Monthly Archives: December 2013

Class Agenda #38 – College March Prepping

Opening Circle-

Group Juggle – Adjectives

Anchor Text- NYCOB College March Social Media Outreach

Classwork-

  • Tweet about the college march, using the appropriate #hashtags
  • Tweet about your involvement in this march.
  • Reach out to other members of our NYC OB community. Tweet to other faculty members at Validus and other NYCOB schools who you know or don’t.
  • Promote yourself and our school. This is a great way to get followers.
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Class Agenda #37- Start of the Week

Group Juggle- 3.2

Write

Reflection- Last week you were charged with adding 100 NEW Twitter followers in 4 Days.In your notebook, write a 1 page reflection in which you thoroughly address some or all of the following issues:

  • Were you successful? Why or why not?
  • What strategies did you try?
  • What worked? Why did it work?
  • What didn’t work? Why didn’t it work?
  • How did you fee in this process? Did you feel like you were accomplishing something? Selling out? Desperate? Explain.
  • Do you think you could try to add 100 new Twitter followers each week? Each day?
  • What did you notice about Twitter during this process.

Reading- Choosing a New Password

Comment- In the comment section below- what did you learn from this article? And are you going to go change your passwords now?

Extra

Start of The Week News Quiz

Slate News Quiz

 

Class Agenda #33 – Style

Opening Circle-

Word association with the word “STYLE”

Point of View—The perspective from which a fictional or nonfictional story is told. First-person, third-person, or third-person omniscient points of view are commonly used.

Style—The choices in diction, tone, and syntax that a writer makes. In combination they create a work’s manner of expression. Style is thought to be conscious and unconscious and may be altered to suit specific occasions. Style is often habitual and evolves over time.

SymbolA thing, event, or person that represents or stands for some idea or event. Symbols also simultaneously retain their own literal meanings. A figure of speech in which a concrete object is used to stand for an abstract idea —e.g. the cross for Christianity.

Reading- Ysrael – By Junot Diaz

Close Reading- How does the author use POV, STYLE and SYMBOL to shape and define his story, “Ysrael”.

Class Agenda #32 – How to Date… In Class Essay

Essay question- How does the author use Point of View to shape the meaning of the story.

In your essay, be sure to:

  • Include a general opening statement about POV, and then narrow it in to this story.
  • Answer the question.
  • Include 1 quotation that supports your answer.
  • Analyze your quote. Clearly explain how it proves your point.
  • Create a new paragraph.
  • Include another quote that also supports your answer.
  • Analyze this quote.
  • Start a new paragraph.
  • Include another quote.
  • Analyze this quote.
  • Start another paragraph and conclude.

Finished? Lumosity, Brain Pop or Quizlet

Class Agenda #31 – How to Date… continued…

Opener- How do you prefer your fictional story’s POV?

Literary Element-

Point of View—The perspective from which a fictional or nonfictional story is told. First-person, third-person, or third-person omniscient points of view are commonly used.

Close Reading- How to Date a Brown Girl, Junot Diaz 

Essay question- How does the author use Point of View to shape the meaning of the story.

In your essay, be sure to:

  • Include a general opening statement about POV, and then narrow it in to this story.
  • Answer the question.
  • Include 1 quotation that supports your answer.
  • Analyze your quote. Clearly explain how it proves your point.
  • Create a new paragraph.
  • Include another quote that also supports your answer.
  • Analyze this quote.
  • Start a new paragraph.
  • Include another quote.
  • Analyze this quote.
  • Start another paragraph and conclude.

Finished? Lumosity, Brain Pop or Quizlet

Class Agenda #36 – Improving your Twitter Following II

Opening- Group Juggle 3.2

Goal for the week/Assignment- Gain 100+ Twitter followers by Friday

Readings-

AN Interesting alternative- How to become Internet Famous for 68$

How to Dramatically Increase Your Twitter Following

Social Triggers – Improving your Twitter Following

The Science Behind Getting More Twitter Followers

Class Work- 

  • Read the Article- How to Become internet Famous for $68
  • In the comment section below, how do you feel about this article? React to it’s contents.
  • Continue your quest for 100 more Twitter Followers.

Class Agenda #35 – Improving your Twitter Following

Opening- Group Juggle 3.2

Goal for the week/Assignment- Gain 100+ Twitter followers by Friday

Readings-

How to Dramatically Increase Your Twitter Following

Social Triggers – Improving your Twitter Following

The Science Behind Getting More Twitter Followers

 

Class Work- 

  • Read all three of the readings.
  • Post in the message board below your plan to get more twitter followers.
  • Try to get 100+ more twitter followers by the end of the week.