Two Word Tuesday; Start Outlining, Rough-Drafting Anthem Piece

19 Sep

Vocabulary:

9th Grade:

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12th Grade:

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All Classes:

-Thinking back to our use of Sensory Imagery, write a description (that relates to your anthem identity) using each of our new vocabulary words and any of the five senses. I understand this might be tough for every identity, but do your best even if it is a stretch.

-Share your examples of sensory imagery with your group (yesterday’s and today’s), and pick the one you all like best to share with the class.

-Begin outlining and rough-drafting your Anthem Piece

 

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Anthem Piece; Sensory Imagery

18 Sep

Anthems

An Anthem is a piece of writing or song that highlights and celebrates the qualities and characteristics of a particular group. Think of the national anthem for the United States. It touches on our values (freedom, bravery, liberty) as Americans, and how Americans are willing to fight for those values (bombs bursting in air… our flag was still there).

Our first writing piece will be an anthem piece, in which you identify yourself and celebrate your identity as a member of a group. Examples of anthems: Anthem Long Islander Teenager and Anthem Stop n Shop employee and


Here are some quick writes to help brainstorm

1. On Saturday, Sachem East celebrated its homecoming. We celebrate what it means to be Sachem. What does it mean to be part of Sachem?

2. How do you identify yourself? Are you an athlete, brother, sister, son, daughter, an employee somewhere, video gamer, a die-hard fan of someone or something? At the very least, all of you are teenagers on Long Island, New York, and the United States. Try to list as many of your identities as you can.

3. Pick a few of your identities and write down what it means to be that identity.

Skill: Sensory Imagery

Sensory Imagery: descriptive language that uses any of the five sense (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch).

Our five senses are how we experience the world.  Without them, how would we know what is going on around us?  How would we even know anything is going on around us at all?

Describe the input your five senses are receiving to help your reader understand what it was like to experience what you are writing about.

 

Think about the identity you are choosing to write about in your anthem. What do your five senses receive while you are a part of that identity? Example: If you are an athlete, what do you smell, taste, feel, hear, see? Write your answer in your notebook.

Anthems

15 Sep

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Quick Writes:

1. Today Sachem East celebrates its homecoming. We celebrate what it means to be Sachem. What does it mean to be part of Sachem?

2. How do you identify yourself? Are you an athlete, brother, sister, son, daughter, an employee somewhere, video gamer, a die-hard fan of someone or something? At the very least, all of you are teenagers on Long Island, New York, and the United States. Try to list as many of your identities as you can.

3. Pick a few of your identities and write down what it means to be that identity.

Anthems

An Anthem is a piece of writing or song that highlights and celebrates the qualities and characteristics of a particular group. Think of the national anthem for the United States. It touches on our values (freedom, bravery, liberty) as Americans, and how Americans are willing to fight for those values (bombs bursting in air… our flag was still there).

Here are some songs that are anthems:

100 Great Rock Anthems

50 Greatest Hip  Hop Songs

Join Kidblog; Senior Orientation

14 Sep

Kidblog 12th Grade: Senior Orientation

Meet in class and then we will go to an assembly.

9th Grade: Join the class website

  • Go to the Computer Lab Room A206.
  • Log in to the computer

Period 3: Go to Kidblog and use the join code: r6nvdab

Period 7: Go to Kidblog and use the join code: 4ez6pcz

Period 8: Go to Kidblog and use the join code: yrzspuw

Using the directions in the post “How to Post to Kidblog,” create your first post in which you write at about 50 words about yourself. Be sure to include an image in your post. If you are unsure what to write about, consider the questions from your first day interview.

Join Kidblog; 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School

13 Sep

12th Grade: Join the class website

  • Go to the Computer Lab Room A205.
  • Log in to the computer and go to Kidblog.
  • Join the class with the code: fdguz3u
  • Read the post called “How to Post to Kidblog”

Using the directions in the post “How to Post to Kidblog,” create your first post in which you write at about 50 words about yourself. Be sure to include an image in your post. If you are unsure what to write about, consider the questions from your first day interview.

9th Grade:

Skill: Using Specific Details:

When answering questions based on a reading, use the actual words from what you are reading to support your answers.

Put exact words in quotations.

 

-Read the following article and answer the questions in your notebook. Be sure to give specific evidence from the article to support each answer.

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Two Word Tuesday; Letter to Future Self Due Tomorrow

12 Sep

Today we will take a look at two new vocabulary words. With your group, you will complete a job in your notebook and share your answers with the class.

9th Grade: Ostentatious, Solitude

 

Ostentatious etymology:
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin ostentatio(n-), from the verb ostentare, frequentative of ostendere ‘stretch out to view.’
mid-15c., from Old French ostentacion (mid-14c.) and directly from Latin ostentationem (nominative ostentatio) “showing, exhibition, vain display,” noun of action from past participle stem of ostentare “to display,” frequentative of ostendere “to show”

12th Grade: Nefarious, Delineate

 

Letter to Your Future Self is Due Tomorrow. Make sure you have it with you when you arrive!

Class Grading, Policies; Letter to Future Self

11 Sep

Today we will go over our class policies and grading. Here are the documents:

1st Quarter 2017 Grading Rubric

Class Expectations bill and ted

Letter to Your Future Self

After you show your outline to Mr. Funk, you may begin writing your Letter to future self