A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008: Research Paper Reflections February 26, 2008

Filed under: Presidential Candidate Paper — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 9:04 pm
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Please respond to these questions in complete sentences.

1.  What do you feel you  have learned so far from our research paper project?

2.   What skills do you need help with at this point?

3.  On a scale of 1-5 (1 awful and 5 awesome), how do you feel about your progress on your research paper?  Why?

4.  What do you feel you have done well so far on your research paper?  Of what are you proud?

5.  What do you need to do next on your research paper?


Monday, February 25, 2008: Welcome Back and Tonight’s Agenda! February 24, 2008

Filed under: Announcements,Presidential Candidate Paper — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 6:40 pm
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I, along with Mr. Carnes, would like to welcome you back this evening!


Here is our agenda for tonight:

 1.  It is time to take a new diagnostic test in USA Test Prep for the American Lit./Comp. EOCT.    Go to http://www.usatestprep.com and log in with our new Cherokee ID and password.  This is extremely important!

2.  Once you are logged in, click on “English” and the text link to American Lit/Comp. EOCT.  Let me visually verify you  have selected the right test prep section.

3.  We will take the “medium” diagnostic test.  We will review instructions for what information to complete in each field at the top of the test and how to submit your test results.

4.  When you are done, please continue working on your research paper.  If you have not completed your outline, please do so.  Those of you who are done with your outlines may start drafting.  Remember to incorporate parenthetical citations (tonight’s mini-lesson!).

5.  We will conclude with a Georgia High School Graduation Test crossword puzzle tonight.

MLA Resources To Help You With Parenthetical Citations


Wednesday, February 13: Presidential Research Paper/Essay Outline Template February 13, 2008

Filed under: Presidential Candidate Paper — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 9:13 pm
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You can download and save the “template” of the outline format I want you to use for your outline.  Be sure to do a “file” and “save as” once you open it.  Please give careful attention to where you save this file!

You may use the Calibri font in the outline OR you may use Times New Roman 12.  Please see me if you need help.  I have created this video to help you out; please open this video and use it before you get started on your outline.  Please ask the media specialist for a set of headphones so you can hear the audio that goes with the video.  🙂

Be sure to save your outline as you work—you will print up whatever you have completed at 9:20 tonight.

Mrs. Hamilton


How do we get to our presidential research project? February 11, 2008

Filed under: Our Research Projects,Presidential Candidate Paper — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 9:59 pm
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  • Pathfinder Page: Presidential Persuasive Essay
  • Presidential Persuasive Information Sources
  • Don’t forget that Winter Break tutoring is available next week!  See Mrs. Hamilton for details, or sign up in the office with Ms. Barnes!  🙂


    Reflecting On Tonight’s Research, Thursday, February 7, 2008 February 8, 2008

    Filed under: Presidential Candidate Paper — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 2:00 am
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    Please answer these questions thoughtfully—you may type and save in Word before you post.  Please answer in complete sentences.

    1.  As of tonight, who is your candidate of choice?
    2.  What did you learn about your candidate tonight?  Please explain in 3-4 sentences.
    3.  As of tonight, what are the three issues that are important to you and that you are in agreement with regarding your candidate?
    4.  What was the most helpful information source you viewed tonight?
    5.   Based on what you read tonight, what is one question you have for your candidate?
    6.  How many sources did you put into NoodleTools tonight?
    7.  What questions, if any, do you have about the research assignment at this time?

    Thank you!

    Mrs. Hamilton 🙂


    Wednesday, February 6, 2008: Reflecting on Tonight’s Research! February 7, 2008

    Filed under: Presidential Candidate Paper — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 2:23 am
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    Take a moment to think about the candidate website or websites you viewed.

    1.  What ideas or information stood out to you?

    2.  Are any particular issues that you see on the candidate websites seeming important to you at this point?  If so, which ones?

    Please share your thoughts!  Thanks!

    Mrs. Hamilton 🙂