Friday, August 18, 2017

**NO SCHOOL MON. 8/21**/REMINDERS FOR TUES. 8/22

1st/3rd British Lit./Comp.

**NO HW DUE TUES. 8/22!**

**I'll be returning your ESSAY #2 CHOICE ROUGH DRAFTS TUES. 8/22 to revise/correct!




2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

  **NO HW DUE TUES. 8/22!!** 


**REMINDER: On TUES. 8/22 (*and possibly WED. 8/23) we will be in the 2nd floor COMPUTER LAB to complete American Lit./Comp. EOC PRACTICE CHECKPOINT #1
--via USATestPrep (*your info/login will be available)
--two sections (both MCHOICE and WRITING practice) for a DAILY GRADE
--more info TBA class Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HW DUE FRI. 8/18

1st/3rd British Lit./Comp.

**HW DUE FRI. 8/18:

Complete an ESSAY #2 ROUGH DRAFT of your choice of ONE of the two ESSAY TYPES BELOW that we went over Wed. 8/16 in class

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

**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 

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 Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

  **HW DUE FRI. 8/18:

--FIRST, read the Upfront Magazine (Jan. 9, 2017), informational news article "FAKE NEWS FOOLING MILLIONS" pp. 6-7, given to you in class Wed. 1/15 (WRITING SECTION)  

--THEN, ithe WRITING section of your binder, completJOURNAL #2 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" (#).

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

HW DUE WED. 8/16

1st/3rd British Lit./Comp.

**NO HW DUE WED. 8/15

**FYI: before we start on instructions/guidelines for ESSAY #2 in class WEDNESDAY, you'll be getting back your GRADED ESSAY #1 FINAL DRAFTS from me to put in the WRITING SECTION of your binder!**



2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.         

HW DUE WED. 8/16:

The FINAL, REVISED, MLA-style, typed copy of your Fahrenheit 451 Literary Analysis Ext. Paragraph Response

CHECKLIST FOR COMPLETION (to COPY ON CHECKLIST TEMPLATE given to you Tuesday and to TURN IN COMPLETED BY YOU with your FINAL COPY WEDNESDAY)
**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