November 21

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. TTTC Quiz 2
  2. Discuss controversies of war
  3. Discuss “Spin”
  4. Complete the On the Rainy River Worksheet while discussing with groups.
    1. We ran out of time in both classes, so please complete this at home.
    2. If you were absent, you’ll need to make this up and put it in the Absent / Late bin.
  5. Tyler Lockett Pledge

HW:

  1. Read the next four chapters (“The Dentist” is the last one).
  2. Finish your Rainy River WS from today.
  3. If you were absent or didn’t get a chance during class, please complete the Lockett Pledge at lockettpledge.com.  It takes 5 minutes.

 

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November 17

DUE: Final Draft (yay!)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss theme and style in O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”
  2. Add to theme on unit guide.
  3. Complete the Ch. 1 Annotation — if you missed class, come see me for a copy of the annotation.

HW:

  1. Read the next two chapters and complete the appropriate boxes on the unit guide.

November 15

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. TTTC Quiz 1
  2. Large group and class discussions of the first two chapters.  We added to our unit guides (characters, themes), and will continue this discussion next class.

HW:

  1. Final Draft of Compare and Contrast Essay — due Friday.  Bring a hard copy and submit to Turnitin.com before class  begins.

November 8

DUE: Outline (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Review opening from The Graduate
  2. Share HoL with one other person
  3. Tips for introductions (context!), transitions, and order of paragraphs.
    1. If you’re uncertain about writing lead-ins (setting up quotes), it may help to review this: Quote Setup Packet
    2. Be sure to use MLA format.  You can even use this mla.template.
  4. Work time

HW:

  1. Rough draft — typed in MLA format; two page minimum plus a Works Cited page

November 6

DUE: HoL #2 (online)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss Dustin Hoffman allegations
  2. Finish brainstorming for three prompts
  3. Thesis practice: Mufasa vs. Marlin
  4. Outline guidelines and templates
  5. Thesis work time

HW:

  1. Outline — Follow these Outline Guidelines.  Bring a printed copy of the outline next class.  You may use either of the templates:
    1. Standard: Outline Template — Standard
    2. Linear, with transitions: Outline Template — Linear
    3. Resources: The Graduate Script and Catcher — Chapter by chapter