3rd Quarter Rubric; Tone Exercises

23 Feb

Welcome Back!  I hope your winter break was great and you are ready for the second half of the school year, which is sure to fly by.

Today you will receive the 3rd Quarter Rubric.  This quarter will be slightly different from the past two.  For one, we will have a research paper, which counts for 25% of your third quarter grade (Seniors, it is also your midterm grade).  The other difference is the notebook grade.  In an attempt to simplify grading, the notebook will contain any assignments, reading activities, classwork and participation.  Each day your work will receive a 0, 1, 2, or 3, and at the end of the week you will leave your notebook in class.  At  the end of the week, you will be given a notebook grade of 0, 1, 2, or 3, based on your work for the week. Your final notebook grade, which constitutes 40% of your quarter grade, will be an average of these weekly grades.

Today’s Work

Quick Write:  Write for 5 minutes about your break. What were the highs and lows, good and bad points, favorite memories, etc.

Next we will review the skill Tone.  Copy the definition and examples from the link into your notebook.

Pay attention to how the tone of this movie trailer changes Mrs. Doubtfire into a horror film.

Now, using your quick write about your break, describe your break while creating a tone (scary, happy, tense, exciting, sarcastic, etc.)

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