A letter to Dudley’s incoming students . . .

dear

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.

learned

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.

Bare-bones Outline

BAREBONES OUTLINE OF FIVE-PARAGRAPH ESSAY

  1. THESIS STATEMENT / CLAIM = Ricemshldnt be fired
  2. evidence of claim = his own busines
  3. evidence of claim = too harsh
  4. antithesis / counterclaim some say he deserves firing
  5. summary / conclusion to para I
  6. restatement of evidence A
  7. support evidence A
  8. support evidence A
  9. support evidence A
  10. summary / conclusion to para II

III.   restatement of evidence B

  1. support evidence B
  2. support evidence B
  3. support evidence B
  4. summary / conclusion to para III
  5. RETATEMENT of ANTITHESIS / COUNTERCLAIM
  6. support antithesis /counterclaim
  7. support antithesis /counterclaim
  8. support antithesis /counterclaim
  9. summary / conclusion to para IV
  10. CONCLUSION
  11. concluding statement
  12. concluding statement
  13. concluding statement
  14. summary / conclusion to essay

Creating a writing community

diary

A community works best if all members agree on the rules, regulations and policies that will govern the proceedings in which all participate.  To this end, you were asked to think critically about the most equitable practices to introduce into our class to ensure that things run in an orderly yet engaging manner.

Please transcribe the rules you have composed to a word processing document..  Then save the document to your Google drive.  Copy and paste the content of our document here.  We will then read each others’ suggestions, and decide upon a constitution of sorts for our class.

Thank you.

 

English is my Thinglish ::

Leaders make the horses drink. I only lead them to water that I am after to soothe my own thirst.

I believe that I lead by following. Especially in the classroom, when teaching others, or even while training my dog. My grandmother calls that lazy. I call that not leading at all, perhaps because I really am not a fan of leaders, and do not want to lead anyone. I can hardly lead my self.

This becomes a difficult proposition when my son is born. No spanking, no circumcision, no gender stereotypes, I preach to my husband.

In a classroom, it looks really lazy, like my grandmother said.

“What does the author mean when he refers to “snow bunnies?” I ask my class. Of course, I know that snow bunnies are cute, nubile females on ski slopes, après ski in the lodge, spending long weekends following the snow. I also…

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