Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Classwork 2/10

With a shortened week, make the absolute most of our time today and Friday. Thursday we will review Writing Prompt #2 and our PSAT scores

(A)uthor Section
1: re-read to see if every paragraph begins and ends with your thematic topic
2: revise sentences to connect basic biographical details with your thematic topic
3: plan a trip to the Copley Library over February vacation to bulk up your research sources

(S)tyle Section
1: transform your topic into a theme by using the sentence stems from your Research Paper Section Due Dates Handout
2: chart interesting style techniques on the (S)tyle Section handout
3: find direct quote examples from your novel

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Classwork 2/3

In looking over your Culture Vultures, the importance of research is evident. When you use Yelp, Trip Advisor, or only two-sentence summaries from Rotten Tomatoes, your response is lacking. The same will be true for the research paper. Lazy research means it will be hard to write (and hard for me to read).

(R)eader Section
-if you have not done so, you MUST mini-conference today with your printed page
-never use a word/reference UNLESS you can define it

(A)uthor Section
-be sure to only include information that can connect with your thematic topic
-direct quote phrases/words, not complete sentences
-The Color PurpleThe Catcher in the RyePride and PrejudiceFahrenheit 4511984 then you MUST get some quality articles from Bloom's Guides. There is a higher research expectation for these classic novels since there is a stronger amount and availability of sources.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Classwork 2/1

We are 2/5 of the way through our ELA 10 work, and 1/5 of the way through our Research Paper. Build on successes, and Rough Draft through mistakes!

(R)eader Section
-review your uploaded work on for Originality Report
-your goal is to have a score between 10-20%
-scores below 10% may not have enough Direct Quotes
-scores above 20% may have too many Direct Quotes
-notice "basic" and "boring" places that highlights as not original~ revise these sentences with more interesting diction and syntax
-if you did not have a printed copy checked on Friday, you MUST print a copy for Tuesday

(A)uthor Section
-identify sources for your novel
-begin basic searching (Gale biography), then look for deeper info (book length biography, interviews, or YouTube documentaries)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Classwork 1/27

Welcome to another solid day with the Chromebooks!

Be sure that your seating location facilitates quality work. Be the "master of your fate" and move away from distractions.

Tomorrow, we will have a OB ELA 10 Writing Prompt. No need to study, just be ready to read and write. It will count for 3rd Term grades.

Research Hints
1) More of you need to get the Bloom Guides from BPL. And OB might even have one or two, check with Ms. Ichord.

2) step up your research game with these two databases: JSTOR (library card required) and Gale Literature Resource Center (no card needed)

Writing Hints
1) In constructing the (R)eader section of the paper, use the outline on the back of the sheet from Monday AND this handy-dandy MEAL paragraph outline.

2) You DO NOT need an introduction or conclusion for this page.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Class Work 1/26

By the conclusion of the period, you must accomplish the following tasks:
1) identify TWO thematic topics from your novel (front side of the Guideline handout)
2) identify TWO direct quotes from critical readers that connect with your topics (Reader Section handout)

No library card?
Thanks to Mr. Marotta for this helpful link that gives you access to the Gale Virtual Reference Library and Contemporary Literary Criticism databases. *you will still need to use the BPL site/card for JSTOR (for higher level sources)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Evernote! BPL Online Research! Thesis!

Here is our first day looking at the ELA 10 Research Paper, and three tasks to accomplish:

1) Topic/Question for the Research Paper
What is the theme of the novel?

2) Evernote
   a: clip online articles
   b: take active reading notes
   c: assemble works cited page

3) BPL online research database
   a: Gale Virtual Reference Library: Novels for Students
   b: JSTOR
   c: Bloom's Guides

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Classwork 1/12

Welcome back to the 826 Writers' Room. We have three tasks today:

1) record your ROAR/Research Paper novel here

2) outline your Film Review using the back of your January calendar, focusing on the 4 imperative verbs we looked at yesterday

3) conference with Mr. Doreian about your ROAR notes

BONUS: check Aspen to see if you have a 0 or INC for the revised Culture Vulture. You must use 3rd person (newspaper style) and MLA formatting (something researched) to receive credit