Thursday, January 29, 2015

February Assignments



February 23rd - 27th


Monday
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.   Opener – In the past which conventions errors have cause you the most trouble?  Consider specific spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and usage errors. List five items.  Use the handouts in your folder for reminders.
2.  Read the article :
--Identify 5 key tips for editing and proofreading (Record in your  openers/reflections notebook.)
3. Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation

Tuesday
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.  Opener – Reflect on your memory book progress.  What do you have done?  What do you need to do?  Which of the six traits of writing are your strengths?  Which need to be better developed?
2.  Discuss Editing Tips
--Examine chapters for consistent verb tense and consistent point of view
--Read aloud for awkward sentence structure and passive voice
3. Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation

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.  Opener – Each chapter needs to conclude with an explanation of the event's significance and a universal application for the reader.  Which chapter has your favorite “so what” ending?  Explain.
2.  Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation
--Editing – Use the handouts in your folder (Yellow pages 10-13) to check the spelling of commonly confused words.  Pay particular attention to possessive pronouns versus contractions.

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.  Opener – What is the tone of your overall book?  Do you have a design theme?  If so what is it?  What do you like the most about your book?  What do you still want to change?
2.  Revising with Style --Review
3. Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation
--Editing – Use the handouts in your folder (Yellow pages 14-17) to check the capitalization and punctuation in your memory book. Pay particular attention to capitalizing I and using apostrophes correctly.

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 14-17
-- Turn in Packets
--Quiz
2.  Finalize Memory Books (Due Monday)
*Reminder – Be sure to edit prior to printing and make sure you have followed the length and structure guidelines. This is a big project.  Do your best to only print once and make every printed page count.


February 16th - 20th


Monday
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 Y
2.  Revising with Style
--Complete Lesson Overview
-- Assign 14-17 (Due 2/27)

Tuesday
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 Z
2. Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation
--Books Due March 2nd

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
*Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation

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
*Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation

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
* Memory Book  - Creative Pages/Additional Chapters/Editing/Final Presentation
--Books Due March 2nd







February 9th - 13th


Monday
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 U
2. Memory Book Chapter Three - Draft

Tuesday
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 V
2. Memory Book Chapter Three (Revision)
-- Dynamic Verbs Activity

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 W
2. Revising with Style – Stamp and Review
3. Memory Book Chapter Four - Draft

Thursday
NO SCHOOL

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.  EOAOL – Entry X
2.  Memory Book Chapter Four (Revision)
-- Examining Tone Activity
3. Revising with Style
-- Check and Quiz






February 2nd - 6th


Monday
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 P
2.  Revising with Style
--Overview of sentence structure
--Assign lessons 9-13 Due 2/11

Tuesday
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 Q
3. Memory Book Chapter One - Draft

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 R
2.  Memory Book
--Examine Introductions and Conclusions (Revision)
--Submit chapter one with three possible leads and conclusions

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 S
2. Memory Book Chapter Two - Draft

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.  EOAOL – Entry T
2.  Memory Book
-- Explode a Moment Revision Activity (Revision)
--Submit chapter two with one exploded moment.

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