The week began with a trip to James Rumsey, some notes on questioning, our monthly Read What You Want Day, and two days of library LOTF group reading.
It was a bit disjointed, but we'll circle our wagons next week.
Here are the links and handouts:
Tuesday: Levels of Questioning notes
Thursday-Friday: Group reading & Questioning activity; chapter 4-5 reading
On tap next week -- Thank a Veteran letter, film, and get deep with Lord of the Flies happenings. #letsdoit
Shout out to 4th period and their INCREDIBLE participation in the acting activity for the beginning of chapter 3. Great job to these enthusiastic actors! You'd all make great island pig hunters.
What a successful week! LOTS of good ideas floating around your English 10 classes. Ideas about Good & Evil, The Beast, and Humanity as the Enemy...I'm going to call that a win. Lots of reading this week and getting the exposition, conflict, and complication.
Here's what our week looked like:
Monday, 10.19: LOTF ch. 1 reading
Wednesday, 10.21: LOTF ch. 1 quiz
Thursday, 10.22: LOTF ch. 2 reading & reciprocal teaching
Friday, 10.23: LOTF ch. 3 reader's theatre
A quick update:
Overall, it was a solid week. You've grown in your thinking and participation. Big thumbs up to those folks getting after the Big Ideas with maturity and an open mind.
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Crazy week; short post!
Before we get too far down the rabbit hole of last week, let me assure you that you will have ONE FINAL CLASS DAY of work time to get caught up -- to cross your Ts, dot your Is, and circle your wagons.
It was a wacky week with my senior field trip, AP conference, and kid field trip chaperone day (AKA -- 3 subs for some of you), but here's a quick rundown. Links are included, so make sure you're clicking if you've been absent.
Monday: All Summer in a Day & Dystopia passage analysis
Tuesday: Mentor Text, Disco Papa
Wednesday: Mentor Text writing assignment One Night Essay
Thursday: Essay work day
Friday: The Lottery reading & comic assignment complete with comic strip for your work
As mentioned above, tomorrow is for WORK. Come in swinging!
This week's mentor is my favorite so far. It's called "Disco Papa" by Karen Russell (of whom I am a major fan), and it's a lovely little essay about her grandfather.
We focused in on detail and imagery and how you can use Russell's sentences to recreate your OWN experiences.
One of my favorite examples so far: "The dance floor was shaped like a tortilla chip and kept lighting up in demonic colors." That sentence became: "The desks are shaped like arrows and pointing us in the direction of our futures." Woo woo?
Make sure you've completed your two column chart with headings Examples of Detail and Imagery from Mentor Text & My Imitation.
Looking forward to seeing how you use detail and imagery to tell your own story!
Here's what's happened in English 10 this week:
9.28 - Mentor Text Monday with "Fish Story"
9.29 - Dystopian Fiction notes & activity
9.30 - STEM presentation
10.1 - Dystopian concepts reinforcement film & t-chart
10.2 - Dystopian concepts reinforcement film & t-chart AND Writing Portfolio set up
Up next week? Read, read, read some really good dystopian short stories. Based on this week...I think you guys'll dig it.
Now: you have my permission to go binge watch The 100. :)