College Writing Term 2 07-08

Please use the links on this page to connect with daily lessons, vocabulary and other assignments. 

Links and Downloads:

 

Course Expectations

 

Term 2 Schedule

 

Reading Groups

 

Speak

by Laurie Halse Anderson 

 

Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

  

 

Wiki: High School Characters

   

P.O.N.D. Essay

due 11/21/2007

 

Problem-Solution Essay

rough draft due 12/17/2007

final draft due 12/19/2007

 

The Owl @ Purdue

 

 

Links from Term One

 

The Kite Runner 

 

Beloved  

 

Montana 1948

 

 

  

Literary Theory Links

 

 

Modern Theories

 

Overview of Approach

 

Critical Approaches

 

Literary Theory


 

FINALS - 1/17/2008 - Turn in your books before you begin.  Download this document to your desktop: College Final Reflection.doc.  Once it is there, make sure you rename the file with your last name, first name.  Follow the directions and answer the questions in the spaces provided.  When you are finished with your answers, you will need to make sure that the entire document is in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, with one-inch margins. Please use conventional English, and use spell check before you hand it in.  Remember to save your work frequently in case your Internet is slow, etc.  All of your answers can be found through this page, the school website and/or other Internet sources.  You must finish the final, save it as your last, first name and successfully send it to me before your final is over.      


Wednesday - 1/16/2008 - Students continued the role-play - Blog: Schooled  the Write Way and finished their papers. Everything should have been handed in.  Make sure you turn in all of your books before you leave your finals.  I need them next week.


Tuesday - 1/15/2008 - Students continued the role-play - Blog: Schooled  the Write Way and worked on writing papers. 

 

Monday - 1/14/2008 - Students continued the role-play - Blog: Schooled  the Write Way and worked on writing papers.

 

Friday - 1/11/2008 - Students continued the role-play - Blog: Schooled  the Write Way and worked on writing papers. 

 

Thursday - 1/10/2008 - Reading Groups have completed their wikis.  Students continued the role-play - Blog: Schooled  the Write Way and worked on research for papers.

 

Wednesday - 1/9/2008 - Reading Groups worked on completing book wikis.  Paper ideas were discussed and instructions posted.  Students continued the role-play - Blog: Schooled  the Write Way.

 

Tuesday - 1/8/2008 - Students worked in their Reading Groups on reading, wikis and paper ideas and began the role-play for the Blog: Schooled  the Write Way

 

Monday - 1/7/2008 - Students worked in their Reading Groups on reading, wikis and paper ideas.  Please check your gmail for new assignments on the role-play for the Blog: Schooled  the Write Way.

 

Friday - 1/4/2008 - Students worked in their Reading Groups on reading, wikis and paper ideas.

 

 Thursday - 1/3/2008 - Students worked in their Reading Groups on reading, wikis and paper ideas.

 

Wednesday - 1/2/2008 - We briefly talked about the book projects that are in progress.  You can look at all of them or connect with your password here: Reading Groups.  Please read the checklist for the kinds of things I am going to look at in your wikis and the expectations I have for your papers.


Friday - 12/21/2007 - Most of us went on a field trip to tour Territorial Hall at the University of Minnesota.  After our tour, we went to the Weisman Art Museum, followed by a lunch at Coffman Union.  Then we all went to see The Kite Runner.


Thursday - 12/20/2007 - Field Trip forms were handed in.  Students worked on their Reading Groups projects and wikis. 

 

 Wednesday - 12/19/2007 - After students turned in the Problem-Solution Essay, they worked on their individual group book projects and wikis.   

 

Tuesday - 12/18/2007 - Students made corrections to the Problem-Solution Essay.  Send it to www.turnitin.com before midnight tonight.  Check your email for passwords.  Turn in your rough draft, articles, complete packet, originality report and complete final draft with a works cited tomorrow.

 

Monday - 12/17/2007 - The rough draft and complete packet for the Problem-Solution Essay were due at the beginning of class today.  Students worked with partners to make sure they had all the required materials, and they proofread the papers.

 

Friday - 12/14/2007 - The class worked on the Problem-Solution EssayThe rough draft and complete packet are due at the beginning of class on Monday.  Check the page made in the Media Center for links: Teen Issues.  Start your reading project.

 

Thursday - 12/13/2007 - The class worked on the Problem-Solution Essay.  The rough draft and complete packet are due at the beginning of class on Monday.  Check the page made in the Media Center for links: Teen Issues.  Start your reading project.

 

Wednesday - 12/12/2007 - The class discussed ways to format, research and write the Problem-Solution Essay they are working on.  The rough draft and complete packet are due at the beginning of class on Monday.  The wonderful people in the Media Center have created a resource for your project on Teen Issues.  Make sure your reading group is working on ideas for your outside reading project.

 

 Tuesday - 12/11/2007 - The class discussed ways to format, research and write the Problem-Solution Essay they are working on.  The rough draft and complete packet are due at the beginning of class on Monday.  Make sure your reading group is working on ideas for your outside reading project.

 

Monday - 12/10/2007 - Students took The Perks of Being a Wallflower test.  Please select a book from this list: Books Recommended for College-Bound.  Find one or two partners and choose your book by tomorrow.  Also, your midterm grades will be handed out tomorrow.

 

Friday - 12/7/2007 - We had a class discussion and went over the study guide for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Please select a book from this list: Books Recommended for College-Bound.  Find one or two partners and choose your book by Tuesday of next week.  Study for your test and turn in your packets on Monday.

 

 Thursday - 12/6/2007 - Students worked on assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Please select a book from this list: Books Recommended for College-Bound.  Find one or two partners and choose your book by Tuesday of next week.  

 

Wednesday - 12/5/2007 - Students worked on assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Please check your email for a list of Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers.  Find one or two partners and choose your book by Tuesday of next week.  Finish The Perks of Being a Wallflower for tomorrow.

 

Tuesday - 12/4/2007 - Students worked on assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Read to p. 182 for tomorrow.

 

Monday - 12/3/2007 - Students worked on assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Complete your character bio (paragraph) and move it from the wiki: High School Characters to the blog: Schooled  the Write Way by the end of the day tomorrow.  Use your Character name and role as the title of your post.  Add a picture of your character and links.  Read to p. 161 for tomorrow.

 

 Friday - 11/30/2007 - Directions were given for Problem- Solution Essay on The Perks of Being a Wallflower and/or Speak.  Create your character on the wiki for the role play: High School Characters by the end of the day today.  Read to p. 139 for Monday.

 

Thursday - 11/29/2007 - While we watched the end of Speak, students worked on assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Create your character on the wiki for the role play: High School Characters and read to page 122 by tomorrow. 

 

 Wednesday - 11/28/2007 - While we watched twenty minutes of Speak, students worked on new assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Please grade the virtual high schools that are posted here: Blog: Schooled the Write Way with this sheet:Virtual High School Peer Grade.  Please download it to your desktop, change it to your name, complete it, and email it back to me: eboeser@bloomington.k12.mn.us.  You should also begin creating your character for the role play: High School Characters. Check your gmail for directions and passwords.  Your character should be done by Friday.  Read pages 65-96 for tomorrow. 

 

 Tuesday - 11/27/2007 - While we watched a half hour of Speak, students worked on new assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Read pages 42-65 for tomorrow.  Finish your virtual school on the Schooled the Write Way blog by the end of the day today.  You should also begin creating your character for the role play: High School Characters. Check your gmail for directions and passwords.  Your character should be done by Friday. 

 

Monday - 11/26/2007 - Students worked on new assignments for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Read pages 21-39 for tomorrow.  Research the name and mascot for your virtual school on the Schooled the Write Way blog by the end of the day tomorrow.  You should also begin creating your character for the role play: High School Characters. Check your gmail for directions and passwords.

 

 Wednesday - 11/21/2007 - Students handed in study guides, papers and completed journals/blogs for Speak.  They also took the Speak test.  Read pages 1-21 from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and research the name and mascot for your virtual school on the Schooled the Write Way blog by the end of the day on Tuesday.  You should also begin creating your character for the role play.  We will create them here: http://highschoolcharacters.pbwiki.com/. Check your gmail for directions and passwords.

 

 Tuesday - 11/20/2007 - Students worked on writing assignments and study guides.  There is a test tomorrow on Speak.  Make sure you turn in your POND essay, study guide, vocabulary, and make sure all of your blogs for Speak are done before you leave tomorrow.


Congratulations to our city challenge winner: Honolulu, HI! For the next step in this process, each student must pick a name and mascot for the school. Write the Name of the High School and mascot in the title of your post. In the body of your post, include pictures and links of your information from your research. I have posted an example. All posts must be done by the end of the day 11/26/2007.

 

Monday - 11/19/2007 - Before you leave class, please read the blog postings each student wrote last week.  While you are reading,  download and use this sheet:Virtual City to assess your peers and vote for the city where we will have our virtual high school. Don't forget to work on your POND essay, complete your study guides and finish reading Speak for Tuesday.


Friday - 11/16/2007 - We had a brief discussion about the book.  Students continued writing blog postings and POND essays.  All postings for cities should be posted to our new blog: Schooled the Write Way (see link on left).  Read pages 141-165 for Monday.

 

 Thursday - 11/15/2007 - Students took a 15-point reading check quiz for Speak.  We had a brief discussion about the book.  Students began writing blog postings and POND essays.  Before you leave today, please choose a city for our virtual high school and post it.  Read pages 120-137 for tomorrow.

 

Wednesday - 11/14/2007 - After several very frustrating and unsuccessful attempts with connecting to our new blog, students moved on with their lives.  Some read ahead in Speak, some began their POND essays, and others worked on their own journals.  The class blog should be working now.  Before you leave tomorrow, please choose a city for our virtual high school and post it.  Check your gmail for an invitation to contribute.  Read pages 95-119.

 

Tuesday - 11/13/2007 - We discussed the reading from last night, talked about new writing assignments and worked on writing.  Read pages  61-92 tonight.  On Thursday, please choose a city for our virtual high school and post it to our new blog.  Check your gmail for an invitation to contribute.

 

Monday - 11/12/2007 - After discussing the projects for Speak students were asked to reflect on the wiki activity from Term 1.  Sadly, it seems as though some people were trying to take credit for other people's work.  We discussed academic dishonesty and intellectual property in order to prevent this from happening again.  Read pages 31-61 tonight.