CHW 3M: Something Big…

So, there is a new project we need to discuss. I’d like to explain the project in this blog entry but, unfortunately, I can’t. Too many eyes. Wait. That’s not true. No one reads my blog. Let’s start again. There is a new project we need to discuss. Let me tell you what I can:…

CHW 3M: What’s in a Story? The Epic of Gilgamesh

Today, I want you to learn more about the ancient land of Mesopotamia. Located in the same region as modern-day Iraq, Mesopotamia was crucial to Western development. Nothing indicates this more than its nickname: the cradle of civilization. Its key city, Babylon, was the epicenter of western civilization for over a thousand years. In particular,…

ENG 2D 2016: Getting Closer…

So far, you have: identified the criteria for a form of writing (short story or article) read an exemplar cross-referenced the criteria and the exemplar to better understand the form What do we need to do today? Well, we have a few goals. Over the next two days, each of you will have a five…

ENG 2D 2016: Evaluating an Exemplar

Yesterday, you generated some criteria for effective short stories or magazine articles. Today, you will put these criteria to use: Choose a short story or an article that seems interesting. Remember that you will be working with this exemplar for at least one day, so you should choose something you find interesting Use strategies of…

ENG 2D 2016: What Do You Want to Write?

Today, we start the research process for our first pieces of writing. Remember that you can choose the form and style: a short story, a short graphic novella, a magazine-style article, or a piece of satire are just some of the options. Why do you have so much choice? Well, consider these expectations from our…

ENG 2D 2016: Flash Fiction

Ladies and gentlemen, We will have to postpone our independent writing tasks for today. I feel like I need to be there to provide some guidance; thus, we will return to them tomorrow. For now, let’s experiment with flash fiction. Though flash fiction has a few variations, we will work with the premise that the…

ENG 2D 2016: Start Your Engines

Here is a list of things we will do this semester. Become better communicators publish an anthology of student work online Read, watch, act, and reimagine Macbeth Learn about the consumption and production of media Use literature circles to delve deeply into one of four texts This semester, you will also write the OSSLT, or…