Friday, January 3, 2014

We're English 10 Nerds and Loving It: January 7, 2014

Focus: So what happens now?

From our Fall 2013 Class Policies:

What is the purpose of English 10?
In this class we read, write, and expand our ways of thinking.  We ask good questions.  We write and write, and then we write some more.  We examine heroism and villainy in the world around us, and we explore our own heroic journeys (yes—we get to be heroes, too).

1. Welcoming you back and explaining what's going to happen in English 10 this week

  • You are NOT expected to complete or present your projects on cultures of violence.
  • You will be given full credit for all preparation work completed before December 13th; this will be a 100% in the Mastery category. This is half of the green rubric given out during the last week of class.
  • During the finals periods Wednesday and Thursday, you will be asked to compose a letter about healing (details will be given out at the end of class) and to share at least part of it. This will form the other half of your final exam grade and will be entered in the Mastery category.
  • You are expected to be here for both the MWF final and the TR final; in other words, you will come to class both Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Friday will be the first day of second semester.

2. Collecting your contact information:

1st Hour: Please click HERE.

3rd Hour: Please click HERE.

6th Hour: Please click HERE.

3. Sharing my letter with you and inviting you to compose your own

Some thoughts...

  • Tell your story.
  • What are some of the things that you're having to deal with right now?
  • What is it going to take for you personally to heal from this? What about your friends? Our school as a whole?
  • What will you have to let go of?
  • What will you have to hold onto?
  • Can you make any connections to the healing aspect of your project on a culture of violence?

1. Take care of yourself and each other.
2. Check over your grades and e-mail me ASAP if anything looks weird.
3. Bring your A Long Way Gone books to class tomorrow to turn in.

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