Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekly Agenda 9/28-10/2

MON
Holiday
Yom Kippur

TUES
Early Dismissal Minimum Day
Swap Journal and write a 1 paragraph response to the writer. Reflect on these elements of their essay:
-format/grammar and mechanics
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
In groups or with neighbors brainstorm top 10 list of things to improve in writing essays.
HW finish list

WED
SSR
Double-Entry Journal #5

THURS
Review Writing List
Review and Quaker Share Kindred Journal Essay
Reflect on alienation
and identity
GET BOOKS -1984
HW Read 1984 first 10 pages and write 3-level questions

FRI
3Q Class Discussion
Introduce Taj Fel's Social Identity Theory
-Group identity
-individual
-groups in high school settings
George Orwell Biography
HW: 1984 finish reading chapter and write 3-level questions
Research terms associated with Orwell and 1984

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekly Agenda 9/21-9/25

MON
Kindred reading quiz
3-level discussion review
Introduce new terms
-dynamic/static character
-foil
-symbol
-theme
-motif
-personification
--pathetic fallacy
-conflict
-imagery
Glossary Entries
-group work
HW Finish glossary entries

TUES
Discuss time-travel
-as a metaphor
-as it relates to slavery
-as it defines Kindred as a Science-Fiction novel versus Memoir
Distinguishing theme and motif
HW Bring Independent books tomorrow and comp journals

WED
SSR
Double-entry #3
HW Take home Kindred Lit. Terms Quiz

THURS
Pair share and complete quiz
-review terms
Kindred and identity
-first person narrative
-articulating themes
-parallel conflicts
HW Research the concept alienation
Bring outside reading books tomorrow and journals

FRI
Subbed out for Baseline Grading
Reflect on the excerpt from an Octavia Butler interview and write a short essay(3 paragraphs), as journal entry #4.
If you finish early, you may read you independent reading book (no entry necessary)
If you don't finish, finish for HW.
HW Bring Kindred and Journals on Tuesday to share and review

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekly Agenda 9/14-9/18

MON
Curious Incident Quiz
Student Survey and Index Cards
Collect Reader Writer Inventory
-review titles and writing assignments from the past
HW Create 3-Level Questions on Curious Incident
AND bring books tomorrow

TUES
Review 3-Qs
-discussion credit
Creating Lists
-making sense
-categorizing and creating pattern
Literary Terms associated with Curious Incident
-characterization
-digression
-rhetorical question
-simile
-metaphor
-syllogism
-foreshadow
-allusion
-dramatic irony
-hypothetical
HW Glossary Entry for 2 literary terms (see format)

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #2
Practice
Review HW

THURS
Buddy Pairing
Essay Prep
-Jigsaw Foldables
--review basic essay elements
-Share and clarify with Buddy
HW Make sure you bring your book tomorrow

FRI
Baseline Essay
-in-class, timed writing
Collect Parent Signatures and materials check
HW Create 3-level questions on Kindred

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Welcome! Agenda Wed 9/9-Fri 9/11

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
WED

Anticipation Reaction Guide
--discussion
Excerpt and 10 minute writing
-journal style
Body Biography Template

HW Body Biography due Friday

THURSDAY
Article -nonfiction (supplementary reading)
-3-level questions
-marginalia practice

FRIDAY
Reader-Writer Inventory
Review Body Biography
-peer review: explain characteristics
Double-Entry Journal Practice
-format
-self-grading rubric
-models
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