Central Idea; Picture Piece

24 May

9th Grade:

Today we will have notes on how to find the central idea and a literary device. We will then start writing our Central Idea and Literary Device essay in our notebooks.

Article: Caffeine

Notes: finding central ideas and literary devices and Task 3 Common core

Tomorrow I will check that you have this week’s work in your notebook

  • 10 questions in Caffeine Article
  • Label Ethos, Logos, and Pathos on the article
  • outline of central idea and evidence, and literary device and evidence
  • full essay in your notebook

Remember! The Final Exam essay is next Tuesday and Wednesday, and the multiple choice is Friday!


12th Grade:

Go to the library to post your Picture Piece. It must be posted by the end of the day Thursday.

Directions: For this assignment you will choose a picture (photograph from your life, magazine, internet, artwork, etc…) that is meaningful to you in some way and create a piece of writing based on that. You may choose to write in any genre, below is a list to choose from. Be sure to include any skills we have covered this year. After writing your rough draft in your notebook, a typed final copy must be submitted. Include a copy of the picture when you turn in your final copy.

Here are a few ideas:

-You may write a non-fiction essay describing and explaining why the picture is important to you.

-You may write a memoir detailing the story surrounding the picture.

-You may write a letter or a tribute to a person/people involved with the picture.

* There are many options and I encourage you to be as creative and from the heart as possible. Use your imagination; the more unique the better!

Possible Genres:

Short Story

Non-Fiction Essay

Poem

Memoir

Social Commentary

Gift/Tribute

Possible Skills:

Effective lead

Showing not telling

Sensory imagery

Creative fragment

Antithesis

Start with “ing” word

Ellipsis

Repetition

Metaphor

Epigraph

Effective title

Symbolism

Rule of Threes

Anaphora

Epistrophe

Collect Ideas and Outline in Your Notebook Before Beginning.

Caffeine and the Final Essay; Picture Piece and Literature Review

23 May

9th Grade:

We will finish the questions on the Caffeine article.

-Label any examples of Ethos, Logos, or Pathos.

-In your notebook, identify the central idea and evidence from the text, as well as a literary device and evidence from the text.

12th Grade:

We will do some brief literature review and then you will have time to work on your picture piece. Tomorrow we will be in the Library to type it up and post to Kidblog.

 

Caffeine; Picture Piece

22 May

9th Grade:

Read the article “Teen’s Death: How Caffeine Can Kill a Healthy Person” and answer the questions at the bottom.

ARTICLE CAFFEINE 

 

12th Grade:

Picture Piece

Directions: For this assignment you will choose a picture (photograph from your life, magazine, internet, artwork, etc…) that is meaningful to you in some way and create a piece of writing based on that. You may choose to write in any genre, below is a list to choose from. Be sure to include any skills we have covered this year. After writing your rough draft in your notebook, a typed final copy must be submitted. Include a copy of the picture when you turn in your final copy.

Here are a few ideas:

-You may write a non-fiction essay describing and explaining why the picture is important to you.

-You may write a memoir detailing the story surrounding the picture.

-You may write a letter or a tribute to a person/people involved with the picture.

* There are many options and I encourage you to be as creative and from the heart as possible. Use your imagination; the more unique the better!

Possible Genres:

Short Story

Non-Fiction Essay

Poem

Memoir

Social Commentary

Gift/Tribute

Possible Skills:

Effective lead

Showing not telling

Sensory imagery

Creative fragment

Antithesis

Start with “ing” word

Ellipsis

Repetition

Metaphor

Epigraph

Effective title

Symbolism

Rule of Threes

Anaphora

Epistrophe

Collect Ideas and Outline in Your Notebook Before Beginning.

Freytag’s Pyramid, “Cask” Questions

19 May

12th Grade:

Work on your Picture Piece. It is a piece of writing in which you use a photograph as motivation.

9th Grade:

Today we took notes on Freytag’s Pyramid and Conflict, and spoke about how it applies to “The Cask of Amontillado.”

In your notebook, complete the following questions on “The Cask of Amontillado“.

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Picture Piece; Cask of Amontillado

18 May

12th Grade:

 

Today I’d like you to search for a photograph that has some importance to you. It could be of a place, people, or an event. It could even be art or something symbolic about you. In your notebook, take some notes about why the photo is important to you.

9th Grade:

Complete the following questions on “The Cask of Amontillado“. Tomorrow I will check your notebook for these questions, as well as the Reading Plan for “The Gift of the Magi.”

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Narrator’s POV; Finish Anthem Piece

17 May

9th Grade: 

Today we will discuss the literary device Narrator’s Point of View. Here are the notes Narrator’s POV . Do not confuse narrator’s point of view (the literary device) with a narrator’s opinion or perspective on a topic! 

12th Grade:

Head to A205 to finish your Anthem Piece on Kidblog.

Discuss “Lady”; Work on Anthem

16 May

9th Grade:

We are going over “The Lady or The Tiger” questions. Be sure to have them in your notebook for a grade!

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12th Grade: 

We are in A206 to work on the Anthem piece!