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English I 8/21-22/13
Something to Think About To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson
Overview of Class Activities Finish Writing Sample/Read The Schwa Was Here Answer the three questions on the board on a sheet of paper. Make sure you head the paper correctly. Share your answers for questions 1-2 with a partner then be prepared to share out to class. Turn in papers. Cornell Notes Overview Journal Entry One: What are the top 10 lies you have been told? Number 1-10 and write. Autobiographical Narrative Introduction
Questions to Answer Three questions to be answered on your own sheet of notebook paper: 1. Describe what it is like to be in a horrible class. Focus on teacher and student behaviors. 2. Describe what it is like to be in a wonderful class. Focus on teacher and student behaviors. 3. Reflect on the potential you have to make the class horrible or wonderful. Commit to at least one behavior you will consistently exhibit to improve the class.
Sample Set of Cornell Notes
Notes to Take Today Cornell Notes for 8/21-22/13 Collegial Marked by power or authority vested equally in each of a number of colleagues colleagues Increase level of regular, daily participation Equal responsibility Classmates are colleagues Classmates share camaraderie and mutual respect CamaraderieA spirit of good, close fellowship CollaborateTo work together jointly with others Consensus Judgment arrived at by most of those concerned Or Majority Rule Active vs. PassiveActive – Engaging in energetic activity Passive - Receiving or subjected to an action without responding or initiating an action in return Protagonist The major character at the center of a literary work (short story, drama, poem, novel) SymbolA person, place, or thing that stands for itself an something else
Book to Read for Fun
Quote from Book to Read for Fun THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL 1. We are here to help you. 2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings. 3. The dress code will be enforced. 4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds. 5. Our football team will win the championship this year. 6. We expect more of you here. 7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen. 8. Your schedule was created with you in mind. 9. Your locker combination is private. 10. These will be the years you look back on fondly. TEN MORE LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL 1. You will use algebra in your adult lives. 2. Driving to school is a privilege that can be taken away. 3. Students must stay on campus during lunch. 4. The new text books will arrive any day now. 5. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores. 6. We are enforcing the dress code. 7. We will figure out how to turn off the heat soon. 8. Our bus drivers are highly trained professionals. 9. There is nothing wrong with summer school. 10. We want to hear what you have to say. Laurie Halse Anderson, SpeakLaurie Halse AndersonSpeak
Writing Prompt to Answer Journal Entry One: What are the top 10 lies you have been told? Number 1-10 and write your thoughts in your composition book. After you write, consider whether any of the items on your list could be symbols.
Group Work Designed to Help You Understand Autobiographical Narrative and Symbolism After you read/listen to the autobiographical narrative, discuss the following in small groups: 1. Did you like the narrative? Why or why not? 2. Did you think the narrative was well-written? Why or why not? 3. Did the narrative have a message, or theme? If so, what is it? 4. Did the narrative use symbolism? If so, what were the symbols, What did they represent? How did the symbols help you get to know the author? How did the symbols develop the theme?