What did we do in class today?

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5.15 English 11 & 12
Posted by Angela Boston on May 15, 2018 at 1:56pm

Today, we dove into our project proposals! For the next few weeks, we'll be in hard-work-mode with our final projects.

Between now and May 24th, if you're absent, work on nurturing your seed idea

Between May 24th and June 1st, if you're absent, work on drafting

Between June 1st and June 8th, if you're absent, work on revision and editing.

5.14 English 11 & English 12
Posted by Angela Boston on May 14, 2018 at 1:08pm

Today, we got started on our final projects! This was focused primarily on the Project Proposal (you can find a copy in your Content Library). We worked on it independently, but also shared its contents with our writers' groups for feedback.

Sometime in the next week, I will be meeting with each of you to discuss your Project Proposal and make sure that you're on track to do your absolute best this quarter!

5.10 English 12
Posted by Angela Boston on May 10, 2018 at 12:51pm

Today, we focused on our skills of comparing and contrasting using a Venn Diagram. We collected all the things we could think of from the three poems and sorted them into a Venn diagram with three circles, showing what the poems have in common and what is different (including both what is being said (topics, themes) and how it's being said (literary techniques).

5.10 English 11
Posted by Angela Boston on May 10, 2018 at 12:45pm

Today, we tested out our skills at finding central idea (and backing it up with evidence) by reading an unfamiliar text (9 to 5, by Dolly Parton) and answering the question: What point is the author making about the workplace? Include details from the text to support your answer.

Students report that finding the Big 3 (Gist, Central Idea, Evidence) is a helpful way to approach the unfamiliar text and prepare to write about it.

5.9 English 11 & 12
Posted by Angela Boston on May 09, 2018 at 10:31am

Today we were looking at the writing expectations of the SBA (which are remarkably similar to Ms. Boston's expectations!) so that we can be our most successful, both in testing and in our final projects.

5.8 English 11 & 12
Posted by Angela Boston on May 08, 2018 at 1:16pm

Today, we did some SBA-style preparation and put work into our Word Wall so that we can use it for your final projects!

5.7 English 11 & 12
Posted by Angela Boston on May 07, 2018 at 12:33pm

Today, we reflected on the past two weeks and looked forward to the next two weeks! The texts we've been reading will be the basis for your final project, but we also have the SBA coming up! If you're one of the lucky ones who've already passed, you get to focus on the texts, but for those of you who will be taking the SBA, we're looking at some sample questions to get us used to the questioning style.

5.3/4 English 12
Posted by Angela Boston on May 03, 2018 at 1:48pm

Today, we finished up our style annotation with a focus on structure in "Times I've been Mistaken for a Girl" and did our Think & Write. Here is the prompt:

• What is the central idea of Dang’s poem? (please phrase as a universal idea)
•How does the structure of the poem support that central idea?
•What does this poem about identity have in common with our earlier poems?

5.3/5.4 English 11
Posted by Angela Boston on May 03, 2018 at 1:47pm

Today, we ran through our style analysis of "Mississippi Goddam" with a focus on repetition. Then, we did our Think & Write. This is the prompt:

•What is the central idea of “Mississippi Goddam”? Please phrase as a universal message.
•How does the style of the poem, including repetition, support that central idea?
•If time: what similarities and differences have you seen between these songs?

5.2 English 11
Posted by Angela Boston on May 02, 2018 at 10:32am

Today, we finally finished content annotation for "Mississippi Goddam"!