Tuesday, April 14, 2015

All Boys, All Blogged: April 14, 2015

Focus: How can we develop and strengthen our writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach? (Common Core Writing Standard 4)

1. Warming up with a sample introduction from a brave volunteer

No one ever suspects it, but the average person in a society can sometimes become a inspirational hero throughout the world. Both Montag from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Truman from The Truman Show prove this is possible for any unlikely hero. Guy Montag is content with his job burning books until he meets his new neighbor, Clarisse who inspires him to make a change from his dystopian society. He becomes heavily influenced by guilt from destroying books, which have recently become a treasure to him. Truman Burbank is just an average man who discovers his entire life is staged and he decides he will stop at nothing to break free and create an actual life for himself. Both Guy from F451 and Truman from The Truman Show prove that the desires to escape your confinement in society and to break free cannot be repressed, suggesting that humans are naturally rebellious.

2. Peer editing using the official rubric

3. Breaking down the body paragraph, old school style

4. Revising your introductions and composing your body paragraphs/finishing your outlines, which were terrifyingly unfinished as of yesterday morning

5. Taking five minutes to touch base with book clubs and (hopefully) finalize decisions

1. Complete your first body paragraph before class tomorrow.

2. Finish revising your introduction based on today's feedback.

3. Book-film club proposal due this Friday at the beginning of class.

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