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)

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)