To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield. - Ulysses

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thoughts on Thursday!

Blocks A&D: Today we started to look at our final assignment for this creative writing poetry unit - the spoken word performance! Due tomorrow is your top 10 list of Things You Know To Be True. Your draft is due Tuesday and the performance is Thursday!

Block B: Tomorrow we will be going to the music concert. Please come to class first to have attendance taken. The notes on Characterization and the Literary Analysis form are both due on Monday!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wandering Wednesday!

Blocks A&D: Phew! Done and done. Great work to push yourselves to finish those essays today! You have no homework tonight!

Block B: If you did not complete the questions for "Barbie-Q" in class - please do so for homework tonight!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tempermental Tuesday

Blocks A&D: You've had your time to complete your outline - now it will be time to show me what you know! You will have one block tomorrow to write your essay. Use your time wisely!

Block B: Good work today on the synthesis paragraphs! Looking forward to seeing how you interpret the setting of these stories. Homework tonight to complete the assisted notes for point of view.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mannerly Monday!

Blocks A&D: Today we started our journey towards literary analysis essay writing. You chose your poem last week and annotated it over the weekend. Now we are working on our outlines in class. This is an in class assignment - no parts of this go home. You will have one more block tomorrow to complete your outline and then we write our essay on Wednesday. There is no homework tonight!

Block B: Please finish the work from today's class for homework tonight, I'll be collecting:

  1. The chart exploring the narrator's treatment by those around her
  2. The questions after "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper"


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thornless Thursday!

Blocks A&D: Thank you for handing in the good copies of your free verse poems today. Your homework over the weekend is to FULLY annotate one of the Shane Koyczan poems that we watched/listened to in class. I'll be checking your thoughtful annotations on Monday!

Block B: Please finish the questions for "The Yellow Wallpaper" this weekend. We'll discuss 10 and 11 on Monday.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Willful Wednesday!

Blocks A&D: Tonight you are going to turn your draft into your good copy. The good copy should be typed or written in pen, please clearly label the poetic, figurative, and sound devices you've incorporated. You also need to hand in the peer feedback form, the reflection (that you'll complete in class) and the pink criteria sheet.

Block B: Mull over the story tonight - I know that there is a lot to digest. We'll start the real work tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Take on Tuesday!

Blocks A&D: The rough draft of your Coming of Age poem is due tomorrow for workshopping! Bring a hard copy of your poem to class to get valuable feedback from peer editors. The good copy with evidence of revision is due on Thursday.

Block B: Homework tonight is the assisted notes on Setting - just the first page of the handout from class today.

Thoughts on Thursday!

Blocks A&D: Today we started to look at our final assignment for this creative writing poetry unit - the spoken word performance! Due to...