Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BLUE Wed. Mar. 22 & GOLD Thurs. Mar. 23

1. Agenda Reminders
~Inspired Writing?
~"To Build a Fire" ?
~Challenged Booklist Worksheet due Apr. 3
~American Library Association Banned Books
~ Must have Challenged Book Mon. Apr. 3
~ Smarter Balanced Assessment after Spring Break
2. Neighbor Notes / Inspired Writing
3. Challenged Books in Library
    Listen/Notes/Choooose a book

Sunday, March 19, 2017

BLUE Mon. Mar. 20 & GOLD Tues. Mar. 21

➪  Where is "To Build a Fire" set?( 1)
  What happens when the man spits? (1
➪  Why is the man unconcerned with the cold?(2)
  Why do people go out alone in extreme conditions?( 3)
➪  How could isolation lead to numbness of feeling?(3)

1. Agenda Reminders
~Inspired Writing??
~Notes on "To Build a Fire" due today
~Literary Analysis Draft due next class
2. "To Build a Fire"
    Literary Theme Collage Gallery
    Reading notes/discuss (R/T) 
    Daily Writing (W)

Daily Writing:
Start with the sentence - One theme of "To Build a Fire" is _______________. Continue writing, discussing how the story shows the theme, and tell what the author is saying about this theme.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BLUE Thurs. Mar. 16 & GOLD Fri. Mar. 17

1. Agenda Reminders
~Inspired Writing FINAL Draft due today! With pink assignment sheet!
2. Start "To Build a Fire" 
    Level 1, 2, 3 Questions
3. Top Ten Literary Themes (a broad idea, message, moral or universal truth expressed - different from the subject)
   Theme Collage (glue sticks? scissors?)
   Theme Collage share/gallery

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BLUE Tues. Mar. 15 & GOLD Wed. Mar. 16

1. Agenda Reminders
~Final Draft of Inspired Writing due next class
~Look at rubric! Proofread for caps, spelling, punctuation & grammar!
2. Inspired Writing
    Chat about setting
    Work in the lab
    If you finish & turn in - work from other classes? extra credit? check Powerschool?

Monday, March 13, 2017


You should have your LA binder with you! Today, we'll have both Writing Time AND Writing Group time - decide on one or more classmate to work with.

Friday, March 10, 2017

BLUE Friday, Mar. 10 & GOLD Monday, Mar. 13

1. Agenda Reminders
~Inspired Writing at home?
2. Inspired Writing
     Peer Review
    Computer Lab: Exposition -- Strong Verbs --     
Fig. Language -- Sensory Detail

Daily Writing Prompt:
Think about one of the "places" in your Inspired Writing (setting), and use sensory language to describe it. What do you SEE? What do you HEAR? What do you SMELL? What do you FEEL (emotionally/physically)? What do you TASTE?

eg;  The coffee shop was small, only four rickety tables, with mismatched, faded card table chairs. It was quiet, except for the whir of the espresso machine, which drowned out the click of the single patron's laptop keyboard. As Jean breathed in the scent of burnt coffee and hot milk, she became overwhelmingly depressed by the claustrophobic emptiness of the place.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BLUE Wed. Mar. 8 & GOLD Thurs. Mar. 9

1. Agenda Reminders
~Reading Contest Letter? IR Summary & Questions? Revisions?
~Homework? Inspired Writing?
2. Inspired Writing
    Active Verbs
    Figurative Language
    Sensory Detail