After you have completed your outline and typed up your final, turn in your Eulogy on this link. Before you turn it in, double-check for: 1. MLA Format 2. Title the document in the top right corner - " Eulogy - YOUR NAME" 3. Delete any comments that were made on your paper
The final draft for this will be due on Monday, April 10th BEFORE you come to class. DO NOT ask for a lap top in class so you can turn it in, or try on your phone. Come during primetime if you need a pass to turn it in.
At the bottom of the assignment sheet, it says 10pts extra credit for wearing black and 20 pts for reading to the class...this is WRONG, you can earn 2 extra credit points for wearing all black on Monday, and everyone is required to present their Eulogy to the class.
When you come to class on Monday, be sure to turn in your rubric into the tray.
All classes will be responsible for writing a 5- paragraph paper sharing a personal story. It does not have to be anything sensitive, just a memorable event from their lives. Examples would be winning a baseball game, making state in football, moving to a new school, etc. The following assignment sheet outlines the specifics of the assignment and provides an outline. We will be working on the outline in class, as well as the final paper. The attached power point goes deeper into outlining the specifics and includes an example of my topic with outline.
The Independent Reading Project is the first major assignment for the school year, and will count as part of your semester exam. This project will be 90% working at home and other 10% in class. You will be expected to read your book and provide your own art materials, but we will spend 1-2 days towards the end of the semester working in class and typing part 2 of the project. You are more than welcome to use one of my books from class, but if not then it is up to you to find the book- I have attached a copy of some of the books that I have in class. Please use the attachments to help guide you through the details. We will also discuss this project throughout the rest of the semester, and I will check on your progress periodically.
Periods 1, 2, 3 &7: For the semester exam, you will be writing an argumentative essay stating whether Odysseus is a hero or not. The following documents will help guide you through the essay- your due date depends on your exam time.
Periods 5 &6: For the semester exam, you will be writing an expository essay detailing how the main character of a short story of your choice, has changed throughout the story. Use the following documents to help guide you through your essay - your due date depends on your exam time.
Now that we have finished reading short stories, it is time to move onto the final assessment! 1. The brainstorming/ topic will be due October 18th. 2. Outlining will be due Friday, October 21st. 3. Rough Draft will be due Tuesday, October 25th 4. Peer Edit will be Wednesday, October 26th 4. Final draft will be due Friday, October 28th.
After reviewing the writing process and parts for writing, we are going to start our first major writing assignment. This assignment is going to be both INDIVIDUAL and COLLABORATIVE; meaning, you will have an individual paragraph to turn in to me for a grade, and a group assignment for class. We are going to have a Socratic Seminar discussing The Odyssey. The discussion will focus on whether or not Odysseus is a hero. Each group member will be in charge of participating in some way to help support your group's stance: hero or not a hero. Use the following assignment sheet to help guide your work. Timeline: Group Planning on Thursday, October 20th Group Map due Friday, October 21st Individual Outline due Friday, October 21st Individual Rough Draft due Tuesday, October 25th Socratic Seminar on Friday, October 28th
Every day and every minutes is accounted for! Do not get behind because it will be impossible to catch up!
The last assignment from the summer reading project will be a final Word Cloud poster. The point of this final project is to show me how you interrupted the novel, and whether or not you fully understand the themes behind the novel you chose. This will be paired with your journal entries from the summer, totally 160 points. Use the following assignment sheet and rubric to guide your project. This project is due Monday, August 29th.