Sunday, December 9, 2018

Monday, December 10

One of my favorite films!

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Much Ado About Nothing Film Reaction
(Turn in at the end of class)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6th

Exhibition/Project Debrief!

Reflection and DP update
On the Humanities tab of your DP, post the following elements by the end of class Friday:
1. Title of Project (Socialization and Liberation: Identity Mask Project)
2. Photo of your mask (Jessica has photos, or you can take a new one)
3. YOUR Essay!
4. A 5-paragraph Reflection that answers the following questions

Paragraph 1:  DESCRIPTION
Topic sentence: In this project, we.....
Include reference to:

  • Content
  • Project
  • Exhibition

Paragraph 2:  YOUR PROJECT
Describe the approach you took.
Answer: What are you most proud of about your project

If you could go back and refine something about your project, what would it be?
What goals do you have for future projects?  How might you do things differently?

Paragraph 4: EXHIBITION
Describe your experience at exhibition.
What profound conversations did you have?
Include at least one example of a moment that stands out in your mind.

What are your greatest takeaways from having done this project?  What enduring understandings do you have now about your identity, your socialization?  Your liberation from the cycle?

SEND JESSICA THE LINK TO YOUR completed DP by FRIDAY at the end of class

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3rd

Woohoo!  It's time to exhibit this project!

Finish everything today!

TO-DO List

  1. Finish Mask!
  2. Final Essay Refinements
    1. Conference with Jessica?
    2. Is there TEA flowing out of your thesis statement?
    3. Have you set up all your quoted material correctly?
    4. Give your essay a title
      • Center, 14 pt font
      • Name underneath centered 11 pt font

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29th

Prepare for Critique
Sit in Critique Groups with your mask
Open your essay and highlight the thesis statement.
Underline each topic sentence.
Share your essay with your other group members.

Read each person's essay (while looking at the mask?) and comment on the following, according to the rubric.

  • Which category of the rubric is this project excelling in?  What do you like most about the project?
  • Which category of the rubric needs most work?  GIVE SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS.
  • What questions or additional commentary do you have about this project?


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27th

One Week Until Exhibition!!!!!

Let's re-orient ourselves.....

If you have not submitted a draft to me, you are prohibited from working on your mask until you do so!

Draft of essay for peer critique due Thursday, November 29th.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13th

Some thoughts after spending the weekend with your essays....

The best ones have frames or extended metaphors guiding them.  Often these metaphors are the symbols in the mask.  (Props to those of you who are doing this!)

  • What is the frame or metaphor guiding your essay's content?

THESIS STATEMENTS!!!!  When in doubt, let it occur at the end of a cleverly crafted intro that hooks your reader!  Most often, you should incorporate your frame or extended metaphor into the thesis.

  • What is your essay's thesis statement?

STRONG TOPIC SENTENCES.  These should dictate your paragraph's content. Each paragraph should address ONE subtopic.  And then you steep your TEA.  If you need to, outline first (or reverse outline if you are already drafted out.  Use this outline template if it helps.  

  • What are your subtopics?  Can you craft strong and clear topic sentences for each?

SENTENCE CRAFT.  The marks of quality sentences are conciseness and clarity.  Please work to eliminte wordiness.  It may help if you read your essay out loud or have someone read it to you.  And for the love of language, PROOFREAD!!!!

  • Where can you improve your sentences?

SETTING UP QUOTATIONS.  Use the handout to reviseyour quote set-up or add some material from the Sociology content.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Monday, November 12th

Hello, my students!  This is the week when the projects come together!  Thanks for working diligently to make that happen!

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If you got me your draft on time, you should have my feedback.  If you haven't submitted me a draft, PLEASE DO SO ASAP!!!!

As you work on your masks today, please take care of paints, brushes, resources.  Clean up after yourselves and be responsible Ospreys.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6

Do one more Mask Essay Analysis from the essays in the folder.

1. Essay prewriting and outline!  Draft due Friday! 
2. Mask refinement and artistry?

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5th

StarterWrite a working thesis on the whiteboard.

  • Review the project description.
  • To what degree is your thesis addressing the essential questions of the project?

Let's chat about thesis statements....

Model Essay Analysis
Choose an essay to read in this folder (or ask Jessica to print one!)
Fill out the analysis electronically or on paper.