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  • Happy…Tuesday… Turn in syllabus * Supplies DUE TOMORROW *Tomorrow: MEET IN CLASSROOM bring BBB Follow these instructions:  Computer  I Drive  Buffa  Autobio CFA ◦ Follow directions to take “Autobio Incident CFA” – do your best  ◦ * For Question 12* Download file, right click on page and hit “rotate clockwise.”  After Test: ◦ Letter to Mrs. Zig! – Due tomorrow ◦ Letter must include:  Date  Greeting  One paragraph introducing yourself with info about you 4-6 sentences  One paragraph discussion your reading and writing skills (strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, etc.) 4-6 sentencews  One paragraph discussing your future. What are your post high school and career goals? What are your dreams and hopes for the future? 4-6 sentences  A closing  A space to sign your name before you type your name ◦ Print and sign letter, then work on other homework quietly
  • Happy Monday!  Turn in syllabus  Turn in “3 Things” Notecard  Binder Check Follow these instructions:  Computer  I Drive  Buffa  CAII Quia Instructions  Take “Autobio Incident CFA” – do your best   After Test: ◦ Finish “Letter to Miss Buffa” DUE TOMORROW! ◦ Work on other homework quietly
  • Your first writing assignment  Write me a letter about: (1 paragraph – 4-6 sentences – on each of the following) 1. Explain who you are to me. What kind of a person are you? What do you like or not like? What sort of “footprint” or impact do you want to leave behind after you leave high school? 2. What path (college? vocational?) are you headed on and how prepared or unprepared are you? Do you know what you want to do when you “grow up?” 3. Who do you think you will be in three years? Where do you think you’ll be? What do you hope to achieve between now and then? Use letter format (today’s date, Dear Miss Buffa, a thoughtful letter, and a closing including Sincerely, and your name) View slide
  • Happy Monday! Please have out the following: • Big blue book • Signed syllabus – turn in • 3 Things Notecard – turn in • Something to write with • Notebook and/or paper TODAY: • Turn in “3 Things” Notecard • Intro Autobiography Unit • Is it an autobiography? • “Fish Cheeks” by Aunt Amy Tan View slide
  • Autobiographical Writing What is narrative writing?
  • RECALL or PREDICT 1. What is the definition and/or characteristics of an “autobiography?” 2. What is the definition and/or characteristics of a “narrative?” 3. What is the definition and/or characteristics of a “memoir?”
  • Characteristics of a narrative 1. A true (non-fiction) account from one narrator, written in first-person P.O.V.
  • Characteristics of a narrative 2. Must be in-depth look at ONE specific incident or a series of related incidents.
  • Characteristics of a narrative 3. IT IS WRITTEN IN PAST TENSE. The piece is always reflective – looking back to the past and recounting SPECIFIC DETAILS of what happened.
  • Characteristics of a narrative 4. THEME. A new understanding or insight is gained; a lesson is learned, re- learned, or reinforced.
  • Characteristics of a narrative 5. Conversational voice…the reader of the memoir feels spoken to.
  • Characteristics of a narrative 6. Includes an appropriate establishment of tone (attitude of the author)
  • Voice and Tone Voice = PERSONALITY STYLE TONE = ATTITUDE …is a writer’s unique use of language that allows a reader to “hear” a human personality in his/her writing.  Sentence structure  Diction (word choice)  Imagery  Use of characters and dialogue …is the attitude a writer takes toward a subject. Details that help to create a tone that might be:  Playful  Serious  Bitter  Angry Tone reflects the feeling of the AUTHOR. While identifying tone, think of an ADJECTIVE describing an EMOTION.
  • Make a T-Chart: Is the following a memoir? Reasons it could be: Reasons it can’t be:  List at least 2-3  List at least 2-3
  • “Radioactive” Imagine Dragon I'm waking up to ash and dust I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust I'm breathing in the chemicals I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus This is it, the apocalypse Whoa I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones Enough to make my systems blow Welcome to the new age, to the new age Welcome to the new age, to the new age Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive I raise my flags, don my clothes It's a revolution, I suppose We're painted red to fit right in Whoa I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus This is it, the apocalypse Whoa All systems go, sun hasn't died Deep in my bones, straight from inside
  • “Mean” Taylor Swift You, with your words like knives And swords and weapons that you use against me You have knocked me off my feet again Got me feeling like I'm nothing You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard Calling me out when I'm wounded You picking on the weaker man You can take me down with just one single blow But you don't know, what you don't know... Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city And all you're ever gonna be is mean Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me And all you're ever gonna be is mean Why you gotta be so mean? You, with your switching sides And your wildfire lies and your humiliation You have pointed out my flaws again As if I don't already see them I walk with my head down Trying to block you out 'cause I'll never impress you I just wanna feel okay again I bet you got pushed around Somebody made you cold But the cycle ends right now 'Cause you can't lead me down that road And you don't know, what you don't know... Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city And all you're ever gonna be is mean Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me And all you're ever gonna be is mean Why you gotta be so mean? And I can see you years from now in a bar Talking over a football game With that same big loud opinion But nobody's listening Washed up and ranting about the same old bitte things Drunk and grumbling on about how I can't sing But all you are is mean
  • Journal #1 (on separate sheet, to be turned in please )  Briefly describe your family at home. Who lives there, how/why are they important to you?  What is something about your family you are proud of? Explain.  What is something about your family that may sometimes cause you embarrassment? Explain.
  • “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan pg 184 1. Point of View: 2. Specific Incident: 3. Is it reflective? (explain how we know): 4. Theme: 1. Remember, themes cannot be cliché or have character names in them! 5. Describe the narrator’s voice (use examples from the text): 6. Describe the narrator’s tone (use examples from the text):
  • It’s…Tuesday… Please have out the following: • Big blue book • “Fish Cheeks” Homework from last night • Something to write with • Notebook and/or paper TODAY: • Recap Narrative Characteristics • “Fish Cheeks” by Aunt Amy Tan • “Getting a Job” by Aunt Maya Angelou due tomorrow • Your own song analysis…due Wednesday
  • Recap: Narrative  What are the six characteristics of a narrative?
  • Is it a narrative?  Is usually written in first-person POV and is non-fiction.  Must be in-depth look at ONE specific incident.  The piece is always written in past tense and reflective –looking back to the past and recounting SPECIFIC DETAILS of what happened.  THEME. A new understanding or insight is gained; a lesson is learned, re-learned, or reinforced.  Has clear, conversational voice.  Has an appropriate establishment of tone.
  • “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan pg 184 1. Point of View: 2. Specific Incident: 3. Is it reflective? (explain how we know): 4. Theme: 1. Remember, themes cannot be cliché or have character names in them! 5. Describe the narrator’s voice (use examples from the text): 6. Describe the narrator’s tone (use examples from the text):
  • Journal #1 Reflect on a time where you felt like you were treated unfairly.  Explain the incident. What happened? Who treated you unfairly? Why?  What was your attitude and reaction to this mistreatment? Describe the way it made you feel in detail.  How did you resolve this conflict? Would you have done it differently if you could do it over again?
  • “Getting a Job” by Aunt Maya pg 411 1. Point of View: 2. Specific Incident: 3. Is it reflective? (explain how we know): 4. Theme: 1. Remember, themes cannot be cliché or have character names in them! 5. Describe the narrator’s voice (use examples from the text): 6. Describe the narrator’s tone (use examples from the text):
  • Is it a narrative? Homework  Find an appropriate (for school…must have appropriate language and content please!) story, song lyrics, or a poem to evaluate the characteristics of a narrative.  Print out the story, lyrics, or poem (I must have this, so I can understand your evaluation!)  On your given sheet of paper, fill in the T- Chart (like we did Monday) explaining why it could or could not be a narrative.  BE SPECIFIC and use examples from the story, song, or poem on your t-chart.  Due Thursday at the beginning of the hour 
  • Happy Thursday  Please have out the following:  Homework from last night: choose your own song/story/poem for narrative characteristic analysis  Big Blue Book  Something to write with  Paper   TONIGHT: Study characteristics of a narrative! Be able to define and give examples of each!
  • Journal #2 Think about your personal experiences with love and relationships.  Define what love is in your own words. Do you think your definition of love is the same or similar to others’? Why or why not?  When you think about past relationships you have been in, or ones your friends have been in, what tone or attitude comes to mind?  According to your experiences and those you know around you, how do you think a healthy relationship works? What are the qualities essential for a relationship to work out?
  • Defining “Love” Think about your personal experiences with love and relationships.  Use your scissors and construction paper to make a heart.  On the front: Define what love is in your own words. Use a marker so it can be read!  On the back: Write your name.  On the back: Respond to this: Do you think your definition of love is the same or similar to others’? Why or why not?
  •  Narrator: How do we know?  Specific Incident:  Reflective: How do we know?  Theme:  Voice:  Tone: “From Love and Marriage” by Uncle Bill Cosby pg 357
  • Tonight’s Homework!  Finish “From Love and Marriage” and fill out the characteristic chart for the story.  STUDY the characteristics (and their definitions of a narrative!  Is written in first-person POV.  Has 1st person pronouns (I, me, my, we, us, etc.)  Must be in-depth look at ONE specific incident. Is about ONE incident or a series of related incidents.  The piece is always written in past tense and reflective.. Past tense verbs will be present, or the narrating is reflecting.  THEME. A new understanding or insight is gained; a lesson is learned, re-learned, or reinforced. Life lesson. Universal statement. Not cliché.  Has clear, conversational voice. Voice is the personality of the writer. It is expressed as a characteristic trait.  Has an appropriate establishment of tone. Tone is the attitude of the author. It is expressed as an adjective and emotion.
  • Happy FRIDAY! Please have out the following:  Big Blue Book (for later, not on desk)  Something to write with  (you will need one sheet of paper for later)  Homework from last night on “Love and Marriage”  EVERYTHING else cleared off of your desk  
  •  Narrator: How do we know?  Specific Incident:  Reflective: How do we know?  Theme:  Voice:  Tone: “From Love and Marriage” by Uncle Bill Cosby pg 357
  • QUIZ: Narrative Characteristics
  • Letter to a Teacher due Monday! Must have the following:  Date  Salutation w/proper punctuation  Well, thought-out paragraphs about a) reintroducing yourself, what you’re doing now, what subject, class and year they taught you. What you remember from your time with them. b) how the teacher impacted you positively…BE SPECIFIC. Explain specific incidents where he/she went out of his/her way to help you. Include information from your brainstorm sheet! c) a thank you to the teacher for his/her positive influence on your life and why you’ll always remember/be grateful for this teacher.  Closing w/proper punctuation  Your actual signature (in pen)
  • Sample Letter Format August 23, 2013 Dear Mr. Name, First paragraph – reintroducing yourself Second paragraph – specific reasons why he/she impacted you so much. Third paragraph – final thank you. Sincerely, Signature Printed First and Last Name *TRY TO MAKE THE LETTER AT LEAST ONE PAGE HAND-WRITTEN. REMEMBER TO BE SPECIFIC AND ELABORATE ON YOUR THANK YOU!
  • Addressing your Envelope Upper Left-hand corner write (neatly!): Your Name (first and last) Liberty North High School 1000 NE 104th St. Liberty, MO 64068 In the middle of the envelope, write (neatly): Mr./Mrs. First Name Last Name School they currently teach at and/or address
  • You don’t have to write this down, but you do need to make sure you know this… “The Teacher Who Changed My Life” pg. 484  Narrator:  Specific Incident:  Reflective? How do we know?:  Voice:  Tone:  Theme:
  • Happy Monday! Please have out the following:  Letter to a teacher – turn in now please  Something to write with  ½ sheet of paper   YOU WILL NEED YOUR BIG BLUE BOOK, BUT PLEASE SET IT ON THE FLOOR UNTIL OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED TO DO SO 
  • “The Teacher Who Changed My Life” pg. 484  Narrator:  Specific Incident:  Reflective? How do we know?:  Voice:  Tone:  Theme:  You cannot use your book, so you will not need quotes, but you do need SPECIFIC DETAILS from the story to support each characteristic 
  • ANALYZING THE 6 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN AUTOBIO… As a group, you will recap the autobiography stories we read in class. As you are looking back at these stories, decide as a group your favorite portrayal of each characteristic and why that author did it well or not-as-well as others. Remember to:  BE SPECIFIC  USE CORRECT PUNCTUATION  REFER TO YOUR NOTES  RESPECT TIME…PRESENTATIONS DUE TOMORROW.
  • The Good and The Bad Stories to choose from:  “Fish Cheeks” (Tan 184)  “Getting a Job” (Angelou 412)  “From Love and Marriage” (Cosby 357)  “The Teacher That Changed My Life” (Gage 484) Characteristics to Analyze: make sure you are using ample evidence (via quotes AND examples) to prove your opinion! 1. Use of First Person 2. Use of Specific Incident 3. Use of Reflection Techniques 4. Use of Voice 5. Use of Tone 6. Overall Theme
  • 1st Hour Groups 1. Joe, Matt, Emma, Emily 2. Lauren, Ian, Celeste, Madi 3. Cailey, Shane, Baileigh, Brooklyn 4. Mattea, Kammi, Allie D., Payton 5. Alynah, Lily, Maggie, Ali G. 6. Britney, Alyssa, Kelsey, Lindsey
  • 3rd Hour Groups 1. Chris, Nathan, Colton, Nic 2. Brook, Sarah Y, Danielle, Sage, Stevie 3. SP, Taylor, Caleb, Jacob 4. Christa, Rachel, Claire, Ashlyn 5. Hannah, Abby, Annie, Maddy 6. Kala, Lily, Kaylee, Kenzie, Grace 7. Devon, Alex, Dillon, Brett
  • It’s…Tuesday… Please have out the following:  Big blue book (TODAY IS THE LAST DAY YOU NEED YOUR BIG BLUE BOOK FOR AWHILE )  Something to write with  Presentation materials from yesterday (be ready to present!)
  • For Your Presentation SPEAKING:  Presentation must be organized. ALL members must have a speaking part. Speak clearly, make eye contact (don’t just read from your sheet). LISTENING:  Audience member is practicing ACTIVE LISTENING: not on phone or working on other homework, not making disruptions, taking notes as others present. ANALYSIS: SPECIFIC comparisons, contrasts, and analysis of characteristics are made. Several works are quoted and cited, connections and contrasts are made. Be prepared to turn in your presentation sheet immediately after your presentation 
  • PURPOSE What was the purpose of this group work and presentation?  Revisit the 6 characteristics  Evaluate the 6 characteristics: yes, they are all there, but how well are they portrayed  Recognize the 6 characteristics in your own writing, and figure out how to better the use of the characteristics YOU use!  Soon, we will be writing our own autobio papers, and we want to write them WELL.  YOU WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE 6 CHARACTERISTICS 
  • AUTOBIO PROJECT Now that you have read what I wanted you to read, you get to pick an autobiography of your choice! As you read your memoir of your choice, you will do the following:  Read a memoir novel of your choice  Keep a detailed journal about the memoir over the following: ◦ Narration and Dialogue ◦ Reflection over a specific incident ◦ Voice ◦ Tone ◦ Theme  Present your memoir analysis to the class
  • Schedule  Wednesday, 8/28: Meet in LMC. Book Pass. Practice writing memoirs.  Thursday, 8/29: Meet in LMC. Check out Book. Begin Reading. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BOOK BY THURSDAY   Friday, 8/30: Meet in Classroom. Discuss project in detail. Continue reading and begin Journal #1.  Tuesday, 9/3: Meet in Classroom. Notes on Dialogue. HW: Journal #2.  Wednesday, 9/4: Meet in LMC. Practice with Dialogue. HW: Journal #3.  Thursday, 9/5: Meet in LMC. Do you know Dialogue? Introduce Paper and begin brainstorming. HW: Journal #4.  Friday, 9/6: Meet in LMC. Continue Rough Draft. HW: Journal #5.  Monday, 9/9: Meet in classroom. RD of Autobio Essay is Due. HW: Finalize Presentation.  Tuesday, 9/10: Meet in classroom: ALL PRESENTATIONS DUE. HW: Finalize Rough Draft.  Wednesday, 9/11: Meet in classroom: continue presentations. HW: Finalize Rough Draft.  Thursday, 9/12: Meet in classroom: continue/finish presentations. HW: Finalize Rough Draft.  Friday, 9/13: Meet in classroom. Finalized Rough Draft Due. Turnitin.com. Last day to work on paper.  Monday, 9/14: Paper due at 8:00 AM.
  • Revise: Letter to a Teacher Review your “Letter to a Teacher”  Look through Ms. Zig’s edits.  Rewrite NEATLY, changing what Ms. Zig corrected.  Re-turn in to Ms. Zig with corrections and envelopes. ◦ Left Hand Corner: Your first and last name, then your address or the school’s address underneath ◦ Middle of Page: Mr. First and Last Name, then their address or school underneath.  FINAL DUE: FRIDAY, 8/30. Please turn in with envelope AND Rough Draft   MAKE SURE TO GET ADDRESS by then!
  • Happy FRIDAY! Please have out the following:  Your autobio novel  Something to write with  The autobio schedule (given to you Tuesday)  Notebook and/or sheets of paper  Letter to a teacher – Please turn in now ◦ Envelope ◦ Rough Draft ◦ Final Draft
  • Autobio Memoir Journals Purpose:  To help you keep track of the characteristics you read and the quotes you come across as you are reading. Format:  You have 5 Journals to write. You can write them in any order, but you must have the following for each journal: ◦ The Date ◦ A label with its # and its content (Theme, Voice, etc.) ◦ AT LEAST THREE QUOTES for each journal entry, correctly cited with page number. ◦ ½ a page written analysis over the characteristic it falls under. ◦ YOU WILL TURN THESE IN WITH YOUR PRESENTATION  Presentation: due Tuesday, 9/10  Intro with brief synopsis of the author and novel  Overview of each of the 6 characteristics WITH quotes (an overview of what you wrote for each journal entry)  Some kind of prop or visual
  • Practice Writing the Characteristics of a Memoir Label your sheet #1:  Free-write about your greatest success or biggest achievement. ◦ Focus on one incident, and describe it in detail. ◦ Tell the details from your personal reflection and Point of View. ◦ What did you learn from this experience? ◦ Choose one you feel comfortable sharing with someone else. ◦ 
  • Practice Writing the Characteristics of a Memoir Read your partner’s #1. Evaluate:  Point of View: ◦ Circle 10pronouns used. Star if written in 1st person: “I,” “me,” “my,” “us,” “we,” etc.  Focusing on ONE incident: ◦ At the bottom of the page, write a one sentence summary of what the author is writing about. Put a happy face if it focuses on one incident. Put a sad face if it is not focused, and explain why.  Reflection: ◦ Underline 20 verbs. Put stars next to the verbs in past tense. Circle any that are not and need to be.  Voice: ◦ At the top of the paper, write “PERSONALITY” and list 3 personality traits you “got” from reading the paper.  Tone: ◦ On the left hand side of the margin on the paper, write “ATTITUDE = EMOTION + ADJECTIVE.” Then, write any attitude you felt from the author. Is one consistent throughout? Does the tone change? Explain underneath your “tone equation.”  THEME: ◦ Highlight or circle ANY evidence from the paper that portrays THEME. Then, at the end of the paper, write what YOU BELIEVE the lesson learned is.
  • Have a good, EXTRA-DAY weekend Over the weekend…  Read your novel  Begin journal writing. ◦ The Date ◦ A label with its # and its content (Theme, Voice, etc.) ◦ AT LEAST THREE QUOTES for each journal entry, correctly cited with page number. ◦ ½ a page written analysis over the characteristic it falls under. ◦ YOU WILL TURN THESE IN WITH YOUR PRESENTATION   REMEMBER…ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE DUE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.
  • “A Life Lesson”  Narrator:  Specific Incident:  Reflective? How do we know?”:  Theme:  Voice:  Tone:
  • THEME Checklist Theme:  a life lesson or moral of the story.  should be stated in a complete sentence.  should not be cliché.  should not have any character names in it.  should be a lesson YOU learned, but also more general so it comments on a universal message about human nature.
  • MLA Paper Format Student Name Teacher Name Class Name Due Date Joe Schmo Ms. Zicarelli Advanced Communication Arts II 20 September 2012 • Upper Left Hand Corner of the Paper • NOT a header
  • Paper Format  After MLA format, enter once.  Type your Titled, Centered  Enter once for paper  All papers should be double spaced, 11-12 pt font, Times New Roman, Arial, and Calibri are only acceptable fonts  Insert Last name and Page Number on the upper right hand corner of every page. ◦ Insert. Header. Page #. Type last name before page number. ◦ Example  Zicarelli1
  • Example Schmo 1 Joe Schmo Mrs. Zicarelli Advanced Communication Arts II 20 Septemeber 2012 Title of My Paper The first paragraph of my paper starts here; it is wonderful and double-spaced and is going to get an “A” for sure! Ms. Zig is going to love it and think I’m smart!
  • And now…  Now that you have your paper set up…being your rough draft!  Use your time wisely…the rough draft is due Wednesday!  You MAY listen to music as your work (quietly) BUT you must be working!  YOU CANNOT check email or play games. RESPECT TIME and work on your paper!  
  • Happy Thursday!   Please have out your completed Brainstorm Sheet from Friday.  Please clear your work area of everything else.  REMEMBER: Respect property: do not have any food or drink by the computers per LMC rules!
  • TODAY: 9/6  SRI Test ◦ Go to the icon that says “Computer” on your desktop ◦ Double click on the “I” Drive ◦ Find the folder that says “Buffa” ◦ Open up “SRI Test Instructions 2012” Document ◦ Read and follow instructions  After SRI Test ◦ REMAIN QUIET!!! Others are testing! ◦ Review Rubric/Requirements ◦ Continue typing rough draft (due TOMORROW AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HOUR) ◦ If done early, have a partner SILENTLY look over your rough draft to edit for errors. Make this rough draft AS PERFECT as possible.  Due tomorrow: ◦ COMPLETE rough draft, stapled together, with 2 peer edits due AT THE END OF THE HOUR.  Meet on left side of LMC tomorrow
  • Today – 9/6  Review Rubric/Requirements  Continue typing rough draft (due TOMORROW AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HOUR)  If done early, have a partner quietly look over your rough draft to edit for errors. Make this rough draft AS PERFECT as possible. RESPECT TIME: What you don’t get done before tomorrow will be HOMEWORK. Tomorrow: Meet on the right side of the LMC. We will NOT have computers tomorrow, so please print out BEFORE class or COME EARLY to print your paper. It is due at the beginning of the hour.
  • TODAY: 9/7  Autobio Project  IF you have not taken…the SRI Test ◦ Go to the icon that says “Computer” on your desktop ◦ Double click on the “I” Drive ◦ Find the folder that says “Buffa” ◦ Open up “SRI Test Instructions 2012” Document ◦ Read and follow instructions  After SRI Test ◦ REMAIN QUIET!!! Others are testing! ◦ Continue typing rough draft (due AT THE END OF THE HOUR) ◦ Have at least two people peer edit your paper. Have them make edits and sign the bottom of the paper. ◦ Make any changes and submit to me a CLEAN rough draft.  Due when the bell rings: ◦ COMPLETE rough draft, stapled together, with 5 peer edits due AT THE END OF THE HOUR (20 points)  Meet on right side of the LMC on Monday
  • Autobio Project! Monday:  Meet in LMC. Book Pass. Tuesday:  Meet in LMC. Check out book. Journal #1. Wednesday:  Journal #1 due (turn in later). Read and write Journal #2. Thursday:  Discuss Presentation. Read and Write Journal #3. Conference w/ Ms. Zig over Rough Draft. Friday:  Read and Write Journal #4. Conference w/ Ms. Zig over Rough Draft. HOMEWORK OVER WEEKEND:  Finish book and all journals.  Finalize/prepare for Presentation.  ALL JOURNALS AND PRESENTATIONS DUE MONDAY.
  • Happy Thursday! Please have out the following:  Something to write with  A sheet of paper  Journals #1 and #2  Your autobio book Today:  Conference with Ms. Zig about paper  Discuss Presentation and Rubric  Read  Journal #3  PROJECT DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HOUR, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Happy Friday! Please have out the following:  Something to write with  A sheet of paper  Journals #1, #2, and #3  Your autobio book Today:  Thank you to Mrs. King and Mrs. Kellermeyer  Conference with Ms. Zig about paper  Read  Journal #4  PROJECT DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HOUR, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Happy Presentation Day! Please have out the following:  Rubric with Journals stapled to back  Something to write with and the rest of your DESKS CLEARED  Today:  Listening Points*IF YOU ARE ABSENT, YOU WILL STILL BE EXPECTED TO FILL OUT YOUR SHEET. PLEASE GET NOTES FROM SOMEONE IN CLASS!*  Presentations!!! Tonight:  HOMEWORK: work on paper. Please bring a revised, clean version to class on Friday (meet in LMC).  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ELECTRONIC COPY FOR FRIDAY (email it, bring a flash drive, etc.).
  • Rubric  Speaking and Listening Points ◦ 5 4 3 2 1 Active Listening Skills: Listener took notes, paid attention, and did not serve as a distraction during others’ presentations ◦ *IF YOU ARE ABSENT, YOU WILL STILL BE EXPECTED TO FILL OUT YOUR SHEET. PLEASE GET NOTES FROM SOMEONE IN CLASS!* ◦ 5 4 3 2 1 Speaking Skills and Preparation: Presenter was prepared by being organized and spoke audibly and clearly for the audience to hear. Eye contact was made!
  • Happy Friday! Please have out the following:  Something to write with  A clean, revised version of your paper! Today:  Turnitin.com  Rubric and Rough Draft “talk”  Peer Edit Paper MONDAY: MEET IN LMC. FINAL PAPER DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HOUR.
  • Turnitin.com  You will receive a zero if your paper is not submitted to turnitin.com.  5th Hour ◦ CLASS ID: 5570930 ◦ Password: 5eagles LOGIN INFO: WRITE THIS DOWN SO YOU DON’T FORGET IT! ◦ User name: email@student.liberty.k12.mo.us ◦ Password: first initial, middle initial, last initial, lunch code (for some, it is 1 and then the lunch code) ◦ Autobio Essay– submit.
  • Decoding Ms. Zig’s Advice Intro and Engaging the Reader  Title  First Line Voice and Tone  SHOW not TELL Conclusion and Theme  Abrupt Endings Formatting and Formal Writing  Numbers under Ten, spell out  THINGS should not appear in your paper, ever.  All right is two words (I promise, it is).  Dialogue (REVIEW YOUR NOTES!)
  • Happy Monday! Please have out the following:  Something to write with  Rubric  Rough Drafted (graded by Ms. Zig) You have 5 minutes…  Resubmit final draft to turnitin.com  Turn in paper, stapled together, in this order: ◦ Rubric on top ◦ Clean, final draft ◦ Graded by Ms. Zig rough draft
  • Today’s Tasks (TOMORROW: Meet in Classroom) 1. Narrative POST CFA – due at the end of the hour 1. Do your best. THIS COUNTS!  Computer  I Drive - Buffa  Autobio CFA ◦ Follow directions to take “Autobio Incident CFA” – do your best  ◦ * For Question 12* Download file, right click on page and hit “rotate clockwise.” 2. Science Fiction PRE CFA – due at the end of the hour 1. Do your best. I want to know what you know!  Computer  I Drive - Buffa  Sci Fi CFA ◦ Follow directions to take “Sci Fi CFA” – do your best  3. Explore Science Fiction – due tomorrow 1. Research author Ray Bradbury. Find at least 5 interesting facts about him and cite where you got your info from on the front of your notecard. 2. Research Science Fiction as a genre of literature in general. Find at least 5 interesting facts about Sci-Fi in literature and cite where you got them on the back of your notecard.
  • Peer Edit Round Robin Editor #1  Write your name. Read the Essay.  Evaluate THEME. After reading the essay, write what you think the theme is at the bottom of the first page. If the theme is unclear, write “theme is unclear.” DONE EARLY? Go back through essay for…  Dialogue errors  Grammar/punctuation errors  Any suggestions on improving paper
  • Peer Edit Round Robin Editor #2  Write your name. Read the Essay.  Evaluate VOICE (personality). On the last page, write “Voice” and list qualities about the person you get from reading the story. If you feel like more voice should be used, write it.  Evaluate TONE (attitude). On the last page, write “Tone” and list any adjectives of emotions you believe the author feels as you read the essay. If you feel unsure about the tone, or that more should be used, write it. DONE EARLY? Go back through essay for…  Dialogue errors  Grammar/punctuation errors  Any suggestions on improving paper
  • Once you get your paper back…  Read through your peer comments.  Ask them or me questions about how to fix your paper.  Fix any errors.  Read through your essay over and over again until you think it is PERFECT.  On one side of your rubric, grade yourself HONESTLY.  Make any final corrections.  FINAL DUE MONDAY!