When You Come In
1. Please sign in.
2. Pick up a blue or purple bookmark.
3. Pick up a copy of “Those Three Wishes.
· Look at the bookmark journal to remind ourselves how to make a prediction. (Put these in your read-and-relax book!)
· In the margins of “Those Three Wishes”, write FIVE PREDICTIONS as I read aloud.
· We’ll discuss them as we go through the story.
· Write down the word “Summary” at the end of the story.
Strategy--Somebody Wanted But So
· Write a summary sentence for "Those Three Wishes" on your copy of the story.
SOMEBODY: Melinda; snail (Choose one!)
Our Class Model with Lindsay A.
WANTED: to sleep in, because she was tired
BUT: she had to come to school
SO: she got up, got ready for school, and got here on time!
Our Class Summaries:
· MELINDA WANTED everything, BUT she didn’t use her wishes wisely, SO she forgot and killed herself.
· MELINDA WANTED to gen at “A” on here test, BUT she got distracted by a snail, SO she forgot to study, and wished she was dead.
· MELINDA WANTED to have more power from a thousand wishes, BUT she wished she was dead, SO she died.
· MELINDA WANTED to study for her math test, BUT she ran into the snail and got sidetracked, SO she didn’t study and wished she was dead.
· THE SNAIL WANTED to get away and not get stepped on, BUT Melinda was going to step on him, SO the snail offered her three wishes.
Vocabulary—New Word: ALOOF
1. Write down three situations in which a person might keep himself/herself ALOOF from others. Make sure you write them down in enough detail that I can see your thinking.
2. Talk to me about one of your situations.
· I might keep myself ALOOF from other people if I’m a foreign exchange student, and I don’t know how to speak the language.
· I might be ALOOF if I’m tired, because I stay away from people so I can rest.
· I might be ALOOF if I’m in the grocery store and see someone I know, but I don’t want to talk to them, so I dart into a different aisle.
Read and Relax (8:58)
· I’ll start book chats at 9:15, for people who need them. Sign your name on the board, if you need a book chat.
· Carpet Corner = girls
2nd: Alan, Alan, Kelby and Matt
· Free Write #2 (any topic for ten minutes) 11:23-1133
· Turn your journal BACK in to me (on my desk) if your name is here: Mitch, Teara, Jessica, Jared)
· They Say / I Say
· Minimalism Essay Assignment (guidelines)
· Essay Outline—do not even think about the intro or the conclusion, until you have the body outlined; all you need to start is your thesis, which I’ve more or less created for you.
· AP Writing Rubric (Big Picture—Begin with the End in Mind.)
· Create poem folder on google docs.
· Read journals.
· Complete your essay outline—detail and organization!
· Poem (directions on blog dates 9/9)