Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, 9/11/2009


Paper #1
We discussed the They Say/I Say chapter about how to quote people/sources in your paper.  
We heard theses from people who hadn't shared them yesterday.
I reminded everyone that a two-page, typed rough draft of the paper is due on Monday.
I reminded people to use the wiki this weekend to peer conference or get help with writing the paper.

We continued viewing the History Channel's "Gods and Goddesses" video, and we shared some of the notes we took.


Strategy Instruction and Practice--VISUALIZATION!
We talked about the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch).
We talked about how important it is to picture in your head what the writer is describing, so that you really understand what you are reading.  
I read aloud a chapter from Sandra Cisneros' novel, The House on Mango Street.  The chapter was called "The Monkey Garden".  People highlighted visual details as I read.
With a partner, we made posters showing the monkey garden.  Each partner drew seven images that he/she visualized from the chapter.

Strategy Review--INFERENCING
As I read "The Monkey Garden", I stopped and asked people to read between the lines, to fill in the blanks left by the narrator.  I asked, "What do you think you know about what's going on in this chapter, even though you haven't been told?"

I handed out grade printouts.  People who were missing work stayed to get handouts so they could make the work up over the weekend.  

None, IF you have all your work for class turned in; otherwise, please finish your make-up work for Monday.

(Third block had twenty-five minutes to read, but fourth did not, due to shortening for the two-hour late start.)

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