Thursday, September 2, 2010


  • I handed out Binder Organization Reminders.  People used them to check the organization of their binders.
  • I handed out Make-Up Reading sheets and explained them.
  • We reviewed Reading Know-How--Making Inferences--and went over the worksheet.
  • We talked more about how and why inferences are important.
  • I read "The Wife's Story" by Ursula LeGuin, and people made inferences as I read.  I stopped every so often to listen to and discuss people's inferences, and what evidence from the text supported them.
  • Peopled turned in their ten inferences for me to check.
  • I handed out the orange Bookmark Journal sheets.  Everyone will do an inference with their reading book today.
Six-Way Paragraph
  • The First National Monument--we did it in class.  We'll check it tomorrow.
Read and Relax
  • We had twenty-five minutes to read today.


Essay #1
  • We talked about what we were looking for in the first essay.
  • We defined and gave examples of "constructive criticism".
  • We did Big Screen Surgery on three essays:  Glenda's, Bozidar's, and Marissa's.  What we learned from these was that even though we all used the same template to talk about the same chapter, our essays were still distinct from each other's, and they each still had their own focus points.
Face-to-Face Debate
  • We had twenty minutes to finish our prep for the debate.
  • Thanks to Amanda, for portraying Nabokov, and Marissa for portraying Hemingway, and Glenda for portraying Jefferson.  They argued, and we listened!
  • Bring in a CLEAN copy (no marks; no name) of your Random Autobiography.

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