Mrs. Corlett

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Posted: December 7, 2009

Today, we completed our discussion of the continnuum items for Sentry.  We then evaluated the thinking level for the assigned questions and got to work!  For tomorrow, please complete the questions (in as much detail as you can) for both Sentry and Voodoo.  We'll check and correct them tomorrow.

Posted: December 4, 2009

In periods one and two, you had a little time to correct your peers' responses to your INCREDIBLE Bloom's Taxonomy-based questions, you enjoyed a little silent reading, then we discussed a few items on our Sentry continuum.  No homework for the weekend.   Period six students, you are responsible for answering your peer Bloom's Taxonomy questions for Monday, when you'll have a little time to correct them, and we'll continue with our discussion of the Sentry continuum items.   Have a great weekend!

Posted: December 1, 2009

Welcome to December!  Today we enjoyed some SSR, took a little time to review what we learned about Bloom's Taxonomy for Thinking, then you were given an assignment that will hit the APPLICATION level.  Using "The China Doll," you are to create questions that address particular levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.   You will have tomorrow to work at it, and the assignment is due on Thursday.  Good luck!

Posted: November 30, 2009

Hello, snowballs!  In class today, we took some time to go through Boom's Taxonomy for Thinking.  It's important to understand the nature and level of the questions being asked of us before we attempt to answer them.  This will lead us into our unit on Short Stories.  Review your Bloom's notes for tonight!

Posted: November 26, 2009

Good work today on your drafts!  For tomorrow, please hand in your WONDERFULLY edited draft, along with the half-page peer edit form, completed by someone else.  Their suggestions should be incorporated into your edited draft.

Posted: November 25, 2009

We conducted a little Writer's Workshop today, where you peer edited the introduction of another essay, then we conferenced as you worked toward completing the outline for your "Wish List" essay.  The outline (with a RIDICULOUS amount of detail) is due tomorrow.

Posted: November 24, 2009

Hello there!  Today we enjoyed half a period of SSR, then got to work on our "Wish List" essay assignment.  I've attached the necessary documents to this post.  Remember that this is not just a Christmas wish list that you're writing (in the form of a five-paragraph essay), but something with a little more meaning.  They are due on Friday.  For tomorrow, please have your hook and thesis complete (in other words, the intro), and we'll work on the rest of the outline in class.  Good luck!

Posted: November 17, 2009

Hello!  For tomorrow, please complete the final edit of your draft.  You must use your own corrections AND those suggestions offered to you by one of your peers in class today (the half-page checklist).  You must pass in your outline, draft(s), peer checklist, and final copy.  Good luck!

Posted: November 16, 2009

Today we worked on completing the draft of your essays using your VERY detailed outline, and we wrote a Senteo quiz (sort of!) dealing with fused sentences (comma splices and run-ons).  For tomorrow, please complete the first draft of your essay, and be sure that there is OBVIOUS EVIDENCE OF EDITING!  It's all part of the process, right?

Posted: November 13, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th!  In class today, you used your very detailed outline to write the corresponding essay.  AWESOME job!  You'll have a little class time Monday to finish, so no homework for the weekend.  Enjoy!

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