Edited sample book review using Smartboard. Read "A Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. HW: Final drafts of book review due tomorrow. Please include rough draft with FCA'S and the rubric you received with the assignment. Final draft must be typed or handwritten neatly with black or blue pen. Look at previous day's posts if you are missing a description of the assignment or the rubric. You will be taking a quiz on sentence types tomorrow in class. We have spent a long time studying this, so you should be all set, but here is a review of the definitions if you still feel shaky about it. You also have notes and lots of practice exercises you can review.
Worked on FCA'S, applying them to book review drafts. HW: Finish FCA's and work on book reviews that are due Friday.
Reviewed homework and worked on rough drafts of book review. HW: Rough draft due tomorrow. A&C: Bring profiles
Sentence combining exercises from text. HW: Finish book for book reviews.
Honors: (A,C,D) Access our online subscription of the New York Times at http://eedition.nytimes.com and use and entering the following to log on:
Classroom username: 200364263 (Classroom password is the same as the username)
Go to the Sunday paper on October 13th. Scroll through table of contents to get to book review section. Read the review called "Flights of Fancy" written by Stephen King and the review called "Killing Giants" by Joe Nocera. Blog in Edmodo (200 word minimum) about what you noticed in these reviews. For example, how might you write one yourself? What would you need to include? Did you think he was being positive about the book? Would you read it based on the review? Compare the two reviews. How were they allike or different?
Non-Honors:( B,F) Read the two reviews posted here and blog about them in Edmodo with a minimum of 200 words. What did you notice? For example, how might you write one yourself? What would you need to include? Did you think he was being positive about the book? Would you read it based on the review. Compare the two reviews. How were they allike or different?
HW: Finish what you didn't get to in class and then read the book you will be using for your book review. You should have a plan for finishing these by next Monday, so divide up the pages for the remaining days you have left, and read each day!
Mini lesson on checking for focus in your profiles. Look at rubric together. Complete exercises on complex sentence in grammar book. Pg. 136-138 12, 13, & Time out for review. If finished early, read SSR book. HW: Profiles due tomorrow. Typed, double-spaced with all drafts and rubric attached. Don't forget FCA's and peer edit.
Peer edits on profiles. Make sure you have sticky note attached to profile when you submit all drafts on Wednesday. Also, reviewed FCA's again. HW: Work on profiles.
Quiz on compound sentences. Add FCA's (focus correction areas) to rough drafts of profiles. FCA#1: Sentence combining or sentence variety. Do this 4 times in the piece. FCA#2: Replace vague words with more specific ones (10X) FCA#3: In the margins, write 1 or 2 words indicating what each paragraph is about. Then, check to be sure each one contributes to your focus. If it doesn't, either get rid of it, or make it connect. Your FCA work should be highlighted in some way in your draft (ex: underlining) so I can find it easily. Please use color coding: a different color for each FCA .HW: Work on profiles. Bring a rough draft to class on Monday for peer and teacher editing. Final drafts are due next Wednesday.