Archive | May, 2015

Mock Eulogy or Life Philosophy Piece

6 May

Quick Write Wednesday

Think of a motto, philosophy, quote, phrase, rule etc. that you try to live your life by.  Write for a minute about that and how you practice (or would like to practice) that in your life.

Mock Eulogy or Life Philosophy Piece

Today we will be discussing the next writing piece.  You will choose between writing a Mock Eulogy or a Life Philosophy Piece. Here is the handout Mock Eulogy Life Philosophy Overview  And here are some example pieces from some of my former students:

Mock Eulogy-  Mock Eulogy Examples

Life Philosophy- outlook on life

Tomorrow we will meet in A206! 

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Jawaharlal Nehru’s Eulogy for Ghandi

5 May

Two Word Tuesday

-Eulogy: a speech that pays respect and remembrance to someone who has recently died

-Futility (n): uselessness

Jawaharlal Nehru’s Eulogy for Ghandi

Read Jawaharlal Nehru’s Eulogy for Ghandi and complete the following worksheet: Ghandi Eulogy #notebookgrade

Review Pieces Due; Comma Work

4 May

Today our Review Pieces are due!  Label your skills and fill out the rubric before turning in.

Quick Writes:

  • What are some good qualities about you as a person?
  • What are some things about you that could use improvement?
  • How do you think other people see you?

Complete this worksheet on proper comma usage: 8 Rules of Commas

Review Piece; Notebook Check

1 May

Meet in Room A206!

Review Piece

Today you will have time to work on your Review Piece.  Here is the handout from class: Review Piece Overview.  Start outlining, taking notes, and writing a rough draft in class (this will be part of this week’s notebook grade).  The piece is due Monday.

Notebook Check Today

Today you will earn a notebook grade, based on your work this week.  Here’s what I am checking for:

  • 1 page review on food
  • 1 page review on tv show (Twilight Zone episode-watch here for free on Hulu)
  • Notes, outlining, rough draft for your Review Piece