Make sure your online writing portfolio is ready to receive the writing pieces you have written this year.
With writing conferences finishing up tomorrow, plan to turn in the final draft of your expository piece at the beginning of Wednesday's class.
Choose 1 creative writing prompt to take through the entire writing process:
Pre-writing (Journal Entry)
Peer Review (2 people using OAQS)
Peer Review (same as above)
Your final draft is due at the end of Monday's class.
Your expository essay final draft is due Wednesday, October 2nd.
Because picture day took the entire period, you have another chance to make the first draft of you expository essay the best
"Reverse engineer" the Friendship essay for tomorrow's class. This means to create an outline of the essay.
Here is the short example that I showed in class:
Thesis: Pizza is a black canvas for the culinary brave.
1. Grilled pizza
a. Be particular about the dough when you are grilling pizza
b. Since grilling isn't typical, neither do your ingredient have to be
c. It's a very easy process from start to finish
2. Pizza, not just italian ingredients
a. Mexican pizza ingredients
b. Be creative about condiments as well!
3. Dough isn't even necessary!
a. Polenta crust
b. Deep-dish style
Read the three pieces you were assigned in class today:
"The Amazing McNugget Diet" and "McDICULOUS"
First, in order to be prepared for discussion tomorrow, underline the thesis statement for each piece.
As you are annotating the pieces (talking to the text), label the parts of an essay, note anything that you admire, and mark where there are explicit connections back to the thesis statement.
Your Narrative final draft is due tomorrow. Please have the following (from oldest to newest) ready at the beginning of class:
Evidence of the writing process includes:
2. Free write
3. Rough draft
4. Pointing and centering (peer feedback)
5. 1st draft
6. OAQS and 6 traits rubric (peer feedback)
7. 2nd draft
8. Instructor feedback (blue sheet/comments)
9. Revised 2nd draft
10. Yellow rubric (peer feedback)
11. Final draft
Revise your second draft so that it is ready for editing on Monday's class. Bring your draft to class typed and double spaced.
Complete the Sarah Vowell assignment and the PowerPoint assignment as outlined on the Writing Conferences Checklist you got on Thursday's class.