Friday, June 04, 2010

English 70 Lesson Last Day

Hand in revised essay for an improved grade.

Complete Feedback Forms.

Handout Class anthology:

Robert/Marcello read their introductions.

Return of Essays

  1. First week of Summer Quarter.
  2. Available in the Conference Room of English Department
  1. Grades due Next Friday, posted online under schedule that day
  2. You can sign up for 75, but you may be dropped. Have a back up plan.
  3. My schedule: 101x2, Creative Writing; Winter 102x3; Spring 70x2, Creative Writing
  4. Also, you can ask anytime, about anything.
  5. You can say hi to me on campus. Say your name and I'll say mine.
  6. You can say hi to each other.
  7. Andy Blevins, college drop out.
  8. Elias Mena, Aubri Gonzalez (and on and on).

  9. You can make it. Each quarter is a test, a challenge. Sometimes the test is academic, sometimes it's at home, sometimes it's work, sometimes it the system. You will be tested, pushed, pulled, crushed. That's how you become a different, stronger person. You are rewriting your life. Revising. Re-seeing what could be.

And now…

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Day 44

English 70 Lesson Plan Day 44 Spring 2010 (Two Days to Go)

  1. Notes on revision.
  2. In groups
    1. Essay 1
      1. Ideas and Content: Do you have a good theme statement? A sentence or two at the end of your first paragraph that says, Here's what I learned or Here's why this object is of value to me.
      2. Organization: How is your first line? How about your conclusion?
      3. Paragraph by paragraph—make an outline.
    2. Essay 2
      1. Word choice: Do you use great verbs? Have you tried the synonym function on your computer or used a thesaurus? Are you using specific nouns: not "dog," but "snarling pit bull"?
      2. Voice: Is the writing from the heart? Do you take a risk? Is there energy in the writing or do you sound bored? Can I hear your voice?
    3. Essay 3
      1. Conventions: Run-ons? Caps? Quotation marks?
      2. Sentence fluency: Are you using short sentences for your most important points? Have you used a fragment creatively? Do you over use –ly openings?

Revised essays due Friday at the beginning of the period.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Day 43

English 70 Lesson Plan Day 43 Spring 2010 (Three Days to Go)

  1. Hand in one copy of your final draft.
  2. Count by Fours
  3. Section 1: How did this start?
  4. Section 2: What makes a good story good?
  5. Section 3: What lessons did you learn?
  6. Section 4: Who are we and where are we going?
  7. What to expect in English 101 and English 102.
  8. If time, introduction/revision notes.
  9. Tomorrow: Bring an essay to work on to make it the best it can be.

Revised essays due Friday at the beginning of the period.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Day 42

English 70 Lesson Plan Day 42 Spring 2010

  1. Hand in one copy of your rough draft.
  2. In groups of four—pass your essay to the person across from you.
  3. Read silently and mark your peer's essay as you read.
  4. Complete peer editing form.
  5. Discuss with your partner.
  6. Trade with a second person in your group.
  7. Tomorrow: Final Drafts of Essay 4 due.

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