Monday/Tuesday- Lit Circles and Author Background

 

  1. Key Logistics
    • On the day you are NOT in class, you are to read your novel and work on Lens paragraphs
    • When you are in class, you will be doing book talks with your group AND working on your narrative essays. There will be no time to silent read.
    • Divide your novel into 6 sections. 
  2. You are to have read 1/6 of the novel by your IN CLASS day (Thursday or Friday)

Thursday/Friday

TransitionalWords

In class, we will look over the essay examples to see how to use transition words, synthesis phrases, block quotes, and strong conclusions.

Please bold your thesis and a minimum of five transition words.

Titles are capitalized and formatted properly.

Your Works Cited should have its own page (insert page break).

Reminder: when in doubt about how to format your Intext citation, just google it. Eg. “How do I do in text citations for websites in MLA?”

 

Essay Writing- all block

It is time to write….

Notes on formal writing:

  1. No “I”, “you”, “we”
  2. Present tense
  3. No conversation (“This quote shows..”)
  4. No absolutes or superlatives or cheerleading (“This will always be a fantastic book..”)
  5. No contractions ( “They did not…” “They didn’t”)
  6. Refer to authors by their last name
  7. Write out the number if less than 10, otherwise you can use a numeral

Here are some examples of great synthesis essays

Friday- No Red Ink and outline

  1. No Red Ink: Colons and semicolons
  2. Work on thesis and get it checked
  3. This weekend, you should get 1-2 body paragraphs done on the outline!!!! YOu will have time on Tuesday to work on the outline but I will be reviewing grammar, quotes, and other things so there will not be a full two hours.
  4. On Wednesday, we begin writing the introduction and the Works Cited.
  5. On Th/Fri you will be in class writing for two hours with my guidance. I will go over conclusion examples and transition words. If you are at home, you will be working on the essay independently. It is due on Monday!!!!!!!

Wednesday- Contemporary Storytelling

  1. Cornell Notes Template 3
  2. Go over “In plain sight”
  3. Respond to one of the quotes about Street Art in your visual journal.
  4. Choose ONE of the sources from slides 6,8 or 9  to analyze closer with the Cornell Note Taking document. Post on TEAMS when complete.
  5. We will watch and discuss the slides #3-6 together. Use the Organizer for your thinking
  6. Here is the Organizer for Story telling ppt
  7. Watch #8-11 on your own. Choose ONE to analyze closer on your organizer.
  8. Do the reflection on slide #12.
  9. Hand in the organizer and the reflection on TEAMS.
  10. Optional: I think this song is so lovely! Watch/listen if you like a Johnny Cash sound 🙂