- We read!
- Several people did book reports.
- Five people did book quick-chats.
- We placed Catchphrases for the last five minutes.
- I handed back the rough drafts of the Comparison/Contrast essay, and I gave reminders for today's drafting: define your terms clearly; organize you thoughts and arguments; review pages 164-176 of They Say/I Say for help with phrasing; remember to find a way to hook the reader in your introduction; frame everything.
- We had half an hour to type and draft, and then we pair-shaired about what was going well, and what wasn't. Partners made comments on each other's draft.
- I had people fill out an index card with three things/people/places/abilities they couldn't bear to lose.
- I read Elizabeth's poem "One Art" allows (p. 104).
- I explained specifically what a villanelle is (p. 105).
- I read one I wrote (p. 106), so we had a non-famous example, to go along with our "One Art" and our "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" example.
- I also read several from last year's AP class that were published in Earthbook.
- Villanelles are due THURSDAY, 11/12/2009.
- Each person went through the words individually, and then we paired up for Slap It!
- Read Helen Vendler's essay on pages 99-103, and complete the Reading Journal questions.
- Study your vocabulary words for ten minutes.
- Start working on your villanelle.
- Writing Experiment #2
- We spent the first fifteen minutes reading Earthbook in search of pieces we enjoy. We selected three we might want to share with the class.
Cliché Story Sharing
- We read all the stories aloud.
- We viewed Miguel's portfolio (Powerpoint), and we talked about what we liked about it, and what characteristics it had that made it a portfolio.
Arts and Crafts
- We decorated our nametags, and we decorated our manila folders.