Friday, August 17, 2018

HW DUE MON. 8/20

1st British Lit./Comp.

**NO HW DUE MON. 8/20

**^^UNLESS YOU OWE ME A [LATE!] ROUGH DRAFT OF ESSAY #2 CHOICE (see choices/checklists in post below), MONDAY in class I'll continue returning your ESSAY #2 CHOICE ROUGH DRAFTS to revise/correct before ESSAY #2 FINAL DRAFT DUE DATE is set!


2nd/3rd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

HW DUE MON. 8/20:

On the back side of the sheet titled "How to Write Clear, Concise, and Direct Sentences," (GRAMMAR SECTION), please complete:
  • ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE
    • Activity One--**ALL of #s 1, 2, and 3
    • **be ready to discuss #4 in class Monday!
**REMEMBER: this is an honors-level class, so complete your work PROACTIVELY and DELIBERATELY. You get out of this class what you put into it!

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ALSO, FYI:

**HW DUE TUES. 8/21:

The FINAL, REVISED, MLA-style, TYPED copy (*either shared with me OR printed) of your Fahrenheit 451 Literary Analysis Ext. Paragraph Response

--changes/revisions TO BE MADE are based upon our individual meetings last week in class with your *ROUGH DRAFT COPY (*WRITING SECTION of binder)
  • CHECKLIST FOR WRITING COMPLETION (to COPY ON CHECKLIST TEMPLATE given to you Monday and to TURN IN COMPLETED BY YOU with your FINAL COPY TUESDAY)
**items on checklist below with **TWO STARS** are to be included on your WRITING CHECKLIST to turn in with FINAL DRAFT

CONTENT: 
**___DID YOU ANSWER THE PROMPT QUESTION??? (audience/purpose/context)
**___ANALYSIS of Montag's CONFLICT, NOT SUMMARY/EVALUATION
**___Use of/explanation of LITERARY DEVICE(s) in text (tone/symbol/imagery/etc.)
**___Writing about literature = PRESENT TENSE VERBS
**___Response AVOIDS METADISCOURSE (and first-/second-person POV)
**___AVOIDS "THE ABYSS OF INCOHERENCE" in the conclusion/ends with the ORIGINAL QUESTION in mind (Montag's internal struggle)
___ONE 8-12 sentence EXTENDED PARAGRAPH response  
___Includes solid TRANSITIONS for writing coherence (at least 2-3)  

MLA FORMAT:
**___Follows all MLA STYLE BASICS for formatting/general rules outlined in class
**___MLA PROPERLY "blended/CITED quotes" (1-2) to back up your assertions (#).
**___Follows 'THIS + NOUN' rule
**___***Within "quotations," the correct use of commas/quotes 
___'Cliche quotes' vs. "textual evidence" (proper format) 

MISC.:
**___AVOIDS USING PASSIVE VOICE (PV)/uses strong POWER VERBS instead
**___AVOID 'LETTER GRADE ERRORS' and PEDANTIC/'flowery' WORDING
**___Corrected ALL ISSUES pointed out by Mrs. Krieger
**___INCLUDES A CORRECT WORK CITED for the novella at the end of the response
___REVISED (ideas) and EDITED (typos) by self/friend before submitting/ALL ROUGH DRAFT(S) IN WRITING SECTION OF YOUR BINDER

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

**HW DUE FRI. 8/17

1st British Lit./Comp.

**HW DUE FRI. 8/17:

Complete an ESSAY #2 ROUGH DRAFT of your choice of ONE of the two ESSAY TYPES BELOW that we went over Wed. 8/15 in class

**To complete this DRAFT, MAKE SURE YOU REFER TO the TWO ESSAY #2 MODEL ESSAYS given to you in your WRITING SECTION

  • CHOICE #1: METAPHORICAL/ESSAY OF DEFINITION ("What Is ___?")
  • CHOICE #2: ANECDOTAL/PERSONAL EXPERIENCE ESSAY 
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CHOICE #1: METAPHORICAL/ESSAY OF DEFINITION REQUIREMENTS/CHECKLIST: 
--"What Is ____?" as your TITLE
--250-word MINIMUM LENGTH
--have at least THREE developed paragraphs within this essay
--Use the "______ is ______" construction at least THREE (3) times
--include THREE (3) or more rhetorical questions in your essay body


CHOICE #2: ANECDOTAL/EXPERIENCE ESSAY REQUIREMENTS/CHECKLIST: 
--CREATE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL TITLE
--250-word MINIMUM LENGTH
--have at least THREE developed paragraphs within this essay
--Use DIALOGUE/CONVERSATION/INNER DIALOGUE at least THREE (3) times
--include IMAGERY/DETAILS (2 or 3 of the FIVE SENSES) in the body of your paper



2nd/3rd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

  **HW DUE FRI. 8/17:

--FIRST, read the Upfront Magazine (Jan. 9, 2017), informational news article "FAKE NEWS FOOLING MILLIONS" pp. 6-7, given to you in class Wed. 8/15 (WRITING SECTION)  

--THEN, ithe WRITING section of your binder, completJOURNAL #3 by answering/responding to BOTH questions below RE: the article:

Experts say that fake news sites are eroding the public's ability to distinguish between fact and fiction. Why might that be a concern in modern society?

What does the author [Stoffers] mean when he writes that fake or distorted news is "nothing new" (7)?

**JOURNAL REMINDERS:
--JOURNAL RESPONSES are 150-200 words (minimum) length, and written or typed responses are fine 
--you may use "I"/"we" [1st person] in these less-formal responses 
--be sure to answer ALL the prompts/questions included and you may also opt to practice "USING THE TEXT to back up your own assertions" (#).

--MOST OF ALL, BE READY FOR DISCUSSION AND PARTICIPATION POINTS FRIDAY IN CLASS for volunteering and adding to our discussion of this article!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

HW DUE WED. 8/15

1st British Lit./Comp.

**NO HW DUE WED. 8/15

**FYI: before and while we start on instructions/guidelines for upcoming ESSAY #2 in class WEDNESDAY, I'll keep working to get back your GRADED ESSAY #1 FINAL DRAFTS to put in the WRITING SECTION of your binder!**



2nd/3rd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.         

**NO HW DUE WED. 8/15

**FYI: We'll keep revising your F451 Literary Analysis Ext. Paragraphs in class, and a DUE DATE and WRITING CHECKLIST for the FINAL DRAFT of this assignment will be set/created TBA!