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February 19-22 (Hamlet analysis)

posted Feb 20, 2018, 12:34 PM by Helen Wynkoop

Monday-Wednesday- WE watched Hamlet with some of Ms. Wynkoop's comments as we began each day and as it was helpful for the viewers:>). On Thursday, we will actually begin writing these---making sure to brainstorm and write so that the assignment can be submitted on Feb. 28. Unless it has blatant errors in grammar and usage, I will grade on content.  No rubric, but the length should be 1.5-2.0 pages.  Choose a "nugget" and focus on an issue or see attached possible ideas.
Thurs- work in class; then after break, I will allow one more day to get this finished and into turnitin.com
Happy Break!

February 12-16

posted Feb 12, 2018, 1:39 PM by Helen Wynkoop

Monday- work on sonnets in class; bring them to class in some form tomorrow so that a classmate can determine if they are in correct form
Tues- finish and polish sonnets
Weds- Presentation of Sonnets
Thurs - intro to Shakespeare's theatre and start Hamlet.
Friday- Hamlet

Feb 1-2 and 5-9

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:29 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 12:47 PM ]

Thurs- In first hour, we finished Schindler's List. We will probably finish it in 5th as well today. I have a written assignment with "loose" parameters attached.  Ask me if you have questions.  I really don't care what you discuss as long as you read the "8 Stages of Genocide and Prevention" on Google.  Then read the assignment, asking me any questions that you might have.  On Monday, Feb 5, I told class that this would be strictly extra credit.  See me if you have further interest...due on Friday Feb 9...no exceptions...it's extra credit, remember?  Please submit to turnitin.com

Monday, Feb 5, we discussed (viewing PPT) the "8 Stages of Genocide and its Prevention" which you can Google if absent.

Tues-Weds Intro to sonnets, particularly the Shakespearean sonnet.  It is a two day intro, with some class practice.  Then, we write our own; drafts due on Monday, Feb. 12; Final printed to me and delivered to class on Weds, Feb. 14th.  Believe me, every year, students moan, but every year, they always say it is fun!  Get ready for some fun.  No absence does NOT get you out of this
Thurs and Friday- in class with laptops to work on sonnets.  We start Hamlet next week.  It's video version, so don't get worried...yet:>) Sonnets must be peer evaluated on Monday, too.:>)

Review Sheet

posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:26 AM by Helen Wynkoop

 Plus know the usage of already, all ready; their, there, and they're; affect and effect; every day, everyday; where, were, and we're. There are also some pronoun antecedent questions...common knowledge and there is no reason to think you do not know them. They are review from previous years.

Ok Seniors! I have made a decision

posted Dec 15, 2017, 2:04 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Dec 21, 2017, 10:59 AM ]

We will do our presentations as scheduled.  In fact if anyone wants to go on Monday, that is great.  I will use Tues and Weds  for the same, and then I will show the movie on Thurs and Friday.  You can finish the book (not novel, it's non-fiction) and we will discuss it after break.  How does that sound?  I have so much to grade next week, just to keep juniors caught up, that I will be happy to extend it to the TUES we return for final book discussion and quiz.

I hope this makes all happy...so sorry if those who rushed to finish are not, but I felt this was needed.

Thanks for understanding.

December 11-15

posted Dec 12, 2017, 10:37 AM by Helen Wynkoop

Monday- reading day, and I assigned the presentation project for Dec. 19 (it's basically about your paper); you will get a rubric for it soon.  
Tues- Lab time to work on paper
Weds- reading for a quiz on AOM 6-8
Thurs- Quiz and hours are a little shorter!
Friday- a day to take one last look and work on PP. presentation that begins on Tues.

MONDAY DECEMBER 18 is your paper's due date! Make sure your paper's date is in the December 14-18 range for due date.  Yay, you almost have the first semester done!


posted Dec 4, 2017, 10:51 AM by Helen Wynkoop

1.  Here is your peer evaluation sheet...copy it front and back if  you can, please.

2.  I have also attached your rubric FOR ME to grade your paper when polished and ready to submit on the 18th.  Please do not lose this.  (I will NOT open turnitin.com until the paper due date or close to it, but don't forget to submit it because I will not give you a grade without that submission by the 21st or sooner.)

Dec. 4-8 FULL DRAFTS DUE ON WEDS/plus review for AOM 6-8

posted Dec 4, 2017, 5:11 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 10:38 AM ]

Monday and Tuesday are for working on your papers. HW: paper and read Chapter 5 of AOM for Weds or Thurs.
Weds and Thursday are for peer editingYOU MUST BE IN CLASS. If donating blood, (and please do so) choose another hour to miss.
Thurs- final look at papers...make sure I see it for a grade.  I will be moving around the room both day (Weds and Thurs) to check that you have it all, including works cited page and intext citations...see handout.
Friday-AOM  quiz on chapter 5 and below is a review sheet for a few more chapters.

November 27- December 1

posted Nov 27, 2017, 12:10 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Monday- finished reviewing first three pages of draft. Draft in full with in text citations and works cited in order due for peer eval on December 6th ...write....write...write!  This was a reading day for AOM, and so will Tues be.
Tues- clip of Hotel Rwanda and read...
Weds- in Lab A after attendance
Thurs-  QUIZ on Chapters 1-4 in AOM. Review of comma and semicolon rules; colon too.
Friday- Read and write...
Next Mon and TUes are lab days to get the paper done!

Yes, your thesis and notes

posted Nov 14, 2017, 11:00 AM by Helen Wynkoop

were due today in class.  Many of 5th hours need to be edited, so make sure to see me if you didn't get your copy back yesterday. Also, work for perfection in MLA form because it can cost you dearly in points if you don't get the formatting correct now.  Make sure your works cited page is perfect. I have little patience for seeing the same mistake I pointed out to a student AGAIN, uncorrected. Be teachable. It will pay off next year.

Weds- the Fahrenheit 451/Equilibrium papers are due. No lates. Lab time today
Thurs- Start An Ordinary Man.
Friday- back in the lab. Next due date is November 21.  Your intro should be MOST of your first page...

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