Monthly Archives: October 2016
Monday 31 October- English 9
Finishing up learning about diction. Soon you will be showing what you know about this.
Setting project- All information for this project is here. This can connect to Friday #7 which is also posted in Classroom.
Monday 31 October- AP Lang
Last week we went Dumpster Diving with Lars Eighner. As a whole, what did you think of the piece? Did Eighner achieve his goal with this piece of writing? Before getting to your chosen excerpt, a quick discussion of some larger points of Eighner’s essay and a few of the questions you answered.
Next, choose one point of diction which both pieces (Bird and “Dumpster”) have in common and one point of syntax which both pieces have in common. Use the handout in Classroom to help you identify possibilities. Get up outta your chair and find someone to discuss this with for 5 minutes. Go sit down. Get up outta your chair again and find someone else to discuss this with for 5 minutes.
On your own, create a graphic showing your thinking about these pieces and their similarities of diction and syntax. The format is up to you. The requirement is that you have detailed examples and analysis of the examples. Turn in via Classroom.
This is the piece we will be working with tomorrow. If you have time, take a look at it. We will have a bit of time to read it at the beginning of class.
Friday 28 October- AP Lang
Go to Classroom and open the file titled MLP108. Take a screenshot (home key and on/off key at same time). Then open Cabinet. Choose the cloud icon to upload this image to the Cabinet app. Now we can annotate! Think about syntax when you are reading this passage. What do you notice? What might it mean? Annotate this excerpt and the other one also posted today.
Now, let’s work with the passages you chose for today’s work. Create a note page (format is up to you) that shows/explains the diction choices in your chosen passages from “Dumpster” and Bird.
You may choose to complete this on paper or in digital format.
Pick up a copy of Zeitoun. You can start reading it if you’d like.
Friday 28 October- English 9
Today we will continue working on diction, starting with the poem “Stephen Wilson”. You will need notebooks for today’s work.
Friday writing #7 is already posted; go check it out!
Bardolph is choosing his pumpkin carefully.
Thursday 27 October- AP Lang
More fun with sentences. Go to Classroom and open the handout on types of sentences. Review the highlighted ones as those will be what we focus on with this activity.
Tournament- I will draw at random a type of sentence. You will work in teams to create the best sentence. As a class, we will decide the winner.
Thursday 27 October- English 9
Pds 1&4- Finish the video of Great Expectations. Make sure your Fiction Skills essay is turned in!
Pds 2&5- Introduction to Diction. The materials are in Classroom. You will need to take notes on this. Make sure your Fiction Skills essay is turned in.
Pumpkins of Fear
A few years ago, NPR posted an interactive graphic titled “What’s Haunting America?” showing the things people were afraid of. This is pretty outdated, so I thought we should create a new one. Add what’s making you fearful by double-clicking on the image below. You don’t need to add your name. Comments will appear after I approve them.
Wednesday 26 October- AP Lang
Today we will be working with the essay “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner. This excerpt is from a longer work titled Travels with Lizbeth, which the author wrote when he was homeless. The book is written in vignettes because the author says “a homeless life has no story line.” Open the file in Classroom and read/annotate the text. Then, choose THREE of the comprehension questions. Don’t pick the easy ones; pick the ones that will hep you understand the text. Next, do numbers 1,4 and 6 of Purpose and Audience and 1-4 of Style and Structure.
For tomorrow’s class, review the chapters we have read in Bird by Bird. Find a section that reminds you of Eighner’s essay. The connection is up to you, and you will be closely examining these two texts with regard to diction and syntax. Please bring the excerpt and some notes to class on Friday.
Wednesday 26 October- English 9
Today we are in 2-203 to finish up the Fiction Skills paper. Use this editing guide to help you do your best work! This is your last opportunity to work on it. Make sure you turn it in when you are finished. I posted an optional Halloween writing in Classroom.