- We reviewed our four old words, and we learned one new one: IMPUDENT.
- 10--The Last Soldier
- We went over how to organize the binder, and we took a few minutes to do so. These are due tomorrow for a grade.
Read and Relax
- I handed out pink daily reading logs, and I explained how and why we're using it.
- I went over expectations (behavior and actions) for daily reading.
- We read for thirty minutes today.
*I continued my conferences with people.
"Good Readers, Good Writers"
- We shared our Reading Journal with a partner, marking their most developed, most thoughtful answer with a plus, and the one most in need of improvement with a minus.
- Then we each assessed our own best/worst response.
"Popular Mechanics" by Raymond Carver
- We read the short story silently, then answered the first five basic questions on our own.
- I then broke people into trios, and each trio answered a detailed RJ question, and created a tableau from the story.
- We had time for three trios to present, and we took a lot of time to discuss other issues that came up (custody; parenting; fairness; fault; blame; elements of style).
- We will continue discussing these issues tomorrow.
- I assigned the reading of Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain" (pp. 13-14). Most people had time to read the story in class in the fifteen minutes we had left.
- We went over the assignment RJ questions, and I clarified question six about horizontal and vertical imagery.
- For tomorrow, your "Cat in the Rain" RJ is due, questions 1, 2, 6, 8, and 9.