Monday, January 5, 2015

January Assignments


January 26th - 30th


Monday
Unit: Descriptive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will incorporate figurative language, imagery, and analogy into their writing.
 State Standard(s): 12.2.1 / 12.2.2
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Entry L
2.  Descriptive Writing
--Read Billy Collins “On Turning Ten”
--Examine descriptive images, metaphors, and analogies
--Write Poems

Tuesday
Unit: Descriptive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will incorporate figurative language, imagery, and analogy into their writing.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1 / 12.2.2
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Entry M
2.  Descriptive Writing
--Revise/Edit Poem
 -Does your poem include imagery and figurative language?
 - What is the tone of the poem? Does the tone fit your purpose?
- Consider presentation – Use the font choices and page placement to add to the overall presentation.
You will include this poem in your memory book, so take some time to create a strong presentation for your poem.
--Descriptive Writing Packets and Poems - Due Wednesday
3.  Complete Revising with Style lessons 5-8

Wednesday
Unit: Descriptive and Narrative Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will write narratives that provide descriptive and reflective elements about their lives.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1 & 12.2.2
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Entry N
2.  Revising with Style Lessons 5-8
--Stamp & Review
3.  Descriptive and Narrative Writing
--Hand in Descriptive Packets and Poems
--Senior Memory Book
--Power Point Overview
--Read Example Essays
-- Download Memory Book Prewriting Chart (Complete at least five events with details - 10 points) – Due Monday


Thursday
Unit: Descriptive and Narrative Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will write narratives that provide descriptive and reflective elements about their lives.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1 & 12.2.2
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Entry O
2.  Revising with Style
--Quiz
3.  Memory Book Prewriting Chart (Complete at least five events with details - 10 points) – Due Monday

Friday
Unit: Descriptive and Narrative Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will write narratives that provide descriptive and reflective elements about their lives.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1 & 12.2.2
Activities

1.  Revising with Style Lessons 9-13 Due 2/11
2.  Memory Book Prewriting Chart (Due Monday)



January 19th - 23rd


Monday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop
Objective(s):
*To compose an effective resume with career objective, pertinent experiences, and references
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter – H
2. Resume Writing – Lesson 1.5 
--Editing (Examine Parallel Structure and Active Verbs)

Tuesday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop
Objective(s):
*To compose an effective resume with career objective, pertinent experiences, and references with parallel structure and active verbs.
*Students will reflect upon their writing goals, progress, and style
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter – I
2.  Resumes Due
3.  Reflection Paragraph
--Answer the following questions in a well-developed paragraph in your google doc openers/reflection notebook.
*Which of the six traits do you believe are most effective in your college essay and resume ? (Voice, word choice, etc.) Provide examples.
*Which of the six traits do you feel you will need to spend more time developing in your future assignments?  Why?  How will you do so?
*What part of the writing process is easiest for you?  Which part is most difficult for you?  Why do you believe these parts of the process are easy and difficult?
*Which content elements included in your essay or resume do you think most effectively sell you as a candidate?  Why?
*What have you learned about yourself both as student and as a writer?  Explain.

Wednesday
Unit: Descriptive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine methods of organization to create unified impressions with strong “so what” conclusions.
*Students will incorporate figurative language, imagery, and analogy into their writing.
 State Standard(s): 12.2.1 / 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter – J
2.  Descriptive Writing
--Read Sample Descriptive Writing
--Complete Lessons 3.3,& 3.5 Figurative Language and Imagery

Thursday
NO SCHOOL

Friday
Unit: Descriptive Writing
Objective(s):
*Students will examine methods of organization to create unified impressions with strong “so what” conclusions.
*Students will incorporate figurative language, imagery, and analogy into their writing.
 State Standard(s): 12.2.1 / 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter – K
2.  Descriptive Writing
-- Lessons 3.4 –Analogies



January 12th - 16th


Monday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop Objective(s):
*To write a college application essay that demonstrates the ability to express ideas in an engaging manner.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Letter C
2.  Review Six-Traits of Writing & Essay Components
3.  Begin Drafting Essays

Tuesday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop Objective(s):
*To write a college application essay that demonstrates the ability to express ideas in an engaging manner.
*To identify and utilize effective revision strategies
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1.  EOAOL – Letter D
--Identify 5 key tips for revision
3.  Complete Draft and begin revision process

Wednesday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop
Objective(s):
*To write a college application essay that demonstrates the ability to express ideas in an engaging manner.
*To provide constructive feedback for other writers
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter E
2.  College Essay
--Write Author’s Note
--Workshop with partner
--Edit
--Final Draft Due Thursday

Thursday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop
Objective(s):
*To compose an effective resume with career objective, pertinent experiences, and references
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter F
2. Revising with Style 1-4 Due – Overview & Stamp
3.  Resume Writing – 1.5 (page 24)
--Assign Draft

Friday
Unit:
Objective(s):
State Standard(s):  12.2.1/ 12.2.2
Activities
1. EOAOL – Letter G
2. Revising with Style 1-4  Check & Quiz
--Assign 5-8 (Due 1/28)
3.  Work on Resume



January 5th - 9th


Tuesday
Unit: Introduction
Objective(s):
*Students will review class content and create an advice slide for graduating seniors.
State Standard(s): 12.2.1
Activities
1.  Handout Syllabus and Books
--Discuss Class Content
2.  Review Grammar and Style Handbook Content
3.  Jimmy V Advice Speech
4.  Complete Senior Advice Slide (Drop box by Thursday)

Wednesday
Unit: Introduction
Objective(s):
*To examine the importance of writing in school and in the workplace.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1
Activities
1.  Tell your story, change history video clip
2.  Discuss - Why we write . . .
3.  Openers/Reflection Notebook --Create Google Doc and share 5 goals for the class.  Why will you write?
4.  Discuss Revising with Style Assignments
-- Assign Lessons 1-4 Due 1/15.

Thursday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop Objective(s):
*To generate ideas for a topic
State Standard(s): 12.2.1a, 12.2.1.b
Activities
1.  View Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life samples
2.  Openers Notebook – Write Entry for A
3.  Unit One – The Writer’s Process and Personal Writing
-- Read 1.1/2.2 – Writing as Self-Discovery 
--Create an inspiration chart about you
4.  Assign – Bring four items to class on Friday that represent a hero, hobby, goal, and lesson learned

Friday
Unit: Personal Writing and the Writer’s Workshop Objective(s):
*To write a college application essay that demonstrates the ability to express ideas in an engaging manner.
*To generated ideas for personal writing and then focus in on an engaging topic
State Standard(s): 12.2.1.a, 12.2.1.b, 12.2.1.c, 12.3.1.a
Activities
1.  Encyclopedia of Ordinary Life – Letter B
2.  Writing a College Essay – 1.4 page 20
--Read Sample Essay
3.  Share four items
4.  Assign Essay – Topic and Prewriting