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 Week 2: September 13-17, 2010

SUMMER READING REVIEW & TESTS , Cultural Literacy, MLA, and Gearing up for the CLT Paper

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  For a copy of the CLT paper packet, click HERE. For a copy of just the grading sheet for the CLT paper, click HERE.   To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE.  The CLT paper is due WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th.

FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIPS DUE THIS THURSDAY, SEPT. 23rd!

We're going to see  A Midsummer Night's Dream on Wednesday, November 17th (cost $37.00) (Click HERE for the permission slip) and A Christmas Carol (cost $37.00) on Thursday, Dec. 2nd (Click HERE for the permission slip!) and  ♥ Romeo & Juliet (cost $26.00) on Tuesday, Jan. 25th, 2011 (Click HERE for the permission slip!) If you would like to run off all three permission slips at one time, click HERE for a file with all three together.

Payment and permission slips are due THURSDAY, Sept. 23rd

NOTE: You may write one check for $100 for all three field trips.

 

For a copy of the 2011 LIST OF JOURNALS, click  HERE.

For a pdf. copy of the BLUE POETRY PACKET, click POETRY PACKET PART 1 or POETRY PACKET PART 2

For copies of sections from the new

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 5

What's up, ALFIE KOHN?

 

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

"How important is it?

the answer? 

from Sara Groves . . .

"And everything is important But everything is not .

At the end of your life your relationships are all you've got . . ."

from her song "One More Thing"  For a copy of the lyrics to this great song, click HERE.

Today's Words of the Day:

elegiac

enigma

rancor

quixotic

Today's allusion:

sacred cow

FOR FUN!!!  Subject: How to Write "Good"

For a copy of these, click HERE!

1. Avoid alliteration.  Always.

2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)

4. Employ the vernacular.

5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

8. Contractions aren't necessary.

9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

10. One should never generalize.

11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

12. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.

13. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.

14. Be more or less specific.

15. Understatement is always best.

16. One-word sentences? Eliminate.

17. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.

18. The passive voice is to be avoided.

19. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.

20. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.

21. Who needs rhetorical questions?

22. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • highs/lows of weekend
    • synchronicity and serendipity?
    • found anything on your CLT topic yet? Network!
    • Were you ever paid for grades?  for practice?
     
  2. AWAD and allusion of the day
  3. synchronicity and serendipity?
  4. Debrief discussion on WA 3 UQ's and WA 4 Stay Hungry and Last Lecture reaction
  5. FINISH WA 1 REFLECTIONS:  F TIME, WA 1:  Reflections—debrief and continue Lifeline and "When I was little. . ." statement)  If you were absent and need instructions on how to do this, click HERE.  Debrief difference between the two writings   Lifeline activity and 6 degrees of separation theory  Sara Groves song "One More Thing"  For a copy of the lyrics to this great song, click HERE.
  6. SUMMER READING NOVEL GROUPS: 

     1. Share your reaction to  WA 5 Controversial Articles  Go round robin and share some of what you wrote.  WA 5 Controversial Articles and find literary and movie connections, find relevance to you, society, etc.

    2.  Share/ copy MWDS sections from group members  or Blue Summer Reading worksheet (10 pts) If you need a copy of this, click HERE.

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. WA 4 Controversial Articles (10 points)

  1. Assignment D #1 Comma Diagnostic:    Using the scanner sheet to record your answers, take the salmon Comma Pretest  (Watch out for the wild numbering!)  At the end of the test, you are asked to answer some questions.  Do not answer those on the test.  ANSWER THEM ON THE BACK OF YOUR SCANNER SHEET.  If you did not get a copy of the salmon pretest, click HERE.

    For fun, play the PUNCTUATION GAME!  Click HERE:  http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/ESLquiz.html

  2. Assignment B #1--A and B--WA 6 Quote Pondering  Choose one of the given quotes and write at least a page of commentary on the four topics given in the HW packet--paraphrase, personal connections, societal connections and universal questions, and whatever else strikes you.  On the back of the journal (minimum of 1/2 page), choose several quotes you personally like (from somewhere else) and do the same thing as you did with the quotes given in the HW packet.  (1 1/2 sides = 8 points)   Be sure to jot down the quotes right in your journal.   Here are some websites to help you find some personal quotes:   www.quoteland.com and www.quotationspage.com and www.quotegarden.com    For a copy of the 2011 LIST OF JOURNALS, click  HERE.
  3. CLT PAPER RESEARCH!  CLT paper is due Sept. 29th For a copy of the CLT paper packet, click HERE.  For a copy of just the grading sheet for the CLT paper, click HERE.  To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE.
  4. You might also find a genealogical table helpful with

    Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.

     
  5. +3 point EXTRA CREDIT COUPON OPPORTUNITY-If you're going shopping, please HELP REPLENISH OUR NEEDED SCHOOL SUPPLIES (3 pt. extra credit coupon).                      P.S. you can always pick up some SWEDISH FISH for us at TARGET!

 

TUESDAY, day 6

Today's Quote of the Day:

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel, theology professor (1907-1972)

Today's allusion:

crossing the Rubicon

Today's Words of the Day:

assiduous

antipathy

rue

capricious

my brother Scott, Eric Clapton, and baby Eric (named after Clapton) at his first Clapton concert--only 3 months old 1985

How much do people really care about spelling? Look at this scenario!

Here are Carina and her cousin Sweden in the middle of Sweden at  Falukoppargruva (the world famous Falun Copper Mine) where in 1968  the Swedish King made a huge "faux pas" (mistake)!

Falukoppargruva is a copper mine where there's a tradition that Swedish Kings and Queens "write" their names in gold deep down in the mine.  Look below:

If you look behind Carina, in 1973, King-Carl Gustaf XVI spelled his own name wrong;  he wrote "Gustf" without the "a"!

You can see in the two pictures below that in 1988, he went back and re-did it after getting so much flack from the Swedish public.  Look above Carina's head.  You can also see that Queen Silvia Victoria also wrote her name in 1993.

 

  1. Group check-in:
    1. Choose ONE quote from WA 6 Quote Pondering and write it on a cardstock QUOTE CARD with your doodling decorations, your name and class of 2011, and put it up on the wall
    2.  Synchronicity? 
    3.  Progress on CLT research

     

  2. Synchronicity?  Allusion & Words & remind students For a copy of the 2011 LIST OF JOURNALS, click  HERE.
  3. 2nd hour only:  share your reaction to  WA 5 Controversial Articles  Go round robin and share some of what you wrote.  WA 5 Controversial Articles and find literary and movie connections, find relevance to you, society, etc.
  4. Discuss  WA 6 QUOTES- explain the quote/UQ, find literary and movie connections, find relevance to you, society, summer novel, etc.
  5. SUMMER READING NOVEL GROUPS:  
  6. 1.  Worksheet on WA___ Quote Pondering and Summer Novel Connections

    2.  MWDS

  7. Everyone reads his/her quote & put on wall in room
  8. If time, debrief the quotes everyone chose for his/her group & then how it relates to summer novels.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. WA 6 Quote Pondering (10 points)
  2. Comma pretest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Do your assigned page of the MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEETS for SHAKESPEARE PLAY: You can either handwrite your answers on the ivory sheets provided in class or click HERE for a WORD document if you want to type right on the sheets. Click  HERE for a pdf. copy of the MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEETS.

    You might also find a genealogical table helpful with Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.

    Check out these youtube clips relating to Henry V and Richard III!

    St.Crispin's (Crispian's) Speech  with Sir Laurence Olivier Henry V 1946

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9fa3HFR02E&feature=related

    St.Crispin's (Crispian's) Speech  with Kenneth Branagh Henry V 1989

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA3gOST4Pc8

    St.Crispin's (Crispian's) Speech with Branagh and Iraq commentary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JydQ6GtUnEo&feature=related

    St.Crispin's (Crispian's) Speech in Renaissance Man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApcrdI-XPdU&feature=related

    "To Thine Own Self be True" rap in Renaissance Man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iM1kb3b9t8&feature=related

    "Now is the winter of our discontent . . . " Richard III  with Ian McKellan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5-SUDrHMU

    3 versions of  "Now is the winter of our discontent . . . "  from Richard III

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GumLGIKT-Ak&feature=related

    "Now is the winter of our discontent . . . "  in  Richard III  with Sir Laurence Olivier

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thz2EUizC9Q&feature=related

    wooing Lady Anne Richard III  with Sir Laurence Olivier

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJGv2csu5oU&feature=related

    Shakespeare-Richard III (1983 TV)--Lady Anne mourns, pt 2/2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLwTw3EzsUg&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ0230COvyM&feature=related

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Jwy_1sXAA&feature=related

    and  from Looking for Richard  with Al Pacino  wooing Lady Anne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg0AN-ahWm4&feature=related 

     

     

  2. Make sure you have done the CLT paper quiz in the CLT paper packet. For a copy of the CLT paper packet, click HERE.  Scroll down to find the quiz.  Even if you cannot look up the answers in the Survival Packet, just give it your best guess.

  3. Assignment F #1 Retake Comma Diagnostic.  If needed, review the comma rules section in the gray EWS textbook--pp. 551-563 or the "Comma Refresher" section of the Survival Packet.  For fun, play the PUNCTUATION GAME!  Click HERE:  http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/ESLquiz.html
  4. CLT PAPER RESEARCH!   The CLT paper is due WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th.For a copy of the CLT paper packet, click HERE. For a copy of just the grading sheet for the CLT paper, click HERE.   To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE.

    GOOD ADVICE FOR YOU, TOO, SENIORS!

     

WEDNESDAY, day 7

ALLUSIONS!  ALLUSIONS!  ALLUSIONS!

  

FOR FUN!  Check out the allusions from season 5 in Gilmore Girls here:  http://www.warnervideo.com/gilmoregirls/pdf/Gilmore-isms_Season_5.pdf 

 

KICK-OFF CLT PAPER!

 

E.D. Hirsch--the guru of Cultural Literacy

  

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

"All things are ready if our minds be so."

Today's allusion:

once in a blue moon

Today's Words of the Day:

cipher

clandestine

umbrage

vehement

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • Cult. Lit quiz
    • thoughts on Hirsch's cultural literacy notions?
    • share Cultural Literacy books
    • play "American Pie"
  2. Everyone reads his/her quote & put on wall in room
  3. debrief the quotes from WA 6 QUOTES—assigned or individual- explain the quote/UQ, find literary and movie connections, find relevance to you, society, summer novel, etc everyone chose for his/her group & then how it relates to summer novels AND Shakespeare plays.
  4. KICK-OFF CLT PAPER!
  5. Gilmore girls clipGilmore girls clips  &

    Check out The Beloit Mindset list for the class of 2011:

    http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2011.php

  6. Thoughts on E.D. Hirsch (from pink HW packet box)
  7. E.D. Hirsch CLT quiz group competition Click HERE for a template of an e-mail you could use to request credentials.
  8. Debrief Hirsch's Cultural Literary quiz and discuss the concept of Cultural Literacy and Hirsch's work. Share Cultural Literacy books
  9. Move to Shakespeare groups—assign sections of SM for tonight’s HW, maybe take CLT quiz

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. $5 for EPHS ENGLISH MANUAL
  2. Comma diagnostic scanner and salmon Comma test

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL (rev. 11.22.09)  NOTES!  Take a minimum of 2 sides of a page of notes (note taking format, please!) worth 10 pts. and following the notes, write 5Q's and A's (5 pts) over the material to quiz your group members.  NOTE:  If you do not have a Survival Manual yet, you will need to do this assignment using the navigational Survival Manual on the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT HOME PAGE.  To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

    Click     http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

    HERE ARE THE ASSIGNED SECTIONS:

    HENRY GROUP A--GRS yellow section rules 1-47

    If needed, click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

        At least two people ___________,  _________, _____________

    HENRY GROUP A--GRS yellow section rules 48-93

    If needed, click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

        At least two people ___________,  _________, _____________

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    HENRY GROUP B--everyone--MSF yellow section

    If needed, click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

        At least two people ___________,  _________, _____________

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    HENRY GROUP C--PDQ (parenthetical documentation) green Section 1:  Using Sources

    If needed, click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

           At least two people ___________,  _________, _____________

    HENRY GROUP C--PDQ (parenthetical documentation) green Section 2:  Formatting Sources

    If needed, click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

        At least two people ___________,  _________, _____________

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    RICHARD GROUP D--WC (Works Cited) pink Section pp. 1-19

    If needed, click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

    If needed, click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

         At least two people ___________,  _________, _____________

    RICHARD GROUP D-WC (Works Cited) pink Section pp. 20-48

    If needed, click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

    If needed, click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

        At least two people ___________,  _________, _____________

    NOTE:  If you were absent, call your study partner OR e-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org OR choose any one of the assigned topics above.

  2. Do at least ONE SIDE of a page of notes on “WRITING ADVICE” from  articles you've been given written by

                1.  Dave Barry (Click HERE for a copy.)

                2.  Stephen Wilbers (Click HERE for a copy of some of Wilbers' articles you can use if you were absent or misplaced yours.)

                3.  Patricia O’Conner (Click HERE for a copy of some of O'Conner's articles you can use if you were absent or misplaced yours.)

    HOW THE NOTES SHOULD BE WRITTEN:

    • Do NOT think of notes as like a journal.  You should not be filling up every line margin to margin with text.  Remember these are NOTES!  You will get 5 points for 2 sides of a page of notes.
    • Use COLOR,  BOXES, CIRCLES, HIGHLIGHTING,  SKIP LINES, VARY CAPITALIZATION, etc. to make your notes come ALIVE!  Research tells us you will remember the material better when you use these techniques. 
    • HOW TO DO SURVIVAL MANUAL NOTES--click HERE for sample
  3. SHAKESPEARE WORK! If you have not completed your MWDS for the Shakespeare play, make sure you do so before group discussion tomorrow!  You might also find a genealogical table helpful with Richard III and Henry V.  For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.  Start to study for Monday's summer reading tests.  Use your actively-read books and your MWDS for each book. 
  4. CLT PAPER RESEARCH!   The CLT paper is due WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th.For a copy of the CLT paper packet, click HERE. For a copy of just the grading sheet for the CLT paper, click HERE.   To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE.

 

Kirsten Hanson (former EP AP student) and Wally :)

SYNCHRONICITY! Kirsten wrote the paper on comedians rather than the HUMORS!  I ran into her by chance at Octoberfest this past fall! We laughed and laughed about her faux pas on her CLT paper topic!

 

THURSDAY, day 8  September 11th

ALLUSIONS!  ALLUSIONS!  ALLUSIONS!

  

FOR FUN!  Check out the allusions from season 5 in Gilmore Girls here:  http://www.warnervideo.com/gilmoregirls/pdf/Gilmore-isms_Season_5.pdf 

Check out The Beloit Mindset list for the class of 2011:

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2011.php

Today's Quote of the Day:

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. -Abigail Van Buren, advice columnist (1918- )

Today's allusion:

crocodile tears

Today's Words of the Day:

acrimony

vacuity

solemnity

stygian

 

"Bye, bye, Miss American Pie"

If you are intrigued and would like to decipher the baffling allusions in "American Pie" click HERE!    How did you do?  You may want to check out some American Pie interpretion websites: 

http://understandingamericanpie.com/

http://www.don-mclean.com/

http://www.don-mclean.com/americanpie.asp

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/american-pie/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_(song)

http://www.rareexception.com/Garden/Pie.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group check-in:
  1. thoughts on Hirsch's cultural literacy notions? and share Cultural Literacy books
  2. work on CLT paper?
 
  1.  Gilmore girls clip
  2. 2nd hour:  talk about  "American Pie" Thoughts on E.D. Hirsch (from pink HW packet box) Debrief Hirsch's Cultural Literary quiz and discuss the concept of Cultural Literacy and Hirsch's work. Share Cultural Literacy books and E.D. Hirsch CLT quiz group competition
  3. Check out The Beloit Mindset list for the class of 2011:

    http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2011.php

     

  4.  CLT PAPER progress? Click HERE for a template of an e-mail you could use to request credentials.
  5. SHAKESPEARE  GROUPS--share FIG questions on the Shakespeare play, UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS, and WA 6 QUOTES—assigned or individual--how they relates to summer novels AND Shakespeare plays.  Begin to debrief the MWDS  

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. SM notes & 5 Q's & 5 A's (15 pts)
  2. Writing Advice Notes (5 points)
  3. $5 for EPHS ENGLISH MANUAL
 

 

Which one is the REAL Richard?  (lost in translation?)

  1. FHFF!--bring something to share with your summer reading group that is inspired by/connected to the play or the novel you have read.  Here are some examples: --Darcy's Doritos, or Gradgrind Goodies, or Carton Cookies, or Richard's Raisins, or Henry's Honey Nut Cheerios! YUM! 

  2. Read the description in Assignment H #2-3 of the PR and CC journals to familiarize yourself with these new types of journals.  We will do our first PR this weekend.

  3.  BRING SUMMER READING RUBRIC TO CLASS WITH YOU TOMORROW!  CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED A COPY!  Begin to study for Monday's (summer reading tests.  Use your actively-read books and your MWDS for each book, (and if we did it, the blue summer reading worksheet--if you need a copy, click HERE).

    You might also find a genealogical table helpful with

    Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.

      

     

  4. CLT PAPER RESEARCH!   The CLT paper is due WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th.For a copy of the CLT paper packet, click HERE. For a copy of just the grading sheet for the CLT paper, click HERE.   To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE.
  5. For Fun: 

    Check out The Beloit Mindset list for the class of 2011:

    http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2011.php

    my brother Scott Wallenberg, Eric Clapton, and baby Eric (named after Clapton) at his first Clapton concert--only 3 months old 1985

    THESE LINKS BELOW ARE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU, JACK!!!

    Here's a link to hear my brother Scott's music:

    http://www.purevolume.com/wallenbergmusic

    Here's a performance of Scott's with the band The Crash at the Indy 500:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sNu_BA607U

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, day 9

 To see an awesome "feel-good" story,

click on the links below!

Christian the lion

full video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnV-MZjs7BA

Christian the lion

from “The View”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGKWoJi5qM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U

Christian the lion owners--35 years later on today show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRsDrqTBq6Y&feature=related

Australian interview--the owners 35 years later

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_dWzF-vSXQ&feature=related

Today's Quote of the Day:

A king can stand people fighting but he can't last long if people start thinking. -Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935)

Today's allusion:

Grundyism or Mrs. Grundy

Click HERE for example in Hard Times

Today's Words of the Day:

didactic

Draconian

Want to know more about Draco?  Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draco

Matt Smith (class of 2009) finds

"Serendipity" at college

  1. Group check-in:

     

  2. HOW TO DO PR'S--examples
  3. How to do COLOR tests

  4. SHAKESPEARE  GROUPS-- share FIG questions on the Shakespeare play, UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS, and WA 6 QUOTES—assigned or individual--how they relates to summer novels AND Shakespeare plays.  Begin to debrief the MWDS   Share MLA notes & make poster or transparency--top 10 list plus 2 Q's & A's.  Add 5 elements of Writing Advice  from Wilbers, O'Conner,and Barry and go over applicable grammar rules on the GRS.
  5. Comma refresher--"Eats Shoots and Leaves" and "When in doubt, don't leave the comma out!"  Review the first three comma rules:  SERIES, 2+ADJ, CC rules!  Use GRS (WORD FORMAT) or GRS pdf. file & overhead.  What is a split infinitive? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_infinitive and GRAMMAR GIRL  http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/split-infinitives.aspxand OXFORD http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutgrammar/splitinfinitives?view=uk Ex.  Be sure to not split your infinitives! See "What is and what ain't grammatical"  and  Dave Barry's top ten list.  Show Millikin Unversity writing advice!  Click HERE.
  6.   Share MLA notes & make poster or transparency--top 10 list plus 2 Q's & A's.  Add 5 elements of Writing Advice  from Wilbers, O'Conner,and Barry and go over applicable grammar rules on the GRS.
  7. CLT PAPER QUIZ---give each group a number to start on

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. CHOICE JOURNAL END OF WEEK 2
  2. $5 for EPHS ENGLISH MANUAL
  3. PR post-its
  4. blue summer reading worksheet if assigned
 

 

 

 

 

  1. FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIPS DUE THIS THURSDAY, SEPT. 23rd!

    We're going to see  A Midsummer Night's Dream on Wednesday, November 17th (cost $37.00) (Click HERE for the permission slip) and A Christmas Carol (cost $37.00) on Thursday, Dec. 2nd (Click HERE for the permission slip!) and  ♥ Romeo & Juliet (cost $26.00) on Tuesday, Jan. 25th, 2011 (Click HERE for the permission slip!) If you would like to run off all three permission slips at one time, click HERE for a file with all three together.

    Payment and permission slips are due THURSDAY, Sept. 23rd

    NOTE: You may write one check for $100 for all three field trips.

     

  2.   Study for Monday's (summer reading tests.  Use your actively-read books, your MWDS for each book, (and if we did it, the blue summer reading worksheet--if you need a copy, click HERE).  You might also find a genealogical table helpful with Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE. 

  3. Bring these items with you on Monday for grading:  A.) your actively read books (make sure either the books or the rubric are signed by parents/guardians) with the grading rubric pre-scored by you and any loose leaf notes you've done rubber banded together, B.) your two Major Works Data Sheets      

  4. Assignment H #2a:  PR #1 You are to type a minimum of one page on a topic (anything!) that you would like someone to respond to.  Be sure not to give away anything that would make someone guess who you are.  Write about a situation you'd like feedback on, something you have a passion for, rant about something, praise something, etc., etc.   Keep anonymity! HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU:  Don't forget to put your CODE on top--not your name (if your code is 2R, make up a "handle" such as 2-Reggae or 2-Responsible or 2-Ready to Leave, etc.).  Type double-spaced and give your PR 1 a title other than "PR 1." 
  5. Assignment D: #2 What's my color?  Take all 3 tests (Kiersey Temperament Sorter, Hartman Color Code, and Gregorc Learning Styles) and then read any FREE descriptions about your personal colors and fill out the slip with your results!

    To find your “true colors,” you will take two different COLOR Tests and a LEARNING STYLES INVENTORY!

    TEST #1: Kiersey Temperament Sorter

    First, take the Kiersey Color test to determine your "primary color":

    1. PRIMARY COLOR:  PINK TESTS  Take the shorter pink one first.  Then, take the Kiersey (the longer pink one)  NOTE:  If you want to, do the second pink one, the Kiersey, online instead of doing the pink paper copy.  To do the Kiersey online, THIS IS THE LINK THAT WORKS, go to

      http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp?partid=1

      It might to be under www.advisorteam.com   It’s called the TEMPERAMENT SORTER.  You have to give some personal info, but it is a safe site.  Do not pay anything for your resultsPrint out the results before they prompt you to pay for a more extended version of your results.   Print out the FREE mini-report, and bring it to class tomorrow.  Here is how your Kiersey results translate to colors:  Artisans = Orange, Guardians = Gold, Idealists = Blue, and Rationals = Green For lots more great information on the major colors, click http://www.keirsey.com/  

      TEST #2: Hartman Color Code

      Take the Hartman Color Code test to determine your "secondary color"

      1. SECONDARY COLOR:  IVORY HARTMAN TEST  Take the IVORY color group inventory (from Hartman's book, COLOR CODE)  to determine your secondary COLOR CODE colors.   Also, the ivory COLOR CODE Hartman test is now online!  You can have family and friends do it. Here's the link to Taylor Hartman's Color Code website & test http://www.thecolorcode.com/  (Oh no!  Hot off the press!  You can check out his website, but I heard he's charging now!  UGH!)

      TEST #3: Gregorc Learning Styles

      1. Take the WHITE GREGORC Learning Styles inventory to find out your learning style (AS = abstract sequential, CS = concrete sequential, AR = abstract random, CR = concrete random

      OPTIONAL TEST #4: Myers-Briggs

      Find it online!  I think this link works:  http://www.kisa.ca/personality/ COPY DOWN YOUR LETTERS, and BRING THEM TO CLASS.  Here's a link to explain what your  letters mean: http://typelogic.com/    For a list to find out how your Myer-Briggs letters translate to Kiersey's colors (Orange, Gold, Blue, Green), click HERE.

      NOW THAT YOU'VE TAKEN ALL THE TESTS, FILL OUT THE WHITE SLIP WITH YOUR RESULTS OF ALL TESTS--including the Myers-Briggs letters if you did that test, too.  BE SURE TO JOT DOWN AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE.

      But, wait!  There's even more!

      For lots more great information on the major colors to give you some ideas about Colors click http://www.keirsey.com/  for links to famous people (celebrities, presidents, etc.) who exhibit the four colors:

      Artisans (ORANGE) http://keirsey.com/personality/sp.html

      Guardians (GOLD) http://keirsey.com/personality/sj.html

      Idealists (BLUE) http://keirsey.com/personality/nf.html

      Rationalists (Green) http://keirsey.com/personality/nt.html

      Another fun site to visit:  Daily Celebrations of Colors http://www.dailycelebrations.com/092499.htm

      But, wait!  There's even more!  Try this color test!  It's cool:  http://www.paulgoldinresearch.com/cg/index.htm

     

  6. GREAT GRAMMAR WEBSITE!  CHECK IT OUT!  BOOKMARK IT IN YOUR FAVORITES!  For a fun sight to help you with grammar, go to  http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ .  For example, are you splitting your infinitives and thus driving your teacher nuts?  Find out what you're doing and how to NOT split those infinitives!  Click  http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/split-infinitives.aspx
  7. +3 point EXTRA CREDIT COUPON OPPORTUNITY-If you're going shopping, please HELP REPLENISH OUR NEEDED SCHOOL SUPPLIES (3 pt. extra credit coupon).         P.S. you can always pick up some SWEDISH FISH for us at TARGET!
  8. CLT PAPER RESEARCH!   The CLT paper is due WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th. Time to get into it! For a copy of the CLT paper packet, click HERE. For a copy of just the grading sheet for the CLT paper, click HERE.   To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE.

Yeah!  It's the weekend!

FOR FUN!  Check out this youtube spoof on Wuthering Heights and Julius Caesar:  http://youtube.com/watch?v=o0vgZ2UNS54   Also, check out Kate Bush's song "Wuthering Heights" (hope you can understand the lyrics!): http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hv0azq9GF_g&mode=related&search=

 

 

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