Today (Tuesday) was a work day for students. They seem to be frantically working on their HTRLLAP activities (through chapter 13 are due Monday, October 6th). We start conferences over our paper drafts tomorrow, October 1st. I didn't have any questions about papers (rhetorical analyses) that I handed back yesterday.
Students took notes over passive vs active voice, and they practiced changing passive to active voice. We shared our practice. I handed back papers and progress reports, and I asked that students wait until tomorrow to ask me questions about the papers (to give them time to think about my comments, etc).
The students learned about APA & Chicago style citation formats (in a nutshell). They need to use one of these formats on their literary analysis paper. Below are some useful handouts.
Today (Tuesday) was a work day. Here are a few announcements:
1. Put your phone number (instead of your name) on your next papers
2. For our next conference, have 3-5 questions/issues for me to specifically address
3. HTRLLAP through Chapter 13 is due October 6th (less than two weeks!)
We took notes over grammar issues and practiced finding them in our writing.
We finished up notes about rhetorical analyses. Students should get started on picking literature to analyze for their papers.
Today (Thursday) was a work day. Students worked on their HTRLLAP activities and rhetorical analyses.
We continued our discussion of how to write a literary analysis. We did a literary analysis together of the short story "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov.
Today (Tuesday) was a work day. Students worked on their HTRLLAP materials (through Chapter 13 is due on October 6th).
Our first paper is done and turned in!
We started notes over writing a literary analysis, which will be the next paper that we write.
Students, for some help on lenses and questions to ask/answer when writing a literary analysis, this is a helpful website.