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Welcome. Mrs. deVidal’s World Literature Class. Notecards. Front:. Parent/Guardian Phone # Favorite band/song Back: anything you want me to know about you. Last Name, First Name Phone #. Last Name, First Name Phone # Homeroom teacher Parent/Guardian Phone #

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welcome

Welcome

Mrs. deVidal’s

World Literature Class

notecards
Notecards

Front:

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite band/song

Back: anything you want me to know about you

Last Name, First Name Phone #

Last Name, First Name Phone #

Homeroom teacher

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite Band/song

objectives
Objectives
  • To establish respect and a relationship.
  • For you to know what is expected of you and the course.
today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Who is Mrs. deVidal?
  • Who are you?
  • Syllabus
  • Classroom Expectations
  • To do:
    • Get a writing notebook and bring on Thursday
    • Get your syllabus signed and bring on Thursday
notecards1
Notecards

Front:

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite band/song

Back: anything you want me to know about you

Last Name, First Name Phone #

Last Name, First Name Phone #

Homeroom teacher

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite Band/song

who is mrs devidal
Who is Mrs. DEVIDAL?
  • UW for undergrad and Masters
  • Married w/2 boys: Adrian (4) and Ryan (1)
  • EHS ‘07, 2years leave EHS ‘10, 1 year leave EHS ’12
  • My brother is married to my husband’s sister-So I have a very close family.
  • Hobbies: Music, vocal choir and bell choir, reading, recently running
  • I love dark chocolate
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Notecards

Front:

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite band/song

Back: anything you want me to know about you

Last Name, First Name Phone #

Last Name, First Name Phone #

Homeroom teacher

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite Band/song

policies and expectations
Policies and expectations
  • Yes, we are going to read the whole thing (so then I can say that we did)
  • Get out a highlighter or writing implement to annotate
  • If you have questions, please ask
  • Please bring back the last page completed by Thursday!
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Policies and expectations

Course:

  • Literature is about what it means to be human
  • No Hate Speech
  • Work with Mrs. Hartdke, Mr. Austin
policies and expectations2
Policies and expectations

Level V

  • Focus on Persuasive
policies and expectations3
Policies and expectations

Behavior expectations

  • Respect
  • Be responsible for your own learning
  • Participate actively in all activities
  • Be on time, with materials, ready to learn
classroom expectations
Classroom Expectations
  • What do they mean? What do they look like (think behaviors)?
  • Share with a peer
  • Share with everyone
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Policies and expectations

Supplies:

  • Writing notebook for daily writing assignments
  • 3 ring binder to store completed work
  • Notebook paper
  • Pens and/or pencils
  • Thumb drive for file storage
  • Textbook or assigned reading for the day
    • Your assigned text is your responsibility and may not be kept in my classroom. You must return the same book (number) that you are assigned
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Policies and expectations

Grading policy

  • 3 categories
  • Calendar
  • LWSD Grade scale:
  • Make up work
what is literature
What is literature?

On a ½ sheet of paper, answer the question “what is literature?” Consider:

  • What kinds of texts count as literature?
  • Who decides?
  • What literature have you read and/or studied in the past?
  • What makes a piece of writing stand out as “Literature”
what is literature2
What is Literature?

Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, "literature" is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.

http://classiclit.about.com/od/literaryterms/g/aa_whatisliter.htm

what is literature3
What is Literature?
  • 1. written works with artistic value
  • 2. body of written works
  • 3. writings on subject
  • 4. printed information: 
  • 5. production of literary works

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861698999/literature.html

this year
This year:
  • Heroes Journey
  • Literary Devices
this year1
This year:
  • Short stories
  • Odyssey (Greek)
  • Poetry (various)
  • Things Fall Apart (Nigeria)
  • Macbeth (Shakespeare)
  • Night (Holocaust/Europe)
  • Kite Runner (Afganistan)
writing diagnostic peer interview essay
Writing diagnostic:Peer interview essay

Purpose:

  • To help us get to know each other
  • To get a sample of your current writing
    • Help Mrs. deVidal plan writing instruction
    • To measure growth as a writer over the year
individually
individually
  • Review the interview questions (to be posted on the document camera in just a moment)
  • On a sheet of notebook paper that you will keep, note down the questions you plan to use in your interview
with your partner
With your partner
  • Take turns interviewing each other
  • Take notes (this will be part of your pre-write)
  • Ask follow-up questions
ticket out the door
Ticket out the door
  • What hopes do you have for this course?
  • What concerns do you have about this course?
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