This is just to say that
I have forgotten
the blog that I
write for you.
I was distracted,
so tired yet so inspired.
Yeah, that's where we are on the eve' of Thanksgiving Break. In the time since our last Week In Review, we have been wrapping up Slaughterhouse and essays and diving in to Their Eyes Were Watching God.
So far we've gotten after voice and dialect, context and situation, and Janie and her sexy pear tree. There seems to be some really productive and rich discussion happening with this text, and I'm excited by our progress. We've studied mentor texts, posted our text noticings, and participated in our first silent discussion.
And in the meantime, I, of course, jetted off and back again to and fro Atlanta for the NCTE annual convention, which was mindblowingly awesome and inspiring. It was reiterated to me again that I have the best job in the world and teach the best kids in the world (*cough, cough -- that's you.) ;)
Here's what you need for now.
HERE is the updated calendar.
HERE is the commentary journal assignment.
Here is your virtual high five for being awesome:
Your Lit teacher, Mrs. Hilliard