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ENG IV Oct. 2015

October 12, 2015
WN--My Fall Break
Cehck Grade--discuss any questions with Mrs. M.
You may turn in 1 missing assignment from 1st Q for a late grade
Must be turned in before you leave class today.

T 10/13
Ms. Stinson teaches cover letter lesson
Cover Letter Practice--see power point handout & answer questions
Brainstorm ideas for your cover letter

W 10/14
WN-Fiction I read
2nd Period 10 WN Due today
Fiction Gallery Walk
Be prepared to select a fiction book in the library on TH.

TH 10/15
Ms. Stinson reviews cover letter writing
Answer the following questions & turn in.
1.  On your own piece of paper, put your name, period, date in the upper rt corner.
2.  Which of your references ill you write your cover letter to?  Whrite his her full name & address.
3.  Write a sentence explaining your reason for writing to him/her.
4.  What is your relationship to this person and why is he/she a good reference for you?
5.  What are some things he/she may not know about you that would be helpful for him/her to know?
6.  Write a sentence to let your reference know you have attached your resume to the letter.
7.  Write a sentence that discusses what your future plans are.
In library, select a fiction book 100+ pages & appropriate reading level.
Complete IRA "Pre-Reading" page & turn in before you leave.


F 10/16
WN--Homecoming
Read IRA book--divide into 3 sections
Complete "Before" Section of My Question Tower & turn in

M 10/19
WN--2nd Quarter Plans
Complete Grade Goal page & turn in
Get IRA Assignment Handout
Read & Work on IRA


T 10/20
Read IRA Section 1
Work on Reading Journal #1


W 10/21
WN--Letters I've written & situations when letter writing is necessary
3rd Period 16 WN Due today=80 pts.
Cover letter how to
Review Stinson PPT

See Business Letter Example--What would be the "rules" of writing a business letter based on this?
Key terms: formal vs. informal language, formatting, block vs. modified block, single space, double space, margins
See formal vs. informal video

Look at Tay Tay Jumps Letter
Revised Tay Tay Letter
Final Tay Tay Letter
Get Cover Letter Assignment page & Cover Letter Example
Get Cover Letter Rough Draft Page & Cover Letter Brainstorming--staple together & create Rough Draft--Due today before you leave.
HW: IRA Section 1 due Friday at beginning of class
 

TH 10/22
Seniors to Math Lab with Mrs. O'Rourke for college app day.
Complete an application for college and get to go to the tailgate party on Friday.

F 10/23
WN--Writer's Choice
IRA Reading Journal #1 Due Today (35 points)
Book Discussion #1 Today--bring snacks to make it more fun! (10 points)
Get handouts for IRA Reading Journal #2
Class time to read & work

M 10/26
WN--Video Games, Cool Apps, etc.
Type draft of Cover Letter due before you leave today
2nd Math Lab
3rd Netbooks
5th Library


T 10/27
Peer edit cover letters
Revise cover letters & turn in for a grade

W 10/28
WN--People, Places, Experiences that have shaped Me
 Essay Brainstorming
personal essay.doc  discuss
What is an essay?
Essays have Strong Introductions
In a group, read sample essays & discuss using "College Essay Group" work
Discuss as a class using the Class Discussion Questions
Essay PPT
Describe an experience in your life that helped shape the person you've become.

Use your Brainstorming page to complete the "Essay Planning Page"


TH 10/29
In your group, discuss what you wrote on your  "Essay Planning Page" for homework
Will your essay be more narrative or more like an 5 paragraph essay?  What's the difference?
How to write a hook.  How to write a thesis statement.
Thesis Statements

Thesis Planning 

F 10/30
WN--Ghosts & Goblins
Read Language Network p. 386-393
Read Language of Literature p. 260-263
Review 
Strong Introductions
Introductions with hooks--see examples
Creating a Good introduction with a Hook, thesis, & main ideas.
Experimenting with Hooks

11/2
WN-Past Halloween
Points for completed outline page
Type essay draft in MATH LAB

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