Archive | April, 2018

Outlining Fortnite Essay; Memoirs

19 Apr

12th Grade: Memoir

Meet in room A206 to work on your memoir. Make sure you have gone through the process of brainstorming, outlining, and rough drafting in your notebook; it counts as half of your grade for this assignment!

Memoir is due on Kidblog by the end of the day!

9th Grade: Fortnite Essay

Today you will learn about our Fortnite Essay,  Topic Sentences, and Parenthetical Citations.

Then you will begin your Fortnite Essay Outline.

Articles/ Videos:

CNBC. “Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Talks Fortnite, Making Money On Twitch And More .” YouTube. 19 March 2018.

Guardian, The. “‘Fortnite’ Shoots Up Most-Wanted Video Game List for Kids.” The Guardian. 23 March 2018.

Ohlheiser, Abby. “A Non-gamer’s Guide to That Time Drake Played a Video Game on Twitch.” The Washington Post. 15 March 2018.

Smith, Lulu. “How I Lost My Children to Fortnite.” Lulu & Lattes. 25 February 2018.

Tomorrow is Independent Reading!

Work on Memoir; Fortnite Writing Piece

18 Apr

12th Grade: Memoir

Meet in room A206 to work on your memoir. Make sure you have gone through the process of brainstorming, outlining, and rough drafting in your notebook; it counts as half of your grade for this assignment!

9th Grade:

Wednesday’s Wisdom: “how you do one thing is how you do all things.”

Today we have notes on Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences.

If we have time we will watch this video…

 

Two Word Tuesday; I Lost My Children to Fortnite; Memoir

17 Apr

12th Grade:

Work on the memoir piece. Remember, 50% of your grade is going through the process of brainstorming, outlining, and rough draft in your notebook. Here’s how to write your memoir.

Here are examples of good memoirs.

We will be in the computer lab Wednesday and Thursday. The final copy is due by the end of the day Thursday.

9th Grade:

Two Word Tuesday Presentations begin. Make sure you are ready to present your word to the class!

We will read this article in class: “How I Lost My Children to Fortnite.

Music Monday; Memoirs; Works Cited

16 Apr

Music Monday: Avenged Sevenfold “Angels”

Complete our Music Monday worksheet with the song “Angels” by Avenged Sevenfold. (PS this song was suggested by a student. Fill out the song suggestion form. If I use your song, you get a bonus point on your average).

Here are the lyrics, and below is a video with the lyrics.

9th Grade: Works Cited

Today we will have notes on how to write a Works Cited Page.

12th Grade: Memoirs

Today you will have time to work on your memoirs. They are due Thursday.

Memoir Requirements

Fix Me Friday and Independent Reading

13 Apr

Mr. Funk’s Friendly Reminders:

  • Turn in your Music Monday worksheet if you have not already.
  • Make sure your Two Word Tuesday slideshow is ready by Tuesday. You must be prepared to present your words by Tuesday!
  • Don’t forget to bring a book for independent reading tomorrow!

Fix Me Friday

Correct the following passage:

Ray Kroc was a traveling sales man. One of the businesses he sold to was a restaurant owned by two brothers Dick and Mac McDonald. Kroc liked what he saw he told the brothers they should open more restaurants. When the brothers asked who would run the new restaurants, Kroc said, Well, what about me.” Kroc opened his first Mcdonalds in April 1955. Today their is more then 30,000 McDonald’s in more than 115 countrys.

Independent Reading

After we correct the passage above, you will have time to read. At the end of the period fill out this worksheet. Turn it in as you leave.

Have a great weekend!

Literary Devices in Fortnite Article; Memoir

12 Apr

Mr. Funk’s Friendly Reminders:

  • Turn in your Music Monday worksheet if you have not already.
  • Make sure your Two Word Tuesday slideshow is ready by Tuesday. You must be prepared to present your words by Tuesday!
  • Don’t forget to bring a book for independent reading tomorrow!

9th Grade: Fortnite Article

Read this article. This is a non fiction piece. See if you can find any of these common literary techniques, often used in non fiction writing. Label them on your article:

  • Thesis statement
  • Topic sentences
  • Ethos, Logos, Pathos
  • Imagery
  • Anecdote

Complete this worksheet for the article. Turn it in at the end of class.

12th Grade: Memoirs

Share Six Word Memoirs

Begin working on the Memoir Requirements.

Fortnite; Six Word Memoirs

11 Apr

Wednesday Wisdom:

What is more important confidence or courage?

9th Grade: Fortnite Article

We will read this article on FortNite.

In your notebooks, identify a main idea and a literary device.

12th Grade: Six Word Memoir

Quick Writes:

  • What is something you are proud of?
  • What is something you are ashamed of?
  • Write about a time you overcame adversity.

Listen to this story about Six Word Memoirs.

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18768430/18775684

Write your own six word memoir. Share with class…