May 23, 2014

11: Determine meaning of words. Students prepared their final drafts for submission. They completed the following on their final draft.

  1. Highlight thesis
  2. Highlight what you are trying to prove in each body paragraph
  3. Underline integrated evidence
  4. Circle transitions
  5. Double underline main verbs in body paragraphs
  6. Highlight wisdom in conclusion
  7. Place a str next to insight beyond common knowledge

Students then worked on vocabulary. Students can complete the following for a minimum of 60% on their vocabulary test.

  1. 5 standards of all 54 words using  Gatsby Voc Definitions.
  2. Submit notes that have
    1. 8 chapters of words, definition and sentences
    2. 1 chapter of just words and definitions

In total, you will need the words and definitions (written 6 times) and one set of vocabulary sentences.

10: Edit draft. Complete final draft. Students used the time to complete their final draft. Students have until 3:00 p.m. to submit their final draft to turnitin.com. Students also have to submit a hard copy of their final draft. Students must identify the following on their final draft:

  1. Highlight thesis
  2. Highlight what you are trying to prove in each body paragraph
  3. Underline integrated evidence
  4. Circle transitions
  5. Double underline main verbs in body paragraphs
  6. Highlight wisdom in conclusion
  7. Place a str next to insight beyond common knowledge

HW: Final draft due by 3:00 p.m.

May 22, 2014

11: Edit Essay. Students completed an Edit Workshop on their essay. Credit was given for a 2nd draft and a completed edit workshop.

HW: Final Draft. Hard copy and soft copy (8:00 a.m. to turnitin.com)

10: Edit essay. Students completed RSP RWW Cut out on a student paper. Students wrote a list of improvements that need to be made for the final draft.

HW: Final draft. Hard copy and soft copy due at 3:00 p.m. to turnitin.com. If a hard copy is not turned in during your class period, you can submit a hard copy on Monday as long as you submit a soft copy to turnitin.com by 3:00 p.m.

May 21, 2014

11: Evaluate essay. Revise draft. Students completed RSP RWW Cut out on a partners first draft. Students earned credit for completing their first draft and completing the RWW.

HW: 2nd Draft – Improve content, MLA format, Present Tense

10: Compose 1st Draft. Students earned credit for having a completed outline for their essay. They spent time in class completing a first draft for their essay.

Here are the requirements.

  1. Make sure you employ the proper verb tense. When referring to the text, use present tense. Use the literary present tense to analyze literature. “Huckleberry Finn floats down the river with Jim.” It happens in the present tense every time we read the book. But, “Huckleberry Finn’s mother died when he was very young.” It happens in the past tense within the pages of the book.
  2. Introduction that reveals topic, gives background information and states thesis
  3. Body paragraphs with strong topic sentences that direct paragraph, integrated quotes, developed commentary and transitions between examples
  4. Conclusion: Tie your essay together by revisiting the central points that you have made. Tell your readers again what you have proved in your essay, and leave them with something interesting to consider.
  5. MLA Format the paper
    1. 1” margins
    2. 10-12 point Times New Roman, Cambria, Calibri
    3. One space after periods or other punctuation
    4. Double space the lines of your text
    5. Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin.
    6. First Page of Paper
      1. In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor’s name, the course with class period, and the date. Again, be sure to use double-spaced text.
      2. Double space again and center the title. Don’t underline your title or put it in quotation marks; write the title in Title Case, not in all capital letters.
      3. Use quotation marks and underlining or italics when referring to other works in your title, just as you would in your text, e.g., Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as Morality Play Human Weariness in “After Apple Picking”
      4. Double space between the title and the first line of the text.
      5. Create a header in the upper right-hand corner that includes your last name, followed by a space with a page number; number all pages consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin

HW: Finish first draft.

 

May 20, 2014

11: Compose 1st Draft. Students worked on writing their first draft. Here are the requirements.

  1. Make sure you employ the proper verb tense. When referring to the text, use present tense. Use the literary present tense to analyze literature. “Huckleberry Finn floats down the river with Jim.” It happens in the present tense every time we read the book. But, “Huckleberry Finn’s mother died when he was very young.” It happens in the past tense within the pages of the book.
  2. Introduction that reveals topic, gives background information and states thesis
  3. Body paragraphs with strong topic sentences that direct paragraph, integrated quotes, developed commentary and transitions between examples
  4. Conclusion: Tie your essay together by revisiting the central points that you have made. Tell your readers again what you have proved in your essay, and leave them with something interesting to consider.
  5. MLA Format the paper
    1. 1” margins
    2. 10-12 point Times New Roman, Cambria, Calibri
    3. One space after periods or other punctuation
    4. Double space the lines of your text
    5. Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin.
    6. First Page of Paper
      1. In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor’s name, the course with class period, and the date. Again, be sure to use double-spaced text.
      2. Double space again and center the title. Don’t underline your title or put it in quotation marks; write the title in Title Case, not in all capital letters.
      3. Use quotation marks and underlining or italics when referring to other works in your title, just as you would in your text, e.g., Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as Morality Play Human Weariness in “After Apple Picking”
      4. Double space between the title and the first line of the text.
      5. Create a header in the upper right-hand corner that includes your last name, followed by a space with a page number; number all pages consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin

HW: Finish first draft.

10: Outline essay. Students worked on Generic Outline for their topic assigned from KR Essay Topic Preferences.

HW: Finish outline.

May 16, 2014

11: Outline Informative Essay. Students worked on completing their outline for Gatsby Essay 2014. This is due at the end of the period on Monday.

10: Cite evidence to support analysis. Students took a quiz on chapters 23-24 of Kite Runner. Then students spent time reading the last chapter and answering KR ?s 25. Quiz Monday on Chapter 25 and Vocabulary Lists #9-10.

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