Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday, 9/22/2009


Homework Due
  • College Research
  • Baggie of vocab. words
  • Jefferson RJ (two questions on paper, one on wiki)
Paper #1
  • I handed papers back, along with typed comments.
  • We reviewed the writing rubric.
  • We agreed that second drafts will be due on THURSDAY for a final peer conference.
  • Final drafts will be due MONDAY.
  • We spent fifteen minutes defining the new words in groups of three.
  • When we got back together, we sponged off each other until all of us had all definitions written on the back of our vocab. cards.
"The Dangers of Reading Fiction"
  • We spent ten minutes or so talking about a couple of the RJ questions.  We'll return to fiction in a week or so, and we'll re-consider Jefferson's essay at that time.
Oedipus Rex
  • We talked a bit about the basic outline of the play, which Greek audiences would already know.
  • I passed out the plays, and we started reading.
  • Oedipus Rex Reading:  read page 65 for background; then read pages 9-26.  We'll have a reading quiz tomorrow.


Strategy Practice
  • We reviewed Friday's reading of "They're Made Out of Meat," and people told me again what I was doing wrong in my read-aloud.
  • We reviewed the four areas of fluency.
  • We reviewed our notes for Super Signals, then added to it.  We will continue to add to this list.
Bookmark Journal
  • Find, note and explain two super signals used in the book you are reading now.
Read and Relax (thirty minutes)

Vocabulary Instruction
  • I handed out green sheets for TENACIOUS and PACIFY.  We talked about each of the words, then added them to our green vocab. grids.
Vocabulary Review
  • We reviewed our vocab. with the cards.
  • Mr. P. came down and talked with us about what "congruent" is in math.  We thought about how it tied in to our vocab word, "incongruent".  Thanks, Mr. P!

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