Since I last updated and checked in here, a lot has happened. Like, A LOT of snow. Mega, mega snow. It was beautiful and relaxing, but now we're back at it. You've since finished up your Timeline Writing Projects, fine-tuned and turned them in, and now we're off and running in a short fiction unit.
As mentioned in class, I'm quite excited to be changing it up and coaching you up in close reading. So far, you guys are rocking it!
Because it's Friday night and I'm updating from home and I don't have our official unit text packet in front of me, I'll go ahead and link you to what we've covered this week.
This week, you learned a BRAND NEW text analysis strategy called 4-4-2. You took notes on the strategy, and then as a class, we applied it to the song Long Black Veil, which many of you were surprised and delighted by (in a dead lover kind of way anyway).
We also read a lovely, sad, and somewhat mind-bending story by Haruki Murakami called "On seeing the 100 percent perfect girl one beautiful April morning." We, of course, worked together to 442 it, and we shared our very best notices and questions.
We ended our week together by heading to our beautiful media center to search for books you GENUINELY might want to read. Mrs. Fleming pitched some info to you (isn't she delightful?), and we used your STAR scores to set your course. A lot of you walked away pretty excited about your new books!
It was a great week in English 10. Kudos to you all!