Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Day 27

  • Happy Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

When You Come In
  1. Sign in.
  2. Make a circle, like yesterday.

Oedipus Rex--Circle Discussion and Read-Aloud

  1. Page 7—dramatic irony!  Be on the look-out, and annotate these as “DI” when you see them.
  2. Re-watch this five minute clip as we read Oedipus--can we track his journey?
  3. Start reading the play.
  4. Annotate as we go, making sure you definitely do all the following:
    1. DI
    2. Things Oedipus says/does that make him a good king
    3. Connections (to Greek myth; to the rest of the play; to other movies you’ve seen)
    4. Questions (…mostly when you read on your own.)
    5. Box or highlight vocab words.


  1. Read and annotate page 20, line 304, to page 26, line 485.

Day 27--Thursday, September 25th, 2014

When You Come In
  • Sign in.
  • Grab a foot-binding article.
  • Grab your book and your pink sheet.

Reading and Annotating
  • When you read, you  have to TALK TO THE TEXT--you have to have a conversation with the writer--agree, disagree, argue, question, connect….  

Strategy Review
  1. Number paragraphs before you start reading, if you’re going to be discussing the piece with others.
  2. Consider the title.  Make a guess about what it has to do with the story.  Consider it again after you read.
  3. Preview.  Read the questions first, before you read the text.  
  4. Visualize.  Use all five senses to picture the text in your mind.
  5. Vocabulary--look up words and references you don’t know, and write them on your paper.
  6. Make an inference. Read between the lines.
  7. Question.  
  8. Predict.  Make a smart guess about what will happen next.
  9. Connect.  Connect what you’re reading to something you know.
  10. Comment.
  11. Clarify.  Look closer when something is confusing, and try to make sense of it.  Answer a question you asked earlier in the reading.
  12. Pay attention to text structure:  pictures, captions, graphs,  similar articles, etc.
  13. Read every day.

Read-aloud and Annotate--Strategy Practice
  1. Grab a copy of the article, “Foot Binding.”
  2. Number your paragraphs, like I’m showing you on the big screen.
  3. Savannah, will you be my look-up person?  We have at least twelve words we’ll need to look up today.
  4. As I read, I’m going to ask you to use specific reading strategies:  connect, clarify, and comment mainly.
  5. I need to hear from everyone in discussion, so at times I will call on you by name, rather than asking for hands of volunteers.
  6. Adamaris, will you put a check mark next to people when I call their names?

Independent Work
  • People answered the ten questions on their own, then turned in the article.

  • We played quizlet for ten minutes.

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