- I handed back RJs, and I talked about what I'm looking for: complete sentences and complete thoughts; your insights, musing, questions, and hypothesis; and textual evidence to support your ideas.
- We discussed people reactions, questions, comments and observations from reading the preface and the first section of the book.
- We culled the wiki posts, and we came up with a class definition of "myth".
- I read aloud "The Federer Fade", an article about the tennis champ in which the author calls on Greek mythology.
- We view several more mythology powerpoints: Greg presented on Achilles and Hector; Allie presented on Perseus; and Allison presented on Atalanta.
- I handed out a few more notes on minimalism. :-)
- We talked a bit out these notes.
- Read Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain" on pages 9-10.
- In your RJ, respond to questions 1, 2, 6, 8, and 9.
- Be prepared mentally (no writing needed) to discuss Hemingway's Iceberg Theory.
- We reviewed the five vocab words we've learned before with Everybody Up!
- We recalled events from yesterday's story, "The Candy Bite".
- We talked about WHY we remembered the events from this story so well--because we STOPPED and THOUGHT about what we were reading, by making PREDICTIONS as we read.
- I showed examples of how to do the Bookmark Journal for "Predict".
- I showed how to head the notes.
Workshop Time (We had about fifty minutes for this today.)
- Complete the six-way paragraph, The First National Monument.
- Do your Bookmark Journal over PREDICT.
- Fill out your pink daily reading log.
- Read and relax!
- Have chats with me if you've finished a book.