Monthly Archives: October 2012

Something to do during Sandy-

Hello everyone,

Assignment- Use your research skills to find something that is trending now. Could be from the weekend. Could be from last week. Then, use your writing skills to draft an essay of about 250 words that does the following:

  • Summarize the story.
  • Analyze the story- Ask yourself, why did this story trend?
  • Predict- What are the outcomes or implications of this story?
  • Cite- Credit your sources using our MLA Format
  • Tweet- Share your links with your twitter followers.

Feel free to continue to browse through twitter when this is complete. You don’t need to become involved in any discussion threads. Instead, use your twitter feed as a reader and find interesting things to read and learn.

Please stay safe during this storm.

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Class Agenda #17

Circle Up – Stretch Out and Group Juggle

Case Study

In your notebook

  • React to the work that this young blogger is doing.
  • What can you learn from his work?

Blog Sharing Cafe

  • Leave a comment sheet by your computer.
  • Make a point to leave 1 comment on everyone’s comment sheet.
  • Share out

SLT TN2: I can write sequences both recursively and with an explicit definition, and I can use them to model situations.

  • 30 minutes of work time
  • up to 30 minutes for the Mastery Quiz

Problem Set #7 released today, due Tuesday 10/30.

102- Class Agenda #17

Opener- Group Juggle

Essay Prompt Choices-

1) What is the best debut album in a genre of your choice in the past decade (10 years)?

2) What is the best movie in the genre of your choice in the past decade?

3) Who is the most influential person in the domain of your choice in the past decade?

 

For this essay:

  • Research thoroughly.
  • Cite your sources.
  • Outline your essay.
  • Remember your practice of EB White’s essay.
  • Create your first Draft.

 

Class Agenda #16

Opening: Group Juggle

[Exemplar]: What’s Trending Now, A critical article on Kendrick Lamar

Notebook Reaction:

  • What do you notice about the content of this article?
  • What are your thoughts on the author’s writing style?
  • What do you think about a critical analysis of a hip-hop album?

[Blog]: New adjustment in the #TrendingNow blog.

Work time: Update your blog.

[Today’s SLT]:
TN2: I can write sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, and I can use them to model situations.

  • Problem Set #6
  • Excel Exploration #2
  • Delta Math: Sequences 3 (available until Sunday 10/28 at 11:59 pm)
    70% complete earns a 2, 85% complete earns a 3
  • Mastery Quiz during Class #17

College Writing Class Agenda #16

Opener- Group Juggle

Brain Pop Explorations-

Hyphens and Dashes & Semi Colons

Practice- In your notebook, write 1-2 Paragraphs about your weekends. Use as many semicolons, hyphens and dashes as possible in this paragraph.

Share and Discuss.

 

Bonus- Look at the following link-http://www.business2community.com/social-media/online-reputation-management-how-to-overcome-damaging-online-rumors-0307915  Respond to this link in your notebook, using your best writing.

 

Iconic Lenses Class Agenda #16

Opening- Group Juggle

Prompt- Below is a link that lists 10 of the great portrait photographers of the past century. In a well crafted essay of about 500 words, discuss the career and impact of ONE of these portrait photographers.

The Link: http://www.photography-art-cafe.com/famous-portrait-photographers.html

The Work:

Research AT LEAST 3 of the portrait photographers. You should look at AT Least 3 links for each.

  • Choose 1 photographer to study.
  • Find AT LEAST 5 links for your photographer. Look for 1-5 quotes that you can use in your essay for each.
  • Cite your links using MLA Format
  • Create an outline for your essay.
  • Write your first draft.

The first draft of this assignment is due on Monday, 10/29/12

Class Agenda #15

Opener- Group Juggle

Adding a New Structure- What’s Trending Now Weekly Essay and Discussion

Assignment- Use your research skills to find something that is trending now. Could be from the weekend. Could be from last week. Then, use your writing skills to draft an essay of about 250 words that does the following:

  • Summarize the story.
  • Analyze the story- Ask yourself, why did this story trend?
  • Predict- What are the outcomes or implications of this story?
  • Site- Credit your sources using our MLA Format
  • Tweet- Share your links with your twitter followers.

You will bring your story and your essay to a full class discussion.

  • Whip around- Everyone briefly shares their story.
  • Question- Why did your story trend? Does your story have legs going forward?

Sequences 2 Results from Delta Math

Complete Excel Exploration #2

Problem Set 6 is due at 3:30 (Tuesday 10/23)