Hwigyeong Girls' High School Writing Academy
After a week off for a holiday, the Hwigyeong Writing Academy went through another fun-packed session of fun and games and essay writing in our fifth class session.
The lesson is attached below. Since this is a writing class, we neeed to write something for the class. This week and the next two weeks we will be writing short essays for credit for the class and posting them to the class discussion area in Canvas.
Everyone committed to going through the rest of the lesson on their own with the essay structure we built in class to post their own amazing essay in the online class Canvas discussion area. If you did not attend class, please go over the lesson and build your own essay anyway.
Please post an essay of at least 150-250 words including some of the features we used in today's lesson to Canvas before we meet again next Thursday. We will look at a few essays on the screen in class and give each other feedback.
In our fourth class session, Hwigyeong writers made the move from paragraphs to short essays. We got practice working with essay introductions, thesis statements, body paragraphs, conclusions, transitions, and more.
For next week, please take a few minutes to share your thought on Canvas about what type of essay you would like to write next time we meet.
Also please respond to something a classmate or two has written in the Canvas discussion area or send me an email.
Enjoy your holiday and come back June 13th ready to write some more.
2019.05.16 & 05.23
Our second and third week sessions also went well, with Hwigyeong writers learning more about building paragraphs using the lessons attached below. We start off every session with a word, quote, and joke of the day, and then move on to writing for the bulk of the session, and usually finish off with something light like a game or competition.
For next week, please build one of the paragraphs we worked on in Week 2 or Week 3. Use the ideas and outline we built in class, and then write a paragraph based on that framework as completely as you can, type it up and post it to canvas. For the subject line of your post please write (Your Name/Second Paragraph).
If you can, please post your paragraph before Monday night. Then, using the sandwich method (see below), please write a helpful, thorough comment in a reply to one of your classmate's paragraph writing.
The instructions we went through to build our paragraphs Weeks 2 and 3 are attached below. Download the files to complete the lesson.
Make it great and have fun!
P.S. If you want to write a journal entry and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will be glad to reply with a brief comment. This week's journal question is:
What is the greatest lesson you ever learned?
But you can write about whatever you like and I'll be glad to read it.
See you in class!
Our class had a great first session, going over some basic intros, class procedures, and looking at the building blocks of a paragraph -- topic sentences, body sentences, and conclusions.
We put together the skeleton of a paragraph about a skill we'd like to learn and why in class. For homework, please respond to your invitation from the class Canvas Discussion area and figure out how to log in. Click the "Discussions" link on the left side of the page and then the blue button that says "+ Discussion." Then, type up your paragraph for the first post in the discussion area. Please use "Session 1/Your Name" as the subject line of the post. Be sure to post before midnight Sunday night, May 12th.
After that, please use the Sandwich Method (photo below) to give feedback to one classmate by replying to their post in Canvas before we meet again on Thursday. This method means you give some specific positive comments about their writing, and a comment or suggestion about something that is not quite clear or could be improved, along with a suggestion on how to improve it, and finishing off with a general positive statement about the piece of writing overall.
The instructions we went through to build our paragraphs are attached below. Download the file to complete the lesson.
We finished off our session with a few minutes' journal writing on "How do people know when you are upset?" While you are not required to share your journal entries with anyone, they are your personal writng about your thoughts and feelings, I will enjoy reading them if you'd like to share them with me and I will respond.
Don't forget the Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day!
Thanks for a great class!