1. Read "The Ways We Lie" pgs. 120-129
2. Annotate using sticky notes- have a conversation with the text. 10 annotations per 2 pages
3. Complete a SOAPSTone- MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THREE COMPLETE SENTENCES FOR EACH.
4. Be ready to discuss.
Summer Reading is due next class. Make sure to revise your SOAPSTone now that you know how to do it. I will grade that!!!
If you were absent, come to class with an Admit from the Attendance office, your annotated article, and the following questions completed. Make sure to use complete sentences. The essay MUST have a beginning, middle, and end. Also, you will need to present the lock that you created for your classmate.
In class, we presented the locks :) which came out beautiful!
We also continued working on "How to Say Nothing in 500 Words" by answering the following questions:
1.What is Robert’s thesis in this essay?
2.What are Robert’s main points? How do his examples help him explain and clarify his main points?
3.Robert’s writing style is well-suited to his student audience; he includes examples that would be familiar to many students. How would you describe his writing style? What are some of the ways he uses narration and illustration to make the process analysis easy to follow?
4.Robert’s essay was first published in 1958- before personal computers and word processing programs became ubiquitous. Write a 3 paragraph essay in which you compare the process of writing an essay on a typewriter and on a computer. Some questions to answer in your essay are: How is the process similar? How is it different? How is the equipment different? Which do you prefer? Why?
Print out Adler's How to Mark a Book
Annotate it (at least 10 annotations per page) and Create a SOAPSTONE chart for it.
Under the SoapsTone, explain Adler's claim. What does he do in the essay that led you to come to that claim? (be specific)
Be ready to discuss.
Bring a no.2 pencil and eraser
Remember to download the qr code reader.
Have your supplies ready on Mon/Tues. :)
Welcome to a year of writing! This course is all about reading and writing, so get ready for all the fun!
For next class please do the following:
1. Sign up for REMIND
2. Print out Syllabus (the last page must be completed and signed by you and your parent/guardian) and turned in to me next class.
3. Print out "How to Say Nothing in 500 Words" MUST BE annotated with marginal notes, not just highlight. Also, pick out three quotes that stand out to you and be ready to explain them and why they stood out.
4. Finish your lock and really take into account your partner and what they stand for based on your short discussion with them and your interview. If it looks like you took 5 minutes on it and didn't really spend any time on it, then you will get an F AND your partner will be disappointed :(. (EXCEPT PERIOD 6)
NOTE: Discussion is HUGE for this class and there will be participation points given throughout the semester. You must participate!
Materials will be due August 28/29
Summer Reading Assignment will be due 8/31, 9/1 (no late assignments will be accepted)
WISH LIST ITEMS (NOT REQUIRED, but it may keep us healthy):
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, one roll of paper towels, Lysol disinfecting spray, tissue
Links to tools you will need:
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows