Be sure to submit the “I used to think” paragraph to TURNITIN by the end of the day you started this writing in class. Thank you.
learning goal: in what particular way did my thinking about The Book Thief change after listening to classmates’ comments?
homework from last week:
Bring to class three passages marked in your copy of The Book Thief (BT).
Be ready to explain (in speech or writing) why you marked these passages.
small groups: 1-1-2 exercise
individual: IUTT-BNIT paragraph (typed)
submit paragraph to TURNITIN
Earlier I had set the revision deadline for Mon May 15. I am moving that to Fri May 19.
This means that anyone revising an assignment–according to established protocol–needs to submit that revision to TURNITIN by Fri May 19.
Realistically, this new deadline means I should have received your rubric application or had the required conference (in the case of an original Macbeth essay of 90 or higher) no later than Wed May 17. This cut-off date gives you and me time to approach our work thoughtfully.
After you have submitted the revision to TURNITIN, be sure to return the approved rubric to me; otherwise I will not know to read and score your revision.
learning goal: how can I develop an idea, instead of repeating it? what strategies help me solve this problem?
next and final stage of writing begun last class–details and due date TBA*
due to TRNTN by start of next class
on prescribed template–with acknowledgments as needed
at least two paragraphs
assessed with Content Writing Rubric
learning goal: over the course of the whole play, what significant changes of conscience occur in Macbeth or Lady Macbeth?
exercise TBA (it will depend on complete copies of your notes templates and conscience meters)*
by the end of class, you will submit a typed, one-page response* to the exercise, along with your two sets of paper
*Macbeth exercise 13,18 Apr 2017
♦ circle 2 separate conscience meters from anywhere in the play
meters that together represent a significant shift in Macbeth’s or Lady Macbeth’s conscience; these meters might represent lines that are close together or lines that are far apart
♦ circle 1 scene-set of side notes
that helps explain the shift represented by your two circled meters; this scene-set of side notes can come from anywhere in the play, not necessarily from the lines represented by either of your circled meters
♦ in a one-page piece of writing**, describe and explain the shift in conscience of Lady Macbeth or Macbeth; do this writing on the prescribed template
**double-space, 1” margins, 12 pt. font;
no need for MLA heading—the template’s heading already includes your name
learning goal: what three basic methods exist for punctuating in-text quotations?
set-up for in-class paragraph, based on Acts 1 & 2
submit paragraph to TRNTN–by midnight tonight–on prescribed template, making sure to acknowledge any help from classmate, especially person who gave you a question to consider
paragraphs without template will be removed
methods for quoting and citing lines in text of your paragraph
Macbeth is speaking not only to himself but also to others when he says, “Had I but died an hour before this chance, / I had lived a blessed time” (2.3.84-5). He describes his mental state with this declaration: “There’s nothing serious in mortality” (2.3.86). His innermost thoughts are made public with the metaphorical statement that “All is but toys” (2.3.87).
introduce someone’s statement with a comma
a more emphatic, pronounced lead-in to a quotation uses a colon
no punctuation needed when simply quoting a phrase or clause
learning goal: which poem(s) of mine should I submit to the school and state poetry contests?
today’s Poetry Folder table of contents: Shakespeare; alliteration, end rhyme, stress/accent, metaphor, hyperbole, personification
work on poem(s): start, improve, re-arrange, refine, test, etc.
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original, new-poem assignment: at least 15 lines, explore one poetic device you find in Thomas’s poem;
topic, speaker, line lengths, etc.–all are up to you (due next Poetry Day; submit to TRNTN before class)
Before the M/T class starts, submit a complete draft of your Hosseini letter to TURNITIN.
Submit this draft on the prescribed template (with pledge-header and acknowledgment-footer). If you choose to send your letter to Mr. Hosseini, it will not include the template, but this draft MUST use the template.
Take extra care to acknowledge any outside sources of ideas or details. For example, if your draft contains ideas, details, or phrases from online summaries or analyses, you need to acknowledge those sources. Failure to do so is an integrity violation. Be very careful. In informal settings, I have heard people use phrases I have later traced to specific online sources. Rather than change or hide such phrases, be courageous (like Amir became) by naming the online source(s) in your acknowledgment-footer. “There is a way to be good again.”
by start of this class:
- submit to TURNITIN your CORE Reflection on the tanka/calendar poem
- complete Antigone reading and dialogue-chunk worksheet for lines 1-535