Monday, April 30, 2012
Email your Hootenanny Essay to me at email@example.com If any student was absent, he or she has to complete the essay on his or her own. You can use the same errors as your group uses to chose six from.
Bring in the 5 sources in MLA style for your Social Entrepreneur essay. If you do not know how to cite a particular type of source, ask the librarian for help. You can ask me as well.
Bring in a fast draft of your book report essay for a casual review. Post your book titles and plot summaries in today's plan.
Bring Mango to class on Wednesday as well. We will read another chapter and talk about your books.
Book Report presentations are Monday, May 7; the essay is due then as well via email. We might do peer reviews on Monday if we get through the presentations early. Let me know if you want pizaa for your Hootenanny prize (smile).
We will share Hootenanny essays on Wednesday as well.
For those students who have not decided on a Social Entrepreneur, use Rodriguez. I know he's in LA, but you can use Always Running as one source, his website as another, I think you have an article already too. You just need two more sources.
What is his work?
2. SPHE "Hootenanny Essay"
3. "Book Report Essay Cyber-Assignment
Post here you book title, plot and the question you are thinking of answering in the essay.
4. Social Entrepreneur discussion
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We didn't do the quiz or a freewrite from House on Mango Street. We will either do the SV AGR quiz or Grammar Exam 2 (smile).
Keep reading your books for the book report essay. We will do the presentations on Wednesday or Monday.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Also Cal Day is April 21, 2012 Visit http://www.berkeley.edu/calday/
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Students were to turn in their Always Running essays. As of this writing, most essays are not in. Today we will talk about the Social Entrepreneur essay and watch one of the Frontline World videos and respond to the questions together.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Book Report Assignment
Each student was asked to choose a book. Preferably the author is alive and living in the Northern California and if the book; however, bring the book to class and let me see it before you start. It can be fiction or nonfiction.
For each essay, students need to find three articles: a published book review or analysis, and for the author, see if there is something on the author in Literary Criticism, (on-line in the Library Database and in COA library (public libraries as well). Third, find an article that addresses one of the themes in the book. Include all of these sources in your works cited page or bibliography.
The essay will be 2-3 pages and in it you will summarize your book’s major themes and analyze them. If the book is a biography, feel free to tell us something about the author and how he or she comes to know the person he or she writes about. (Avoid plot summaries.)
The presentation is weighted heavily here, so prepare well, and please include an abstract which includes the title of the book, the key points you plan to make and any arguments you’d like us to consider. Bring in copies for each student.
First Draft with Planning Sheet, Outline, due Monday, April 23___________
Final Draft April 25-27 via email____________
Presentations: Monday-Wednesday, April 23-25___________
Book Report Presentations: Monday, April 30
Grade is an “A “for all presentations or “-0-“ for opting out. The presentation is a quarter of the grade for this assignment
Social Entrepreneur Essay Assignment, Note the multiple components
Frontline World: Engaged Citizenry Cyber-Assignment. Complete between April 16-25.
This assignment will help students better articulate what a social entrepreneur is, although you have met many in the pages of Mighty and Half the Sky.
Students need to explore the terms, entrepreneur, engaged citizenry, business, social good to grasp fully what it meant by the term: social entrepreneur. Another related, but different term is philanthropy. An entrepreneur is not necessarily a philanthropist. You need to know the difference and do not choose a philanthropist.
This paper is your final.
The presentation is a quarter of the grade.
The book report essay is approaching. I will post the assignment sheets here as well. I will give students a paper copy on Monday.
We reviewed how to use Microsoft Comment (Review) and how to send in your essay:
1. Final Draft
2. Initial Planning Sheet
4. Peer Review
5. Cyber Assignments and Freewrites applicable to the topic "Always Running". We found 1 assignment. There might be more.
Make certain to include the assignment and semester in the subject line. If your name is not in your email, then include that as well as your class: Wanda Sabir Always Running Portfolio English 201A Spring 2012
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to copy yourself. Paste the portfolio in the body of the email and attach it.
1. Visit http://alameda.peralta.edu/projects/20013/EnglishSabirpathfinder.doc
2. http://alameda.peralta.edu/projects/20013/EvalWebWksht.doc for the assignment: Evaluating a web page. Students need to open this document to complete the earlier assignment.
Look here for the last two assignments with due dates. We decided that we will have our last class, finals--at a near by restaurant. If students do well on the Hootennany, I will pay for it.
The Always Running Essay takes its topic from the textbook. We spoke about this at length the over the past month. The essay should be 3-4 pages long, not including the works cited page. Each page should use one citation, a mix of 1 block quote, 1 free paraphrase, and 1 shorter citation.
Do not forget the works cited page. Proof read for all the Pidd grammar errors you have been studying this semester. There should be none in your essay.
The essay should be emailed to me: email@example.com It is due by Friday, April 13, 2012. Include all the cyber assignments and any freewrites connected to the text. Also include chapter notes.
Put everything in a Word Doc. and attach and paste the document. We will review this today in class.
If you have not already decided what book you'd like to read for your book report essay, decide now and after getting approval, start reading it. This essay will be due in a couple of weeks literally.
The Social Entrepreneur essay will be due mid-May, just before May 17. The presentation is your final.