Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Wednesday, 8/29/2012!                                                        Day 6—Reading

When You Come In
·      Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
·      Pick up a handout for the new vocab words.

New Vocabulary
·      Tenacious
·      Pacify

Vocabulary Review
Picture Quiz

On a sheet of notebook paper:
1.      Write “PICTURE QUIZ #1” at the top.
2.     Date it with “8/29”.
3.     Number from 1-25.
·      To augment          (verb)
·      Novice                  (noun)
·      Adversity              (noun)
·      Circuitous                         (adjective)
·      Haughty                (adjective)
·      Resilient               (adjective)
·      Tenacious                         (adjective)
·      To Pacify              (verb)

Strategy Practice with Bookmark Journal #1—Purpose Explanation
1.      Make a PREDICTION. (Postponed to Thursday/Friday; we spent a long time on the vocab.)
2.     Consider the meaning of the TITLE.  (Do this one—last space on your BMJ#1 sheet—today).
3.     We had thirty full minutes to read.  Normally, I’m giving you fifteen extra minutes today during Read-and-Relax.  This will give you time to READ, THINK, and WRITE.

Read and Relax
·      Get your reading log (pink sheet) and your reading book (reading log).
·      Fill it out.
·      Read and enjoy your just-right book for thirty minutes! 

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.    Romance
e.     Outdoors
f.      Vampires
g.     Science Fiction

Last Four Minutes of Class (9:31-ish)
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.

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