Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4/13 Classwork (edits, end of term)

Welcome
It's official. End of Term 3. Plan accordingly

End of Term
1) DEADLINE- April 25
2) Culture Vulture proposal- April 13
3) Printed film memoir/review for classwork- April 14
4) Writing Prompt #3- April 15

*Turnitin.com Note* to receive credit for LATE submissions, you must print out your "Portfolio Page" and highlight the work you have completed LATE

Film Review/Memoir Edits
1) review past publishing projects for story title & first line ideas
2) incorporate comments from editing sheets and 826 tutors
5) Submit film memoir OR film review to Google Drive by April 15. Add the folder to your drive, then move the file

Friday, April 8, 2016

4/8 Classwork (upload memoir, culture vulture

Welcome
Such amazing conversations on finding the "beauty and truth" in your film memoirs, and let us have many more of them today!
*Special Note: our memoirs have unpacked some very raw and painful emotions. If you are struggling with the stuff of your memoir, please speak with me, your parents, your councilor, someone.

Film Memoir
1) continue to look back at our Film Memoir exemplars (stories A-H) for ways of incorporating movies into a passage that shares something about your life

2) read through past ELA 10 book projects for how to write a solid story title, opening sentence, finding resolution at the end without a closing "moral"

3) upload to Turnitin.com. That originality % should be under 3%, unless you wrote basic sentences or plagiarized

Culture Vulture
1) you already know, or if you have forgotten...

Two Culture Vulture exemplars!


 #1 


 #2 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

4/6 Classwork (flesh out film memoirs)

Welcome
Today, you are either deep into your film memoir with a clear idea of how a film reveals who you are OR you have no idea what you are writing about. Time to get to work.

Film Memoir
-If you have a strong start, check with Mr. Doreian on the direction of your memoir.

-If you have not started writing, chart out ideas using the 17 film categories and our handout from yesterday


Reminders
ROAR #2 (today)
Vocab Quiz #14 (Thursday)
Culture Vulture newspaper article (Friday)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

4/5 Classwork (jump start film memoir ideas)

Welcome
-Our brainstorming is too plodding with plotting and style.
-We just need to have synapses firing!
-You are picking ONE moment to write about, and maybe listing out movies will help.
-Try writing some opening lines/paragraph, then switch to a different film

Brainstorm Films
1) most watched in 3rd grade
2) 1st visit to Blockbuster/West Coast/ect. Video
3) snack selection at Lowes
4) new technology (VHS, DVD, IMAX, 3D, 4D)
5) couldn't sleep for a week afterwards
6) a date that went well/poorly
7) awkward moment with parents
8) subtitles
9) the sleepover film(s)
10) something used at school (naughty bits, substitute teacher films)
11) the worst depiction of high school in a movie
12) before you were able to speak English
13) laughed so hard the soda sprayed from your nostrils 
14) multiple boxes of tissues required for all your tears
15) well, that ruined my favorite book
16) bootleg bought at the laundromat 
17) in Portugal, there's an intermission at the movies

Reminders
ROAR #2 (tomorrow)
Vocab Quiz #14 (Thursday)
Culture Vulture newspaper article (Friday)

Friday, April 1, 2016

4/1 Classwork (uploading film review)

Welcome
Have your film review uploaded today! We start on the film memoir stories on Monday. If you didn't show me your printed review yesterday, do it ASAP.

Film Review Edits
1) take out the labels from yesterday

2) double check formatting
  • film titles in italics, no special stuff for your title
  • full justification (no indents)
  • 12pt, Times New Roman
  • double space
3) check your Originality Score on Turnitin.com. Any % above 5% is suspect, and will earn a ZERO for plagiarism. If you used IMDB/Wikipedia for research, you must be sure that all the character/director info is in your own syntax/diction. Any plot description that is similar to website material must be discarded from your review. *NOTE (this does not include when Turnitin.com finds matches with your own review from January) *NOTE 2 (revise, and re-upload before 8pm)

4) Have a good title, one that hints at THEME. This title MUST give direction to the review; ALL sentences/paragraphs should be connected to the title/theme.

5) cut all cliché. No empty phrases (amazing film), boring descriptions (edge of my seat), or vague praise (good acting)

6) due date changed to 8pm. Sorry that the 826 Lab doesn't have enough computing power

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3/30 Classwork (film review, review)

Welcome
We start the fantastic process of publishing a book of film reviews and memoirs today! You are an author, and take full ownership of that title.

Film Review
1) locate the film review you wrote in January (Docs, Turnitin.com, Write the World)
2) identify the components of a film review in your review (label each element in ALL CAPS and in BOLD). Look back at yesterday's handout for a description of each component.
TITLE/HEADLINE
OPENING HOOK
KEY INFORMATION
PLOT SUMMARY
IMPRESSION
ANALYSIS
FINAL RATING
3) MLA formatting check! Have your review title at the top, with By: underneath. Film titles should be placed in italics. Text is arranged for columns, so use full justification to fill the entire width of the page.
4) Plan how you are going to have a printed copy of your review ready for tomorrow at the start of class.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Snow Day MCAS review!

Snow day? That promise of spring is yet to be realized!

1) finish your MCAS cheat sheets. Use Sparknote videos, Shmoop, and your ROAR notes to get the info.

2) look over the MCAS prompts from previous years. Here

3) testing schedule

Tuesday
MCAS Long Composition
(pick a book, write an essay)

Wednesday/Thursday
MCAS Reading Comprehension
(multiple choice, paragraph responses)