Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Readylist for Monday/Tuesday of Next Week!

Class: here is what is due Monday/Tuesday (3/23 and 3/24). You need to log onto your blogger and send me a comment that let's me know you understand what is expected for Monday and Tuesday. That task is your five (5) points readylist points for the day!

  1. Holocaust Project completed and ready to turn in (see your packet rubric for questions) . Note: use for your Works Cited Page and put four things in the upper right hand corner (using a header). Second Note: You turn in your Works Cited Page with your note cards Monday/Tuesday beginning of class.
  2. Essay Contest Entry (typed, double-spaced, and with four things in the upper right hand corner). Two reminders: use your contest number instead of your name; and make sure you have two (2) similes and two (2) metaphors.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mr. Mauel's Creative Writing Contest

Entry Rules - 7 of Them:

  1. Expositional Essay Rules (i.e., organization, content, etc.)

  2. Sit in the same row as your team members (LIONS, TIGERS, BEARS, OH MYS).

  3. ONE CAPTAIN FROM EACH TIME: Receive E-MAILS from your other TEAM members. In your e-mail, include your name and e-mail address.

  4. Example: Paul Mauel -

  5. SEND e-mails to CAPTAINS

  6. CAPTAINS, SEND E-MAIL TO ME AND YOUR TEAMMATES with EVERYONE'S email in the Subject: line of your email.

  7. Turn off your computers and take out your log-books.

Next Steps:

  1. YOU choose the topic from your Writing Territories.

  2. Create an Entry in your TOC/Assignment Page: Pre-Write for Essay Contest.

  3. PRE-WRITE: Generate 2-3 CDs and (CMS on those CDs) per body paragraph (See example).

  4. Get Stamped. That stamp is permission to turn on your computer.

  5. Pre-Write is to be done and stamped in your Logbook before you can begin typing.

  6. Once your pre-write is stamped, you will be assigned a contest number. Keep your contest number a secret!!

  7. wRiTInG THE ESSAY: You must use at least two metaphors and two similes - otherwise, you will be disqualified

  8. Writing Contest Entries shall be due March 12th (typed, double-spaced and stapled), 2009 at 2:15pm with FOUR THINGS IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER [of your header]: 1) YOUR CONTEST NUMBER (not name), 2) period number, 3) date, and 4) team name.

  9. LAST 10 MINUTES: PRIVACY SETTINGS DISCUSSION FOR CONTEST. Everyone go to Dashboard/Settings/Permissions. Only People I Choose, Copy and Paste Your Teammates's email addresses + your parent's + Mr. Mauel's ( into your allowed list. THEN, go to Dashboard/Edit My Profile (no last names, no ages, no mention of Tahoma or Maple Valley). Watch pictures!

  10. Everyone will post their Essays (along with a symbolic image) to their blogs once Top Ten finishers have been recognized.