Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011


  • We organized all our bookmark journals for the final.
  • We tallied our pink daily reading grade.
  • We updated our yellow Reading Records.
  • I conferenced with about a third of the class about the above items.
  • We read for about seventy minutes.



  • We put our Writing Experiment #14 in the drawer.

Organization and Reflection

  • I handed back lots of papers, and we took the time to read over the comments, then log them into our folders.


  • We selected three pieces that we hadn't read aloud yet, and we spent twenty minutes with our small sharing groups--sharing, clapping, and making comments.
  • I handed back WWYLN? and the Death of Language assignments, along with directions for how to assess them.  Then we spent fifteen minutes completing that.
Revision and Portfolio Thinking
  • I passed out the getting-organized sheet, and I talked people through it.  People filled it out, then returned it to me.
Tomorrow, we start revision!

  • Work on your portfolio!

Book Club
  • We met in our lit circle groups to see what page number people are on, and then everyone selected a job from the packet.
  • We spent fifteen minutes of individual work-time completing the blue sheet for our role in today's discussion.
  • We had about ten minutes of discussion before lunch, and then we continued our discussions for another ten minutes when we got back.
  • We reviewed for twenty minutes with white boards.
  • Read your Book Club assignment.
  • Complete the page in the blue packet for your Book Circle role.
  • Complete your 1 1/2 pages, typed, doublespaced rough draft of your Graduation Essay.

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