Last week, we got after our anchor story, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" by J.D. Salinger. It's the most challenging and demanding story we've read to date. It's deeply weird and a bit disconcerting.
We spent at least one day inferring meaning from important sentences from the text. You collaborated with your small groups to suss out what the sentences might tell you about character, setting, situation, and conflict. It was a nice day of thinking and discussion.
Otherwise, it took a couple of days to get through the reading before we began the A Perfect Day for Analysis activity, which requires you to "claim" one aspect of this story to closely examine.
This week, we're returning to Bananafish and getting into a seminar, a lit analysis activity, and an iPad photo challenge.
This week, we also welcome our new student teacher Miss Carder! Please make her feel welcome and show her your awesomeness.