Monthly Archives: September 2014

Class Agenda #15- This I Believe – Publishing ONLINE

Opening Circle-

Mini-Lesson- Publishing ONLINE

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)
  •  Step 1- Put your FINAL DRAFT as its OWN DOCUMENT. Make sure you title your essay
  • Step 2- Share that Document with Boccheciamp and Stineman.
  • Step 3- Copy and Paste the RUBRIC for the essay onto your essay.
  • Step 4- File, Publish On The Web
  • Step 5- Tweet your Published Essay Link out. #Validus
  • Step 6- Copy your Link- Paste it in the comment section of this blog post.

Class Work- Twitter Conversation Cocktail Party

  • Go to Twitter.
  • Search the #Validus.
  • Read as many of your peers’ essays as you can.
  • Use Twitter to comment/retweet their essays. Maintain the #validus in your tweets.

Homework

  1. 4 Day weekend means, Read and React to at least 4 articles posted on the #validus
  2. React to at least one of the articles in a tweet.
  3. React to the remaining articles in your Notebook.

SLT-

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)
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Class Agenda #14- Refining our Essays, final review

[Opener]: Essay Check In- What’s something about your essay that you feel confident or proud of/about?

Please begin reading on your own (10 Min):

Mystery Text

  1. What are some vocabulary terms that you’re unsure of?
  2. For each section, try to form a question that you can ask yourself when the time comes.

Mini-Lesson- Final Tips to make sure your essay is effective. (10 min)

SLT-I can work through the writing process by planning, revising, editing, and rewriting

SLT-I can organize and develop my writing so that it is clear and appropriate for the task, purpose, and audience

 

Class Work- 

  • Review your essay with the lense of the questions for revision that we just create.
  • Look for examples of these tips, and comment on them when you see them
  • If you do not see examples of the tips, revise your essay.

Homework-

  1. Essay is due Wednesday.

Homework II-

I’ll Tweet out starting in CLASS today.

React to at least one of the articles in the comment section of this blog (make sure you identify the article)

SLT-

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)

Class Agenda #13- Refining our Essays by Varying our sentences.

[Opener]: Circle Up, Tell 1 Anecdote from your weekend that represents how your weekend was.

Mini-Lesson- Varying sentences

SLT-I can work through the writing process by planning, revising, editing, and rewriting

SLT-I can organize and develop my writing so that it is clear and appropriate for the task, purpose, and audience

  • What do the bold sections of our SLT’s mean?
  • Let’s take a look at “I Will Take My Voice Back,” by Quique Aviles
  • I want you to notice the variety of sentences he’s using.

Different:

  • Openings
  • Lengths

Class Work- 

  • Take a look at the OWL Example
  • Copy and Paste your Essay Draft to Class Agenda #13, 9/22
  • Re-Read your essay and look for sentence variety.
  • Make sure you are varying your sentence lengths and openings.
  • If you’re not, make changes.

When you’re finished you can-

Homework-

  1. We will have One More Revision Lesson Tomorrow. Essay is due Wednesday.

Homework II-

I’ll Tweet out starting in CLASS today.

React to at least one of the articles in the comment section of this blog (make sure you identify the article)

SLT-

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)

Class Agenda #12- Summative Anecdote Quiz

[Opener]: Circle Up, Group Juggle Level 1

SLT- I can improve my brain-function, hand-eye coordination and collaborative capacities through my involvement in The Group Juggle.

Level 1- All of the Objects make it back to the start.

Quiz-

  • Search templates for Anecdote Quiz
  • Make your own copy (this might already be done)
  • Share this copy with Boccheciamp and Stineman (for P. 8)

Bonus-

  • Get ahead by Creating a Folder in your Drive for this class.
  • Share that folder w/Boccheciamp and Stineman (for P. 8)
  • Put this quiz and your notebook in this folder. Your final This I Believe Essay will also be in this folder.

When you’re finished you can-

  • Work on your This I Believe Essay
  • Work on your notebook
  • Learn a few Twitter Hacks

Homework-

  1. Now that you have the “This I Believe” Rubric, begin to revise your “This I Believe” Essay set by the popular vote of your peers.
  2. Ask yourself, “how does your essay stack up against the essays we’re reading in class?” Consider beginning your revision process.
  3. Bring a revised draft of your “This I Believe” Essay continue to revise your essay for Monday.

Supplemental- but strongly advised.

  1. From Friday-Monday, I will be posting several articles on twitter.
  2. React to at least one of the articles in a tweet.
  3. React to at least one of the articles in the comment section of this blog (make sure you identify the article)
  4. React to at least one of the articles in your notebook. Label it WEEKEND HW and put the date.

SLT-

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)

Class Agenda #11- This I Believe – Review and Revise

Opening Circle-

1) Why I Like Twitter- Look at the pic, what do you notice?

ELsocialguy ELsocialguy
@elsocialguy
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. rips city over homeless shelter plans at Capri Whitestone Motel nydn.us/1sd00HW#validus
12:13 PM – 17 Sep 14
Favorited by

Ruben Diaz Jr. Ruben Diaz Jr. @rubendiazjr
Bronx Borough President

2) Read the following criteria –

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6) Demonstrates ownership and craftsmanship of work displaying the character traits upon writing to show comprehension in understanding the task.

Explain the connection between these two-

Announcements:

First Notebook Check:

  • Reverse Chronological Order (look up the term if you’re unsure)
  • Class Agendas 5, 7, 9 and 10 thoughtfully completed

Context and Anecdote Quiz on Friday. Be prepared to spot anecdotes in This I Believe Essays.

Mini-Lesson – I can elaborate in my writing by intermixing context and anecdote.

This I Believe Final Draft due Wednesday, 9/24/2014 by 2:40

Mini-Lesson

Reviewing our Final Rubric

 

Classwork/Homework-

  1. Now that you have the “This I Believe” Rubric, begin to revise your “This I Believe” Essay set by the popular vote of your peers.
  2. Ask yourself, “how does your essay stack up against the essays we’re reading in class?” Consider beginning your revision process.
  3. Bring a revised draft of your “This I Believe” Essay to class tomorrow.

 

Supplemental-

  1. Find the Anecdote Practice- “I Will Take My Voice Back” – Where are the anecdotes in this piece?
  2. One ore more articles will come from me AFTER 240 PM, via the #validus
  3. React to at least one of the articles in a tweet.

SLT-

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)

Class Agenda #10- This I Believe – Finalizing our Rubric

Opening Circle-

Prove that you are fundamentally Good or Evil Person with a short anecdote.

Announcements:

First Notebook Check:

  • Reverse Chronological Order (look up the term if you’re unsure)
  • Class Agendas 5, 7, 9 and 10 thoughtfully completed

Context and Anecdote Quiz on Friday. Be prepared to spot anecdotes in This I Believe Essays.

Mini-Lesson – I can elaborate in my writing by intermixing context and anecdote.

This I Believe Final Draft due Wednesday, 9/24/2014 by 2:40

Mini-Lesson Finalizing our Rubric-

SLT-I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)

4 Options-

  • I have use my time wisely on writing an essay.
  • You have to complete the work on the computer and submitted to an online community
  • Demonstrates ownership and craftsmanship of work displaying the character traits upon writing to show comprehension in understanding the task.
  • Essay is submitted to This I Believe website and published on class website.
  • Work is published in computer and it is collaborated !!
  • Essay is typed with correct font and size with proper grammar and punctuation and proper paragraphs.

SLT-I can elaborate in my own writing by intermixing context and anecdote in my personal essays

4 Options-

  • My essay is clear on what is the anecdote and what is the context and I can elaborate on my story.
  • Has more than two anecdotes in their essay, and explain in depth.
  • Person intermixes context and anecdote and elaborates.
  • Essay successfully uses anecdotes to demonstrate a point, and context to clearly explain “this I believe” and rationale.
  • Writing has both contexts and anecdotes.

SLT-I can work through the writing process by planning, revising, editing, and rewriting.  (W5)

4 Options-

  • There are no grammatical errors. No spelling errors, draft and revision piece has been provided.
  • Student rewrites his/her essay and makes revisements multiple times.
  • Evidence of the writing process was clear. Person planned and revised before publishing.
  • Essay has a first draft, evidence of revision over several drafts, and a publishable final draft
  • Essay is revised and edited until it is perfect.
  • Writing has correct grammar. Reader is able to understand and it is organized and well written.

SLT-I can organize and develop my writing so that it is clear and appropriate for the task, purpose, and audience. (W4)

4 Options-

  • A story is present with events that explain the author’s beliefs. The authors message is clear and appropriate.
  • Essay looks like all of the other This I Believe essays that we looked at. Basically it has 500-600 words spread out over about 7 paragraphs.
  • Student meets the required learning target fully. Writing is clear and appropriate for the task.
  • Essay shows organization. The essay flows throughout. The ideas were organized and appropriate for the task.
  • Essay is easy to understand. Captures the reader’s attention and stays in task.

Classwork- Something current will be tweeted out. Read and respond to it via twitter.

Classwork/Homework- We’ll have class time tomorrow to work on your essay.

  1. Make sure your notebook is in good shape.
  2. Ask yourself, “how does your essay stack up against the essays we’re reading in class?” Consider beginning your revision process.
  3. In The Comment Section- Write if you’re a fundamentally good person or bad person, and support yourself with a short anecdote.

 

Supplemental-

  1. One ore more articles will come from me AFTER 240 PM, via the #validus
  2. React to at least one of the articles in a tweet.

SLT-

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)

Class Agenda #9- This I Believe – Analyzing Essays

Opening Circle-

Twitter Checkin- Feeling more comfortable?

Mini-Lesson – I can elaborate in my writing by intermixing context and anecdote.

Read aloud- “A Duty to Family, Heritage and Country” by Ying Ying Yu

As we read-

  • How many anecdotes does this essay contain?
  • How many paragraphs?
  • What’s the most # of sentences in a paragraph? How about the least?
  • What makes this essay a publishable piece?
  • How would you assess Tarak on this rubric?
  • How about this rubric?

Class Work- Class Agenda #9, 9/16

Read “Thirty Things I Believe” by Tarak McClein

  • How many anecdotes does this essay contain?
  • How many paragraphs?
  • What’s the most # of sentences in a paragraph? How about the least?
  • What makes this essay a publishable piece?
  • How would we assess Tarak on this rubric?
  • How about this rubric?

Read “Finding the Flexibility to Survive” by Brighton Earely 

  • How many anecdotes does this essay contain?
  • How many paragraphs?
  • What’s the most # of sentences in a paragraph? How about the least?
  • What makes this essay a publishable piece?
  • How would we assess Brighton on this rubric?
  • How about this rubric?

 

Homework- Finish your Classwork

  1. Ask yourself, “how does your essay stack up against the essays we’re reading in class?” Consider beginning your revision process.
  2. In The Comment Section- Write if your had a good or bad day, and support yourself with a short anecdote.

 

Supplemental-

  1. One ore more articles will come from me AFTER 240 PM, via the #validus
  2. React to at least one of the articles in a tweet.

SLT-

I can use technology to publish original work and responsibly collaborate with an online community. (W6)