Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Project
Due: December 14 (even classes) or December 15 (odd classes)
Paper Booklet Example from Last Year
(Note: Your booklet will be a digital representation.)
Your opening slide or screen must contain the cover page information.
Your table of contents MUST come after your first slide. If you are using Padlet or Glogster, ensure that your order the content in the screen in a logical progression according to my directions.
Example of how to create a prefix page. Your pictures must be appropriate (whether drawn in Photoshop or downloaded from the internet).
Example of how to create a suffix page.Your pictures must be appropriate (whether drawn in Photoshop or downloaded from the internet).
Example of how to create a root page.Your pictures must be appropriate (whether drawn in Photoshop or downloaded from the internet).
Your scores are based on the rubric that is at the end of your Prefix, Suffix, and Roots packet. (Look up! There is a digital copy at the beginning of this post.) Please find the points to letter grade breakdown below.
Throughout the school year, pairs of students will be tasked with recording all pertinent information from Ms. Ellis’ class for their assigned week. The blog is due every Saturday at 8pm. Email your blog to Ms. Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create your blog in a word document. I will copy and paste your information into our WordPress blog. Please PROOFREAD your work. I will not proofread each post. Your grade will be negatively affected if your blog is unorganized, missing information, or unedited.
Groups should be keeping track of the following information:
Specific HW list from the entire week. (include assignment titles, directions, dates due).
Notes on all texts read. (Be specific! Titles, authors, notes)
Key vocabulary (include definitions)
Class activities (i.e., bellringers, exit slips, group activities/ discussions, tests, etc.)
Any other relevant information covered during the week.
Please see below for a template for your blog. (NOTE: Your blogs do not have to look identical. Feel free to add pictures from class or videos of my lectures. Maybe an inspirational video that you want to share with your classmates. Be sure that anything included is APPROPRIATE for an 11th grade classroom setting.)
Week 2 (August 31- September 4, 2015)
By: Name and Name
(Do not include last names. Include last initial if another student in class shares your first name)
Essential Question (can be found on the dry erase board)
Sites shown in class
Texts Read with Accompanying Notes
HW Completed Throughout the Week
Where will your character go?
Directions: (to be completed in your class journal)
Put a character in a situation entirely new to the character, e.g., college, a new school, a new job, a new city or country. Let the character improvise a new identity, as most of us do when we’ve moved into a new world. This exercise should not be about the new situation but about how the character adjusts herself and her mind to the new situation.
(Brian Kiteley. The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises That Transform Your Fiction. 105-106. Cincinnati, OH. 2005)
Date your journal entry.
Plan. Brainstorm your ideas before writing.
Come up with a creative title.
Specificity (use specific details to enhance your writing)
Vocabulary (utilize the words learned throughout high school career)
Writing Techniques (i.e., incorporate figurative language, sensory details, imagery, tone)
Length: at least three (3) paragraphs