Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thurday, August 30, 2012

Today we started with a homework check. Students were asked to get out their laptops and watch a video on youtube that described how to annotate text. Students were to annotate along with the speaker. Simultaneously, students were  called up one by one to check that they had brought a hard copy of their Independent Reading Book which had to be a memoir, and secondly, the proposal of 150 words or more outlining both a plot line and a realization. During the one to one meetings, students were given notes by me regarding what they should keep in mind while writing their memoir, such as not to over simplify the argument by having villains turn into heroes, or including heroic protagonist at the beginning and  and ending thereby missing the element of transformation by the protagonist.


1. In the memoir unit in the Contents section of your edline page, print out a copy of "Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan and annotate it using the suggestions made by the presenter on youtube, including the pre-reading process and in-progress reading.

2. Bring a copy of your annotated version of "Miss Brill". Annotations should be of the same "girth" as the PDF copy posted on Edline for your reference (not your copying pleasure, not that you would). =)

3a. Become of member of this website by clicking the blue button at the top right hand of this blog post.

3b. ALSO, make your blog public or at least visible to members of the class. We will get to the point where we are commenting on each other's posts. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 28, 2012

Grey thin shadows stretch.
languid poses carried by a current, hurried
but not jostled.
Urged to urgency,
         a quicker step, eyes that must
         Turn and Look
But no fear. Not just
yet. just know-
of what is to come.

As I'm sure you already know, Typhoon Bolaven has given us the day off. However, that means that we have lost a class period, since we will start with a D day on Wednesday (if/when we return to school depending on the severity of the aftermath). Your proposals will be due on Thursday in addition to your IRB titles. In addition to adding your blog URL and IRB title and author to the google document, please bring in the actual book with you to class. Also, to set precedence in emergency situations in particular respect to online assignments, if school is cancelled due to whether complications, online uploads are due the same time they would have been due had class gone on. The only situation in which an online assignment would be given an extension due to school closings would take place if Seoul had a blackout.

Email if you have any questions. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your day off!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 22, 2012


In class today we finished our discussion of the plot arc and the universally applicable realization. The following board shot demonstrates what was shared. 

A powerpoint on the memoir was also presented outlining the major features of the genre. These notes will come in handy for a summative quiz on the memoir genre and reading selection.


 Gr. 10 L&L - 3

 Gr. 10 L&L - 4 
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Homework was explained and assigned. See below for due dates.

Due August 28, 2012: 

1. Create a blog and send me the link due August 28th. Be sure your posts are either public or you've given me rights to view it. I will make random checks to see that your posts have been updated, thorough, and thoughtful and give you credit accordingly. Use this page to be creative and say the things that perhaps time in class did not allow in addition to your Independent Reading Log Updates and various prompts given in class. These will eventually be read by your classmates so feel free to expand upon ideas shared by others in class such as "I agree with Sharon in class today when she said ..." to help build your thoughts. There's more creative license with these weblogs and less emphasis on fine-tuning and mechanics. Looking forward to seeing your work! 

2. Write your proposal for the ME (memoir essay). The assignment sheet has been included in the folder labeled Memoir Unit on the Edline page, accessible here

-Mrs. Lee 
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