- We read for seventy-six minutes today! :-)
- Everyone picked up his/her autobiographical poem (rough draft) and a rubric.
- I put up snippets (one from each person's poem), and we talked about what was strong about each examples: title, alliteration, detail, line breaks, diction.
- We had twenty minutes to revise the poem from rough draft to final using our rubric, what we learned in looking at the snippets, and our own insightful brains.
- People who finished turn their poems in.
- Any who didn't finish needs to finish for homework, and turn the poem in tomorrow at the beginning of the block.
- We reviewed the pages in the book about dialogue.
- We talked about collaboration--working together. With two brains, you should be extra-sure your editing is correct, and you should have a page-long story composed in the next twenty minutes.
- We worked for twenty minutes, then saved our stories in the student volume so we could look at them on the Big Screen.
- We had myriad computer issues, so things went a bit slower today than normal.
- Style Elements, page 11
- We wrote for ten minutes about #3--Gender Roles and Expectations.
We talked in class about things on people's mind regarding the novel:
- Esperanza's age (lies about her age to get job; Catholic high school)
- How the girls look older; what happens when they look older
- Belonging/Fitting In
- Nuns; crying in the nun's office
- People want to kiss her
- more serious topics in this third of the novel
Small Learning Groups
- We continued our discussion of motifs (p. 7), style elements (p. 11), and characters.
- We took the quiz over pages 30-64.
- ...same drill as two days prior.
- wikipost--three college questions
- reading--pages 64-94
- page 12 in yellow packet