- RJ for "Elegy for Jane"
- We talked about the unit overview on page one: what looks familiar, what's new, what pieces we'll be reading, what skills we'll be working on, what Hirsch has to say about grief....
- I read "Elegy for Jane" (p. 3) aloud, and we discussed general questions people had, then moved on to discussing the RJ questions.
- I read "To an Athlete Dying Young" (p. 4), and we broke into the philosophy groups to discuss and answer the questions on page 5.
- We got back together as a whole class and talked about our responses to page 5
- Big Ideas from today's discussions: grief, dying young, different kinds of love, metaphors, rhythm, rhyme, syntax.
- Read Dylan Thomas' essay on the sounds in poetry (pages 6-7), and respond to the three RJ questions. You will need to look online for either "Jabberwocky" or "The Nosty Fright". Read one of them to answer the RJ question, please.
- We worked extensively on our kids' stories.
- I'd blog more, but I am completely exhausted by today's class. :-)
- Brian said it best today: "Mmmmm--I hate working under pressure." :-)
Anywho, please come to class tomorrow, THURSDAY, ready to jump on the bus, ride over to Stewart, eat lunch and have recess with the first-graders, and READ STORIES TO THEM!
We continued to work on revisions!