Finish first drafts of memoirs and check to see that you have included all the parts specified. When you finish, get started on your assigned reading for the weekend. HW: Finish the book, Warriors Don't Cry. Make sure you have a rough draft of your memoir done and with you for class Monday since we will be revising it then.
Second day of writing draft of memoir. HW: Read chapter 15 of Warriors Don't Cry.
Memoir Assignment Link
Provided structure for memoir drafts: 1. Open with a lead. Try Dialogue 2. Tell the story. Remember: Use 1st person POV, (I) This is a story about you and your experience. Don't forget setting. Use imagery: appeal to the 5 senses. Slow it down, letting the story unfold. 1 incident will keep your topic in control. 3. Reflect on what you learned from this experience. Note: Reflection and feelings/reactions can be woven into the piece as well. HW: Work on memoir some more if you got a slow start with your writing. Also, read chapter 14 in Warriors Don't Cry.
Analyzed sample student memoirs and completed chart with observations. HW: Read chapter 13 in Warriors Don't Cry and answer 8 of the 17 Questions for Memoirists.
Quiz on chapters 10 & 11 in Warriors Don't Cry. Read aloud sample memoirs from former students and analyzed. HW: Read chapter 12 in Warriors Don't Cry.
Talked about This I Believe Essays. Received a hard copy of new assignment, writing a memoir. Be thinking about a possible topic for this assignment this weekend. I will post a digital link to the assignment on Monday. A & C blocks completed 2 verb exercises in Heath grammar book. HW: Read chapter 11 in Warriors Don't Cry.
Blog about tolerance and diversity using This I Believe Essays as a starting point. The blog is in Jupiter. Essays are posted here and in Jupiter if I can make that work, otherwise just here. HW: All classes read chapter 10 in WDC. A & C submit journals Friday. See yesterday's post for checklist.
Finished speeches. Discussed what worked. DEG: Exercises in Heath grammar book pages 39-40 Ex. 1 &2 on verbs. HW: All classes read chapter 9 in Warriors Don't Cry. C block: Also finish reflection in journals. DEG: Be ready to submit journals all together in a single subject notebook. Here is the list of journal entries you should have. Make sure they are dated.
A & C: Finish speeches. D,E,G: Write reflective journal entry about your speech; what went well, what you'd do differently next time. HW: All classes: Read chapter 8 and summarize chapters 7 & 8 in journals (Full page). Note: please make sure your journal entries are all in one notebook. I will be collecting them at the end of the week to grade.
Presented speeches. Will continue presenting them tomorrow in class. HW: Read chapter 7 in Warriors Don't Cry.