Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014


Day Seven
Wednesday, August 27th

When You Come In
  • Please sign in.  

  1. Take the quizlet quiz.
  2. When you finish, study the new quizlet word list!  :-)  You’re welcome!
  3. Handout:  next twenty vocab words; let’s pronounce them and find two synonyms for each one.

Literary Archetypes Assignment
Big Ideas
  1. We keep telling the same stories over and over again--why?
  2. If you know what to look for, you’re  better able to see patterns in what you’re reading.
  3. The purpose of today’s work in trios is to familiarize ourselves with literary archetypes in more detail.
  4. Here’s what I’d like to see today in your spreadsheets:
    1. evidence you are reading and discussing the packet as you go--there is lots of specific information in there, as well as EXAMPLES of archetypes.  :-)  
    2. Bible archetype examples
    3. Fairy tale archetype examples
    4. Greek myth archetype examples
    5. American Lit stories
    6. English 9 stories

Annotation Conference
  • I’ll be calling you back one at a time to talk about your “How to Mark a Book” annotations.  When you get the call, come meet with me, please!  

1.      Explore as many websites on this link as possible in the time I give you--at least five.
2.     Bookmark at least three websites  that you can use the rest of the term (and for the rest of your academic life) as resources.
3.     On schoology, complete the assignment by sending me the short names, or by cutting and pasting the links, for your three choices, and give me a detailed sentence or two reason for why you think EACH ONE is going to be useful to you in college note-taking.

Link for lesson on schoology:

Comp Strats

Day Eight
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

When You Come In
1.     Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
2.    Grab your free reading book and your pink sheet.

Strategy Review:  Prediction
  • How does making predictions help us understand what we we read better?

Strategy Instruction:  Visualization
1.      What are our five senses?
a.     Sight
b.    Sound
c.     Smell
d.    Taste
e.     Touch/texture

2.     What happens in your brain when you visualize what you’re reading?
3.     You get a copy of “Oranges to annotate.
4.    Just listen to the poem, one time through, as I read it.

Pair-Share--You put your brains together and work as one, but you EACH need to show all the writing you do.
  1. You highlight every SENSE you two visualized.  
  2. Together, talk about choices, and select two details for each of the five senses, and write them in the boxes.  
  3. Each of you fills in the Visualizing boxes.
  4. Started @ 2:17; ending about 2:30 (latest).

  1. When we finish, staple your annotated poem to the TOP of your visualizing sheet, and turn them into the drawer.  
  2. Don’t forget your name and the date.

  • Play quizlet quietly until I stop you!
  • Started at 2:33; ending at 2:43-ish

Bookmark Journal #1:  Visualizing
  • Strategy Practice = Bookmark Journal (handout)
  • Write down AT LEAST TEN CONCRETE—exact quotes—from the book you’re reading today in class.
  • This is your ticket out the door today.  You will hand it to me as you walk out the door.

Read and Relax
  • Get your reading log (pink sheet) and your reading book (reading log).
  • Fill it out.
  • Read and enjoy your just-right book.

Complete your pink daily reading log
a.     time ended
b.    page ended
2.     Rate yourself. (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
3. Put your pink sheet and book over on the table where it was when class started.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August, 26th, 2014


Day Six
Tuesday, August 26th

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Make sure your name is at the top of “How to Mark a Book,” then pop it in the turn-in drawer, please.

“Humanity's legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have.
All wisdom is in our stories and songs.
A story is how we construct our experiences.
At the very simplest, it can be:
'He/she was born, lived, died.'
Probably that is the template of our stories—
a beginning, middle, and end.
This structure is in our minds.”      Doris Lessing
“I decided to devote my life
to telling the story
because I felt that having survived
I owe something to the dead.
And anyone who does not remember
betrays them again.”                           --Elie Wiesel

8:34--Journal Response
  • Share with a NEW person today.  
  • Write your partner TWO specific comments, and aim for academic language in your writing.
1.      At least two detailed sentences
a.     Agree.
b.    Tell him/her if the journal made you think of a new idea/or something you hadn’t considered.
c.     Add on to an idea he/she says.
d.    Compliment their vocabulary—diction!
e.     Disagree, respectfully.
2.     Signed by you
3.     Make sure your name and date  are at the top of your paper, and the quote is taped on.
4.     Read your partner’s comments, then turn it in in the class drawer.

Big-Picture Thinking--Stories!
Title a sheet of notebook paper, “Stories We Know.”
1) Fairy Tales
2) The Bible
3) Shakespeare
4) Greek Mythology

Literary Archetypes Assignment
  1. Put your last names in front of the title, and make sure it’s in our CLASS google folder, located here:

1)      Save the notebook paper with the quadrants.
2)     Think American Lit!

3)      Quizlet quiz tomorrow--no true/false or multiple choice

Comp Strats

Day 6--TUESDAY, August 26th, 2014

When You Come In
1.     Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
2.    Grab your free reading book and your pink sheet.
3.     Get out your white grid from yesterday--archetypes for setting, character, and plot.

Reading Strategy:  Stories--Recognizing Patterns in Archetypes
  1. What are the stories (books, short stories, movies, plays, TV shoes) we all know?  
  2. Why do we tell stories?
    1. to entertain
    2. to calm
    3. to teach
    4. to let other people know--to communicate
  3. Where do they come from?
  4. Draw two lines on your notebook paper, so you end up with four quadrants.
  5. Label them as I tell you, and list as many examples of stories from each.
  6. Take notes as we talk.
  7. Put your name at the top, and turn this page in, after our class discussion.
  8. We will use this sheet tomorrow to help us fill in the archetype grid I gave you yesterday.
    1. Fairy Tale
      1. Goldilocks
      2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
      3. Cinderella
      4. Robin Hood
      5. Sleeping Beauty
      6. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
      7. Hansel and Gretel
      8. Beauty and the Beast
      9. The Three Little Pigs
      10. Rapunzel
      11. Jack and the Beanstalk
    2. The  Bible
      1. Adam and Eve--The Fall
      2. John the Baptist
      3. Noah’s Ark and the Flood
      4. Jesus--Loaves and Fishes
      5. Paul the Apostle
      6. The Creation Story
    3. Shakespeare
      1. Romeo and Juliet
    4. Greek Mythology
      1. Zeus
      2. Hades
      3. Poseidon
      4. Ares
      5. Hercules/Herakles
      6. Mt. Olympus
      7. Cyclopes
      8. Medusa
      9. Hydra
      10. Centaur (half-horse; half-human)
      11. Minotaur (half-bull; half-human)
      12. Satyr (half-goat; half-human)

Six-Way Paragraph—Understanding a Passage in Six Different Ways:  “Count Dracula”

  1. Reading Strategy #1:  Read the questions first!  (Give yourself purpose.)
  2. Reading Strategy #2:  Consider the title, before, during and after reading.
  3. Reading Strategy #3:  Annotation (Talk to the text.)
  4. Transition into Read and Relax when you finish you’re paragraphs--no sitting around staring at the ceiling!  :-)
  5. Read-and-Relax until 3:00.
  6. 3:00 = check paper, then turn it in.
  7. 3:05--Quizlet!