When You Come In
· Please sign in.
· Please get the TWO green vocab sheets off my desk.
· Please find your new seat. This is your reminder that the term is one-third over. Have you finished book one, and are you started on book two? If not, you need to start reading outside of class.
· Austere Opposite = fancy; luxurious
o My Decision: I made a Hot Pocket
o The Catalyst: I was hungry.
o My Decision: I cleaned my room.
o The Catalyst: My mom said I couldn’t go out with friends until my room was clean.
Read-Aloud and Strategy Practice
· Make an Inference!
o Inference versus Obseravtion
§ Observation is what you see.
§ Inference is what you figure out.
o Far Side Cartoon
o Williams Jay Smith poem
A silver-scaled dragon with jaws flaming red
Sits at my elbow and toasts my bread.
I hand him fat slices, and then, one by one,
He hands them back when he sees they are done.
o Sentences from “A Pair of Silk Stockings” (Handout)
· “The Wife’s Tale”
o We started this in first block (ten minutes), and we’ll continue it tomorrow.
o In second block, I handed the pages out and explained them, but we didn’t begin the story.
Read and Relax (thirty minutes)
· Morgan C.
· Katie Z.
· Alan S.
· Allan R.
When You Come In:
· Please sign in!
· Please pick up the two blue papers on my desk.
· Find a new seat—NOT in the same place with the same people as the last three weeks. Put your name on a sticky note, and plaster it on your new chair!
People I need journals back from today:
Poetry Scavenger Hunt
· Started at 11:49; worked until 12:45, with thirty-five minutes out for lunch.
Poetry—Some Direction on How to Approach
· “The Nature of Proof in the Interpretation of Poetry, by Laurence Perrine (pages 22-30)
· We read and discussed pages 23 and 24 in class. We talked about tone, argument, They Say/I Say—and we basically summarized each paragraph in our own words.
· We made sure our final drafts of the minimalism essay were saved on google docs, and we handed in our rough drafts and peer conferences.
· DUE TUESDAY: Read Perrine, pages 23-27, and make careful, thoughtful, specific annotations on each page--show your thinking so I can see what you see, hear, and think.
· DUE WEDNESDAY: Vocab Sushi
· DUE FRIDAY: Earth-shattering Metaphor (saved in folder on google docs)