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Homework 8

Thurs 2015-02-12

posted Feb 11, 2015, 7:49 PM by

  • Bring your script to practice for Speech Tournament Tomorrow

  • Bring your extra backup script if you have not already done so

  • Finish Getting Started with my Speech (in <Classwork> folder) by Monday at class time.

2015-01-20 Tues

posted Jan 19, 2015, 5:14 PM by   [ updated Jan 19, 2015, 5:15 PM ]

  • Finish the first draft of your story in time for our peer edit tomorrow (Wed.)
  • Find a piece and submit it to the class document called Speech Tournament Pieces 14-15  (shared with you) by Thursday 22 Jan.

2014-12-16 Tues

posted Dec 15, 2014, 8:26 PM by

  • Write 10 lines in your Short Story Draft that includes dialogue.

  • Use a dialogue beat. (Use your Cheat Sheet on Dialogue to help you punctuate it.)

  • Note, your short story should now be 20 lines long.

2014-12-15 Mon

posted Dec 14, 2014, 1:51 PM by   [ updated Dec 14, 2014, 1:51 PM ]

  • Finish writing 10 lines of a scene where you use characterization (STEAL) to show the reader who your protagonist is.

  • And be prepared tomorrow to begin writing dialogue between your character and another character in the story.  Who will your protagonist talk to?  About what?  Why will you include this dialogue?  (All dialogue needs a reason for being included.)

2014-12-12 Fri

posted Dec 12, 2014, 2:49 AM by

Finish your protagonist poster this weekend.  You will be presenting your poster to the class on Monday.

2014-10-17 Fri

posted Oct 17, 2014, 1:28 AM by

Work for 30 minutes on the PEE paragraph you are writing about 
How does Lowry use characterization on p.105-107 to paint Jonas as a character that the reader cares about?
In other words, what METHODS of characterization does Lowry use?   You should find some answers on your Narrative Elements handout. You will find a link to this handout at the top of the PEE Paragraphs document in your Classwork folder.

2014-09-18 Thurs

posted Sep 17, 2014, 10:29 PM by

  1. Edit and revise the paragraph on which you have received feedback.  

Make sure to check your rubric because I have changed the wording on some things.  (Changes are highlighted in yellow.)  

  1. Finish commenting on two Kidblog posts.

2014-09-16 Tuesday

posted Sep 16, 2014, 3:23 AM by

 Highlight in green the first three words of ONE of the paragraphs that Ms. K will grade.  Look at the topic sentence for that paragraph and make sure that it is the best that it can be.  Make revisions so that:

  • it  has a subject and an opinion.

  • it is specific

  • it is a complete sentence

  • it does not announce anything   

(We will be putting these topic sentences on a public document tomorrow.)

2014-09-10 Wed

posted Sep 10, 2014, 2:43 AM by

Think of, or research, a metaphor for analysis.  

What can you compare analysis to?  Something you could draw a picture of.   

Think:  “Analysis is like a…..”  OR  “Just like a…..?????.....analysis also…..”

Ex.  A paragraph is like a hamburger.  Just like the topic sentence is at the top of the paragraph, the bun is at the top of the hamburger. Just like the body sentences are in the middle, the meat is in the middle of the hamburger. Just like the concluding sentence is at the bottom of the paragraph, the bottom of the bun is at the bottom of the hamburger. ***Note this helps us to understand the placement of each part of the paragraph.

  • You metaphor for analysis might be something that can be STUDIED, TAKEN APART, or something with PARTS.

  • Think about the qualities of analysis, and then try and think of something in your everyday life that has those same qualities.
Come prepared to draw it on the board tomorrow morning!

2014-08-14 & 15

posted Aug 13, 2014, 10:44 PM by

Finish editing your 'Summer Book Review' according to the Book Review Rubric. Due Monday 18th via electronic turn-in.  (Do not print it on paper.)  This will be your first grade in English for Quarter 1.

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