Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Chrome Work

Welcome to the end of the week, and the start of some great work!

1) upload Culture Vulture Researched Revised Response to [revised due date 12/21 3pm]

2) edit Gothic story on Write the World

3) review selections for Term 2 ROAR (research paper novel) on Amazon, Shmoop, ect.

4) memorize Poetry Out Poem, and sign up for poem presentation under PoL poster (OFF line)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Poems, Gothic Story, Culture Vulture, and Film

Yesterday, we did amazing work with our poems. Your questions and reading (TPCASTT) made me appreciate lines and stanzas, and I hope you have a stronger understanding our your poem.

Many of you have asked about the Gothic Stories, and here are some of the best lines from your stories: HERE

To start the editing process, and encourage you to submit your work to the RUBIX literary magazine or Marble Collection, we are going to become part of the Write the World community.

Here is the ONE task to accomplish today!

Sign up for Write The World, and submit your Gothic Story!
1: check e-mail for an invitation (if it isn't there, and tell Mr. Doreian)
2: register for our class group
3: submit your Gothic Story

Here are tasks for the remainder of the period
1: memorize your poem
2: keep working on the TPCASTT chart
3: revise Culture Vulture Response to include research (RRR)
4: schedule time for film project (1 hour of framing/shooting, 3 hours of editing)
5: investigate book selections for Term 2 ROAR (amazon, goodreads, shmoop)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Key West Literary Seminar: Mr. Doreian's Amazing Culture Vulture

Last year I applied for a scholarship to attend the 2016 Key West Literary Seminar. I wrote a letter that introduced my teaching, indirectly introducing my students as well. Sharing how we read and write about life through Culture Vultures and ROAR, I described ELA 10 and all the wonderful work you accomplish.

And I won a teacher award.

So, as we start January I will be gone from Wednesday (1/6) through Sunday (1/10). This will be a chance for me to read, talk with authors, and visit Hemingway's home (six-toed cats!). For you, it is a chance to read much of your Term II ROAR novel.

Here is more about the seminar:  and I will do some live tweeting using @ELA10Doreian #kwls

And there's this...

Friday, December 11, 2015

Gothic Stories

Sprint Write!

1) take out your Gothic/TKAM chart from Wednesday

2) compose a paragraph of Gothic narrative using at least 3 of the elements #1-5

3) identify your use of Gothic elements with citations: The back door, obscured by a tangled overgrowth of wisteria vine, hadn't been opened in over a decade (1). Children swore, though, that on full moon nights a strange glow would emanate from the door knocker (3).

4) conclude your paragraph with one of the "metonymy of gloom and horror" (element 6) examples

5) upload to, copy and paste into you class Google Doc:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

TKAM reading the final frames

Today we finish our reading of Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

1) skim over the description of Gothic Literature

2) read the final 25 minutes of the film (start @1:26:15)

3) chart how Mulligan employs Gothic elements in the final scenes of the film

4) comment on this blog post to ask Mr. Doreian a question!


Monday, December 7, 2015

Exemplars for Culture Vulture Researched Revised Response

 Here are two Culture Vulture exemplars!

Follow the formatting and the style to make a solid Researched Revised Response.

One page!



Wednesday, December 2, 2015