Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Thursday, 8/30/2012!                                                 Day 7—Reading

When You Come In
·      Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
·      Grab the pink and blue handouts there.
·      Grab your pink daily log sheet and your free reading book.

Vocabulary Extra Credit Offer—Good All Term!  J
·      Extra Credit Record
·      Strategy tracking
o   Has anyone else been taught a reading strategy in another class?
o   Let’s start an Extra Credit record for that. 
o   You tell me when you’re instructed to use a strategy on a reading assignment!

Make-up reading sheet.
·      Where should you put this, so you’ll have it when you need it?
·      How will I grade it/give you credit for your make-up reading?

Six-Way Paragraph
1.      Blowing Their Tops—do this on your own, then READ AND RELAX FOR TEN MINUTES, until everyone’s finished.
2.     Pair-share to doublecheck your work.  We’ll check it as a class after that.  Started at _____; ending about ____?
a.         Reading Strategy #1:  Read the questions first!  (Give yourself purpose.)
b.         Reading Strategy #2:  Consider the title, before, during and after reading.
c.          Reading Strategy #3:  Annotation—write notes on the text as you find details you need.

Strategy Practice with Bookmark Journal #1—Purpose Explanation
1.      Make a PREDICTION.
2.     Consider the meaning of the TITLE.
3.     We have thirty-five minutes today for Read and Relax. This will give you time to READ, THINK, and WRITE.

Other Information
1.      Let me know if/when you finish a book.  We’ll have a book chat in the hallway (three questions and a book rating).  Thanks!
2.     Please let me know if you want a recommendation on what to read next.
3.     Finally, should we group books according to topic, instead of genre?
a.     Sports/
b.    Short, quick reads
c.     Biographies
d.    Autobiographies
e.     People Facing Adversities
f.      Romance
g.     Outdoors
h.    Vampires
i.      Science Fiction
j.      Poem format (Hopkins; Sold)
k.     Magic
l.      Mystery
m.   Recommended
n.    Action
o.    Scary/Horror
p.    Fantasy?  Dreams?
q.    Comedy

Last Four Minutes of Class
1.      Complete your pink daily reading log
a.     time ended
b.    page ended
2.     Rate yourself. (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
3.     Put your pink sheet and book over on the table where it was when class started.
4.     Please turn in your ORANGE bookmark journal (with predictions and title) to the drawer.

Please bring your computer to class tomorrow.  We will use it the last twenty minutes of the block.  Thank you!

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