Notebook Check English 10 September 25

Week 1

  • Tuesday, September 8
    • Free Write:
      • My career thus far as an English student has been …
      • I like these parts of English classes (and why):
      • I don't really care for these parts of English classes (and why):
      • My favorite part of any English or Language Arts class ever was (and why):
  • Wednesday, September 9
    • free write: What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie and why? Why is it important to read, watch, or listen to other people's stories (or isn't it)?
  • Thursday, September 10
    • Free write: What is beauty? How do you know? Is beauty important? Why or why not? In what ways do you think our society makes us feel that we are ugly?
  • Friday, September 11
    • Free write: The author of today's text writes that difficult situations bring out the worst in people. Do you agree with that idea? Do tough times bring out the worst or the best in people? Why? Can you think of an instance or a scenario that supports your position?
    • mind map of the writer's purpose for writing "The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family" (pages 298-311 in Anthology.). what do you think her purpose is? Write this in the middle in a circle or square — then spoke out from there the details that she includes that support that purpose (or lead you to think that is her purpose), from there spoke out how that detail supports her purpose.

Week 2

  • Monday, September 14
    • Free Write:
      • My first great disappointment involved …
      • I learned the true power of authority the time I …
  • Tuesday, September 15
    • Free Write:
      • I learned the true value of friendship the time I …
      • My most embarrassing moment was the time …
  • Wednesday, September 16
    • Free Write:
      • I’ll never forget the time a member of my family completely embarrassed me. It was when…
      • The smell I most associate with my childhood home is…
  • Thursday, September 17
    • Free Write:
      • I will never forget the time I couldn’t stop laughing.
      • The first time I learned that adults are not perfect was the time…
  • Friday, September 18
    • Nothing

Week 3

  • Monday, September 21
    • Free Write: Choose one of the memories you wrote about last week and respond to the following:
      • How did I change? (Who was I before and after the situation?)
      • Why did the event or situation occur? What forces were at work?
      • Did I realize the significance of the event at the time? Why or why not?
      • Why was the event or situation important to me?
  • Tuesday, September 22
    • Free Write:Working with the memory you wrote about yesterday respond to the following:
      • What does my memory reveal or show about the nature of __? (childhood, fear, love, failure, etc.)
      • Who might relate to my memory? Why?
      • Is there a public issue is related to my memory? If so, what is it?
  • Wednesday, September 23
    • Free Write: Choose another memory you wrote about last week and respond to the following:
      • How did I change? (Who was I before and after the situation?)
      • Why did the event or situation occur? What forces were at work?
      • Did I realize the significance of the event at the time? Why or why not?
      • Why was the event or situation important to me?
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