- Students will reflect upon the world around them while experimenting with their personal writing style.
- Students will practice learned sentence structures in order to improve their grammatical fluency.
Your CyberJournal is a document that records your progress in CyberEnglish9. You begin it in September and add to it each month. You finish it in May. The first purpose of this journal is to record your thoughts about the world around you. Journal prompts will be connected to ideas that we are studying and discussing in class. As with all the writing you encounter in CyberEnglish9, your cyberjournals should be though-provoking, insightful, and discriptive in nature.
The second purpose of the cyberjournals is to enhance your grammatical fluency through the use of sentence structure. Each cyberjournal you are assigned will have a sentence structure requirement, which will require you to use a specific structure within your writing. To fulfill this requirement, you must use the sentence structure correctly; it must function as part of your writing in terms of making sense and meshing with writing style.
Each journal post should be about 200 words long, a nice chunky paragraph. Give examples, reasons or illustrations to show what you mean. Also, be sure you check your entries for conventions errors. Do your best! These posts are worth 5 points each. Category: Cyberjournal Sub-Category: title of journal prompt. Tags: up to you but must be present. Hyperlink: a relevant and thought-extending hyperlink must be present (a link to dictionary.com is not thought-extending). Title: creative, unique must indicate topic of the cyberjournal.
Appositive: a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it. The appositive usually comes directly after the noun, but it can come before it.
Harry, a wizard, fought Lord Voldemort at Hogwarts.
Asyndeton (a-SIN-dih-tawn): Conjunction (and, or, but, for, nor, so, yet) is intentionally deleted from successive phrases or clauses.
Hermione was so academically precocious that by the time she was a first-year, she was already casting third-year spells, knew the history of Hogwarts, had mastered transfiguration.
Metaphors/Similes: Comparing a physical, tangible object to a greater idea about the written topic. Similes do so using like or as.
Doodle’s death is like the passing of hope. The narrator comes face-to-face with the evils within him that left his brother alone in the cold, rainy woods.
5: Mastery. Student correctly utilizes the sentence structure in a way that makes coherent sense, fits the writing style of the cyberjournal, and enhances the reader’s understanding of the ideas presented within the post. Blog post is detailed and contains descriptive language in explanation of ideas.
4: Success. Student correctly utilizes the sentence structure. Sentence fits the writing style of the cyberjournal, but doesn’t necessarily enhance the reader’s understanding of the ideas presented within the post. Blog post is detailed and contains descriptive language in explanation of ideas.
3: Valid attempt. Student has attempted to utilize the sentence structure, but sentence appears randomly with lack of connection to the rest of the writing and it doesn’t enhance the reader’s understanding of the ideas presented within the post. Blog post lacks detail and descriptive language in explanation of ideas.
2: Inadequate. Student has incorrectly attempted to utilize the sentence structure. Blog post represent limited detail and descriptive detail making explanation of ideas confusing in nature.
1: No attempt. Student has not attempted to utilize the sentence structure. Writing lacks any explanation of ideas.
0: assignment not completed.