Monday, February 29, 2016

2/29 Classwork

Because February gave us an extra day (#29), I decided to give some extra days to the research paper!

Aspen Check
1: Term 3 has started, so check that things are copacetic

(H)istory Section
1: print it out for conferences tomorrow (3/1)

"Rough" Draft
1: did you pick up "Putting it all Together" handout from Friday (period 2, that's you!)
2: we've already had lots of rough drafts, but tomorrow be sure to upload a draft to
4: you DO NOT need to include Works Cited
5: 5 pages minimum, 6 pages maximum. If it doesn't connect, cut!

Works Cited
1: print it out for 3/2
2: 8 total sources, 3 book sources

Final Draft
1: printed with perfect MLA formatting by 2pm on 3/4

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2/24 Classwork

Today we start thinking/working on putting the research paper all together. Keep revising, and keep asking good questions

(H)istory Section
1) whatever you research as historical context, it MUST connect to your topic/theme
2) think about data research (numbers, trends, rates)
3) if struggling, research TODAY and mention how the novel "predicts" the present age

Random Tasks
1) vocab #12
2) ROAR proposal for history of...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Classwork 2/23

We are entering our final week of the research paper. You must be dedicated to consistent, strong work in the classroom and library.

(H)istory Section
1) Please pick up the (H)istory Section handout
2) Identify the area for your historical research

Rough Draft Kanye 
1) read this great review from the New York Times on how The Life of Pablo is an example of musical rough drafts

1) don't sleep on good diction; start messing with lesson #12

1) check with Ms. Ichord on good "history of..." selections. Show her suggestions from our blog as a reference

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)