domingo, 24 de junio de 2018

PORTFOLIO 10: LITERARY ESSAY

PORTFOLIO #10: LITERARY ESSAY

How to write a LITERARY ESSAY,

At teacher training college students are asked to write literary essays. We analised a sample some weeks ago. If you want to know more on writing strategies, click HERE. Perhaps, you need some more information or you'd rather read a sample, click HERE.
(BONUS: go HERE for more information and writing checklists)

    All the girls love Alice by Elton John





They dance alone by Sting




Where the streets have no names by U2.




An Englishman in NY by Sting

LOOK UP THE LYRICS IN THE WEB if necessary.

PORTFOLIO:

Watch these videos and listen to the lyrics of each song.
Read the NOTES below, if necessary,
look up extra information

  1. Write a LITERARY ESSAY (5 to 7 pragraphs) based on the topic: BELONGING (to an ethnic group OR political/sexual/religious minority, other groups/minorities). You should use AT LEAST the lyrics of three of the songs/videos above. Include a good title, a cover, index (if necessary), sources (correctly quoted). 
    1. Font: 12 Times New Roman or Arial
      Space: 1.5
      Pragraphs: indented, 1st line.
    2. UPLOAD your 1st version to your portfolio and HAND IN paper version

DEADLINE: LAST class before Winter holidays.

NOTES:
  • All the girls like Alice This is a look into the gay lifestyle of England through the eyes and lyrics of Bernie Taupin, Elton's songwriting partner. He made up the tragic story of a young lesbian who died in the streets.
  • They dance alone: Sting wrote this after he saw a brief news story about women dancing in the streets of Chile torn apart by the Pinochet regime. The women were dancing in the streets with pictures of their husbands, fathers, brothers or sons pinned to their clothes or they were holding the pictures and dancing with them.
  • An Englishman in NY. Sting wrote this song about famed gay author Quentin Crisp and his experiences as an outcast. Crisp moved from London to New York in 1986, and Sting spent several days with the author. (thanks, John - Levittown, NY)
  • Where the streets have no names In 1985, Bono visited Ethiopia after performing at Live Aid. Many people assumed this song was about that trip, since the streets there really don't have names, just numbers. The song is actually about Ireland. In Ireland (and Northern Ireland), the many cities are divided: rich/poor, Catholic/Protestant, etc. By knowing which street a person lives on you can tell their religion, wealth and beliefs - it's where the streets have no name.       source:http://www.songfacts.com/
(BONUS: simply LOVED this pic!!

stella :-)

PORTFOLIO 9: BOOK REVIEW.

PORTFOLIO ENTRY #9: Book Review: From Paragraph to Essay.



  • Watch this video and TAKE DOWN STUDY NOTES on how to write a book review.
  • Are you looking for some EXTRA information? Go to THIS SITE and read more: Writing Center of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (this info CAN be INCLUDED in your study notes)
  • Then reread From Paragraph to Essay and create a book review on the source. Include EVERY TYPE of paragraph.
  • create a PREZI PRESENTATION to summarize the types of paragraphs in this book. Remember to include not only the TYPE of PARAGRAPH but aslo some KEY CHARACTERISTICS of each type.
  • Paste the following on your portfolio:
    • study notes
    • book review 
    • Prezi (with summary)

Deadline: July 4th

stella

lunes, 4 de junio de 2018

PORTFOLIO 8- MORE ON THESIS STATEMENT.



Resultado de imagen para THESIS STATEMENTS
(SIMPLY LOVED THE PIC!!)





Thesis statements:  How to improve them.



deadline: JUNE 10th

stella

domingo, 3 de junio de 2018

PORTFOLIO 7 and PRESENTATIONS

PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 7.



Pick up the book 
The Study of Language. Go to chapters:

    Resultado de imagen para the study of language g yule
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Prepare an ORAL PRESENTATION (with visual aid -Prezi, Power point- a handout with summary and a brief activity for your mates)









INCOMPLETE ENTRY

BOOK: Yule, G (2016). The Study of Language. Chapters 10 & 11 . U.K.: CUP.


DEADLINE: June 3rd week

stella 

PORTFOLIO 6: HOW TO WRITE A FIVE-PARAGRAPH ESSAY.

 Portfolio entry #6:

  • Watch this video.
  • Take down notes.
 
  • Paste your notes to the WALL WISHER.
  • ONCE IT'S READY, embed it IN YOUR OWN PORTFOLIO. (arrow and box on the right)



Do you need a TUTORIAL) It's available HERE.


DEADLINE: June 15th


stella

PORTFOLIO 5: THESIS STATEMENT

 PORTFOLIO # 5.

As it was discussed in class, the last sentence of the introduction is called the THESIS STATEMENT. And it is the backbone to your essay. Watch the two videos to revise HOW to write a THESIS STATEMENT. 

PORTFOLIO:


  • Take down NOTES to be used to write or re-write your thesis statement.

  • Paste them onto your own e-portfolio.

  • Add the videos (optional)

  • acknowledge source(s)



  •  VIDEO 1


     VIDEO 2
      

     Tips for Writing Thesis Statements


    1.Determine what kind of paper you are writing:

  • An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience. 

  • An expository (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience. 

  • An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. 

  • The claim could be

  • an opinion

  • a policy proposal

  • an evaluation

  • a cause-and-effect statement

  • an interpretation. 

  • The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided. If you are writing a text that does not fall under these three categories (e.g., a narrative), a thesis statement somewhere in the first paragraph could still be helpful to your reader.
    2. Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence.
    3. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper.
    4. Your topic may change as you write, so you may need to revise your thesis statement to reflect exactly what you have discussed in the paper.


      DEADLINE: June 7th

       Adapted from: Purdue University. OWL.

       stella :-)

      sábado, 26 de mayo de 2018

      PORTFOLIO 4: TOPIC SENTENCE.


      PORTFOLIO ENTRY #4

      1- Draw a bulleted list with the most important items discussed in the video.

      CITE THE SOURCES (video) and embed it in your e-portfolio.



       2- Check these topic sentences. Visit the site from the Univeristy of Ottawa.  Paste the paragraphs (at least 3) and the correspondig TOPIC SENTENCES.

      3- "EXAMPLES of Topic sentences and how to write them": HERE

      DEADLINE: JUNE 1.


      stella 

      domingo, 13 de mayo de 2018

      PORTFOLIO 3: SPEECH ACTS.


      PORTFOLIO ENTRY 3

      • Watch the video, do to the THINK section. (YOU HAVE TO LOGIN)
      • Upload the video to your portfolio
      • Add a brief summary




      DEADLINE: MAY 25th

      stella

      HOW TO CITE SOURCES.



      There are several ways to cite a source (MLA, Turabian, Chicago). Here you have APA Citation Style

      Author(s). (Date). Title of Book/ "Title of Article"/ Title of Periodical/ Volume. Pages. Place of Publication. Publisher. 



      Journal or Magazine Article

      Wilcox, R. V. (1991). "Shifting roles and synthetic women in Star Trek: The Next Generation". Studies in Popular Culture, 13(2), 53-65.

      Journal or Magazine Article

      Dubeck, L. (1990). "Science fiction aids science teaching." Physics Teacher, 28, 316-318.

      Newspaper Article

      Di Rado, A. (1995, March 15). "Trekking through college: Classes explore modern society using the world of Star Trek." Los Angeles Times, p. A3.

      Article from an Internet Database

      Mershon, D. H. (1998, November-December). "Star Trek on the brain: Alien minds, human minds." American Scientist, 86, 585. Retrieved July 29, 1999, from Expanded Academic ASAP database.

      BookOkuda, M., & Okuda, D. (1993). Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Book Pocket Books

      Article or ChapterJames, N. E. (1988). "Two sides of paradise: The Eden myth according to Kirk and Spock." In D. Palumbo (Ed.), Spectrum of the fantastic (pp. 219-223). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

      Encyclopedia ArticleSturgeon, T. (1995). Science fiction. In The encyclopedia Americana (Vol. 24, pp. 390-392). Danbury, CT: Grolier.

      WebsiteLynch, T. (1996). DS9 trials and tribble-ations review. Retrieved October 8, 2008, from Psi Phi: Bradley's Science Fiction Club Web site: http://www.bradley.edu/campusorg/psiphi/DS9/ep/ 503r.html



      Notes
      • Arrange the items on your reference list alphabetically by author, interfiling books, articles, etc.
      • Use only the initials of the authors' first (and middle) names.
      • If no author is given, start with the title and then the date.
      • If you are using a typewriter that cannot produce italics, then use underlining instead.
      • Magazine articles: include the month (and day) as shown under Newspapers.
      • Websites: if the date the page was created is not given, use (n.d.).



        adapted from: http://essayinfo.com/citations/index.php


      Stella

      PORTFOLIO ENTRIES 1 & 2.



      CREATE YOUR OWN E-PORTFOLIO


      PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 1
      • Post a WELCOME message
      • you can use TEXT GENERATORS:  FodeyImage chef or Google images.


      PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 2

      (SS who are taking the subject for a second time, can use LAST YEAR entry)

      DUE DATE: MAY 25th

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      WELCOME

      WELCOME TO 2018 COURSE

      Resultado de imagen para WELCOME GIF

      sábado, 2 de abril de 2016

      Recap: How to write a well written paragraph.



      Portfolio entry #5:


      • Watch the following video. Remember the structure of paragraphs we discussed in class. 
      • Write one (or more) paragraphs summarysing the contents of the lecture. (Try to keep your paragraph(s) well organized.)






      DUE DATE:


      stella