Sunday, October 7, 2012

Monday, October 8 (Section 3) and Tuesday, October 9 (Section 1 and 2)


Work for FL Paper 2.3 were handed back with rubrics attached (today for section 1 and last class for section 2).  Student work was heavily annotated by Mrs. Lee. Students are to extend their 500 word piece to that of 750 words or more hand-written and double spaced.

To seek extra help, students must first watch the video and apply the suggestions in their video to their work. Students must first make the attempt to improve their work on their own before making an appointment. The final copy of the paper is due Monday, October 15th (section 1 and 2) or Tuesday, October 16th (Section 3).

Today we also worked on steps 1 and 2 of the summary writing process in class. For homework, students are to copy 15 phrases associated with the mode and tone, 10 phrases that describe the relationship between father and son and then translate all 25 aspects of the text into their own words.

1. Watch the video below before redrafting your paper. 750 word minimum draft due according to the dates listed above in the Agenda.

2. Weblog due next class: post 200 words at minimum of your favorite exerpts of your IRB1 on your weblog. Then describe the topic that your author points toward in the narrative and his or her specific perspective on that topic.

For example, if you were reading the Kite Runner you might consider the topic of stealing. The protagonists desires to have a relationship with his father, who describes the worst act a man can perform as stealing. Although initially the protagonists considers the act as one of a physical nature, the protagonists finds himself performing a series of ill-devised gestures toward a servant boy. The author provokes the reader to reconsider the act of stealing to be one of an intangible nature and thereby reconstitutes a different perspective on what it means to steal. The author suggests ownership of friendship, loyalty, kinship, innocence are stolen away simply out of the act of choosing self-preservation over personal satisfaction over the right of another to the same.

When writing your own response to your book, include the following:

1. Topic Sentence: A sentence that answers the prompt and includes author, genre and title.
2. Contextualization: give context for the audience. That mean including a very brief overview of the major tenants of the narrative. You should also give context for the quote before you introduce it which may include indicating where in the plot arc the quote occurs with special attention to the major action just before the quote or giving a conceptual context or describing what the author was aiming to do just before the quote you are about to introduce.
3. Evidence: This should be a short string of words that substantiates your claim. Here you are showing the reader that your claim is valid because it is strongly inferred or directly stated in the text.
4. Syntax/Semantic-specific comment: What word or word order or literary technique is used in the quote stated that helped you to infer your reasoning for your claim in the topic sentence. You may have also chosen to summarize or restate the quote in your own words.
5. Comment: In summary, address the question but this time with the entirety of your argument as your arsenal. Remind the reader of your original claim but perhaps point toward the irony or the reason why your claim impenetrable.

3. Finish your list of 25 phrases and translate them in your own words to prepare for next class.


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    You said I could extend my blog post of IRB1. Thank you!