Sci Fi - Week 5

April 29 - May 3

Monday, April 29

  • 300 Hall CoW
  • Keep writing!
    • Write today and tomorrow
    • Have a draft of the whole essay ready for Wednesday
  • Wednesday in class we'll do serious peer editing
    • no more essay class time
  • Thursday we'll start Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Monday, May 6 final essay due!
    • Also last day to turn in story work without a 10% late penalty.
  • This Friday is midterm grading day
    • Get work in!
    • Story work not in by Friday will be marked missing (0 points until received)


Tuesday, April 30

  • 300 Hall CoW
  • Check out Cat's Cradle
    • Period 1 - 8:50am
    • Period 3 - 11:35am
  • p. 1 over today at 9:35
  • Finish writing a draft of your essay
    • need something to share tomorrow
    • peer editing is to make the paper better
      • the goal is not to terrify the writer!


Wednesday, May 1

  • Green CoW - AV room
  • Have you turned in
    • Discussion #2 chart
    • Discussion #2 prep questions
  • Peer editing
    • on one sheet of pink paper (2 sides)
      • review two essays
      • if you like, one may be your essay
  • Last class day for paper
  • Essay and all short story assignments due
    • Monday, May 6
    • after that, 10% late penalty
    • missing assignments will be zeros on midterms until they're turned in


Thursday, May 2

  • vocab warm-up:
    • 1. parable, n. – a short story told to illustrate a moral
    • 2. mire, n. - a large stretch of swampy or boggy ground; a situation difficult to get out of
    • 3. novelty, n. –
      • the quality of being new, original, or unusual.
      • a small and inexpensive toy or ornament.
  • 4. winsome, adj. - attractive or appealing in appearance or character.
  • Kurt Vonnegut notes
  • list of characters / Bokononist terms
  • reading schedule
  • read beginning
    • what's this style like?
  • Questions
  • Vocab make-up:
    • if you've gotten a low score there is a make-up assignment
    • it will get you up to 80% for that quiz


Friday, May 3

  • mid-term grading
  • No school!