Today we did DOL #1 and a book talk on a bunch of books that you might like to read for Term 2. The Writer's Notebook was your book proposal. You needed to have proposed two different books you'd like to read and an explanation why. Finally we watched a clip that applies to the book we are reading this term and started discussing the poem, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost in groups.
Today, on the last day of the term, we talked about Satire, Parody, and Irony and I showed a bunch of Hunger Games parody clips and we wrote the main ideas of each for Writer's Notebook #13. Below are the clips. Also, we turned in our hall passes and I announced that I was done grading all of your work for first term.
Today we took the LAST quiz for the Hunger Games and had a good final discussion about the story. I reminded the class that all late work is due today and that you need to bring your hall passes and books next time.
Today we took Quiz 9 and watched another Hunger Games fanfiction film for the writer's notebook. We wrote about the main idea and one theme in the clip. The clip is attached below.
Today we took quiz 8 and did DOL 15 on the word, "Pilfer." Then I showed the class example responses from your fanfiction and we discussed how you should revise them today in the computer lab. Then we went to the computer lab and you revised another partnerships fanfiction by commenting extensively on their Google doc. If you missed today, you should have a family member or friend that will really help you comment on your draft. See the example paper. Also, I read an example fanfiction and we discussed what was good and bad about it.
Today we took quiz 7 and did DOL 14 on the word, "Adulation." Then I showed the class example responses from the book reviews and we discussed how you should revise them if you would like more points. You can revise your book review and recoup all of your points if you follow the instructions. The revisions of your book reviews are due next Wednesday.
Today we took quiz 6 and did DOL 12 on the word, "Surmount." Then we went to the computer lab and finished our fanfiction assignments. Make sure that you sent those to me so that you can get credit for finishing your first draft.
Today there was no DOL. We just took Quiz #5 of the Hunger Games and I explained the final writing assignment for this term: a Fanfiction Story Summary. We went to the writing lab and worked on it the last 45 minutes of class.
Today we did a DOL and took Quiz #4 for The Hunger Games. We also talked about the Final Project and did a writer's notebook to prepare for it. The writer's notebook had you brainstorm characters, ideas, and settings from the Hunger Games with a partner that you thought were interesting or liked. Then, you summarized the backstory of one of these characters or ideas or explained the setting. This writer's notebook is a warmup for your final project, which is explained below.
Three-time Spartan Beast. Utah Jazz fan. Cougar. Aggie. Pioneer. Orangeman. Colt. Teacher. Avenger. Earthbender. Jedi. Hero of the Lance. Guardian of the Galaxy