Wednesday March 19/14

Today we’ll start by summarizing Act 2 and then dive into Act 3. Don’t forget I’m looking for your project proposal on Friday and the good copy of your personal essay on Monday.

Tuesday March 18/14

Today we’ll start by summarizing Act 1 with the following handout: Othello summary charts

Then we’ll launch into Act 2. Any part of Act 2 we don’t read in class will be homework. Again, for those of you who are away, there are digital copies of Othello available (see yesterday’s post).

I’m also handing out a project proposal sheet for this unit which will be due at the end of the week: ENG3UE Unit 2 Project Proposal

Monday March 17/14

Welcome back!

On the agenda for today:

1) Your personal essays: I have given feedback to anyone who submitted their essay to me on or before the deadline. If you submitted digitally, you can pick up your essay by going to the handout folder. Please make revisions and submit your good copy digitally and on paper by Monday at the latest. Don’t forget to include your self evaluation. I have paper copies of the rubric that I posted before March Break.

2) Next, we dive into Othello. I hope you’ve given some thought to your formative assessment projects over the break. We’re going to handle this unit a little differently by jumping straight into the content before you have to submit your proposals. In other words, we’ll start reading today. Your proposals will be due by the end of the week.

If you’re away today, I’ll send a Remind 101 text telling you how far you’ll need to have read by tomorrow. Luckily, Othello is easy to access online: Find it here.

Monday March 3/14

We are in the library so you can work on your personal essays today.

Don’t forget your sight passage test is tomorrow!

Friday February 28/14

I’m going to postpone taking up the questions until Monday because I want to focus today on brainstorming and working on the personal essay.

Please remember, your rough draft is due before March Break and we will be doing the sight passage test on March 4. Monday and Wednesday will be work periods for your essays.

Your formative projects are due today. Please submit your rubric with self assessment along with your project. If you are submitting digitally, please write that on the rubric. If I just need to visit a URL, please write the URL on the rubric.

Instructions for submitting digitally:

Password: submit

Thursday February 27/14

Today you’ll get a copy of Once More to the Lake (or you can download the digital copy). This is an example of a personal narrative essay. I’ve attached notes to the essay for you. Remember, this essay and the previous on (The Town Dump) are exemplars for your personal essay. Tomorrow we’ll take up the questions for The Town Dump and discuss Once More to the Lake.

But today you have a work period to do any of the following:

Questions for “The Town Dump”

Reading Once More to the Lake

Your Project

Your personal essay

Tomorrow we’ll be back in 208.

Monday February 24/14

I’m really excited to see your finished projects this Friday! If you’re struggling or worried that you’re not going to meet the deadline, please talk to me ASAP.

Today we’re going to start focusing on your essay that you have to write for the summative assessment. I’ll give you a copy of the assignment (here’s a digital version: ENG3UE Unit 1 Personal essay) .

Then we’re going to read an example of a personal essay and work on some questions together.

Essay: The Town Dump

Questions: Town Dump questions