Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse...
The speech schedule can be found on the college speech page.
Three pieces of homework for tonight:
Sign up for your college of choice; First come, first serve. Check out the College Speech page for more information on what is due on Monday.
Find a TedTalk that you want to analyze in tomorrow's class.
Post your answers to the Writing Portfolio questions (below) on your Metaphor webpage on the online writing portfolio. You can post your answers in paragraph form ORWriting Portfolio Questions:
Look at your work for this class and answer the following questions based on your experience and peer and teacher comments.
1. What is one thing you have learned in Beginning Writing that has made you a better writer?
2. What is one thing you have learned but still need help in order to master?
3. What is one of your MAJOR STRENGTHS when it comes to writing?
Don’t be afraid to brag ; )
4. As a writer, what is an area of weakness that you have?
5. Write 3 writing goals that you want to accomplish before the end of 9th grade
Portfolio Reflection (metaphor piece)
Online Writing Portfolio
Final draft Persuasive Piece (Parts 1-4)
Reflection is a form of metacognition—thinking about thinking. It means looking back with new eyes in order to discover.
For this assignment, choose a metaphor that will tell others about you as a writer. You will build an extended metaphor, just as Wilbur has in his poem. Your goal is to show others what you are like as a writer.
Write a composition that presents your metaphor. Choose the format that works best for your explanation. You might choose comparison/contrast to work through the ways that you compare to the object you’ve chosen. You could choose to write a persuasive paper that explains why the metaphor you’ve chosen is best. Other formats will work as well. Don’t feel limited to these two.
• The metaphor you choose can take the form of an animal (e.g., an elephant, a fox, an ostrich), a machine (e.g., a bulldozer, a tank, a computer), or something else. Any metaphor you choose will be correct if you support your assertion.
• Your definition of yourself as a writer is crucial to your metaphor: Are you thinking of yourself as a paper writer, a letter writer, or something else? If your definition is not implied in the metaphor, you need to define it early in your writing.
• Remember to provide detailed support for your metaphor. Think about specific characteristics of yourself as a writer that compare to the item you have chosen for your metaphor.
10/18 Final Version Due to turnitin.com
***10/18 Online Portfolio Due***
Your portfolio must include the following:
There are several steps to successfully completing your homework this weekend:
The first draft of Parts 1-4 is due tomorrow. You will conduct a peer review with Parts1-4 in Thursday's class.
To turnitin.com, you will upload your 2nd draft of Parts 1-4 by Friday at midnight.