Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

READING



Reading 1st and 2nd Blocks
Hello again, lovelies!  I showed your vocab quiz slideshows at my class Wednesday, and everyone was very impressed with the quizzes you created—how topical the pictures were, and how well-written the quiz questions were—well-done!


20 MINUTES
1) Do we all remember the discussion from yesterday, about why PHRASING matters?
What are the rules for where to PHRASE something (slashes)? 
What do you do when there are no rules? 
Why is PHRASING important?  
How will PHRASING help your listeners understand your reading?
2) Grab a Phrasing Practice--Worksheet #2 off the back table.
3) Remembering the rules, and remembering what you know about WHY PHRASING MATTERS, follow the directions, and complete the following sentences:
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4
4
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7
8


4) Read your book until everyone has finished the worksheet.  
5) When Mr. Collins sees everyone is done, it’s time to pair-shair.  PLEASE be nice, and make sure everyone has a partner—go in threes, if you need to.
6) Compare notes—talk about differences in where you slashed your sentences.  Make any changes you want to make to your own paper, put your name on it, then put it in the drawer.


15-20 MINUTES
7) You have fifteen minutes to play TWO rounds of GUESS THE EMOTION.  The directions are pinned up by the white board.  Mr. Collins will go over them with you.  You need to be in SIX different groups—that means about THREE people per group in first block, and FOUR people per group in second block.  
8) When you get your group, get a set of cards out of the tray on the circle table.  
9) When you go through all those cards, return that set, and get the next set from the other tray.


REMEMBER, WE’RE PLAYING THIS GAME TO PRACTICE USING EXPRESSION WHEN YOU READ TO STEWART KIDS IN A WEEK AND A HALF.  IF MR. COLLINS SAYS YOU WASTED YOUR TIME, OR THAT YOU DIDN’T TRY YOUR BEST TO PLAY THE GAME, I WILL DEAL WITH YOU ON FRIDAY, AND IT WILL NOT BE PLEASANT.




30-40 MINUTES
Read and Relax
Grab your pink sheet!
No one is in the carpet corner today.  Stay at home.  




REMINDER:  If you didn’t put your yellow children’s books sheet in the drawer yesterday, do so now, or you’ll get a big ol’ zero.  Thanks!


AP ENGLISH


We took the essay portion of our mid-term exam.

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