Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Day 2--Reading

When You Come In
·       Initial attendance on the clipboard on my desk.
·        Pull out your green vocab sheets, and study your words from yesterday.

Vocabulary Review
·       Novice
o   Synonyms
o   Antonyms
·       Adversity
o   Synonyms
o   Examples of adversities

·       Circuitous
o   Antonym:  DIRECT
1.      The road was very circuitous on my way to Riverside.
2.     I needed to waste time, so I took a CIRCUITOUS route to get where I wanted to go.

·       Augment Synonyms
1.      Supplement
2.     Increase
3.     Magnify
4.     Expand
5.     Broaden
6.     Intensify
7.     Enlarge
8.     Enhance
9.     Amplify
10.   Widen

Six-Way Paragraph—Understanding a Passage in Six Different Ways
·       The Story of the Hamburger”
·       w/a partner I draw for you
·       Started:  10:22
·       We’ll check and discuss your answers.
·       You’ll score your quiz, then put it in the drawer for a daily grade. 

Independent Reading (Sustained Silent Reading)
·       Reading Log
·       Thirty minutes to read


When You Come In
·                Initial for attendance on the clibboard on my desk.
·                Grab an iBook, and sign on to the wiki:
·                Five of you will need to get iBooks from Flattery’s cart.

Wiki Post
·                #1--What does a good reader do?
·                Post now, and we will visit these posts next week.

Annotation Review
·                Re-read your Harvard #2 reply.
·                Pair-share with a new person.
·                Sign the person’s entry, in the margin—this way we can keep track of who’s talked to who!
·                Let’s have five people share with the whole class.
·                Look at several books that were ANNOTATED by last year’s AP class. 
·                What do you notice about the annotations?

·                “How to Mark a Book” (pp. 7-10)
·                Think as you read.  How do you SHOW your thinking?  Annotations!  J  I’ve made big margins for you to WRITE IN.
·                Practice what you learned from Harvard #2 and from looking at annotations made by last year’s class.
·                I’ll read the first three paragraphs aloud, and then we’ll share what annotations we’re making. 

Journal Quote for Today’s Writing (ten minutes)
“Any book you pick up, if it’s good, is a printed circuit for your own life to flow through—so when you read a book, you are engaged in the events of the mind of the writer.  You are bringing your own creative faculties into sync.  You’re imagining the words, the sounds of the words, and you are thinking of the various characters in terms of people you’ve known—not in terms of the writer’s experience, but your own.”  (E. L. Doctorow)

How to Mark Up a Book
·                Homework:  For Monday, finish reading and annotating the piece.

It’s the #1 indicator of reading comprehension.  The stronger your vocabulary is, the stronger reader you will be!
·                user name and password
·                Start the assignment now; finish it for homework for Monday.

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