ENGLISH 5 – 5/5/21, WEDNESDAY

5-5:10:  What have you learned about yourself, recently? 5:10-5:35:  Knowing what you want to say IS the essay……. So, what do you want to say?  Where do you start?  What’s the word?  Then what? IDEA:  Start by talking to the reader of your paper….  Like, “Love is something that is inevitable.  Think of the people…

ENGLISH 5 – 5/3/21, Monday

5-5:10:  How are you feeling, now that the semester is over?  Plans for Summer? 5:10-5:40:  Sedaris…. -Your opinion. -What he showed you. -How you connected with him. -Are you going to read other works of his?  Why or why not? -Again, considering out semester’s dominant idea or theme of Truth, how is Sedairs’ truth-telling different…

ENGLISH 5 – 4/26/21, MONDAY

5-5:10:  How are you closing up the semester?  What is your plan, strategy, vision? 5:10-5:35:  Sedaris Observations?  Don’t worry about spoiling anything.. even if you reveal some occurrence or development we still have to read. 5:35-6:  Building the singular idea… using the books we’ve read.  Start researching around your idea… you will be required to…

ENGLISH 5 – 4/21/21, Wednesday

5-5:10:  Ideas you had today…. Ideas that made you stop and think more about hat idea.. 5:10-5:30:  You idea for the semester….  Where are you with it?  Some ideas of what you want to build…. 5:30-5:50:  Build an idea now around this question – “Does Sedaris provoke more questions or answers? OTP:  Questions offer more…

ENGLISH 5 – 4/14/21, Wednesday

5-:510:  What makes you happy?  What are the truths in that happiness? 510-5:25:  Sedaris….  Opinions.  Good, bad, indifferent.  BRING IT.  Just support your opinions, of course. 5:25-5:50:  When we read your story, we will…….. 5:50-6pm:  Forget tonight’s page for now, what’s in your blend of thoughts and visions? ASSIGNMENT:  Read the next 4 essays in…

ENGLISH 5 – 4/12/21, Monday

5-5:10pm:  What music did you listen to today, at the beginning?  What was the first track you heard?  What did it do for you? 5:10-5:35pm:  You and writing about you…. Where do you start?  Why? What do you want readers leaving with? OTP:  Leave your own essay having learned many things about our character and…

ENGLISH 5 – 3/31/21

5-5:10pm:  How was your day?  What did you see?  Where were you?  What did you do? *For tonight’s page:  There is always instruction right next to you and all around you.  Always.  Invariably. Also, if you’re ever “bored”, or blocked with writing, YOUR writing, make it not so.  And yes, it’s that easy. 5:10-5:35pm:  How…

English 5 – 3/8/21, Monday

5-5:10pm:  Hello!!  Tell us about your journal and journal writing lately.  Any stories?  Anything you could turn into a longer work?  Say 4-5 pages, ABOUT YOU? 5:10-5:40pm:  Samantha Irby’s essay flavor…..  tell us about it. 5:40-6pm:  What writing does for a reader, for the one writing.  But more than that… LIFE.  What we want from…

English 5 – Monday 3/1//20

5-5:10pm:  HI!  Tell us about your weekend, and day so far?  TELL US A STORY… we as readers will decide what it means… 5:10-5:35pm:  Telling a story… nothing is boring.  Why do people think of themselves as boring?  EVER?  As a narrator, the only thing you decide is whether to write or not.  that’s it….

English 5 – 2/24/21

5-5:10pm: Narrate your day… write it out!! 5:10-5:40pm: Open discussion on EVERYTHING… what you want as a career, Lawson, writing, the essay we’re writing… EVERYTHING. The more you write, the more credit you accrue. 5:40-6pm: Our next author, Samantha Irby…. Look her up right now. What did you find? What does she seem like? Like…