- I passed out mid-term grade printouts, and we took a few minutes to write notes about what we're doing well, what we want to improve on, and what we want our parents to know about our grade sheets.
- I went over the green peer conference sheet, and each writer filled one out.
- We traded with a new partner, and we spent twenty-five minutes thoughtfully conferencing over each other's papers.
- We played the Oedipus Game on the Big Screen.
- We took the reading quiz over pages 26-40.
- Read Professor Foster's chapter, "It's Greek to Me". Highlight or underline, and make at least ten talking-to-the-text annotations.
- We will read the rest of Oedipus Rex aloud in class tomorrow.
- I handed out grade printouts, and people wrote a note on the back regarding what they're proudest of, what they want to improve on, and what they want their parent to know about their grade thus far in class.
- We talked about why fluency is important, not only when you're reading aloud, but also when you're reading to yourself.
- We reviewed the four areas of fluency.
- We practiced on an excerpt from Looking for Alaska. We noted where we got clues (like Super Signals) about how we should read the text.
- Two people read the passage aloud after that, and we talked about HOW they knew what expressions to use, etc.
- We laid out our vocab cards, then we sorted them into little piles where we saw relationships. We did this until I had a sentence from everyone, which I put up on the Big Screen and talked about.
Read and Relax
- We had about twenty-five minutes to read today.