Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 28-Mar 1

Monday and Tuesday
Memoirs
-present and share
Cisneros
-complete discussion about MANGO St
-notes
Timed Writing in Journal, #5
Get books: Romeo and Juliet; some of you will check out Like Water for Chocolate

Wednesday
SSR
Journal Entry #6

Thursday and Friday
Shakespeare Notes
-life and times
  • Elizabethan Age
  • Chain of Being
  • Beliefs and Superstitions
-sonnets
  • versification
  • conceits
  • back story
  • original sonnet assignment
HW Write an original sonnet. Adhere to all requirements. Due Monday, typed, MLA.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 22-25

The House on Mango Street
ATTENTION: Updated DUE DATE is Monday, FEB 28th

Tuesday
Sharing
Review Cisneros
-complete female role models chart
Self-Edit
-leads
-thought-shots
-baby steps
-digression
In-Class Writing Practice
HW Apply one new writing technique to a previously written vignette

Wednesday
SSR
Journal Entry #4

Thursday & Friday
Characterization
Peer Edit
-the senses wheel
Organization
-putting it all together
-design and organization
Final Discussion on Cisneros
HW Final Memoir Collection due MONDAY!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 14-18

The House on Mango Street

Monday & Tuesday
Review Vignettes
Culminating Memoir Assignment
-DUE FEB 25th
Rights of Passage Worksheet
Writing Techniques
-baby steps
-thought shots
-suspense
-digression
HW see reading schedule

Wednesday
SSR
Journal Entry #3

Thursday & Friday
Sharing
Review Cisneros' Vignettes
More Writing Techniques
-descriptive language
-biopoem
-editing previous vignettes
-design and organization
HW Finish Reading Book

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 7-11

The House on Mango Street

MONDAY -FRIDAY
Sharing (the beginning of each class)
-quaker share
-writer spotlight
-writer's panel
HW Every night you will be expected to read several vignettes and write at least one for the next day. Please see Reader's schedule

Writing Vignette Techniques
-breaking conventional writing rules
-memoir and subject matter
-tone
-characterization
-plot, conflict and foil
-suspense and imagery

Creative Writing
-monologue and dialogue
-relationships
-show, don't tell
-descriptive language
--body, emotion, nature
-Action
--sequencing
--perspective
--thoughtshots and baby steps
-Bring in photo for memory freewrite
--personal motif and life theme