Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 1, August 6 – 10

Monday-Tuesday, 8/6-8/7: 

  • Writing lessons for reflective essay
  • Pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising, publishing [or turning in for a grade ;)]
  • Read some examples of “Good Writing” and discuss literary devices and techniques used by the authors of  (1) “When the Shooting Stops” (2) “Rosary Beads and Sensible Shoes”
  • “Respond and reflect” via 3×5 cards – What did you like or dislike? What works or doesn’t work? What are some ways you would like to improve your writing whether it be for pleasure, an assignment or a college or scholarship essay?
  • Showing not Telling exercises/practice
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Analyze model pieces of narrative writing recognizes/noting literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Wednesday-Thursday, 8/8-8/9:

  • Work with your partner to draft your first writing piece.
  • Summative Assessment – Compose a reflective essay – partners optional – fiction or nonfiction employing literary techniques reviewed/discussed from model pieces
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Analyze model pieces of narrative writing recognizes/noting literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Friday, 8/10:

  • Go over all requirements for semester long research/writing project
  • Read this book if… (ppt)
  • Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the argument for my paper. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting my research novel: CEI = Claim, Evidence, Interpretation. Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RL10: Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, independently and proficiently.

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