Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Day Sixteen

When You Come In
·       Sign in, please.
·       Pick up “A Bitter Feud”.

Six-Way Paragraph
·       64  A Bitter Feud
·       Read the questions first, then read the passage.  Then answer the questions, as we usually do.
·       Read your free reading book until everyone is finished (ten minutes?)
·       We’ll pair-share and check about 10:10-ish.

Vocabulary Review (We’ll play the Flyswatter Game AFTER this.)
1.      Count up your cards, and fill out the “Sixteen Vocabulary Cards” sheet.
2.     Spread your words out on your desk, word side up.
3.     Repeat after me, and show me your card.

Vocabulary Card Connections
1.      Spread your cards out on your desk, word side up.
2.     Start looking for CONNECTIONS between words.  (If you can see connections between words, that means you’re really learning them and understanding their meanings.)
3.     Make piles of your connections.
4.     We will share our connection sentences aloud on the BIG SCREEN.  If one of the sentences sparks a connection in your mind, write it down.

Our Examples from Second Block
·       Jase:  When we heard she had cancer, to PACIFY her, we told her to be TENACIOUS and not give up hope.
·       Kelby:  The NOVICE football player was TENACIOUS when it came to facing ADVERSITIES on the field.  He used his CEREBRAL brain to think positive thoughts, and he PACIFIED himself.
·       Matt:  Cam was a NOVICE football player, but since he was so good, he was going to CURTAIL the veteran’s career.
·       Jenny:  Hitler was HAUGHTY, so he created the HOLOCAUST to get ride of Jews, and that was an ADVERSITY, which I ABHOR.
·       Melissa:  After Mike the Situation was acting HAUGHTY, he hit his head on the wall.  Even though it hurt, he was RESILIENT and got back up and went back to arguing with Ron.

Daily Work
·       Head your paper “VOCABULARY CONNECTIONS, 9/16), and put your name on it!
·       Grading:  I will be looking for FIVE well-written connection sentences in your notes for a daily grade, and I’m looking for participation.
·       Put your Vocabulary Connections in the drawer when you’re done, and then read your free reading book until everyone is finished.

Vocab Game (2nd Block only)
·       The Flyswatter Game

Read and Relax
·       We read for half an hour today.


Peer Conference—Minimalism Essay First Draft
·       Chat with me on how we want this to look.

Journal Quote: 
·       Selection ONE of the following to write on for ten minutes.  You might keep your experiences this week (and what you need to do to create a final draft for Monday) in your head, too.  …any connections?

“I don't like to write, but I love to have written.”
 --Michael Kanin (American playwright, screenwriter, director and producer)

“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
 --Joan Didion (American journalist and novelist)

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”                                    --Gene Fowler (American journalist and biographer)

We completed a peer conference over the rough draft of the essay.

Have a final copy of your essay saved in google docs by 11:20AM Monday, please.

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