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Corippo Eng/Comm 10 - 2010/11
Need info? Check the Syllabus On average, three grades per day • 100 pages + per week • Lit Log Per Week • Essay Bi-WeeklyLatin Roots Weekly • GET A BOOK! • Top 20 Grammar Errors • Lots of Presos Join the Corippo Eng/Comm Google Folder
http://www.examiner.com/teaching-in-little-rock/plot-analysis-through-songs-a-bon-jovi-example


Day 52:
1. Work on MMF letters (try to get it done and making sense, we will add a few details on Tuesday)

2. Start on the LitDev Project - decide who will do what, start gathering info in EVERNOTE
You will get a grade for your notes.
USE THE WONDER WHEEL
Literary Devices Project



Day 51: Finish/grade Top 20s, build your MMF donation letter, Create LitDev teams


Day 50:

Top 20 Turn in/Grading

Business Letter Template: Example Other examples

Lit Devices Contest!

36 Devices - You have them in Evernote
10-12 people per team
ABOUT 3 devices per person
For EACH DEVICE:
1 slide - TITLE, and Definition (in your words)
1 slide - THREE WRITTEN or LYRICAL examples from songs, books or movies - give a "why" on each - one sentence each
1 slide - THREE video clips, no MORE than 30 seconds each - - give a "why" on each - one sentence each
Add 3 or 4 Citations for each lit device (Use EasyBib)
Bonus point for pictures




Day 42, 43, 44, 45 -

Wed: do these and then screen shot them to Mr Powers
Friday: do these and then screen shot them to Mr Powers
First:
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3000
First:
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=86
Second:
http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9998.html
http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/8997.html
When you have a score, finish slides 9 -15 of your Top 20 Keynote
When you have a score, finish slides 16-20 of your Top 20 Keynote
Also work on: Your Yearbook Page
Also work on: Your Yearbook Page
Bonus points? Do a Piclit.com
No bonus on Friday

Top 20 Keynote Template - Make yours look like this:
Top_20_Template.001.jpg





Top 20 Grammar Errors Final:

Instructions:
Do it in Keynote
NO copy paste
One title slide
One slide per error
One citation slide
(So 22 slides)
One each slide:
Summary- that makes sense, in your words
Two correct examples
Two incorrect examples
A picture that somehow explains or supports the
Grammar Errors
Cite:
Each picture with a URL
At least 4 webpages you used for research
At the end:
We will be adding an AUDIO TRACK
with YOUR voice
Then We will save it as a Quicktime and upload it to
Vimeo......


When I leave:

Do this until you get 100%
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3494

Show the score to your sub.

Then,

Go to piclits.com and make a poem with at least 25 words. Be creative!




Class Day 39-

Iron Chef the next four grammar errors (choose any four)

IRON CHEF - Top 20 Grammar Errors
20 MINUTES
a. SAME teams of 4 (a few will need to adjust because of new folks - make it work!)
b. ADD TO THE EXISTING PRESO!
c. Do a Google search for "Top 20 Grammar Errors" - USE the Wonder Wheel and Google Squared
d. Pick any FOUR of the 20 - Find and REWRITE the definition
e. ADD TWO CORRECT AND TWO INCORRECT EXAMPLES (type them, no more pictures)
f. Citation on each page (use EASYBIB)
f. BONUS - ADD a picture that helps explain
G. PRESENT! 1 Minute PER slide


IRON CHEF - Literary Devices
Lesson here

If you are "done" early - you may read or work on the "Facebook" compare/contrast essay.



Class Day 38 -

Pro Bro Finished

Book selection - Two full length books per quarter or no possible A.

Independent Essay - Current Essay: Due Mar 1 Compare and Contrast - "Annoying Things People Do on FaceBook"
Make it a full page, single spaced.

Class Day 37 -

1. Turn in Pro Brochures: Click on this link: Google Folder

2. Lit Device Notes Taking - Open EverNote, use the File I emailed you

3. IRON CHEF - Top 20 Grammar Errors

a. Make teams of 4
b. Make a Google Preso, share it to the team
c. Do a Google search for "Top 20 Grammar Errors" - USE the Wonder Wheel and Google Squared
d. Pick any FOUR of the 20 - Find and REWRITE the definition
e. ADD TWO CORRECT AND TWO INCORRECT EXAMPLES
f. BONUS - ADD a picture that helps explain
G. PRESENT! 2 Minutes PER TEAM

Sentence PARTS activity






Class Day 36 -Reading Test, use the techniques (eliminate the wrong instead of looking for the right,
bubbles by guesses)

Followed by Pro Brochure finish up:
Here are the "rules" - https://docs.google.com/a/mychawanakee.org/document/pub?id=1R_-vl6bAWwLxVD9PqjSpKv8-Rrz_dg6Pn8eKURLZFog


Class Day 35 - Test Taking Tips


Class Day - 34 Pro Brochure Beginning


Class Day 33 - New Semester!

Start Pro Brochures (due Friday)
Take notes in Evernote


Plan essays for Wednesday Writing Prompt

Practice test





Class Day 31 -32 - Travel Brochures and Cappex

Class Day 30 - Finish up on 1984

Class Day 29 -

1. Finish 1984 EVERNOTES - get a grade today

2. Be a Grammar Ninja - screen shot your score

3. Start on the 1984 Preso - PARAPHRASE!




Class Day 28 -

#1 - 1984 - Download the book

#2 - Read the intro... http://www.planetebook.com/1984.asp

#3 - The project, Due Jan 17
TRIVIA! 50 bonus points - put a slide in that answers this question: What do the
"Big Brother" in V for Vendetta and Winston in the 1984 film have in common?

#4 8Parts practice






Class Day 27 -

Finish the Beverly Project - 200 points

Intro to 1984

Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdc0RHeY87s

Apple: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8

Read it!
http://www.shmoop.com/1984/

Do a piclit: http://piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx






Class Day 26 -

Practice Root 5 - Do the sentences!

Archetypes - take notes in EVERNOTE

Beverly Hillbillies Episode and Notes - use the form!

The Beverly Project

FOUR Characters - three sources - citation - cite the pictures, too






Class Day 25 -

**How to Write by Stephen King**

Roots 5

Sentence pARTS practice


Class Day 24 -

Intro to Sentence pARTS

Brushstrokes review

Class Day 23 -

Finish up on Fallacies


Class Day 22 -

Learning about Fallacies in Arguments
Download this: http://www.criticalthinking.org/files/Fallacies2006-DC.pdf

REVIEW:




Instructions:

12 Slides - Done this period

USE EVERNOTE - DO ALL THE TEXT FIRST, PICS LAST



1 TITLE SLIDE - PLEASE QUOTE THE NAME OF THE WORK, add your Name, My Name and the Date

4 Slides about of the following (your pick)
Each Slide should have a ONE SENTENCE summary a COOL QUOTE and a PICTURE on each

1. Truth and Deception in the Human Mind
2. Uncritical Persons (intellectually unskilled thinkers)
3. Skilled Manipulators (weak-sense critical thinkers)
4. Fair-Minded Critical Persons (strong-sense critical thinkers)
5. The Concept of Fallacies of Thought
6. Naming Fallacies
7. Mistakes Versus Fallacies

6 Slides about your favorite "Foul Ways to Win an Argument" (one per slide)
EACH has a quick summary
Each has TWO Examples of using it or QUOTES about each Foul Argument
Each has a picture

1 SLIDE with 5 WORDS YOU DON'T KNOW
Define them- make it COOL looking

1 SLIDE with CITATION
Three sources - the book, the words and some pictures



Class Day 21 -

BOOK REPORTS!! Is there a better way??? I say yes!

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Let's explore other ways to report on books.....




Learning about Fallacies in Arguments


Download this: http://www.criticalthinking.org/files/Fallacies2006-DC.pdf

Read it, we are doing a book report preso on Wednesday.

ABOUT ONE PAGE PER MINUTE!




Class Day 20 -

Essay: Three paragraphs on Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Please discuss what you have learned about paraphrasing and summarizing, use examples from the Powerpoint we Paraphrased
on Tuesday.

Root Quiz 4

Lit Blog Time

Next week: http://www.criticalthinking.org/files/Fallacies2006-DC.pdf



Class Day 19 -

Do your Root 4 sentences - you have 15 minutes to do 5 or less sentences

REMIX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC4BRLYlGjE

Our weakest current skill is PARAPHRASING - read this:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/619/02/

Watch the Preso - Take Notes in Evernote - what is paraphrasing

Download this PRESO - Take any 6 slides and....PARAPHRASE THEM.


Class Day 18 -

English Survey: here

Roots Week Four

Clean up reports:
Smooth out the PARAPHRASING
TWO citations at the END
Floating Text/ Pictures

STAR SCORES - GET A BOOK - NEW LIT LOG

Class Day 17 -



Report Writing Link - http://www.evernote.com/pub/jcorippo/reportwriting





Class Day 16 -

Fix it Day




Class Day 15 -
These need to be sent in class or you will get a reduced score, don't forget.
Email your Root 3 Sentences NOW
Email your Lit Blog #2 NOW
Do Root 3 Quiz - Show Mrs. Righter your score

Start the NEXT LIT BLOG (finish it today if you can)


Open up a new Google Doc

Write an Essay.

It needs to be at LEAST one full page.

Essay subject:

What is the story of this class so far?

Have a thesis or main idea each paragraph touches on or reminds the reader about.
Discuss things you have learned, characters, funny stories, memorable moments.
Remember; It's not a list it's a story. Give it a theme: friendship, growth, change, fun, learning, something like that.

We you have AT LEAST ONE PAGE, share the Google Doc with me.

Remember: USe proper grammar, capitalize and NO SMALL i's!!!!

When you finish, you may read!







Class Day 14 -

Do LIT BLOG 1 and 2


Finish Root Sentences


8 pARTS - FINAL





Class Day 13 - 15 minutes ea

1. Root 2 Quiz

2. Root 3 Words

3. Check in Lit Blogs, answer questions

4. Brushstrokes

5. Summarize:

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar
Across a crowded floor, they worked from 8 till 4
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....they fell in love

(Copa Copacabana)

His name was Rico, he wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancin' there
And when she finished, he called her over
But Rico went a bit too far, Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....she lost her love

(Copa. . Copacabana)
(Copa Copacabana) (Copacabana, ahh ahh ahh ahh)
(Ahh ahh ahh ahh Copa Copacabana)
(Talking Havana have a banana)
(Music and passion...always the fash--shun)

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind!

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....don't fall in love

(Copa) don't fall in love
Copacabana



6. Beverly HB




Class Day 12 - 15 minutes

1. Do the capitalization activity: NOW

2. Work on Compound Sentences for ROOT 2
• What is a compound sentence?
• Any questions?

3. 8 pARTS Activity

4. Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE

Do the form:


5. Any questions on this week's Lit Blog?

6. A new Evernote on the FIVE Brushstrokes - email the note, don't share the whole notebook.









Class Day 11 - 15 minutes
Do these two first:
Log in to Quizlet: Take a Practice Quiz
Personal Pronoun Practice: Do this now

15 minutes: 8pARTS activity

30 Minutes: Freytag's Pyramid:

external image Freytag.jpg

Freytag's pyramid: English teachers know it and want their students to know it. It helps them to better understand plot development and its common stages. Usually, the model is applied to prose (non-poetic) writing--plays, novels, or short stories--but have you ever considered that some poems and lyrics could be approached by using the pyramid?
In general, students shy away from a study of poetry. Most of them do not read poetry for pleasure. What they do, however, is spend countless hours and amounts of money buying, downloading, and absorbing music. Of course, students' musical tastes differ as much as any other people's: some like country music; others like heavy metal. Some like folk songs; others like grunge. The challenge as a teacher is to find a way to tap into those varied interests, to help them make the connection collectively and individually.
One way to do this with Freytag's pyramid is to analyze a song as a class and then ask them as individuals to apply the concepts to whichever artist(s) they like. This writer particularly likes Bon Jovi, so they will be our example here.


A Bon Jovi song that could easily be approached in a plot study is "Right Side of Wrong," one of Bon Jovi's lesser-known songs:
A friend of a friend needs a favor
No questions asked, there's not much more to say
Me and the wife, we need money
We've got four kids all hungry, one on the way
Slip these sweat socks in your shirt and pray they think you're packin'
Be sure to keep your head down, don't look 'em in the eye
And don't get fancy, Ricky, we ain't Jimmy Cagney
Look at me, let's do the job and let's get home tonight
[Chorus:]
I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the right side of wrong
We picked a helluva of a night, from the shore I see the skyline
In a couple of hours from now, Rick, we're gonna get out of this life
We'll stop for smokes, I brought a six pack, we'll stop at lookers on the way back
Hell, we'll laugh this off, keep your fingers crossed that all goes well tonight
[Chorus:]
I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the right side of wrong
We'll make the grade, they'll know our names, I need a friend to drive here
Wear my necklace of St. Christopher and talk to him while I go inside
I'll take that suitcase, get the cash and we'll be gone before you know
Wait until we tell the girls we're moving down to the Gulf of Mexico
[Guitar Solo]
A friend of a friend needed a favor
Life was just what happened while we were busy making plans
We never saw nothing, there was a run-in
.9 millimeter steel was coming for the windshield of that Oldsmobile
As the cop said, "Show your hands!"
[Chorus:]
I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the right side of wrong

Exposition

Rising action

Climax

Falling Action

Denouement




20 Minutes: Review:

5 Brushstrokes









Class Day 10 -

Email Story Plot THREE

Download Lit Blog 1

Log in to Quizlet: Take a Practice Quiz

Personal Pronoun Practice: Do this now

Beginning the Five Brushstrokes Keynote
Open a new Evernote file called brushstrokes. Take some notes.


Movie Clips
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark by Robert Campbell

    • He stared at the bag, then at the idol in his hand, and then he was aware of a strange, distant noise, a rumbling like that of a great machine set in motion, a sound of things waking from a long sleep, roaring and tearing and creaking through the spaces of the Temple. ... For a split second nothing happened. And then there was a faint whirring noise, a creaking sound, and the walls of the chamber seemed to break open as giant metal spikes, like the jaws of some impossible shark, slammed together in the center of the chamber. (7)


  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

    • Nedry opened the car door, glancing back at the dinosaur to make sure it wasn't going to attack, and felt a sudden, excruciating pain in his eyes, stabbing like spikes into the back of his skull, and he squeezed his eyes shut and gasped with the intensity of it and threw up his hands to cover his eyes and felt the slippery foam trickling down both sides of his nose. Spit. The dinosaur had spit in his eyes. Even as he realized it, the pain overwhelmed him, and he dropped to his knees, disoriented, wheezing. He collapsed onto his side, his cheek pressed to the wet ground, his breath coming in thin whistles, through the constant, ever-screaming pain that caused flashing spots of light to appear behind his tightly shut eyelids. (96)







Class Day 9 - Write an essay. Do it in Google Docs. 18 pt, 1.5 spaces. Make it ONE FULL PAGE. Share it to me. "Should school be fun or hard?" You have 45 minutes. Class Day 8 - 1. Email Root 1 Sentences 2. Email Story Plot 2 3. Root Quiz:Turn off "True/False" and take the quiz, screenshot your results- http://quizlet.com/2799276/test/ Check out the NEW roots: Root 2




4. Story Plotting: Three sentences FOR EACH ANSWER Lyrics 5. Check out a book, read, relax New Roots: Root 2




Class Day 7 - Due FRIDAY: Roots one sentences, Story Plot Number two 1. (15 minutes) Root 1 Space Race, get your time under 2 minutes for an A 2. (20 minutes) 8pARTS, including the paragrapgh 3. (35 minutes) IRON CHEF: http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/sntstrct.html




10 minutes - Four people in a team - MAKE A SHARED GOOGLE DOCOne person does Simple: Two or three sentence summary and three examples - Easybib the page we are usingOne person does Compound: Two or three sentence summary and three examples - Easybib the page we are usingOne Person does Special Classes: Two or three sentence summary and three examples - Easybib the page we are usingOne Person does Complex: Two or three sentence summary and three examples - Easybib the page we are using20 minutes to present Crowd Participation:




Class Day 6 - Due this week: Roots one sentences, Story Plot Number two
1. (15 minutes) Study Root Set ONE: The test will be Friday Oct 1.
Scatter Practice:
http://quizlet.com/2799276/scatter/
FOCUS ON YOUR SENTENCES: Write Compound Sentences using pairs of words. Tips on compound sentences here.Example: I studied zoology for three hours, and I am no longer hyperactive. 2. (15 minutes) Finish your 8pARTS paragraph - open up the Keynote you did, and write a paragraph using at least ONE of each part of speech (i.e. one verb, one noun, on conjunction, etc.). The paragraph should be at least 6 sentences. Make it fun. 3. WAIT FOR THIS: (20 minutes) Characterization mapping - link




4. Story Plot Practice - TBA




Class Day 5 -
1. Turn in Story Plots

2. Study Root Set ONE: The test will be Friday Oct 1.

http://quizlet.com/2799276/root-1-flash-cards/

Scatter Practice:
http://quizlet.com/2799276/scatter/

Write Compound Sentences using pairs of words
Example: I studied zoology for three hours, and I am no longer hyperactive.

3. 8pARTS Practice


4. Practice Plot - Red Barchetta

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Class Day 4 -

1. Start with Timbaland.....Screenshot your score, I'll grade it in real time.
The Parody of Timbaland�s �The Way I Are�, by Judit J�kel
Find this and other songs exercises in English Exercises .org

2. What are the FIVE errors...?


3. Study Root Set ONE: The test will be Friday Oct 1.

http://quizlet.com/2799276/root-1-flash-cards/

Scatter Practice:
http://quizlet.com/2799276/scatter/

Write Compound Sentences using pairs of words
Example: I studied zoology for three hours, and I am no longer hyperactive.

4. Go to Wordle.net, put in your 24 words about you and make a WORDLE.
Screenshot it to save it, and I'll grade it before you leave.

5. Reading this week "The Mask of the Red Death" by Poe (2400 words, 15 minute mp3)
(Fill out the Story Plot (see sidebar) due by Sept 27th

Mask of the Red Death at Shmoop

Main climatic scene (YouTube)



Class Day 3 -

1. The Five no-nos.


2. Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then

FEEDBACK > Imagine SWBST isn't there. Complete sentences! ( No! That's wrong, write in complete sentences.)

"Diet Cheaters"




3. Test the Google Folder


4. Go to Quizlet.com, make and account (use your first/last name), join my group (jcorippo)

Go through "Learn" and "Scatter", then take a test.


5. Make a Google Doc, put in the 8 parts of speech (use this for info: http://wakish.info/the-eight-classes-grouping-all-words-in-the-english-language/ )

GIVE 3 WORDS IN THE PARTS OF SPEECH THAT COULD APPLY TO YOU

I will grade it in "real time" when you are done.


6. Characterization

Clip from the Fantastic Mr. Fox

5 Categories of Characterization: Description, Dialogue, Interior Monologue, Action, Societal


READ ABOUT BIGFOOT




















Class Day 2 - Top 5 Errors

The five deadly errors:
(take notes in Evernote)





Grammar:
Iron Chef Activity -
One person one each team make a Google Preso
Each person make one slide (five slides total, you can skip three)
EACH SLIDE NEEDS: The definition > Five Examples > Two Pictures with URL

You have ten minutes > Then your team presents (get CRAZY! Take a chance)

NAME THE FILE > Grammar IC <all team names>, SHARE it to jcorippo@mychawanakee.org

Use the following link for facts:
http://wakish.info/the-eight-classes-grouping-all-words-in-the-english-language/




Summarizing, Day 2: Days Go By




SHMOOP TIME

Click here: http://www.shmoop.com/bestsellers








Class Day I

Today: Read/Write Survey, Universal Preso, and IRON CHEF (30 min each)

Reading and Writing Survey


Summarizing and Universal Preso
(note to Corippo - Universal Preso Student Version)