Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. -George Eliot
Week of October 16-20 Monday – School Counselors in. Read pgs. 658-665 Tuesday – Read pgs. 666-673 Wednesday – When you arrive in class today, you should have read pages 658-673 and be able to identify the thesis for each of these articles Thursday – Select a paper topic from the Synthesis or Research Activities on pgs. 674-679 (You may not select number 8 on pg. 677)/Prepare your thesis and introduction in class. Friday – work day and vocabulary and grammar quiz 4
Week of October 9-12 Monday –Read pgs. 623-633 (Cinderella and Ashputtle)Tuesday – Read pgs. 633-642 Wednesday – Pages 643-645 in class plusread pgs. 645-649, review questions 1-5, discussion question 2 on pg. 650 for class Thursday – Read pgs. 651-657, review question 8 and discussion question 1 (formulate an answer, do not write a five paragraph essay) on pg. 658
Week of October 2-6 Monday - Semi-colon lesson/return papers/work day Tuesday -Passive/Active voice lesson/self-edit Wednesday - Read pages 614-618, discussion and writing questions 1 and 3 on pages 618-619 Thursday - Final edit-peer and self/Begin Cinderella Unit Friday - Submit Ad Paper / Vocab/Grammar quiz 3 and Read pages 619-623, review questions 1-4 on page 623
Week of September 26-29 Tuesday, September 26 – Introduction/thesis/paper plan due at the beginning of class Wednesday, September 27 – Writing/work day in classThursday, September 28 – Come to class with 2 FULL pages written for review Friday, September 29 – 3 FULL pages due at the end of the period
Week of September 18-22 Monday – Read pgs. 558-562, take notes/ad evaluation Tuesday – Ad evaluation Wednesday – Ad evaluation Thursday – Research/Begin Paper Friday – Vocabulary/Grammar quiz/Work on paper
Week of September 11-15 Monday – Guidance in to discuss Senior Year! Tuesday – Read pgs. 536-539 in textbook/look at ads Wednesday – Read pgs. 539-556 (read carefully, make a cheat sheet of the appeals, summarize each appeal or need to a sentence); Ad evaluation using the appeals Thursday – Ad evaluation using the appeals Friday – Read handout, “Effective Layout” by Cohen, take notes/ad evaluation
Week of September 5-8 Tuesday - Read Ember's article (handout) in class and complete the Summary Writing Worksheet/Vocabulary and Grammar reminders Wednesday - Discuss Ember's article/Begin Writing Summary Thursday - Writing and Revision of Ember Summary Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar quiz and Submit Ember Summary by end of period
Week of August 28-September 1 Monday - Discuss summary writing and Blinder's article, pages 1-23. Tuesday - Discuss Friedman's article on page 238 (hint: read it for today) Wednesday - Write a summary of Green's article (in-class) Thursday - Revise summary Friday - Submit summary on Green's article/ College Friday!
Thursday, August 25 - syllabus, course expectations, rules, goal setting, and rubric Friday, August 26 - In-class writing
Welcome to College Composition!
What to expect this year: 1. Prewriting, writing, rewriting, revision, thinking about writing, reading about writing, etc. The point of this course is to improve your writing. The process isn't easy. It takes dedication on your part and mine. Since you signed up for the class, I assume you are up for the challenge. I love teaching writing so I'm ready to go. 2. Along with the writing, you will be reading. Many of our readings will come from the non-fiction textbook, but we will also overlap with the English IV curriculum in places and get a sampling of British Literature. 3. Vocabulary and Grammar: You'll see Senior Vocabulary and Senior Grammar tabs on this website. You will be responsible for learning vocabulary and specific concepts in grammar. Quizzes will be every other Friday. 4. We will be engaging in the college acceptance process. We will work on college entrance essays, applications, scholarship material as part of this class. 5. Discussion and participation are vital to this class. You must be willing to discuss the readings, talk about your writing, and engage in academic discourse. 6. This is a college class. Academically, that means be responsible for yourself. Socially, that means no high school drama. Leave it at the door.