2016-17 Week 15 — November 28

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a safe and restful Thanksgiving Break. Now it’s time to get our heads back in the game and finish out this semester strong. I know that some of you have been submitting late or missing work. I’ll get those updated in PowerSchool as soon as possible. I was traveling over the break, too, and I haven’t been able to grade any of those things yet. They’ll get updated this week.

This week, we’ll be finishing up the End of Semester Self-Reflection Forms and Videos (both are due on Tuesday, 11/29, in class, but we’ll have time to record videos on Monday in class. Your videos should be 5-10 min long.). Your one-on-one conferences with me start on Wednesday. If you haven’t signed up for a time slot yet, be sure to do that on Monday. The lists are posted on the wall just inside my classroom door. Remember that these conferences will be student-directed. You should come prepared with things to discuss. We can start by discussing some of the things on your Self-Evaluation form or in your video, but we can move on to overall goals for the class and any specific needs or requests. Your grade will be determined by how prepared and engaged you are in this process, so use this time wisely.

As I am doing individual conferences, you will be working on revising the essay of your choice. Your revisions must take place in class only, and they will involve some peer feedback, too. I’ll talk to you more about this process on Tuesday in class (which is also when you’ll choose which essay you’re revising). If you do not use your time in class wisely (i.e., working on the Self-Evaluation project or on your essay revision), I will be assigning you work to keep you busy and engaged.

Our Junior Class Retreat is next weekend (Dec 4-5). If you have not turned in your permission form, please be sure to do that on Monday!

Let’s take a look at the plan for the week:

  • English 11
    • Monday, Nov 28
      • Finalize End of Semester Reflection Forms
      • Record End of Semester Reflection videos (5-10 min long)
    • Tuesday, Nov 29
      • Turn in End of Semester Reflection Forms (to bins in my classroom)
      • Turn in End of Semester Reflection Videos (to post in Google Classroom)
      • Choose which essay you will be revising and begin Rough Draft Evaluation sheet (due Wed, 11/30)
    • Wednesday, Nov 30
      • Turn in Rough Draft Evaluation sheet
      • Begin working on 2nd draft revision of your essay. **Substantial changes must be made.
      • One-on-one conferences will begin
    • Thursday, Dec 1
      • Continue working on 2nd draft revision of your essay. You should have a good draft complete by the end of class. Peer revision process will be on Friday, 12/2
      • One-on-one conferences will continue
    • Friday, Dec 2
      • Peer Revision time
      • Informative Analysis Paper Response Sheet must be completed for the essay that you review for a classmate
      • One-on-one conferences will continue
  • AP English Language & Composition
    • Monday, Nov 28
      • Finalize End of Semester Reflection Forms
      • Record End of Semester Reflection videos (5-10 min long)
      • Read Ch 3 of textbook p. 81-111 (What is an Argument, Staking a Claim, Presenting Evidence) for discussion on Thursday, 12/1
    • Tuesday, Nov 29
      • Turn in End of Semester Reflection Forms (to bins in my classroom)
      • Turn in End of Semester Reflection Videos (to post in Google Classroom)
      • Choose which essay you will be revising and begin Rough Draft Evaluation sheet (due Wed, 11/30)
    • Wednesday, Nov 30
      • Turn in Rough Draft Evaluation sheet
      • Begin working on 2nd draft revision of your essay. **Substantial changes must be made.
      • One-on-one conferences will begin
    • Thursday, Dec 1
      • Continue working on 2nd draft revision of your essay. You should have a good draft complete by the end of class. Peer revision process will be on Friday, 12/2
      • One-on-one conferences will continue
      • Peer Revision time
      • Informative Analysis Paper Response Sheet must be completed for the essay that you review for a classmate
      • One-on-one conferences will continueFriday, Dec 2

Let’s have a great week!

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