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Wednesday, January 29

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Monday, May 13

  1. page Daily Agendas edited ... What test-taking strategies/tips have you found helpful in the past? RWWS Q&A Share fre…
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    What test-taking strategies/tips have you found helpful in the past?
    RWWS Q&A
    Share freshman letters
    Course survey
    Homework:
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  2. page Daily Agendas edited ... Consult this page to check the warm-ups, class agenda, and homework assignments for each day o…
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    Consult this page to check the warm-ups, class agenda, and homework assignments for each day of the current school week. For past agendas, check the Daily Agenda Archive. For assignment due dates, see also the class calendar.
    Note: in the agendas below, PWT stands for Protected Writing Time, a silent class time during which students may work on writing assignments.
    [ 05.10.201305.13.2013 ]
    Warm-up: No written warm-up today. Have your poem and chart out and ready"Final review" -- Complete both parts:
    What is one final English-related question you would like
    to discuss.
    Continue discussing "Introduction to Poetry" -- practice writing constructed responses
    have answered?
    What test-taking strategies/tips have you found helpful in the past?
    RWWS Q&A
    Course survey

    Homework:
    Freshman letter due Monday
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY -- Attend the "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) tonight from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write
    Get a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages. Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    [ 05.09.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "EOC QOTD" -- Answer today's Daily Dose of EOC and explain your answer choice in detail.
    Read and discuss "Introduction to Poetry"
    Homework:
    Freshman letter due Monday
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY -- Attend the "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) on Friday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages. Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    [ 05.08.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "Review concerns" -- Make a list of ideas/concepts that you would like to review before the exam. Be as thorough and detailed as possible.
    Continue practice exam review
    Homework:
    TKAM essayfinal draft due
    good night's sleep (8 hours)
    Eat breakfast
    tomorrow on Google Drive -- make sure you have:
    A strong thesis sentence {thesis writing 101.ppt} at the end of your introduction
    At least one direct quotation
    morning
    Dress
    in each body paragraph to support your ideas;
    NO plot summary.
    TKAM notetaking organizer due
    layers tomorrow
    Practice exam (including constructed response questions) must be done by tomorrow
    Laptops will be collected tomorrow -- make sure you have your laptop, charger, and case
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Attend the "Gathering" art exhibition

    Arrive
    at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) on Friday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages. Completed reflectionsschool no later than 8:45
    Be confident! You
    are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    [ 05.07.2013 ]
    Warm-up: No written warm-up today. Have your TKAM essay open and choose two peer conferencing questions that you would like to have answered.
    TKAM essay peer conferencing
    Continue practice exam review
    Homework:
    TKAM essay final draft due Thursday -- make sure you have:
    A strong thesis sentence {thesis writing 101.ppt} at the end of your introduction
    At least one direct quotation in each body paragraph to support your ideas;
    NO plot summary.
    TKAM notetaking organizer due Thursday
    Laptops will be collected Thursday -- make sure you have your laptop, charger, and case
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES -- Attend either or both of the events listed below. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages for each(meaning if you attend both events, you will write two separate two-page reflections for a total of four pages). Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    Open Mic Poetry Night at Trent River Coffee Company (208 Craven St, New Bern) tonight at 7:00 PM
    "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) on Friday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    [ 05.06.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "Exam questions" -- What questions do you have about the exam (e.g. its format, what to expect, etc)?
    Review most-missed questions from the practice exam
    Homework:
    TKAM essay rough draft due tomorrow
    TKAM essay final draft due Thursday
    TKAM notetaking organizer due Thursday
    Laptops will be collected Thursday -- make sure you have your laptop, charger, and case
    ready!
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    Daily Agenda Archive
    This page contains daily agendas for classes prior to the current week. The current month's agendas can be found on this page; prior months' agendas can be accessed using the links below. The current week's daily agendas can be found on the Daily Agendas page. (Note: the entries on this page are listed from most recent to least recent.)
    [ 05.10.2013 ]
    Warm-up: No written warm-up today. Have your poem and chart out and ready to discuss.
    Continue discussing "Introduction to Poetry" -- practice writing constructed responses
    Homework:
    Freshman letter due Monday
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY -- Attend the "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) tonight from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages. Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    [ 05.09.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "EOC QOTD" -- Answer today's Daily Dose of EOC and explain your answer choice in detail.
    Read and discuss "Introduction to Poetry"
    Homework:
    Freshman letter due Monday
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY -- Attend the "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) on Friday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages. Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    [ 05.08.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "Review concerns" -- Make a list of ideas/concepts that you would like to review before the exam. Be as thorough and detailed as possible.
    Continue practice exam review
    Homework:
    TKAM essayfinal draft due tomorrow on Google Drive -- make sure you have:
    A strong thesis sentence {thesis writing 101.ppt} at the end of your introduction
    At least one direct quotation in each body paragraph to support your ideas;
    NO plot summary.
    TKAM notetaking organizer due tomorrow
    Practice exam (including constructed response questions) must be done by tomorrow
    Laptops will be collected tomorrow -- make sure you have your laptop, charger, and case
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Attend the "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) on Friday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages. Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    [ 05.07.2013 ]
    Warm-up: No written warm-up today. Have your TKAM essay open and choose two peer conferencing questions that you would like to have answered.
    TKAM essay peer conferencing
    Continue practice exam review
    Homework:
    TKAM essay final draft due Thursday -- make sure you have:
    A strong thesis sentence {thesis writing 101.ppt} at the end of your introduction
    At least one direct quotation in each body paragraph to support your ideas;
    NO plot summary.
    TKAM notetaking organizer due Thursday
    Laptops will be collected Thursday -- make sure you have your laptop, charger, and case
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES -- Attend either or both of the events listed below. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages for each(meaning if you attend both events, you will write two separate two-page reflections for a total of four pages). Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.
    Open Mic Poetry Night at Trent River Coffee Company (208 Craven St, New Bern) tonight at 7:00 PM
    "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) on Friday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    [ 05.06.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "Exam questions" -- What questions do you have about the exam (e.g. its format, what to expect, etc)?
    Review most-missed questions from the practice exam
    Homework:
    TKAM essay rough draft due tomorrow
    TKAM essay final draft due Thursday
    TKAM notetaking organizer due Thursday
    Laptops will be collected Thursday -- make sure you have your laptop, charger, and case

    [ 05.03.2013 ]
    Warm-up: open the sample assessment and be ready to continue when class begins.
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Friday, May 10

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    Homework:
    Freshman letter due Monday
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    New Bern) on Friday, May 10tonight from 5:00-8:00
    [ 05.09.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "EOC QOTD" -- Answer today's Daily Dose of EOC and explain your answer choice in detail.
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    4:49 am
  3. page Daily Agendas edited ... Consult this page to check the warm-ups, class agenda, and homework assignments for each day o…
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    Consult this page to check the warm-ups, class agenda, and homework assignments for each day of the current school week. For past agendas, check the Daily Agenda Archive. For assignment due dates, see also the class calendar.
    Note: in the agendas below, PWT stands for Protected Writing Time, a silent class time during which students may work on writing assignments.
    [ 05.10.2013 ]
    Warm-up: No written warm-up today. Have your poem and chart out and ready to discuss.
    Continue discussing "Introduction to Poetry" -- practice writing constructed responses
    Homework:
    Freshman letter due Monday
    EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY -- Attend the "Gathering" art exhibition at the City Laundry Gallery (901 B Pollock St, New Bern) on Friday, May 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Observe, listen, and generally soak these experiences in, then write a detailed, descriptive reflection of at least two full pages. Completed reflections are due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 13.

    [ 05.09.2013 ]
    Warm-up: "EOC QOTD" -- Answer today's Daily Dose of EOC and explain your answer choice in detail.
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Thursday, May 9

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    For this assignment, you will write a letter to an incoming CEC freshman offering insights and advice about your experience here.
    [ Directions ]
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    at CEC. WhatConsider the following questions:
    What
    should the
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    you started? What
    What
    advice would
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    give them? What
    What
    should they
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    forward to? What
    What
    do they
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    ready for? Overall,
    What can they expect to gain from Reader's/Writer's Workshop?
    Overall,
    what do
    Write your letter by hand on the paper provided by Mr. Smith. Follow this example {example freshman letter.pdf} (based on the example of block letter format provided by the OWL at Purdue) as a guide. (Don't worry about following the example's description of content for the paragraphs, since you're not writing a business letter; just make yours look like the example, especially the top section with your name and the date.)
    Be ready to share in class.
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    Continue practice exam review
    Homework:
    TKAM essay finalessayfinal draft due
    A strong thesis sentence {thesis writing 101.ppt} at the end of your introduction
    At least one direct quotation in each body paragraph to support your ideas;
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