Monday, September 24, 2012
Juggling this and your metacognition paper should be sufficient for this week when you factor in the vocab quiz and timed write. So we'll make the Graff template write-up of this due on Monday in the same post as the questions.
Congratulations on finishing your papers! It looks like only three people ignored the multiple instructions and demonstrations and dire warnings about naming their file. Per our previous discussions, those will be counted as late.
Monday, September 17, 2012
|Wheeling in the crazy!|
Monday: Read Thinking as a Hobby and annotate in groups. Start looking at SAT Vocab Week 2 and get going on the grammar from Chapter 4 in the TLC if you haven't started it already. It takes a while (early reports are about 3 hours if you try and do it all at once). Buy your ASB card.
Tuesday: Go over Thinking as a Hobby together as a class and then introduce and explain the first paper. If you haven't already, Buy your ASB card.
Wednesday: Go over the grammar. Deal with any ongoing confusions about the essay and maybe look at an example from a previous year. Haven't you bought your ASB card yet? Do you want to lose Cabbage Patch/ASB Week?
Thursday: Writing Day in the Study Hall Lab! Focus! Focus! Focus!
Friday: SAT Vocab Quiz Week 2 and take the first step toward being the 2nd class in a row to win as juniors and then again as seniors!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
As I told 6th period when they asked, this may be done on paper or the blog. Since we'll be going over it in class, it may be better to have it on paper. Students last year preferred paper for the grammar assignments.
If you want one of those grammar shirts, you can get one here. WARNING: they are overpriced. Really? $25 for a grey t-shirt?
FYI: Word has just come out that the parent/student online access to grades will go live on Monday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
|George having a cup of tea|
Bring your TLC books tomorrow.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Oh, and read the section in the TLC book entitled When Rhetoric Goes Wrong beginning on page 26. No blog post, just read it. We'll talk about it after the timed write.
Friday, September 7, 2012
|The Classical Model|
All right, I realize that we are skipping a bit. There is a reason for that; we'll talk about those sections in class.
Have a great weekend!
PS I mentioned to at least one of the classes that I was still hoping to do the activity I normally do on the first day. As I have the "equipment" for that activity and as it would be bad for me to eat all of it all by myself, I'll try and work it in next week. :)
PPS I keep forgetting and I need to mention this before cold season. I brought in a couple of boxes of tissue, but that isn't going to last. Therefore, I will offer 10 points EC per box up to 2 boxes (so 20 points) if you would like to bring in facial tissue. (Sidebar: Kleenex sounds so much better than facial tissue, but I was trying not to be brand specific. There's nothing wrong with Puffs and other brands that I don't know the names of...in fact I kind of think knowing two name brands of facial tissue might be a bit excessive. Anyway, so we aren't wiping our noses on our sleeves this autumn and winter and spring...)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
- Summer Assignment
- Rhetorical Vocabulary Test
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
- Go to: http://mail.fifeschools.com
- login using your school username and "password" as your password
- Go through the rigamarole to change it if you never set it up last year. If you are completely new to the school, you may not have a login yet if your didn't turn in an AUP form when you registered.
- Check out your new email account. If you go into settings, you can change the theme, and labs allows you to customize your tools quite a bit. That's you school email account. Yea!
- Click create new and create a new document
- Write something profound, but not too long. No pressure.
- Name it. We'll use the following naming function:
- Per# Last First Assignment Title
- We'll call this assignment: Trial Doc
- for example: Per6 Giddings Andrew Trial Doc
- login using your FULL fifeschools email address if not already logged in
- create a blog (you'll need your cell phone, or one of someone next to you)
- email the link to your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- play with it and learn how to use it. Make it pretty if you want to. :)
Some tips regarding the blog:
Pay AttentionRead each noodleblog post in its entirety. I will do my best to give you clear instructions. Do your part by reading them.
Hit PublishWhen you publish your posts, hitting “save” only saves them. You must hit Publish for your post to make it on your blog in such a way that others can read it (or give you credit for it).
Learn how to use the sitePoke around and see what there is to see. Play with it a bit.
Make Sure You’re Up To DateGo back and make sure you've done all the assignments and all the parts of the assignments on this blog.
In the future, check this blog every day for announcements and assignments. You are responsible for doing the work posted here.
Monday, September 3, 2012
To do so, log into your Fife Schools account and from the top bar, choose More and then Blogger. Follow the prompts to set up your blog from there. It can be called whatever you want and you can play with the design to your heart's content, but remember that this is a school class blog you will use for AP English Lang this year and AP English Lit next year.
Setting your blog up early is not required. We will take time as a class to do this. Please do take some time to familiarize yourself with my blog. It has a lot of resources available for you in the links on the left and in Class Documents.
Also, please do not be alarmed or feel disoriented if my blog design changes. That will happen every so often.