Listened to teen essays from NPR site. Passed out project packet and discussed expectations. Found quotes in library to represent our essays. HW: Finish classwork. CPA & Honors: Work on outside reading project.
Reading quiz on end of book. Finished group work on two poems and discussed them. Started talking about next assignment, "This I Believe Essays." HW: Work on extra reading project: CPA and Honors.
Journal: "Take a Line for a Ride." Share entries. Talked about the need for transitions in writing and what that actually means. Presented strategies for transitioning and practiced them. HW: Read TWM according to posted schedule and write 2 dialectical journal posts in response to the reading.
Reading quiz pages 80-129. Talked about dialectic journals. Practiced Awubis comma rule using model sentences. HW: Pages 130-159 with 3 sticky notes.
Wrote in journals about TWM. Worked in library to finish and post. HW: Finish essays and submit via Turnitin. Reading assignment for tonight is combined with Friday's reading so you should be on page 129 by the beginning of the period.
Worked on study guide for Tuesdays with Morrie. Worked in library on literary analysis papers. HW: Look at reading schedule. Essay deadline extended to beginning of class on Friday.
.Wrote in journals in response to prompt. Discussed last night's reading. Discussed paper some more. Quote sandwiches.
Sample literary analysis essays to use as a model. HW: See reading schedule. Write 3 sticky notes where you identify 1 aphorism, 1 metaphor and 1 simile.
New Reading Schedule for Tuesdays with Morrie. Plan accordingly! In class we worked on composing topic sentences with an organizing element and a connection to the thesis. Talked about new book and watched a film clip on ALS.
Gathered evidence for literary analysis essays on "The Most Dangerous Game." Then conducted a Socratic seminar discussion on the story. HW: Honor and CPA: Work on independent reading and journaling.