Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 25th, 2014


Day Five
Monday, August 25th

When You Come In
  1. Sign in.
  2. Come over by me.
  3. Draw five names out of the purple bucket.
  4. Tape them to a sticky note.
  5. Keep them at your desk.

Share and respond to College-Prep assignment.
  1. Draw five names from the bowl.
  2. Read the information/advice/words of wisdom posted.
  3. “Reply” under each of your five assigned people’s data with a well-crafted three-sentence academic response to the one bit of advice that
    1. makes you have an a-ha moment.
    2. sounds like the opposite of what you believe your college experience will be like.
    3. was similar to something your college person said.
    4. was different from something your college person said.
When You Finish  (until I stop you at 8:35)
  1. Read the comments you got on your “What do good readers do?” assignment.
  2. Play on our quizlet vocab set until I stop you. (quiz Wednesday)

Partner Vocab Practice (no more than ten minutes?)
  1. Get with a partner.
  2. Cover the words and definitions on your orange sheet.
  3. Let your partner look at your pictures.
  4. Have him or her identify which pics show which words, and why.  (I’ve made you an extra word list, so you don’t have to uncover your sheet.)
  5. Now trade jobs--you try to identify which pics of your partner’s are which, and why.
  6. If you finish early, quiz each other over the words.  Read the definitions, and have your partner tell you the correct work, then reverse it.

  • Finish annotating How to Mark a book (fifteen - thirty minutes in class)

9:25--Last Ten Minutes of Class:  Big Picture
  • Discuss back side of syllabus--big goals for this class!  
  • Let’s check every Friday/Monday between now and mid-term, and we’ll see if we’re getting it done!  :-)


  1. Study quizlet words (quiz Wednesday).
  2. Finish reading and annotating “How to Mark a Book.” (due tomorrow, at the beginning of class)

Comp Strats

Day 5--Monday, August 25th, 2014--HOWDY!  :-)

When You Come In
1.     Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
2.     Pick up a Vocabulary Review sheet for words #1-#4, and follow the directions for completing it.
3.     Grab your free reading book and your pink sheet.

Vocabulary Review
  • Review Sheet #1
  • Please read your free reading book until I let you know everyone has finished, and then we’ll pair-share. Thank  you!
  • Turn this in to the drawer for a daily grade.

New Vocabulary--Get  two new words for today:
·      Resilient
Write down TWO sentences of someone being RESILIENT and recovering from an ADVERSITY, like this:
  • My grandma had cancer, which was an ADVERSITY to our whole family.  But she had chemotherapy, and now she’s recovering.  She’s been RESILIENT.
  • We faced the ADVERSITY of Mid-Prairie scoring on us, but we worked together as a team and were RESILIENT and scored on them.
  • Let me hear some of yours now.

3.     Write down TWO celebrities or famous people you feel are arrogant and stuck-up.
  • Lil’ Wayne—says he’s the greatest rapper alive.
  • Paris Hilton
  • RIchard Sherman
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Let me hear some more--not actual people at WHS!  ...famous people or famous characters!  :-)

Unscramble one synonym (similar word) and one antonym (opposite).

·      Haughty
o   Synonym =  PROUD
o   Antonym =  HUMBLE

Reading Strategy:  Archetypes (handout)
  • fundamental building blocks of storytelling
  • show up again and again

Let’s do a few of these together, on the big screen, then I’m going to put you in trios to come up with more.

Where would you put these settings?
  1. Titanic
  2. Tangled (Rapunzel)
  3. Field of Dreams
  4. Hunger Games
  5. Life of Pi
  6. Gilligan’s Island
  7. The Cask of Amontillado
  8. Because of Winn Dixie
  9. Percy Jackson
  10. Noah from the Bible
  11. Adam and Eve from the Bible

Third block had time to do the characters and get into trios.  Fourth block did not, so we’ll do that next time we talk about archetypes.

Where would you put these characters on your spreadsheet?
  1. Scar from The Lion King
  2. Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger games
  3. Stewy from Family Guy
  4. The grandma in Paranormal Activity
  5. Doofensmirtz in Phineas and Ferb
  6. Jack Sparrow
  7. Goldilocks
NOW:  In your trios, write down movies/books/shows/fairy tales for  Example #1 and #2 for setting and character archetypes.

Read and Relax
3rd block got twenty-two minutes to read.
4th block did quizlet instead for twenty-five minutes, since they barely got any time on it on Friday.
  • 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!

Last Two Minutes of Class
1.      Complete your pink daily reading log:  time ended, end page, and TOTAL PAGES READ.
2.     Text me how many pages you read today.  Be honest and exact, please and thank you!
3.     Put your pink sheet and book in their correct places.

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