Archives for December 8, 2017

Due 12/12: 1984 ASC

1. 1984–Complete the novel for Monday’s class. We will spend time in pairs crafting discussion questions and then wrap up a discussion of the novel.

2. ASC–Creative Project due dates:

12/14 for 1A and 2A

12/19 for 4B

In grading the visual bit I am expecting to see the product of deep thought (thematic understanding), extraordinary effort, and creative effort.

The following will be considered when assessing the creative project:

  1. Project’s visual impact (The visual should be aesthetically pleasing…more simply, it should look amazing)
  2. The project should be informed by your research. It should reflect knowledge and understanding.
  3. Project is thoughtful (The visual should be so thoughtfully and carefully created so as to carry your commentary/message.)
  4. Project is well-designed/executed
  5. Project reflects exceptional effort.

VERY IMPORTANT: The visual alone should communicate the commentary/message. You should not have to rely on words! This is not to say that you cannot have language woven into the visual.

Remember, the final two precis are due Tuesday (12/12) by the end of the day.

Due 12/12: Butterflies and Personal Narrative

1. Butterflies–Complete Chapter 9.

2. Personal Narratives are due 12/15 (4-6 double-spaced, typed pages). Again, I am available for office hours every day except Wednesday (available during lunch and after school). Please see this handout for added guidance/tips on writing a personal narrative. Also, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rubric.

We will talk more about sharing expectations on Tuesday.

3. Class Forum–Post your paragraph as a response to this thread (scroll to the bottom of the thread). Post it as it was written in class. I am interested in hearing from a pairing that had some disparity in scoring. We will use your paragraph in class to “talk it out.” So, any volunteers? Shout out to Ebube and Anthony for volunteering their paragraphs!

4. The end is nigh! Any remaining grade issues must be addressed by Wednesday of next week. Also, any assignments marked missing will be converted to zeros at the end of the day on Wednesday unless they are cleared up before then. If you need help posting to the class forum, see me.