Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010



  • We went around the room, and each person told one detail he/she remembered from yesterday's chapter, "The Monkey Garden".  This showed us that visualizing when we read works to help us remember material better.
  • We had a gallery walk in the hallway to view the "Monkey Garden" posters.
  • I handed out the Bookmark Journal form for Visualizing, which we're going to fill out today when we are reading our own books.

Strategy--Somebody Wanted But So
I handed out an example of how the strategy works, and we got with our vocab partners from yesterday to use this strategy on 'The Monkey Garden".

Independent Reading

  • We completed the six-way paragraph.
  • We read and relaxed.
  • We worked on our visualizing bookmark journal.


  • Ten highlights/underlinings and annotations from, "Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before?"
Quick-Write #3
  • We took ten minutes to write on the myth quote of our choice.
Pair-Share--Greek References and Allusions
  • We got with a partner and explained the influences and references on pages 5-6.
*References and allusions you already knew?
  • Midas touch
  • Hercules
  • Atlas
  • Achilles Heel
  • Labyrinth
  • Titans
  • Tantalus
  • Pandora’s Box
*…ones that were new to you—Sisyphus; Procrustes; Pan; Tantalus

*Look at page 3.  
You’ve already selected ONE person or thing from this list, and you’re creating a powerpoint over it.
You will also need ONE to use for your Mythological Barbie/Ken project.
You will also need ONE to use for your Facebook project.
Total = 3 from page 3
  • We had thirty-five minutes to work on the Greek mythology powerpoints.
  • A lot of people told me who they were choosing for their Facebook project and their Barbie project.
  • Read, highlight/underline, and annotate Professor Foster's chapter 6.

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