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Senior Writing. Week of April 8 Focus for this week: Go over Unit 1 Test and address retakes, Begin Unit 2, Compose Personal Narrative, Revising techniques. Please check board for schedule so you are ready when bell rings Have homework completed. Use time effectively.

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Senior writing

Senior Writing

Week of April 8

Focus for this week: Go over Unit 1 Test and address retakes, Begin Unit 2, Compose Personal Narrative, Revising techniques


Expectations

Expectations


Opening

  • Active and Passive Voice – rings

    • Active voice occurs when the subject performs the action.

    • In Passive voice, the subject of the sentence is acted on by another agent.

  • Example

    • Passive – Snuffles was taken to the vet by my dad.

    • Active – My dad took Snuffles to the vet.

  • Rewrite in Active Voice

    • The menu for my graduation open house was chosen by my mom.

Opening


Agenda

  • Go over Unit 1 Test and discuss retakes rings

  • Improving Sentences – use transitions, use correct words from “Ten Errors.”

  • Introduction to Unit 2 – Pronoun Case

  • Homework – quotes, collage, and prepare for retake.

  • Learning Targets:

    • I will self-assess areas for improvement for the Unit 1 Test

    • I will learn how to use sentence variety and transitions to improve my overall writing.

Agenda


Unit 1 test

Unit 1 Test


Improving sentences

  • Find the following three items: “Ten Errors,” “Transitions” sheet, and “Effective Writing” page 1.

  • Review purpose of these items.

  • Improving Sentences pages 2.

  • Can you select a way to vary your sentences?

  • How do transitions affect your writing.

Improving Sentences


Unit 2 intro to pronoun case

Unit 2: Intro to Pronoun Case


Collage

  • Keep in mind – a collage overlaps, there is no bank space in between items.

  • When you finish your narrative, you may have some class time on Friday or on Monday to work on it.

  • This version may be submitted in black and white. Final for portfolio should be in color – be sure you can save it.

  • Due Friday, April 19.

  • Content

    • Focus is to show what you know how to do, what you have “accomplished,” the things you have committed time to.

    • Organized sports, music programs/performance, CTC, computer/drawing /design/building skills, volunteer or mentoring time.

Collage


Tuesday april 9

  • Opening: in between items.Copy down the following 5 vocab words, with definition and part of speech. Write a sentence about yourself using 3 correctly.

  • Adroit – adjective – clever or skillful

  • Aspire – verb – direct one’s hopes towards doing or achieving something

  • Proficient – adjective – competent in doing something, skillful

  • Tenacious – adjective – persistent, not letting go or giving up easily

  • Vocation – noun – calling, profession, a career one feels strongly about pursuing.

Tuesday, April 9


Agenda1

  • Les in between items.. 1 – Pronoun Case

  • Create turnitin.com account.

  • Open up Introduction and print it with my comments.

  • Introduction to Personal Narrative

  • Learning Targets

    • apply self-assessment on Pronoun Case to exercises.

    • Compose a thesis per assignment to create essay around.

Agenda


Create turnitin com account

  • Go to turnitin.com in between items.

  • Click on create account

  • At next screen do not enter email – scroll down and click on student.

  • Class ID is 6336866

  • Enrollment Key is Fleetwood4

  • Use school email and be sure to SPELL it correctly!!!!!!! Be sure you will remember password.

  • When you are finished, you may log out.

  • Go to your Introduction – and print it out with my comments.

Create Turnitin.com account


Thesis statements for personal narrative

  • Thesis will be centered around a specific career, internship, apprenticeship, military program or like goal.

  • Part of the thesis needs to identify why this is a viable option for you

    • Why you think you would be good at this

    • What experiences you have had that make you settle on this choice

Thesis Statements for Personal Narrative


Thesis statements write it at bottom of the introduction you typed red is why green is what

  • Not a thesis internship, apprenticeship, military program or like goal.

    • Sam, Steve, and my mom

    • Everything influenced my choice of career.

    • I plan to go to college at MCC and then transfer to GVSU.

  • All of these could be fixed so they would be.

  • My love of the outdoors and my family have influenced me to pursue a career as a conservation officer.

  • From my experiences in CTC and my family members who currently work in construction, I have decided I want to study to be an engineer.

Thesis Statements – Write it at bottom of the Introduction you typed. (Red is why; Green is what.)


Composing the rest of the paper

  • Body 2 – repeat for 2nd reason.

  • Conclusion – Your plan

    • How will you go from where you are now to your career, internship, program, etc.

    • Most will begin something like- As a senior who is about to graduate… or In June, I will be graduating from….

Composing the rest of the paper


Wednesday april 10

  • Opening: anecdotes, give specific experience, evidence to support your choice. End with statement that ties what you have said to your thesis.Copy down the following 5 vocab words, with definition and part of speech. Write a sentence about yourself using 3 correctly.

    • Accountable – adjective – responsible, answerable for one’s actions

    • Aptitude – noun – a natural ability to do something

    • Enhance – verb – improve the quality of

    • Forthright – adjective – direct, candid

    • Plethora – noun – a great amount of

Wednesday, April 10


Agenda2

  • Pronoun Case anecdotes, give specific experience, evidence to support your choice. End with statement that ties what you have said to your thesis.

  • Work on Personal Narrative

  • Use time well

  • Learning targets:

    • I can explain and make connections between my past and my future plans.

    • I can edit for pronoun case issues.

Agenda


Composing the rest of the paper1

  • Body 2 – repeat for 2nd reason.

  • Conclusion – Your plan

    • How will you go from where you are now to your career, internship, program, etc.

    • Most will begin something like- As a senior who is about to graduate… or In June, I will be graduating from….

Composing the rest of the paper


Thursday april 11

Thursday, April 11


Agenda3

  • Opening Corrected Write it down in a corrected version.

  • Students whoare planning to retake the test tomorrow need to have done the following: complete Mastery Review Two, have it checked, and study.

  • Pronoun Case Quiz

  • Go to LMC – finish paper – submit when completed.

  • Have Mastery Review Two corrected – see me at back table.

  • Learning Targets

    • I can edit my introduction to make it work with the body and conclusion.

    • I can correctly edit for Pronoun Case use.

Agenda


Revisit introductions

  • Look at comments I made. Write it down in a corrected version.

  • Review transition sheet.

  • Think about order.

  • Avoid repetition

  • Work on transitioning to your thesis statement.

  • Then assemble and submit paper.

Revisit Introductions


Submit draft

  • Submit draft to Turnitin.com by end of day on Friday. Write it down in a corrected version.

  • Be sure it is submitted.

  • If you have a problem, talk with me – email me your paper. I will help this time!

  • After you submit, you have two other tasks to complete – your quotes and the collage – use your time well.

  • Work on Unit 1 Review for retake.

Submit draft


Friday april 12

Friday, April 12


Agenda4

  • Opening – Corrected to active voice.

  • The driver’s inattention to the changing light caused the fender-bender.

  • Complete and submit Personal Narrative

  • Unit 1 Retake

  • Work on quotes - and submit today.

  • Collage – work time.

Agenda


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