Archive 2010

Class for Tuesday, May 25(Thursday is below)
One (30-40 min): Do the pre-planning activities for the
District Writing Prompt.

FILL OUT THE FORM FOR A GRADE

Two: When done, work on your TOP 20 Errors Preso



Class for Thursday, May 25
One: District Writing Prompt.
GET IT DONE

Two: When done, work on your TOP 20 Errors Preso

OR

Work on your end of the year PRESO




Class for Friday, May 21

Part One - SILENT reading, have everyone read any web page they would like for 10 minutes, silently (QUIET headphones ok) HINT: this one is a good choice! Wired, CNET, IMDB, Entertainment Weekly, EW.com or The Onion, all have appropriate content.

Part Two - (30 minutes) Work on your Top 20 Grammar errors preso (email if you have questions)

Part Three - (20 minutes) Response to Lit - we are doing a Response to Lit assessment next week...
read the review (all three pages) and fill out the paper, put for or five facts or examples in each box for an A.
(sentences are not required, but good notes ARE). YES IT'S FOR A GRADE!!!! =)

Part Four- When done, you can work on your Top20 Grammar errors preso - MAJOR bonus points if you are done early!



May 5 -15

Testing
and
Work on Top 20 Errors
and
Response to Literature




May 3

1. FOUR CST Quizzes - Go at your own pace.

2. ESSAY - Use Google Docs and share it to me. MUST be DONE this period...700 words.

Essay topic:

Take any movie....ANY movie, and name and discuss as many ARCHETYPES as possible. This is open note. BUT DON'T copy/paste, I will check.

If you get done, work on the NOTES for these:

Slide 12 - Section Title Slide - The Error Name, for example: The Top 20 Grammar Errors: Slide Two- Missing comma in a Compound Sentence and list one quote from Research 1, see above

Slide 13- Definition of the Error (see links) Use Top 20 Errors for the definition and other links for examples (use the Wonder Wheel)

Slide 14 - Give some examples of common errors (Missing Comma in a Compound Sent. Examples: Missing Comma Ex) More Examples: Missing Comma Ex 3


This one is APPOSITIVES without COMMAS

Slide 15 - Section Title Slide - The Error Name, for example: The Top 20 Grammar Errors: Slide Two- Missing Comma with a Non-Restrictive Element and list one quote from Research 1, see above

Slide 16- Definition of the Error (see links) Use Top 20 Errors for the definition and other links for examples (use the Wonder Wheel)

Slide 17 - Give some examples of common errors (Missing Comma in a Compound Sent. Examples: Non Restrictive Comma Example) More Examples: Missing Comma/Restrictive



April 23, 2010

FIRST:

Then:

Get a grade for the first three of the TOP 20 Errors. TODAY, during class or get a lower grade.

Then:

Get a grade for Cliché, Stereotype and Metaphor NOTES.

Then

Get a Grade for Cliché, Stereotype and Metaphor VIDEOS.





April 21, 2010

STAR CARDS!


Via Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com/animal-farm/)

Why Should I Care?

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said, “I’m going to be the President of the United States one day.” Or have you ever vied for a position of leadership at school, promising to give voice to your peers or improve the food in the cafeteria, if elected? Have you ever dreamed of leading your dance group? Or of being captain of the basketball team?

Boy, have we got the book for you. It’s a little dystopian (the opposite of utopian) novel called Animal Farm, and it is pretty much the best guidebook around, guaranteed to teach you what NOT to do when you get into power. Using barnyard animals, it provides (practically in bullet point form) over 200 years of knowledge about leadership and power, distilling all of the huge mistakes great leaders have made over time. And it does all of this in less than 200 pages. We are very earnest when we say go read this book right now. You won’t be sorry, future President.

In addition to being a guidebook, Animal Farm is a cautionary tale. At some point you might question the rules of society. At some point you might be inspired to make things better. Such inspiration might launch you into a leadership position. This novel says, “do it – enact change – but just remember to take it easy, and don’t let the power go to your head.” Animal Farm shows us how important it is to have passion when attempting to make things right and to revolutionize the world, but it also cautions us about how passion can lead to destruction when we assume a leadership role.






Stereotype video/preso:

For your notes - there are two separate grades! One for notes, one for the vid/preso!
Notes (use Evernote, get those URLS):Get the definition
Get history of how the term came to be
Give three of four examples from: movies, books, songs, life in general
Have at LEAST three sources on a citation slide

For the video or preso, put all that together with 4-5 clips from Corippo's video OR shoot your own examples! (Good job Sean, Zach and Justin)

Upload it to VIMEO, send me the link (I DO NOT want the video emailed to me)

Metaphor video/preso:
Get the definition
Get history of how the term came to be
Give three or four examples from: movies, books, songs, life in general
Have at LEAST three sources in the citation slide

For the vid or preso, put all that together with 4-5 clips from Corippo's video OR shoot your own examples.

Upload it to Vimeo, send me the link (I DO NOT want the video emailed to me)


Top 20 Project




Top Twenty Grammar Errors - Top Errors Site

Top 20 Project > Capture Evernotes for Wrong Word and Missing Comma After Introduction



Overview of Metaphor:

Video Clip

Research: Metaphor Data and more Metaphor Examples and Data

Metaphor Vid will contain:

Definition of Metaphor, History, Two Common Types, Two Examples, 4 clips from Corippo with titles

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Archetype Preso from Corippo

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Work time.




Tuesday March 30

Top Twenty Grammar Errors - Top Errors Site

Day one (I do) - WRONG WORD
Make a Google Preso - Use Evernote

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What are some wrong words? Specific - pacific? Engrishfunny.com?


Grammar Activity

Cliché videos

Critique a couple
Feedback
Finish/turn in TODAY!

Stereotype -

Start this today - use wikipedia AND Evernote.....

Define it web link for stereotype
What's the origin?
Text based examples
(You get the vid clips Monday....)










Friday March 25

Finish up Root quizzes 11-14

Check out books

Characterization Mini Lesson Characterization

Stereotypes




Monday March 22

Test Ready 5,6 and correct

WONDER WHEEL LESSON

Root 12 - 13 - 14

iMovie questions for Cliche Video

What to have in the iMovie:

1. Titles: The Defeinition and Origin
Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliche Find the "origin", definition and where it came from and two examples (use www.moviecliches.com or something else)

2. Two or three songs cliches -in quotes - cite them at the bottom
Find two or three song clichés or movie clichés (mix and match if you want) - Evernote will cite as you go

3. Two or three video clips or song clips
Find two or three movies (video clips) of your own....(hulu, youtube, vevo)

4. Almost done: Cut up the video from Corippo http://vimeo.com/10101384 use 5 clips max

5. A citation page with FOUR sources, use Easybib.

Now, mix it all up into one cool video or preso - keep it under two minutes


Tuesday March 16

Do the Paraphrasing Activity again:

Go to Procon this time do a PARAGRAPH (three to four sentences) DO JUST ONE ON THE FORM THIS TIME Paraphrasing Number 2

WONDER WHEEL DEMO!

1. TITLES Start using your notes (PARAPHRASE!) to create an iMovie!!

2. CUT UP - Corippo's clips

3. ADD YOUR EXAMPLES (song lyrics, movie clips, screen recordings, etc)

4. GET HER DONE! If you are done, post at Vimeo.



Essay Feedback


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Get these into EVERNOTE, citation will happen as you go.

1. Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliche
Find the "origin", definition and where it came from and two examples (use www.moviecliches.com or something else)

2. Find two or three song clichés or movie clichés (mix and match if you want) - Evernote will cite as you go

3. Find two or three movies (video clips) of your own....(hulu, youtube, vevo)

4. Pump those in iMovie or Keynote

5. Almost done: Cut up the video from Corippo http://vimeo.com/10101384

Now, mix it all up into one cool video or preso - keep it under two minutes

PARAPHRASING:

Procon

Paraphrasing


Monday, March 8

• New Roots (11) - pretest and start root writing (Top Ten List or Menu)

• Go over CAHSEE prep quiz - do the fixes....click here

• Introduction to cliché: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliche
Get ready to make a video about cliché...starting Wednesday
Watch a cliché video from Kia
Check out some examples: http://www.moviecliches.com/
Answer here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/minarets.us/viewform?formkey=dDF5N211ODQ1aHFuLVRwTDRnZm42dkE6MA



Wed Feb 24, 2010

CAHSEE PREP



Monday Feb 22, 2010

Evernote orientation
Note taking skills
Work on LOTF projects



Thur Feb 17, 2010

No ZERO day - Get to work, get these done, no one should have any zeroes! - Niehoff will grade you

Finish! Root Preso 9
Finish! Lord of the Flies Notes (see the instructions below)
Finish! Sentences Parts!



El Senor de Moscas Shmoop - Lord of the Flies

Get all this in Evernote, publish and share it today.

1) Brief summary of the story - 5 to 7 sentences
Remember: somebody, wanted, but, so, then

2) Explore/Explain using Shmoop- Themes tab
  • Pick 2 themes in Flies (include two vocab words and their meanings)
  • Find a picture (can be imagery, metaphor or allegorical) 1 picture per theme - pics are here
  • 2 quotes per theme - Find an important quote from the Shmoop section

4) Explore/Explain using Shmoop- Analysis tab
  • Symbols/Imagery/Allegory - Give an example of each
  • Genre - What genre is Lord of the Flies?
  • Narrator/Omniscent - What person is LOTF written in?

5) Did you know? Hit Wikipedia:
6) Citations - List at least 2, use EasyBib





Root 9

Day One
Shmoop to Evernote Lord of the Flies
Slides and Notes:

1) Read Why should I care?
  • Stop, watch Das Bus (Simpsons)



Finish up Sentence Parts Preso



Today's Stuff (Feb 4, 2010)
1. Semester Survey2. Root Review Quiz
3. Test Ready 3
4.Root Review Quiz
5. Turn in Travel Bro
6. Finish Sentence Parts



Today's Stuff (Feb 2, 2010):
1. Go to Quizlet.com
2. Make an account USING YOUR NAME (first, last)
3. Get out a piece of paper and a pen
4. Root Quarter final
5. Finish Travel Bro
6. Start Sentence Parts Preso

Semester Survey



Today's Stuff (January 29, 2010):

Great job on the Edusoft Assessment! Class average 82% on 102 questions!
District Writing Prompt Day!
Finish up your Travel Brochures


Today's (January 25, 2010) Stuff:

12:50 Edusoft
1:20 [Break]
As you finish, work on this:



Today's (January 14, 2010) Stuff:

12:50 Finish Root 8 Preso
1:00 Root 8 Quiz
1:15 Elements of Persuasive Essays
1:20 [Break]
1:25 Write a Persuasive Essay...
Essay Link

As you finish, work on this:



Today's (January 12, 2010) Stuff:

12:50 Root 8 new words- 15 minutes
1:05 Work on Preso 8

1:15 Elements of Persuasive Essays:
Presentation by Mr.C

[Break]

Google Advanced Search Activity &
Travel Brochure Activity (Notetaking/Prewrite)


Pick a destination from the Travel Channel

We will be doing a threefold on Thursday, you will need details.




Today's (January 8, 2010) Stuff:

12:50 Finish Your Root Preso 7 - 15 minutes
1:05 Show Mr. Niehoff your Root Preso 7 for an instant grade
(email it to me during this period, I will know because of the timestamp)
1:10 Take the Root Quiz 7, show Niehoff your score
[BREAK]
1:25 Open up your Pro Brochures; Mr. Niehoff will give you improvement ideas.
We will be printing these in color, Mr. Niehoff will be helping you to make them PERFECT.

Read or listen to this as you work on your Pro Brochures

Before the end of class:
Make a Google Preso
Slide 1. Write a short summary of what was covered
Slide 2. Copy a sentence that was important to the article:
Example:
"There are rare specific cases where it is acceptable to join complete sentences using just a comma.
Yes, I just said comma splices are allowed in some cases."

Slide 3. Copy another sentence that was important:
(Same as above)

Slide 4. Make a sentence that BREAKS the rule
and another that follows the rule
(make sure to LABEL the correct and incorrect ones)




Today's (January 6, 2010) Stuff:
Root Preso 7 by Friday (we'll Google calendar it)

Next:
Go to Exercise Central
Click on Mechanics and Spelling, Spelling, Common Misspellings - three exercises, 30 questions
HERE'S THE TRICK - THEY ARE ALL SPELLED CORRECTLY, BUT MANY ARE USED INCORRECTLY!

Next:
Write down 5 pairs of words you learned
(recieve, receive?)


Pro Brochure Project Review From Monday

(The form is at the bottom of this section)

Things we are going to learn:
Writing for an audience: It's important to know who you are writing for, the words, idioms and phrases you choose make a huge difference in the success of your message. Graphics and YOUR picture matter too. This project will be written to impress adults, not kids. This is a FORMAL assignment.

Colons: You use a colon to show that a list is starting. It's a full stop type of punctuation. Use them on every section.

POV: There is first person, "I would like a toy", second person, "You would like a toy" and third person, "Mike (or he) would like a toy".
A good way to remember is games: in a first person, you just see the gun (as if you are there), and third person you see the character (Mario Bros?)
ALL OF THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL BE IN THIRD PERSON, except "School so far"

Note taking and Paraphrasing: You will be creating "notes" about yourself, then PARAPHRASING, using the shortest possible sentences without abbreviations that will fit into the space alloted (one page only).

Research: Find schools, military organizations, and training facilities you would like to attend. Get their logos and share them appropriately.
Find logos for three programs we use here at school and show them correctly.

Important or relevant quotes: Provide a quote that a particular teacher is famous for saying. It should be something uplifting or motivational.
(Example: We all love when Smoljan says "You're wrong!" but that doesn't fit on THIS project.

Correct spelling and grammar: This is a formal document, it will need to be 100% correct. I'll send it back until it's RIGHT. No Ds allowed.
No Cs allowed. No Bs allowed.

Questions to answer on the form provided:

Goals for Life: (answer with your DREAMS, don't worry about money, what do YOU want to do with your life?)

Sports or Activities: (list as many as possible) Not just school stuff, are you good at NON school stuff? List that too.

Career Focus Areas: (more than one is GREAT!) What interests you in school? Ag, Media, IT, Health Care, the military?

Favorite Subjects and Classes: (list at least TWO subject areas- more is ok) What classes do you LIKE and why?

Favorite Projects so far: (provide THREE) FFA projects, animals, videos made, Google Earth stuff, student body, student interviewing, songs written

School So Far in 09: FIRST PERSON - Provide about 50 words, or quotes on how you've enjoyed school this year so far. Tell about things adult
will find interesting too. Example: "I have met so many great kids this year, and watching them turn into an amazing group that uses technology
to share, create and compete in so many ways and all around the clock. This could be the greatest school ever."

College or schools of interest: (List THREE) Where are you going after MHS? Junior college, CSU, UC? The military, film school, culinary arts, mechanics school? If you need ideas, look up your Zinch Account. Also list how much scholarship money you have qualified for already.
Also: Scholarship Money Available: (use Zinch to find this amount)

Favorite Programs Used: (List THREE) iLife? iWork? Google Docs? EasyBib? Evernote? List your faves

Favorite teacher quote: (List ONE) What's something a teacher (or coach or Niehoff) has said (or says a lot) that inspires or supports you.

Goals and plans for next year: (List three) What classes, activities or sports are you excited about? Dream a little.

Great home support: THIRD PERSON - Thank your parents for things they have assisted you with this year.




END




New Stuff:
Root Preso 7 by Friday (we'll Google calendar it)
New Lit Logs
New Roots

Do this:
Make a new Google Preso, Title it Root Preso 7, make a new slide, put down this week's base roots
Get ready to spell the words, then correct them.
Preso 7 Due FRIDAY, Quiz is Friday.

Next:
Go to Exercise Central
Click on Mechanics and Spelling, Spelling, Common Misspellings - three exercises, 30 questions
HERE'S THE TRICK - THEY ARE ALL SPELLED CORRECTLY, BUT THEY ARE USED INCORRECTLY!

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Pro Brochure Project:
Things we are going to learn:
Writing for an audience: It's important to know who you are writing for, the words, idioms and phrases you choose make a huge difference in the success of your message. Graphics and YOUR picture matter too. This project will be written to impress adults, not kids. This is a FORMAL assignment.

Colons: You use a colon to show that a list is starting. It's a full stop type of punctuation. Use them on every section.

POV: There is first person, "I would like a toy", second person, "You would like a toy" and third person, "Mike (or he) would like a toy".
A good way to remember is games: in a first person, you just see the gun (as if you are there), and third person you see the character (Mario Bros?)
ALL OF THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL BE IN THIRD PERSON, except "School so far"

Note taking and Paraphrasing: You will be creating "notes" about yourself, then PARAPHRASING, using the shortest possible sentences without abbreviations that will fit into the space alloted (one page only).

Research: Find schools, military organizations, and training facilities you would like to attend. Get their logos and share them appropriately.
Find logos for three programs we use here at school and show them correctly.

Important or relevant quotes: Provide a quote that a particular teacher is famous for saying. It should be something uplifting or motivational.
(Example: We all love when Smoljan says "You're wrong!" but that doesn't fit on THIS project.

Correct spelling and grammar: This is a formal document, it will need to be 100% correct. I'll send it back until it's RIGHT. No Ds allowed.
No Cs allowed. No Bs allowed.

Questions to answer on the form provided:

Goals for Life: (answer with your DREAMS, don't worry about money, what do YOU want to do with your life?)

Sports or Activities: (list as many as possible) Not just school stuff, are you good at NON school stuff? List that too.

Career Focus Areas: (more than one is GREAT!) What interests you in school? Ag, Media, IT, Health Care, the military?

Favorite Subjects and Classes: (list at least TWO subject areas- more is ok) What classes do you LIKE and why?

Favorite Projects so far: (provide THREE) FFA projects, animals, videos made, Google Earth stuff, student body, student interviewing, songs written

School So Far in 09: FIRST PERSON - Provide about 50 words, or quotes on how you've enjoyed school this year so far. Tell about things adult
will find interesting too. Example: "I have met so many great kids this year, and watching them turn into an amazing group that uses technology
to share, create and compete in so many ways and all around the clock. This could be the greatest school ever."

College or schools of interest: (List THREE) Where are you going after MHS? Junior college, CSU, UC? The military, film school, culinary arts, mechanics school? If you need ideas, look up your Zinch Account. Also list how much scholarship money you have qualified for already.
Also: Scholarship Money Available: (use Zinch to find this amount)

Favorite Programs Used: (List THREE) iLife? iWork? Google Docs? EasyBib? Evernote? List your faves

Favorite teacher quote: (List ONE) What's something a teacher (or coach or Niehoff) has said (or says a lot) that inspires or supports you.

Goals and plans for next year: (List three) What classes, activities or sports are you excited about? Dream a little.

Great home support: THIRD PERSON - Thank your parents for things they have assisted you with this year.

END


Lots to do today!!
Start with Root Quiz 7
I will collect/check your Root Presos one at a time.

Get the template:

Research Report:

1 slide - title "The Raven and Pop Culture"

2 slide - quick summary of Poe and The Raven, interesting facts (one or two pics - sourced)

3 slide - Key quotes from The Raven (audio clips a bonus)

4 slide - Internal Rhyme Alliteration Symbolism

5 slide - three examples in pop culture....besides the Simpsons

6 slide - Citation - three sources, using EasyBib to format them correctly

That's it!






Monday Dec 1410 Minutes - Root Preso 6

A
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Quoth the Raven?(How ironic that RAY Lewis is a famous RAY-ven)

We will finish this the first half of class. I will collect your notes for a grade
This is a multi-day lesson.

Read This

Get TWO examples of The Raven from Pop Culture,
we'll use the notetaking form.
Info Here

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Project Preview
Venn Diagramming with FOOD

Library Time???

Done early? Grammar Ninja



Wednesday Dec 910 Minutes - Root Preso 6
external image Ravens21.jpg
Quoth the Raven?(How ironic that RAY Lewis is a famous RAY-ven)


We will finish this the first half of class. I will collect your notes for a grade
This is a multi-day lesson.

1. Go here: Shmoop Read "In a nutshell" - gather 5-6 facts
2. Go to Summary- Rewrite the summary into 5 sentences (somebody, wanted, but, so, then)
3. Pick one theme and explain it in your words
4. Under Technique, give two facts from each:
Setting, Symbols, and Form and Meter
5. Under Quotes: Pick two and copy them
6. Define these words:
Internal Rhyme
Assonance
Alliteration
A
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What Is a Venn Diagram?
Venn Diagrams have been around a long time. We borrow them from the field of math, but their application to all subjects is pretty well-established now. They are a visual representation of the similarities and differences between concepts. Created by overlapping two (or three) ovals, students record features or characteristics of the concepts in the respective ovals, making sure that any shared characteristics are written in the overlapping portion of the ovals.
What's the Use?
The value of the Venn diagram is in the "doing" of it. They are for us simply a graphic organizer, in this case one whose purpose is to help structure the way students think about the similarities and differences between concepts. They work best when we have the students completing them, not when the teachers are doing it for them. Students are already able to compare things, because they do it all the time: they compare clothes, they compare movies and TV shows, they compare musical artists, they compare parents, they compare boyfriends and girlfriends. It's not that they lack the capacity to compare. What we want to do as teachers is to channel and support their thoughtful consideration of important similarities and differences.


Venn Diagramming with Kindergarten (This is a text-to-self activity)


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Done early? Grammar Ninja



Friday Dec 4Root 5 Quiz
Collect Lit Logs
New Lit Logs
New Roots (6)
Sentence Parts
Read and Review

Done early? Grammar Ninja



Wednesday Dec 2Reading and Vocab Quiz 2 (40 questions)
Do the fixes here
<break>1. 10 Minutes: Quizlet OR Root 5 Preso(Check out Brainyflix)
2. Sentence Parts
3. How to REVIEW
RUBRIC:
1. Trump or Diffuse
2. Analogy or Metaphor
3. Things you like or don't (details)
4. KEY QUOTES

Snuggie Reviews

Do the Response






Monday Nov 301. 5 Minutes: Quizlet 5
2. 10 Minutes: Root 5 Preso(Check out Brainyflix)
3. Symbolism Activity (p116,117)
4. Sentence Parts
<break>Reading and Vocab Quiz (40 questions)
Do the fixes here



Monday Nov 23
5 Minutes: Quizlet 5
5 Minutes: Root 5 Pres0
(Check out Brainyflix)
Media and Culture
Section 16 Page 493 - 494

Discussion of Civil Rights and Law

Read Page 503
Do this: Wikipedia "Biography"
<break>

BATTLE OF THE BANDS!
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc92662s_37d24wshg6

Preview of:
Me Fail English? That's UNpossible!



Thursday Nov 19


Root 4 Quiz
Reading Comprehension Quiz
Do Fixes here
New Lit Logs
Symbolism Activity
New Roots

(Brainyflix)


Root 5
arthr(o) joint
bronch(o) windpipe
cardi(o), cor heart
cephal, cap head, brain
hem blood
manu hand
arthritis inflammation of joints
arthropod invertebrate with jointed legs
arthrotomy a surgical incision into a joint
bronchitis inflammation of the bronchi
bronchogram xray of the lungs
cardiology study of the heart
pericardial around the heart
encephalic pertaining to the brain
encephalitis inflammation of the brain
hematoma a swelling that contains blood
hemophilia congential tendency for uncontrolled bleeding
manipulate skillfull handling of persons or objects


Tuesday Nov 17

1. 5 Minutes on Quizlet
2. Sentence Parts = we do today
3. Symbolism = What does it mean? (p114,115)
BREAK
4. Read this: Joel Stein Article
Do this: The Form!

5. Venn Diagramming George Carlin Activity





Friday Nov 12
1. Let's go over the Assessment.
Log in to Edusoft, pull up your quiz
Do the fixes here
2. Let's go over the "Favorite Commercial Essay"
Open it up. Compare yours to the samples.
Things to work on:
Capitalization.
Stronger sentences.
Better arguments (don't say, you might not like this)
3. Some thing wickedly cool and funny
Watch, laugh, then do this




Tuesday Nov 10




1. Take the Assessmentedusoft.com

32 questions - 45 minutes
2. Write the essay
Write about your favorite commercial
5 paragraphs
criterion.ets.org


3. Work on Lit Log, Root Preso, READ
In the lounge?



Take the Eng/Comm
English Survey

I collect:
Lit bLogs, you share the Root 3 Preso

I hand out:
New Lit bogs

We do:
Root 3 Quiz

New Words:

Root 4

andr(o) man, male


anthr(o), hum man, mankind


patr, pater father


matr, mater mother


ped child


dem(o) people


androgenous not male nor female, relating to both genders


android man-like robot


androcentric centered around male interests


anthropology the study of humans


philanthropy love of mankind


anthropoid resembling human beings


paternal fatherly


paternalism a policy of treating subjects as if they were children


paternity fatherhood


maternal motherly


maternalism motherly care


maternity motherhood; relating to pregnancy


pediatrician physician for children


pediatrics children's health


pedodontics pediatric dentistry


democracy government by the people


democratic representing or appealing to the benefit of the people at
large


demography study of populations


When you have a book picked out (show me), you can go to the Media Lounge
Start looking at our library selections: MHS ONLINE Library search

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Wed Nov 4
12:55 - 1:05 Quizlet 3 (look on the sidebar)
1:05 - 1:20 WORK ON ROOT PRESO - Now in Sidebar
1:20 - 1:30 Work on Lit Logs
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1:35-1:45 Symbolism Activity
1:45 - 2:25 Sentence Parts



Mon Nov 2
12:55 - 1:05 Quizlet 3 (look on the sidebar)
1:05 - 1:20 WORK ON ROOT PRESO:
Click here to download it - Then UPLOAD it to Google Docs (save a copy as for next week)

1:20 - 1:30 Work on Lit Logs
<break>
1:35-1:45 Wrap it up (summarizing and four types of conflict)
1:45 - 2:25 Sentence Parts



Wed Oct 29
The Vicious Circle - No plan, Don't Try, Don't Believe
Urban Legend will be graded where you are now. Epic fail.
New Roots (3) Do the form
Real Life Conflict (vid)
Life's Problems (vid)
<BREAK>
Real Life Conflict (From Lit Book)
WORK ON ROOT PRESO:
Click here to download it - Then UPLOAD it to Google Docs (save a copy as for next week)

Use the Etymology Dictionary or Thesaurus.com
Root 3 words:
auto • self
graph, gram • to write
homo • same
tele • from afar
vis • to see
y, ion, tion, ism• state, quality, act
autobiography• An account of the writer's own life.
autograph • a person's own signature
autocosm • a self-created private world
graphite • a soft and greasy form of carbon used in pencils
graphology • study of handwriting
telegram • message from far away
homogeneous • of same origin
homophonic• having the same sound
homothermous • same temperature
telephone • talk from afar
television • see from afar
division • to see separate parts
invisible • not seen
lithography • to write with with stone
tension • the state of being tense, the action of stretching something tight
monotheism • worshipping one God

Urban Legend Project:Three or four MEATY paragraphs, then the FINAL will be an audiocast, Keynote or video
Use: iMovie, Story Creator or Goanimate
(Final will be at least 18 slides, or about a minute and a half, if audio or video)
•10 Minutes: Do some Research
Top 25 Urban Myths
Use Evernote for clippings/ideas
• 10 Minutes: Prewrite




Mon Oct 27
Finish Urban Legend Essay
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Urban Legend Project:Three or four MEATY paragraphs, then the FINAL will be an audiocast, Keynote or video
Use: iMovie, Story Creator or Goanimate
(Final will be at least 18 slides, or about a minute and a half, if audio or video)
•10 Minutes: Do some Research
Top 25 Urban Myths
Use Evernote for clippings/ideas
• 10 Minutes: Prewrite
Thur Oct 22
Root Quiz + correct
Collect: Lit Logs, Root Sentences, Urban Legend outline
Hand out: New Roots, New Lit Log
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Log in to Criterion
Build a Criterion Account: http://criterion28.ets.org/cwe/student/
CLICK on REGISTER
Access ID "corippoengcom"Password is "mustangs"

Urban Legend Project:Three or four MEATY paragraphs, then the FINAL will be an audiocast, Keynote or video
Use: iMovie, Story Creator or Goanimate
(Final will be at least 18 slides, or about a minute and a half, if audio or video)
•10 Minutes: Do some Research
Top 25 Urban Myths
Use Evernote for clippings/ideas
• 10 Minutes: Prewrite

Digital Version ()
Write your legend here or copy/paste from Google Docs : Urban Legend Project


Tue Oct 20

• 5 minutes:
Review Root Words 2
• 5 Minutes:
Finish Compound Sentences
• 10 Minutes:
Fill out your Lit Blog
• 10 Minutes:
Diagnostic Results<BREAK>
Prep The:
Urban Legend Project:Three or four MEATY paragraphs, then the FINAL will be an audiocast, Keynote or video
(Final will be at least 18 slides, or about a minute and a half, if audio or video)
•10 Minutes: Do some Research Use Evernote for clippings/ideas
• 10 Minutes: Prewrite

Final Task:
Build a Criterion Account: http://criterion28.ets.org/cwe/student/
CLICK on REGISTER
Access ID & Password are both "min12"

Digital Version ()

Write your legend here or copy/paste from Google Docs : Urban Legend Project



Thur Oct 15

Take the Grammar Diagnostic
About 60 questions
The better you do, the better the grade (duh). This will determine the Individual Study Plan you follow,
so if you don't want to do stuff you already know...you get the idea.
THE NEXT INFO IS IMPORTANT!! Get it right or go again.
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When you finish:
Is your MISSING lit Log done? If not, do it now.
Are your sentences done? If not, do them now.

THEN
Get Ready For The:
Urban Legend Project:Three or four MEATY paragraphs, then the FINAL will be an audiocast, Keynote or video
(Final will be at least 18 slides, or about a minute and a half, if audio or video)
Do some Research Use Evernote for clippings/ideas
Template to fill out ()
Open this in Google Docs and start prewriting...

Write your legend here or copy/paste from Google Docs : Urban Legend Project



Tue Oct 13
1. Root Words 2
2. Finish YOUR SENTENCES - use the SAME Gdoc, add new words and sentences
Hints: Compound Sentences :20
3. Work on Lit Logs
What's your book?
4. 8Parts

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Characterization Activity
Wiki Check - Show me your wiki
Writing Interview:



Thur Oct 8
Root Quiz 1
Compound Sentences :20
Finish YOUR SENTENCES - Gdocs
Collect Lit Logs - New Lit Logs What's your next book?
Somebody•Wanted•But•So•Then Activity
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New Roots
Root Words 2
Wiki Check - Show me your wiki



Extra time? Practice




Tues Oct 6
Quizlet Practice - ten minutes
http://quizlet.com/1086810/ latin-roots-week-one-flash- cards/:10
Compound Sentences :20
DO YOUR SENTENCES - Gdocs
Lit Log Look Over (Corippo)
8PARTS (today is CORIPPO DO backside) :30
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Somebody•Wanted•But•So•Then Activity
Ebook•Audio Selection Review (pick a horror book next week)
Wiki Check - Show me your wiki
Characterization Activity





Fri Oct 2
Root Quiz ONE
Lit Log Look Over (Corippo)
8PARTS (today is CORIPPO DO backside) :30
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Quizlet Practice - New forms needed?
http://quizlet.com/1086810/ latin-roots-week-one-flash- cards/:10
Roots in Sentences: Use Google Docs
Compound Sentences :20
Practice Clarifying & Somebody, Wanted, But, So Then
Videos and forms





Wed Sept 30

TEAM MEETING :10
Book check :5
8PARTS (today is CORIPPO DO) :30
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Text to Self Activity :25
Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/1086810/ latin-roots-week-one-flash- cards/:10


Compound Sentences :20




Monday Sept 28

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Latin Roots

Week 1

Get the new words, do the form


All the Roots:
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http://quizlet.com/1086810/ latin-roots-week-one-flash- cards/

Put all the words in COMPOUND Sentences (they have TWO independent phrases)

Like this:

I would like a hot dog and I'd like a Coke®.

Not this:

I'd like a hot dog and a Coke®.





8 Parts Time:

Do ONE - today "I do"




Text to Self













Thur Sept 24















Make-A-Wiki!

Put your name in your wiki address...but not your whole name.
You'll use this wiki for all your classes....so make something you can like and remember.

Make a Wikispaces account


Need some tuts?



Lit Devices Assessment




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