10.31.07

Core 1:

  1. Discuss-on: Do you have to organize the examples and quotations in your essay chronologically as the book has?
  2. Continue working on your essay, perfecting it into a form that you would want to turn in.
    • If you finish, get a couple of people to read it and comment.
    • Comment on other students’ essays.
    • Look for revisions to make your piece more persuasive
    • Edit using one of the following checklists if you like:
  3. For added flavor, record your essay as a podcast (on garageband with music or on the iPod recorder without music).
    • Or, you can work on your next Academy Authentic.
  4. Extension:
    • Make sure that your essay is ready to turn in by Friday morning. (I changed it because of Halloween.)

Core 2:

  1. Act-on: Print out your oppression piece from your blog or take it out of your notebook. Share it with one person so that you can get feedback on it and practice reading it.
    • Did the mood of the story come through to your writing?
  2. Record 4 oppression pieces for the classroom podcast.
  3. Explore the images of the time period:
    • How do these images help you to understand the desperation in the Logan’s voices?
    • How do they change the way that you think of owning land?
    • Which images are most closely tied to your piece on oppression?
  4. From within your niche (or not), finish work on your next Academy Authentic (due Friday).
    • Share with others on docs to receive comments (or receive comments on your blog)
    • Revise to the point that you would be proud to turn it in.
  5. Extension:
    • Finish your Academy Authentic for Friday and share it with Mr. Wilkoff

Core 3:

  1. Using your own book or the searchable google merchant of venice, answer the questions in this word document. Then e-mail it to me using your http://mail.academyofdiscovery.com account. (Try to take no more than 20 minutes doing the quiz.)
  2. From within your niche (or not), finish work on your next Academy Authentic (due Friday).
    • Share with others on docs to receive comments (or receive comments on your blog)
    • Revise to the point that you would be proud to turn it in.
  3. Extension:
    • Finish your Academy Authentic for Friday and share it with Mr. Wilkoff

Core 4:

  1. Write-on: Take one of your quotes and try to prove your thesis with it.
  2. Reflect upon how well you have accomplished a good quotation.
    • What have you learned about writing with quotations?
  3. Continue working on your essay, moving into your body paragraphs that prove your thesis statement with examples and quotations.
  4. Extension:
    • Finish your body paragraphs for Friday.

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