Welcome to AP, officially!
- We talked about the overarching questions for the class:
- What does a good reader do?
- What does a good writer do?
- I introduced our mantra: Talk to the text!
- I talked about how we will use the wikispace, and I gave the information for this blog's address.
- Every class member is now a member of the wiki.
- We talked about what a backbone is, and how and why it's important. :-)
- We talked about Greek mythology as part of that backbone.
- I talked about why I feel studying some Greek mythology is important (page 45, blue section).
- I briefly introduced some of the key figures in mythology--pages 46-7.
- We reviewed on the big screen which Greek figures class members are interested in, per their wiki posts.
- Each class member selected one to create a powerpoint for, directions for which are on page 48.
iBook Workshop Time
- We had about twenty minutes to research and/or start creating the Greek mythology powerpoints.
- Read Nabokov's essay on pages 4-6 (yellow section).
- Talk to the test. Make at least ten annotations. (Today in class I modeled how to make annotations.)
- We each took a question about reading from the Question Bowl.
- Several people read their questions, then answered them.
- We listened, and we responded to the question as well, if we had something to add.
- I explained what a "just-right" book is (one you can comfortably read; one that appeals to you; one where you know most vocabulary).
- I showed where the books were located in the room, and everyone browsed to find one book they could read comfortably today during Read-and-Relax.
- We read for twenty minutes.
- I pulled people into the hallway one at a time to do a level-check for reading. Anyone I missed today I will listen to tomorrow or Friday.
- I handed out and explained the two surveys about you as a reader.
- People completed the surveys, then continued reading.