Friday, October 30, 2015

Argument Writing: On Demand

Use this resource for Monday's class work: Argument On Demand.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Suspense Day 4

Reminder to all classes that your suspense writing is due tomorrow.

C/D & E/F Classes only- Highlight your opening and delayed adjectives in blue.

Remember, you are being assessed on craft and delivery of your story. This means that even if you do not have the most interesting of plots, BUT if you use your voice really well and in an engaging way, you can still score exemplary for your speaking grade. Make sure you have checked out the rubric below.
P'IPES rubric.

Win plus point if you copy a short section from your story into the comments.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Suspense Day 3

P'IPES rubric.

H/W +2 points
Copy a short scene from your writing and paste it into the 'comments' section. State what writing craft move or grammar technique you have used?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Suspense Day 2: Writing Craft

H/W - c/d & e/f classes
You should spend 20 minutes writing one of your scenes for your suspense story. (Due Wed)
g/h - Finish your outline so that you are ready to write tomorrow.

suspense  stories student samples

Writing craft moves from today's class. You must use at least three 'phrase/sentence level' moves and at least two 'scene level' moves in your piece.

Grammar - Recap: Opening Adjectives

For my HB only: Add a comment - what did you learn today?
Remember  'can I change' idea for Friday.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Suspense Writing: Day 1

Homework CD and EF classes only. 
Spend 20 minutes working on your outline for your suspense story.
You must have bullet point ideas for:
1) Characters problems (list 4- 6 small things that go bad)
2) Setting - time/place
3) Names of characters
4) 2 or 3 things you will describe
5) Aspect of suspense e.g. twist ending - NO 'DREAM' endings!

Make a copy of this file: Suspense unit Digital notebook
Make a copy of this file: Opening and Delayed Adjectives and Adverbs

Grammar Recap

Speaking Recap

suspense  stories student samples

Coming this  Quarter:
  • Ethos, pathos, logos
  • Research based arguments
  • Opening and Delayed adjectives and adverbs
  • Parallelism,  comparative, and superlatives
  • Reading:  techniques for text  interpretation

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Identity unit assessment

Grades are coming to your inbox very soon. Listen carefully to the voice feedback. You have three weeks from the receipt of the grades  (not including the holiday) to resubmit if you choose to do so. If you are wondering why you didn't receive exemplary, Then compare your finished product with work here.

 Side note: My recovery is going well, slowly but surely. I look forward to being back in the classroom after the break.Take care and enjoy your vacation.

After the October break:
We will do a short week on suspense writing when we return. Come to school on the Monday with an idea for a scary story!

Have a great break...

Friday, October 2, 2015



Lesson Recap

Emotions Database: emotion

Which of these types of endings will you use in your identity piece?

Grammar Review


SHOWING - Not telling

Take care... See you soon!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Leads and Openings

What emotions will you stir in your reader with your opening?

Which of these types of leads will you use in your identity piece?

C/D and E/F
You must copy your lead into this file before the end of class.

Grammar Unit: Subjects and Predicates

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