Your second rough draft (hopefully around 5 pages?) is due today!

Miss Lamb will call you individually to the back table to check over your rough draft and make sure you are on the right track and don't have any questions.  While she does this, you will watch selections from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  When everyone has had an opportunity to go, we will continue reading R&G.
Your first rough draft, of at least 3 pages is due today!  Hip hip hooray!

Miss Lamb would like to spend time conferencing with each one of you to make sure we are all on right track.  While Miss Lamb is calling you up to her desk, you will be editing two of your classmates' papers.  Not two at the same time, but two during the duration of the class.  The following list of guidelines will help you provide constructive comments to your peers.  Answer the questions on a sheet of paper, share with the person whose paper you read, and have them sign off on your comments.

Composition Questions:
1.  What is the theme of the paper?  Is the theme clearly stated in the thesis statement?  Remember, theme is expressed in a statement, not just a word.
2.  What three works will the author compare/contrast?
3.  Is an organizational structure apparent or developing?  How is the paper organized?  (piece by piece, topic, etc.)
4.  Are the sentences and points being made clear?  Choose one place where the argument is weak.  Where?  How can it be helped?  
5.  What idea or ideas do you take away after reading this paper?  What is memorable to you?

Conventions Questions:
1.  Does the paper use Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced throughout?
2.  Is the paper free of any spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or grammar errors?  Correct them on the paper.
3.  Are there sources that are directly quoted?  What are they?  Do they include parenthetical documentation and coincide with works on the Works Cited page?
Second hour:  Meet in Miss Lamb's room and trek to the computer lab.
Third hour:  Meet in the computer lab.
Fourth Hour:  Meet in Miss Lamb's room for announcements and trek to the computer lab.

Today, we will work on our thesis statements.  

Remember, your thesis statement:
+can be more than one sentence
+must state your theme ("Love" is not a theme.  "Love is all you need" is a theme, however cliche' and awful it may be.)
+must state all three works you are analyzing
Today we will work on our Annotated Bibliographies.  Use the format from the attached document as your guide, making sure you include the MLA citation, notes, and how you will use your source.
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This week we will be in the library working on our research project.
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Good morning!  Today we will go over our research assignment and then we will continue our discussion of the third AP es
Lots to do today!

First, we will listen to TCC presentations.  Then we will finish our Hamlet discussions, followed by a focused free write.  Next, we will begin talking about the Open Ended essay prompts.
Today we will continue our discussion over Hamlet.  

Any time we have left at the end of the hour will be spent going over the Open-Ended AP-Prompt.
Today we will begin our graded discussion over Hamlet.  We will go around the room sharing our favorite quotations and asking each other questions.  Please pay attention and engage your classmates with questions.