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HW #27

Finish My Turn Essay and submit to turnitin. Class ID 13575638 PW: gokturk.

Please also find a hard copy of your favorite magazine to use as your model. You will need it for MONDAY. Also, please make sure you have ALL of your writing (see Portfolio Handout) available on the school computers for Monday. You will also need personal photographs, so have those accessible for MONDAY. On Monday, I will teach you the program for layout. We will complete the COVER, begin the table of contents, and layout HW #1 , #3, and the first essay, the personal narrative. Please make sure you have all this! And photos for them!


HW #26

Please spend the one hour of class time plus about 30-45 minutes HW time working on your MY TURN (see below) essay. We have only one class to work on it. You will submit this essay to turnitin (no peer editing,etc.)

HEADS UP: starting 1/9 Monday, we will be meeting in the English Lab to work on our FINAL PORTFOLIOS. You will want to have a HARD COPY magazine of your choice to emulate (Rolling Stone, Time, Vogue, etc.). Also, start gathering photos to use to illustrate all your personal writing. I will be giving you your folders back with a checklist, and you will need to REVISE and POLISH all work before formatting into the magazine. Therefore, start finding all your digital copies into a folder / USB / Google Docs.


HW #25

FOR NEXT CLASS: Please have a topic ready and talking points ready. You will have TWO class periods to write and there will not be peer editing. Therefore, some of you may want to work on it over break to get feedback in class.

My Turn to Persuade You

Your task is to write a 850-900 word persuasive piece in the style of My Turn essays published in Newsweek Magazine v[you can google this for samples!’]. These essays are personal in nature but they are also persuasive to a position or idea. The essay should be a personal piece that addresses a topic that is important to you.

How to Generate a Good Topic

• Consider what bothers you about the world (from pet peeve to a global issue) and how you would like to change it. • Tell the your story of your triumph or difficulty in relation to an issue. Guidelines

• Include the elements of the art of persuasion: ethos, pathos, and logos. • You may use “I” • Use vivid language: show, don’t tell. • The body develops the situation or issue. • There may be a solution presented in the final body paragraph. • Have a catchy and engaging intro. What to Write About? Could it be a College Essay Candidate? • Pet peeve • School policy • Politics • Environment • Any “ism” topic: racism, patriotism, etc. • Technology • Culture • Etc


HW #24

What is your dream for the future? What does the world/planet/people need to be happy? What kind of world do you expect/want? Write a one page single spaced typed "dream speech" inspired paper. Focus on one critical point (equality, environment, education, socialism, capitalism, BLM, immigration concerns, war, body image, technology growth, abortion rights, art, etc.) and develop each paragraph with details. See King's speech for inspiration and structure. Make sure that you select a topic you really care about or it will flop.

HW #23

Read "In Praise of the F Word" in Models for Writers (page 510). Then, write a composition (1 page, single spaced, organized) that argues a position for the following: Is your generation too coddled in school?

HW #22

Write a composition (1 page, single spaced, organized) that selects a position about your reading of The Giving Tree. Have a clear point and explore it. What message does this story send?

HW #21

Finish your outline and finding the DIRECT QUOTES needed to support your main idea. Write/finish your introduction. All your paragraphs should support exploring your thesis. All the evidence within each paragraph should belong together.

HW #20

On the small paper, write about which TWO of three works you would like to write your essay on. What topic/idea would you like to explore? Why? Provide specific examples from both works in your response. This is needed for the start of next class where we will go over outlining. Please bring all texts to class (The Stranger and Line).

HW #19

Find three quotes you think are important for each text, The Stranger and Line. Write them out neatly on the handout provided in class or type; be sure to cite. [When selecting your quotes, consider one or more of the following questions: what quotes/passages seem important to you? What quotes/passages do you think the author would find important? Are there quotes that build on what you wrote about for Stranger Than Fiction?] Do not explain why you selected them. Please come to class prepared with your thoughtful quotes! We will be using them in class.

HW #18

Complete the journey map for Stranger Than Fiction. You all really had some great ideas in class. Keep going with that! Whatever your purpose, add details from the film to support the journey you note. Please be ready to share (the whole class will share in a gallery type walk through).

Journey Map Characters and readers go on journeys through narratives. Sometimes they change (dynamic) or sometimes they stay the same (static). Why? What does the author want you to consider? What changes, if any, have occurred and why? Visualize the narrative’s journey in your mind. Create a map of the text on the large paper. Envision it as places (real and imagined) that the character and reader experience. On your map of the journey, label it with signs (literal like road signs as well as figurative like symbols, for example). Depict your road or path. Is it fast? Smooth? Bumpy? Difficult? Does it appear simple and straight or does it wind? Where choices appear, create crossroads, where obstacles appear, create roadblocks and detours. Label these with quotes from the text. Where did the journey pause along the way? Label the “scenic” stops with imagery. Where does the character re-fuel? Rest? Why? Does your map need a key? What directions, based on the NSEW model, might your journey include?


HW #17

Complete PAGE ONE in your own words of the Existential/Absurd Comparative Worksheet.

HW #16

ONE PAGE single spaced analysis of a quote / scene / image and/or symbol from the film so far. Remember, mini essay and write in the formal.

HW #15

Write a one page single spaced mini-essay that connects one idea from the first twenty minutes of Stranger Than Fiction to one idea from The Stranger OR from Line.
  • Stranger Than Fiction Shooting Script

    HW #14 20 points for Monday 11/7

    What does the line represent? One page single spaced essay format using direct quotes from the play to support your response. I need to see how much you already know about quoting, citing, punctuating, embedding and analyzing. Do your best! DO NOT form an opinion through reading online reviews, etc. They are not accurate (I have seen them) and miss the mark. Refer back to THE ABSURD:Overview of Theater of the Absurd

    HW #13 FOR WED 10/26

    Read PART II, chapters 4 & 5 in The Stranger. There will be a passage identity reading quiz. Read carefully, take notes.

    HW #12 FOR TUESDAY 10/24

    Read PART II, chapters 1, 2, and 3 (pages 63-97)in The Stranger. There will be a passage identity reading quiz. Read carefully, take notes.

    HW #11 FOR FRIDAY 10/21

    If you did not finish in class, please work on your poster. You will only have 15 minutes in class to pull together.
  • Online The Stranger

    HW #10

    Read chapters 4, 5, and 6 (pages 34-59) The Stranger. There will be a passage identity reading quiz. Read carefully, take notes.
  • Online The Stranger

    HW #9

    Read chapters 1,2, and 3 in The Stranger. There will be a passage identity reading quiz. Read carefully, take notes.
  • Online The Stranger

    HW #8

    Select a phrase of advice someone gave you (or words to live by) or a cliche and explore how true or false these words are for you. Be sure to bring in personal examples and define the terms, show its history (you may need to research), and make it personal!

    HW #7

    Read "The Handicap of Definition" essay in Models (page 398) and complete a ONE page response to either question under "Suggested Writing Assignments" (page 401). Select #1 or #2. Typed, one page single spaced. Note how much time it took you to write...

    HW #6

    Work on your essay! Only one class period left to work on it...

    HW #5

    Select a prompt from the 2016-2017 Common App Essay Questions and select your topic. YOUR ESSAY WILL BE 1000 words. You will use sensory imagery, figurative language, and literary devices. For class, on loose-leaf or typed, please create an outline for me to check (10 points) (think of what we read and how you will structure) and bullet your "snapshots." I strongly recommend you read through the packet of College Essay Tips I gave you! We will have the next TWO class periods to write the essay.

    HW #4

    Read through the packet of high school student essays. As you read, underline and not what you like/dislike. Rank the essays from Best to Worse (1 = best, 7 = worst). For each rank, provide reasons why you put the essay at this rank. Please be prepared for class! Anyone not prepared can not participate.

    HW #3

  • Difficult Predicament. Describe a specific moment you found yourself in a difficult situation and had a hard time knowing what to do. Describe the situation, what you chose to do, and the results. Use all five senses; be descriptive -- show, don't tell. Please: one full page single spaced, use paragraphs, and note how long it took you to write. Use what we discussed in class!
  • "Big Boy" by David Sedaris

    HW #2

    Good School Memory. Describe a positive experience you had in school that made you proud, motivated you, and/or inspired you. Describe the experience and its impact. Use all five senses; be descriptive -- show, don't tell. Please: one full page single spaced, use paragraphs, and note how long it took you to write. Use what we discussed in class!

    HW #1

    My Name. Building (or disputing) on what we discussed in class about name significance (see www.kabalarians.com & www.meaning-of-names.com), write a SINGLE SPACED full page composition (organize and use paragraphs, please): How does your name reflect your strengths, history, and personality? Use "snapshots" (AKA as vignettes) from your life to reveal who you are. Please be sure to print before class meets.

    See Sandra Cisneros' "My Name" essay and the student essay that follows for inspiration. "My Name"


    Prompts for Personal Narratives

    [All responses are worth 10 points unless otherwise noted!] andshould be one page single spaced typed or two pages handwritten neatly to receive full credit. Paragraphs are nice, too. Grading scale: 10: flawless; 9:super; 8: good; 7: may need more development; 6: basics initiated but not developed; 1-5: incomplete / sloppy / needs effort.
    1. My Name. Building (or disputing) on what we discussed in class about name significance (see www.kabalarians.com & www.meaning-of-names.com), write a SINGLE SPACED full page composition (organize and use paragraphs, please): How does your name reflect your strengths, history, and personality? Use "snapshots" (AKA as vignettes) from your life to reveal who you are. See Sandra Cisneros' "My Name" essay and the student essay that follows for inspiration. "My Name"
    2. Important Day. Describe an important day in your life and show how it was important. What did you realize?
    3. Good School Memory. Describe a positive experience you had in school that made you proud, motivated you, and/or inspired you. Describe the experience and its impact.
    4. Difficult Predicament. Describe a specific moment you found yourself in a difficult situation and had a hard time knowing what to do. Describe the situation, what you chose to do, and the results.
    5. Inspiration. Describe a person who inspired you to learn and think. How did the person inspire you?
    6. Bad School Memory. Describe a negative lesson you learned in school . It could be a social lesson, a lesson about character, a mistake you made, etc. Develop the experience and show how it has impacted you.
    7. Mean Teacher? Did you ever have a teacher that you felt just didn't like you or worse? Describe a scene that reveals this. If not, describe a scene you witnessed a teacher/coach treating a student poorly. What did you do?
    8. Conflict with Parent. Describe a time a parent wanted you to do something you weren't exactly thrilled about. What happened? Was there a "winner" to the conflict? How did you feel? How did they feel? What was the aftermath and how has it impacted your relationship and/or your individuality and/or your growing up and/or your feelings about the thing in question? Provide vivid details to get us in the moment.
    9. Toy. Write a bout a favorite childhood toy/s and why it was so special. Please do not write about video games. The toy should be concrete, meaning, something you touched and manipulated and carried and -- you get the idea.
    10. Meaningful Possession. Think back to an object that meant a lot to you in your past. Show how this object was important. Why did you value it so much? How did you come to attain it? What does this object reveal about you? Consider its impact on you...
    11. Me Adjectives/Inner Pirate. I What five adjectives would you use to describe yourself? Provide a brief snapshot for each (a moment that illustrates the quality you chose). II Then, ask FIVE other people to give you FIVE adjectives (each) that they would use to describe you. They don't have to explain themselves. You should feel free to include positives and negatives.
    12. Good Teacher. Describe a teacher or coach who has had a positive influence on you. Provide specific details/events that illustrate this influence.
    13. Good Family. Describe a family member who has had a positive influence on you. Provide specific details/events that illustrate this influence.
    14. Unexpected Influence. Sometimes when we meet someone, we have no idea important that person will become to us later. Describe the first meeting with someone who later became very important to you. Were your first impressions accurate? Were there clues about how this person would impact you? It can be a negative or positive impact.

      Biography Essay Journal Entries

    15. Title. Complete one two sided entry of your choice from the Bio Journals list. Two sides, please!
    16. Title. Complete one two sided entry of your choice from the Bio Journals list. Two sides, please!
    17. Title. Complete one two sided entry of your choice from the Bio Journals list. Two sides, please!
    18. Title. Complete one two sided entry of your choice from the Bio Journals list. Two sides, please!
    19. Title. Complete one two sided entry of your choice from the Bio Journals list. Two sides, please!
    20. Reaction to Outside Reading FREE WRITE . Write a response to the book you read, free writing the whole time. Do not stop writing. What was interesting about the work? Did the author present a compelling story about the person's life? What, if any, parts resonate with you walking away from the text? 15 minutes.


    ADVANCED COMPOSITION HANDOUTS

    General
  • Course Description
  • Absence Policy HONORS OPTION | CITE IT, BABY
  • Pre-Course Reflection Statement
  • Old Calendars
  • Notebook Rubric
  • Recommendation Etiquette
  • Writer's Response
  • Intros Task Worksheet
  • Portfolio Requirements
  • Portfolio Rubric
  • Sample Home Page
  • Generic Literary Essay Outline
  • Multi-Genre Outline
  • Show Verbs
  • Analyze Literature Guide
  • Literary Terms Dictionary
  • English Regents Archived Exams
  • Study Guide for Literature
  • Post Course Reflection
    Biography
  • Bio Journals
  • Bio College Essay Assignment
  • Biography Essay Assignment
  • Biography Pre-Writing
  • Intros Task: Choose 3 Different Openers
  • Peer Editing for the Biography Essay
  • Writer's Response
  • Bio Rubric
    Definition Essay
  • “The Real Meaning of Evil”
  • Definition Essay Assignment
  • Definition Essay Pre-Writing Task
  • Online Etymology Dictionary
  • Take Our Word Etymology
  • Definition Essay Outline Suggestions
  • Student Model Definition Essay
  • "A Jerk" + Outline
  • Choosing a Topic for a Definition Essay
  • Developing a Definition Essay Idea
  • Choosing Defintion Essay Topic
  • 8 Tips: How to Write a Definition Essay
  • Peer Editing the Definition Essay
  • Writer's Response
    Name Sub Unit
  • What's in a Name
  • Behind the Names Meanings
  • Baby Names
  • Baby Names 2
  • The Baby Name Wizard
  • Last Names Dictionary
  • Surname Meanings
    IQ Stuff
    Students always ask about IQ tests when we read "How I Got Smart" and "Smart Guy"
  • About IQs
  • "Classical" IQ Test (Should be based on Stanford-Binet Test)
  • Wechsler IQ Test
  • Personality & Aptitude Test
  • Variety of Tests
  • More Free Tests
    Journal
  • Pay Attention Entries
    Multi-Genre Essay
  • How to Write a Literary Essay
  • Multi-Genre Outline
  • Multi-Genre New York Asignment
  • How to Figure Out a Thesis Statment for the Multi-Genre Essay
  • Peer Editing for the Multi-Genre Essay
  • Student Sample Multi-Genre Essay
    Outside Reading
  • Outside Reading Assignment
  • Reader Response Guidelines
  • How to Write a Book Review
  • Sample Book Reviews
  • Book Review Rubric
  • Outline
  • Business Letter Sample
  • Quote Page Guidelines
  • Peer Editing for Expository Essay
  • Peer editing for the Outside Reading Essay
    Personal Narrative
  • Childhood Memory Pre-Writing
  • College Common Application Questions
  • Intro to the Personal Narrative
  • Intros for the Personal Narrative
  • The Personal Narrative
  • Organization the Personal Narrative
  • Student Sample Significant Moment: Making the Bed
  • Student Sample Significant Moment: ADHD
  • Remember the Dialogue
  • Peer Edit Significant Moment Essay
  • Other Peer Editing Method
  • Another Personal Narrative!
  • Personal Narrative Self Review Worksheet
  • Personal Narrative Rubric
  • College Essay Rubric
  • Task I Personal Narrative Exercise Essay
  • Writer's Response
  • Personal Writing Prompts
  • How to Write Dialogue
  • How to Write Analogies
  • Writing Analogies
  • Personal Philosophy Essay.
  • Neo Believes and Trinity Believes Clip
  • Producer's Invitation for This I Believe Essays & This I Believe Guidelines
  • Advice Column Assignment: Using the advice column as your form, write about a problem or challenge you have faced. Addressing a fictional recipient who is facing the same issue, offer your best advice on how to handle the situation.
  • Dear Sugar Samples
    Persuasive/Argument Essay
  • Listening and Writing Task: Cat Article Assignment
  • Argument Essay Exercise: Cooperative Learning
  • Intro to the Argument Essay
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Prompts for the Argument Essay
  • Outline for Five Paragraph Argument
  • Outline
  • Model Argument Essay: Cat Essay
  • Writing an Indirect or Direct Intro for the Argument Essay
  • Writer's Response
  • Peer Edit the Argument Essay
  • Argument Essay Rubric
  • Constructing a Solid Paragraph
  • Peer Editing for Argument Essay #2
  • REGENTS TASK A: Speechwriting Essay
    Process Analysis
  • Intro to Process Analysis
  • How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich Exercise
  • Dissect a Process Analysis: HO #2, How to Write a Letter
  • Process Analysis HO #3: How to Eat an Ice Cream Cone
  • Using Inspiration to Dissect an Informational Process Analysis: HO #4
  • Generic Process Topics to Get You Thinking
  • Sample Student Essay: Process and the SATs
  • Sample Student Essay: How to Annoy Sibling
  • Sample Student Essay: Process and a Kiss
  • Process Student Sample: "How to Take Latin Ap Exam"
  • Process Student Sample: "Tonsil Hockey 101"
  • Process Student Sample: "Cat and Dog"
  • Sample Student Essay: Julia's Process Essay
  • Sample Student Essay: Burgundy's Process Essay
  • The Process Analysis Essay
  • Process Analysis In-Class Exercise
  • Process Essay Assignment and Basics
  • Pre-Planning My Process Analysis Essay
  • Planning My Process Analysis: The Outline
  • Peer Editing the Process Analysis
  • Process Analysis Rubric
  • Writer's Response
  • Transitions
  • More Transition Words
  • Even More Transition Words!
    Regents
  • Study Guide for Literature
  • Supersize Me: Regents Task I
  • Multi Genre Song Comparison Essay
  • Analyze Literature Guide
  • Literary Terms Dictionary
  • Find a poem at poets.org
  • Listening and Writing Task: Cat Article Assignment
    Personal and Objective Research Essays
  • Where's Molly
  • Expository Essay Promt
  • Research Essay Assignment
  • Brain Storm for Research
  • Index Card Model
  • Outline
  • Research Citation Guide
  • Paranthethical Citations
  • Peer editing the Research Paper
  • Power Point Assignment
  • Writer's Response
  • Research Paper Rubric

    The Stranger Stuff

  • Personal Philosphy Assignment
  • Group Work Chapters 1-3
  • Vocabulary Game Part I 1-3
  • Camus' Philosophy Worksheet
  • The Stranger Group Work Chapter 1
  • Reader's Theater
  • Philosophy Presentation Topics and Assignment
  • Script Tips
  • Albert Camus Web Quest
  • Group Work (chapters 1-3)
  • The Stranger Group Work Chapter 1
  • The Stranger: Irony Worksheet
  • The Stranger Take Home Test
  • The Stranger Short Film
  • Killing an Arab Song Lyrics
  • Cure Video: "Killing an Arab"
  • Six Themes and Other Food For Thought
  • Stranger Group Work Part II: 1-2
  • Myth of Sisyphus
  • Literary Circles Roles
  • Meursault Character Chart
  • The Stranger Mock Trial Roles
  • TED TALKS: Don't Take Consciousness For Granted
  • The Misunderstanding
  • The Stranger and The Misunderstanding Essay Assignment old
  • The Stranger & Misunderstanding Essay Assignment new Multi-Genre (Stranger/Misunderstanding Essay
  • Literary Analysis for The Stranger and Misunderstanding
  • Multi-Genre Outline
  • Outline for The Stranger & The Misunderstanding
  • Tim Minchin's Storm
  • Tim Minchin "If I Didn't Have You"
  • Stranger Than Fiction (script)
  • I Heart Huckabees Script
  • Arsenic and Old Lace Script
  • Waiting for Godot
  • Peer Editing for The Stranger/The Misunderstanding Essay
  • Rubric for Literary Analysis
  • Stranger/Misunderstanding/Line/Waiting for Godot Essay
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author (Luis Pirandello)
  • How to Write a Literary Essay
  • Matrix Script
  • Stranger Than Fiction Shooting Script
  • Plato's Allegory of the Cave
  • Go see Line at the 13th Street Repetory Theater
  • Boston Blasts Remind Us of Fragility of Life THE LINE
  • "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
  • The Magic FLute (Mozart)
  • Mozart's Requiem
  • "I Want a Girl Just Like Married Dear Old Dad"
  • Tiptoe Through Tulips
  • "Eine Kleine Nachmusik"


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