewhere in America”

Taylor Mali “What do teachers make?”

Martin Luther King

-We will be working on Spoken word:  we will look at a few samples of Rants…

 

 

 

*Spoken Word:  Brainstorming activitiy

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

Spoken Word Activities:

*Techniques for Creating Word Play

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Monday May 16th-Friday May 20th 2022

Good Morning!

Today (and this week is a bit of a work week):  On Tuesday May 17th, we will have a Literature Circle Discussion. Please ensure you know your reading section and role you are responsible for your group.

*Silent Reading (if you have not yet finished reading your novel).

*Tic Tac Toe Novel Project:  Due May 24th, 2022

*Spoken Word:  Due and Performed May 26th and 27th 2022

*Friday Writes Best Copy and Portfolio:  Due June 3rd, 2022

Friday May 13th, 2022

Good Morning,

*Silent Reading

*Friday Writes:

  • Sometimes people are unable to control the directions of their own lives
  • The important things in life endure over time.
  • Risks
  • Hope

In addition, the Friday Writes Best Copy and Portfolio will be due on June 3rd, 2022.  Here is the document that will guide you through this.  If you have been keeping up with your writes, this should only be a matter of editing your best copy.

*Essays:  We will return to our essays…we will now add on body #1 and 2

 

Friday May 12th, 2022

Good Morning,

*Silent Reading

*Friday Writes:

  • Sometimes people are unable to control the directions of their own lives
  • The important things in life endure over time.
  • Risks
  • Hope

In addition, the Friday Writes Best Copy and Portfolio will be due on June 3rd, 2022.  Here is the document that will guide you through this.  If you have been keeping up with your writes, this should only be a matter of editing your best copy.

Assignments to continue to work on:

  1.  Tic Tac Toe Novel Project
  2. Characterization Chart
  3. Spoken Word

Thursday May 12th, 2022

Good Morning!

*Silent Reading

*Literature Circle Discussions:  make sure your roles are ready!  When you are done your discussion:

a)  Make sure you know your reading section for Tuesday’s discussion

b)  Make sure you know your role for Tuesday’s discussion

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

Spoken Word Activities:

*Techniques for Creating Word Play

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*Tic Tac Toe Project