Friday, January 20, 2017

Essay Work Day

After having a good laugh at this meme—

—students had the rest of the period to work on their essays. Drafts are due on Monday. Everything they need is at Google Classroom.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Essay Body

We opened with a quick analysis of the introductory paragraphs students wrote yesterday in class (and finished at home if necessary), and then we moved on to the body of the essay. The slides for the essay body are posted to Google Classroom.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Intro Paragraphs

After looking at PODs for a bit, students had the rest of the period to write their introductory paragraphs. Models and other helpful slides are available at Google Classroom.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Final Essay Begins

Today we began the prewriting process for the final essay. Students should have at least a thesis and POD for tomorrow. See these slides for clarification.

Friday, January 13, 2017

In Class Essay

Today we used the period to write an in-class essay comparing the film and book versions of Of Mice and Men. Students who were not here will need to arrange to take this essay sometime next week, outside of class.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Finishing the Film

Today we finished the film (with notes of course) in preparation for tomorrow's in-class writing. We wrapped up the day with an exit ticket.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Movie Time, Part 2

After doing a bit of work with the notes from yesterday, students spent the rest of the period watching the film and continuing their note-taking. While they were working, we consulted with them about their essay revisions.