- I had book conferences with a few people; others worked on their book reports.
- We finished up book quick-chats, for people who needed to.
- Most people read for seventy minutes or so.
- Historical and Biographical Critical Approaches
- Food image
- Nick, once again, read aloud from page 34, and as he did so, we pinned up our color pics of the food.
- We broke into our three groups from yesterday to read and discuss the list of Victorian Parlour Games. Each group decided on a game it would run for the class to play.
- We played "Pass the Slipper" (or in our case, a monkey).
- We played "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"--none of us lasted very long with the whole not-laughing thing.
- We spent about forty minutes on the third and final draft of the comparison/contrast essay, and we saved it into the Student Volume for discussion later.
- Transformation Free Write (red handout)
- We read seven more people's EB faves today to practice reading aloud, and to practice being good listeners.
Writing Experiment #3
- I Am a Russian Tailor--I read two examples from last year, and then we took ten minutes to start our own poem.
- We traded with a partner, and smileyed our favorite three lines.
- We went around the room, and everyone shared his/her best line.
- We turned them in; we'll type them up and revise them in a few days.
- Death of Language--we reviewed the assignment, and then everyone shared one of his/her words for the list. We had thirty minutes of quiet worktime to think about and type our Death of Language lists. This assignments is due on THURSDAY.
- I continued reading the secrets, and people continued trying to guess who the secret belonged to. We had time to reveal seven people. We'll reveal the rest tomorrow!
- Free Write #3--Making a Comback or This I Believe--write/type for twenty minutes on either topic.