Thursday, August 31, 2017

What is your audience going to think of you?

Objective:  The students will complete writing their Personal Insight Statement.

1.  Discuss the Writer's Pyramid.

2.  Continue to write your personal statement being mindful of the persona that you are creating and how the audience will perceive it.

3.  This is due tomorrow typed, edited, printed in MLA format.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How are YOU going to get into and then pay for college??

Objective:  The students will know what the UC system requires for the Personal Insights Questions and write one of their own Personal Statements.

1.  Brief Rules for class:  Bathroom, Phone, Eating, and Cheating.
2.  Personal Statement Handout
3.  Video One:  What is a Personal Insight and What should you do on it?

4.  Why you should do this even if you are not planning on attending a UC school.

5.  Begin writing.  It is due typed and printed on Friday.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Well Day 1 went well, so let's try another one.

Objective:  The students will look at an example of the Prose section of the AP Literature test.

1.  Prompt Number 2.
     a)  Breakdown the prompt
     b)  Read and annotate the story
     c)  Outline your paper
     d)  Pair up and compare what each of you would write about and share specific details you would use to support.
     e)  Write the intro
     d)  Discuss

Monday, August 28, 2017

Welcome to the first day of one of the best years of your life!!

Objective:  The students (and teacher) will feel comfortable in an environment of learning, inquiry, taking chances and experiencing literature through reading, writing and discussing.

1.  Sit anywhere that you feel comfortable and you will not be distracted.

2.  Roll and Intro

3.  Summer Work:  It was supposed to be completed yesterday.  How many of you did it?  1000 point test tomorrow!

4.  Poetry Prompt:
     a)  If this prompt was given to you as one part of the AP test, what are the steps that you would take to complete the task?

    b)  Read the poem:  What would you do if you had 40 minutes to read, analyze and write?

    c)  Discuss:  What would/could you write about?