Tuesday, November 25, 2008
2: Get into your ROAR book. 2 posts due Tuesday 12/2
3: Culture Vulture! Take time this week to get out a see a play, hear some music, and enjoy a museum
4: Send your Bildungsroman to TiP Boston via e-mail
Check out the magazine in class, and here:
1: Create an e-mail introduction for your story. Tell your name, school you attend, and a quick overview of your story.
2: Copy and paste your story into the e-mail
3: attach your story as a Word document attachment
4: write "TiP story submission" for the subject line
5: send the message to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc me at Idoreian@boston.k12.ma.us
Monday, November 24, 2008
1: do not worry about ROAR reading. A little will go a long way...unless you have not found a book yet. In this case you are seriously slacking, so put the Turkey down and get to a library.
2: To Kill a Mockingbird reading
Tuesday- page 135
Wednesday- page 178
In class Wednesday- read chapter 18
3: Enjoy the vacation!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Please be zealous as you read.
1: Read TKAM to page 99
2: One ROAR post by Monday. Concentrate on reading TKAM, and then take December for reading your History ROAR
Harmony for the Hungry Benefit Concert for the BMC Food Pantry
Come enjoy a concert to benefit the BMC Food Pantry, performed by the members of the BUMC Band on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 7-9 p.m. in Bakst Auditorium, BUSM. Enjoy music from a wide array of styles, from jazz to rock, performed by faculty, staff and students from BMC and BUSM.
Voluntary cash donations of any amount will be accepted, with all proceeds to benefit the Pantry. The Pantry is in need of resources to help more and more families during these tough economic times. All donations are tax deductible.
Bakst Auditorium is located at 80 East Concord Street - off of Harrison Avenue - enter through the Boston University School of Medicine - The #10 bus stops right there - which also goes to Back Bay - orange line connection.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
-Vocab Quiz lesson 8 (11/20)
-Final draft of Bildungsroman on Turnitin.com (11/21)
-ROAR post for new book (11/24)
-many have not shown a 2nd draft of their Bildungsroman
-printed, clean draft of Bildungsroman for tomorrow's workshop
I was asked about Author Events, and here is the best one coming up soon:
Tuesday December 16th 7pm
Deb Olin Unferth - Vacation
M.T. Anderson - The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom of the Waves
Cambridge-based young adult fiction superstar M.T. Anderson (Feed, Thirsty) won the National Book Award for the first volume of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, putting to rest his assessment of it as a work that missed its audience by two centuries. Volume II revisits the young violinist and polyglot as he fights in the Revolutionary War.
Monday, November 17, 2008
In any event,
1) Action Research article review. Typed and printed for tomorrow morning.
2) Vocab Quiz # 8
3) ROAR! Get some posts and reading done this week.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
2: Action Research Reflection- due Monday to Turnitin.com
3: Upload your Adolescent Development work to Turnitin.com, especially groups who do not have citations for the biography section
4: ROAR? Yes, you can read!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
-Vocab quiz #7
-Action Research Reflection due Monday (submit to Turnitin.com)
-compose your short story, have it be 2-3 pages
-finish the editing of the story you read today
Whoa....You Wrote That Song?
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Teacher: Sarah Green
Enrollment is capped at 8 students.
We'll bring the chords; you make the words. Join two local musicians in November for a fun and friendly songwriting workshop. By the end of our session, you'll have written lyrics and recorded your own new hit! Astonish your friends and family. Rule the charts. No songwriting experience necessary.
About the teacher:
Sarah Green holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is on the faculty of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department at Emerson College. She guest-taught a lesson on Pablo Neruda's Book of Questions and a town-hall debate on bigfoot at 826 Boston's summer camp.
Sign up by calling 617.442.5400 or emailing programs [at] 826boston.org with the student's name, age, school, email and phone number.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
-Vocab Quiz on Thursday- lesson 7
-ROAR needs to be started.
-please fill out the Bildungsroman sheet. The actual story is due on Thursday.
-your 2-3 page short story is due Wednesday. Have a print and electronic copy of the story ready to workshop with the writing tutors.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Evening of Opera at Whitehead Institute
Location: N25, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (9 Cambridge Center, Cambridge)
A special evening of operatic performance by Andrea Matthews, soprano; Philip Lima, baritone; William Merrill, pianist.
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Whitehead InstituteFor more information, contact:
Ceal S. Capistrano
Saturday, November 8, 2008
1: upload your Adolescent Development work (biography, literary analysis, annotated bibliography) to Turnitin.com.
2: Find, and begin reading your History ROAR. The 12 students on the ROAR hit-list for Term 1 must check in with me after school on Monday to talk about their next book.
3: Vocab Quiz #7 on Thursday (11/13)
4: Get out there and Culture Vulture! Anyone go to the ICA last night?
4: sketch out your short story using the handout. A working draft is due before class on Wednesday, so maybe get started this weekend. Be sure to have a paper and an electronic copy ready before class starts.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Nov. 5 - 'Che Guevara with Bling On': Hustling, American Ideals and Jay-Z's Complex Vision of The Game
Nov 6 - Been Praying to God So Long That They Atheist': Jay-Hova and the Politics of Project(ed) Theology
Nov 7 - 'Monster of the Double-Endentre The Rhyme and Reasoning of Jay-Z's Oral Arguments.
All events begin at 4 p.m. For more info click here.
Center for Latino Studies @ Harvard Events
November 6, 2008, 4:30-6:30 pm
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Hip Hop and Academic Literacies: Linguistic, Poetics and Social Critique
Boston Latin School
What happens when you invite teens to a party in an art museum? Teen Nights—the ICA's art happenings organized and promoted for teens by teens.
Monday, November 3, 2008
1: Many folks did not turn in Culture Vulture works cited.
2: Find your History ROAR book for Term II and start posting
3: Your Adolescent Development groups should have a schedule and outline of work