Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday/Thursday, October 10/11, 2018

Announcements and Reminders:
If you haven't typed your short story into MyAccess yet, do that as soon as possible.  You may revise and edit up until October 11.  We need that deadline so your scores can go on this term.
You will have some time in class to finish up on October 10/11.

 Watch for feedback from Ms. Dorsey on MyAccess, in an email or message, or as a hard copy.
Watch for comments and embedded comments on MyAccess.   Here are links to  the  handouts:

Book sign-ups are due by
October 11 is the deadline for all late or missing work for
Term 1, and for extra credit work.
You will be able to hand in your unused hall passes
by the last day of the term.

Completing revisions of your short story or memory has been extended to Friday the 12th for A2, B5, and B6. 
The B8 class may continue to work on yours until Monday morning, October 15. g

See this post for some fun suggestions: October and Halloween!

Targets for Today:

Today’s  Agenda:

1.  The OutsidersFill out an Anticipation Guide, and if you have extra time, begin the Vocabulary Challenge on the back.

A2 did both.

 A -Day students, B8 
2. CSI -- Capitalization.

Capitalization    October 9, 2018  from  Susan Patron, The Higher Power of Lucky (2006)
Tape this into your composition book.  Then create a list of all the words in this passage that are capitalized. (26?) Underline the words in the passage. For each word, tell why it is capitalized.
Example:     1.  Lucky  – It is the name of a person and also begins a sentence.

        Lucky Trimble crouched in a wedge of shade behind the Dumpster.  Her ear near a hole in the paint-chipped wall of Hard Pan's Found Object Wind Chime Museum and Visitor Center, she listened as Short Sammy told the story of how he hit rock bottom.  How he quit drinking and found his Higher Power.  Short Sammy's story, of all the rock-bottom stories Lucky had heard at twelve-step anonymous meetings -- alcoholics, gamblers, and overeaters -- was still her favorite.
     Sammy told of the day when he had drunk half a gallon of rum listening to Johnny Cash all morning in his parked '62 Cadillac, then fallen out of the car when he saw a rattlesnake on the passenger seat biting his dog, Roy.

Recognize a proper noun when you see one.  Nouns name people, places, and things. Every noun can further be classified as common or proper. A proper noun has two distinctive features: 1) it will name a specific [usually a one-of-a-kind] item, and 2) it will begin with a capital letter no matter where it occurs in a sentence. 
and to be more specific:  Guidelines for Using Capital Letters

 B-Day Students: B5, B6
2. Mini-Lesson on Theme

3. Use Chromebooks to finish up your stories.  You will have about 30 minutes to finish.  
Open two windows for MyAccess -- one for the comments and one for word-processing. 
Open two windows to look at suggestions and work on your essay. 

Open MyAccess twice.  
1. On one,  open to My Portfolio, click on the pink cloud, and read the comments.  There will probably be teacher comments and comments embedded in your story -- the blue letters. 
Leave it open. 

2. On the second tab, open to My Assignments.  Start Revision and work on your story, using the comments and your own writing and editing skills.  

Use MYEditor (and your own editing work)  to identify and correct errors. 

See a model student essay here:  Personal Narrative (Memory) Student Model
An example of telling, and an example of showing:  Redwoods -- not so good and good personal narratives

4.  More of The Outsiders, if time.  

If You Were Absent:

See above. 
Finish your story, revise, and edit.  Submit and Submit for Score.


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