You have today to write your rough drafts of your short story! All your prep has led to this! Let's get some solid writing done authors!
Work on your rough draft. DUE THURSDAY!
Today we started with finishing the presentations. Thank you to all my brave students who showed up and did an awesome presentation.
After the presentation was the vocab quiz followed by a peer evaluation on the group project.
Everything we've done up till today will be on your quarterly grade report. Remember to turn in your essay if you didn't already!
Well, today feels like Friday! One more day!
Warm up: Write a sentence for each of your vocab words.
Today we listed to half of the group presentations for their short story projects. Thank you all for your awesome presentations!
Afterwards we played a new game working with our vocab. We figured it out as we went along but it was a lot of fun.
STUDY FOR YOUR VOCAB TEST TOMORROW!
Since today was a minimum day, we didn't have a warm up. Instead I gave groups the entire period to finish their presentations.
The presentations will be Thursday and Friday.
No warm up today.
Since tomorrow will be a shortened day for the parade, I skipped the warm up activity to give students time to work on their projects.
Students worked on creating a Google Slides presentation of their short story projects. Students were encouraged to divide the project up so each person in the group was working on a different slide for their presentation. Most students worked well and got a lot done today. If you were absent, check your shared folder on your Google Drive and complete a couple of slides for your group.
Keep working on those projects!
There was a substitute today so here is what should have happened in class.
Warm up: Vocab #2 4/4 TEST FRIDAY!!! (Quizlet -->)
Today was a day to work on projects. Students should have focused on creating their poster for their story. This is a representation of your short story as if it was going to be released as a movie. Anyone not working on the poster should be working on finishing the story board for their presentation.
Work on your projects!
Wednesday Warm up: Complete and simple sentences
Friday Warm up: Create a sentence for each vocab word
These days are all put together because by the end of the week both 3rd and 4th period were in the same place again. Here are the activities we completed:
Learning about different literary devices by researching them online and then sharing the information with one another.
Putting together a packet of all the activities from the last couple weeks. Packet should include and be in the following order:
Create a storyboard (flow map) of how your presentation will work on the computer.
Because of the fire drill yesterday, third and fourth period looked very different today.
Warm up: What is the difference between a static character and a dynamic character?
Working in groups, each group member made their own circle map about one of the main characters. In the center is the character's name. In the outside circle is where you will put all the details you can think of about that character. Outside the circles is your "frame of reference". This is where you will put quotes from the story that give you information about the character.
Once your circle map is as complete as possible, use the details and quotes to describe your character. Be sure to include physical traits, behavioral traits, and whether the character is static or dynamic and how you know.
This activity can be found on slides 15-17 of the link below.
Warm up: Simple and Complex Subjects
Today we learned about different literary devices. Each person looked up information about a different literary device using the link found on Google Classroom. After completing the activity with their literary device, students walked around to teach others about their literary device.
This activity can be found on slides 18-21 on the link below.
Warm up: Vocab #2 3/4
Today, students took notes on a video about static and dynamic characters. Students then got into their groups and used circle maps to list everything they could think of about each character in their short story. You can refer to the following presentation for today's assignment. You'll find it under "Day 4 - Characters", slides 14-17 of the presentation linked below.
Finish the frame of reference on your circle map.
Warm up: Vocabulary Practice
Today we took Cornell notes on narrative perspective and then did an activity to determine the point of view of a story with a quote to support our answer. The PowerPoint is linked below.
Finish your Cornell notes with a summary at the bottom and main ideas or questions answered by your notes, in the left hand column.