Read the short story, and write a summary, similar to a book report. In your summary, include the following elements in your summary of the short story: plot, setting, character, conflict, and resolution.
Write your summary in Google Docs, then copy and paste here to the class blog.
AFTER you have typed and reviewed your letter to the next president, upload your letter here. Copy and paste your work by adding a comment.
Review your journal’s table of contents. Find the entry where you wrote a description of your journey to school. In Google Docs, transcribe (type) your description. Make sure your description of your journey to school is rich in imagery: sights, smells, feelings, tastes, etc.
Check over your work for grammar, punctuation and spelling. Notice the word count, and add that to the end of your description. For example, in parentheses: [(200 words)].
Then copy your typewritten description and paste it into the comments section. Enter your identifiation.
Review your journal’s table of contents. Find your introductory paragraph on “Reality TV.” The introduction contains the claim; three reasons or three sets of evidence, or two reasons and a counterclaim; and a conclusion.
In Google Docs, type the class header at the top of the page, then type your Reality TV paragraph.
(The class header has your first and last name at the left side of line 1, and your Class at the right side of line 1. On line two, at the left margin, type the date, and at the right margin, the assignment: Introductory Paragraph.)
Check your paragraph for spelling, grammar and typing errors. Color your text: Red=intro paragraph; green=reason/evidence 1; blue=reason/evidence 2; orange=reason/evidence 3; red=conclusion. Save your document [your name, your class, and a title like reality intro: for example, dudley 707 realitytvintro
Copy and paste your paragraph into the comments section of this post. Upload.
Before we say farewell, and before you forget me and all the activities, such as the “ball game,” or the play that you wrote and performed, Genius Hour that was a failure, and the other fun and not so fun work we did this year, take the time to give some advice to the next students who will have me as their English teacher next year.
What have you learned this year in your English class? Which were your favorite assignments, activities, and/or projects? Your least favorite?
Transcribe your penultimate journal entry here.
What were your goals today during Genius Hour? Did you meet them? What obstacles, challenges, successes did you experience? Describe your process.