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Posted: September 29, 2011

Menu: Thursday, September 29, 2011 1. Read: 10 mins 2. Mini Lesson on comma splices and fused sentences (Grammar Bytes) 3. Writing Workshop: Work on personal narrative (Due Oct. 5th: 300-500 words: Draft due September 29th) Homework: 1.) Read!!!!!!! 2.) Work on draft of personal narrative due tomorrow 3.) Comma splices and fused sentences (quiz Friday)  

Posted: September 29, 2011

Menu: Thursday September 29, 2011 Work on Highwayman assignment: Poetry Analysis (to be passed in at the beginning of class Friday) Homework: 1.) Continue Poetry Assignment 2.) Read!!!!!!! 3.) Poetry analysis of Highwayman due Friday.  
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Posted: September 26, 2011

Menu: Monday, September 26, 2011 1. Read: 10 mins 2. Mini Lesson on comma splices and fused sentences(Grammar Bytes)  http://www.chompchomp.com/csfs01/csfs01.htm 3. Model Text: Too Short (Strategy for narrowing a topic) 3. Writing Workshop: Work on personal narrative (Due Oct. 5th: 300-500 words: Draft due September 29th) Homework: 1.) Read!!!!!!! 2.) Work on draft of personal narrative 3.) Sheet on comma splices and fused sentences (quiz Friday)  

Posted: September 26, 2011

Menu:Monday September 26, 2011 1. Read: 10 mins 2. Ballad: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes 3. Audio recording  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afzmoHOz5AE  4. Find figures of speech to enhance comprehension. Homework: 1.) Continue Poetry Assignment 2.) Read!!!!!!!      
Finish good copy of 9/11 piece   The feeling of disappointment still continues as I think of the 911 fire fighters not being invited to the Memorial Service. They will never forget what they experienced first hand. Although they may be called heroes,the price for this the suffering they still feel.

Posted: September 22, 2011

Menu: Thursday September 22, 2011 1. Read: 15 mins 2. Quick Write: Thoughts that come to mind with poem 3. Concrete Poem: Example Work on collection of poems Homework: 1.) Continue Poetry Assignment                   2.) Read!!!!!!!   Concrete or Visual poetry: The intention in making the poems so visually oriented was to integrate the physical words themselves into the poem in a deeper way   

Posted: September 20, 2011

Menu: Monday, September 20, 2011 1. Read: 10 mins 2. Quick write: "I Know" by Carolyn Mamchur a). Someone's voice you know well (Mentor Text: "My Father's Voice") or b.) What comes to mind with the poem "I know" (10 min) 3. Writer's Technique in mentor text "I Know" 4. Mini-lesson: Sentence Combining (5 mins) 5. Writing Workshop: Work on personal narrative (30 mins)(Due Oct. 5th: 300-500 words) Homework: 1.) Read!!!!!!! 2.) Sentence Combining sheet 3.) Work on personal narrative
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Posted: September 20, 2011

Menu: Tuesday September 20, 2011 1. Read: 15 mins 2. Quick Write: Logical Song: 3. Poetry Assignment (Model Poem) 4.) Allusion and Couplet: "Nothing Gold Can Stay" Homework: 1.) Begin Poetry Assignment 2.) Read!!!!!!! 3.) Write 1 sentence that makes an allusion to something in the literary or pop culture world that you think your classmates should be familiar with.

Posted: September 16, 2011

Menu: Friday September 16, 2011 1. Read: 15 mins 2. Dead Poet's Society: Why we read and write poetry 3. Quick write: Paragraph in notebook responding to John Keating's class on poetry. (10 mins) 4.) Poetry Assignment (Handout and discuss) Homework: 1.) Begin Poetry Assignment 2.) Read!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycLb6wJDieY (Clip from Dead Poet's Society)

Posted: September 16, 2011

  Menu: Friday, September 16, 2011 1. Read: 15 mins 2. The Help (Minny): What techniques does the author use to reveal voice? 3. Share something you are reading that shows a lot of voice in the writing. 4. Mentor Text with mini lesson: My Father's Voice 5. Quick write: Someone's voice you know well (Mentor Text) Homework: 1.) Read!!!!!!! 2.) Read over Notebook journal and start zeroing in on something you will develop into a personal narrative.  
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