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.

Due 12/8: Butterflies and Personal Narrative

1. Butterflies–Read and annotate up to p. 185. Quiz on Thursday.

2. Personal Narrative–As soon as I am told of our exam day, I can tell you the due date for your narrative. At this point all I can tell you is that it is due at the earliest on 12/14. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rubric below.

Due 12/6: Butterflies and Personal Narrative

While Butterflies Ch. 7 is due Monday, I wanted to give you a heads up on what is due Wednesday, 12/6:

1. Butterflies–Read and annotate Chapter 8.

2. Quarterly Exam: Personal Narrative

In the spirit of Butterflies, we will share a bit of our own story, our personal narrative (4-6 pages). A couple of helpful documents:

This weekend, you should outline the beginning, middle, and end of your narrative (handwritten is fine). You should also be able to answer the following questions:

  • Where is your story set?
  • When does the story take place?
  • How does it begin?
  • How does it end?
  • Who are the primary characters?
  • What is the primary conflict? (if relevant)
  • What verb tense will you use? Why?
  • What Point of View will you use? Why?

Due 12/4: Butterflies

1. Butterflies–Read and annotate Chapter 7. There may be a reading quiz on Monday.

2. Personal Narrative Rubric to be posted later this evening.

Due 11/30: Butterflies and Personal Narrative

1. Butterflies–Read and annotate Chapter 6. Thursday, your annotations will help to direct discussion.

2. Quarterly Exam–The exam for this quarter has two parts:

  • Personal Narrative (4-6 pages)
  • Confessional Poem

Tonight, brainstorm ideas for your personal narrative.  In the spirit of Butterflies, your narrative will explore a specific experience. Ideally the story you tell will be connected to your confessional poem. As a reminder, all stages of the writing process may be collected and graded, so always be thoughtful (especially when brainstorming).