Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday, 12/11/14--CPR

Thursday, December 11th
Day 35--Happy Thursday!
(Nine days remaining)

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Please pick up the TWO yellow vocab sheets for our last reading together:  George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Directions for After the Oedipus Rex Final
  1. Turn it in to the drawer.
  2. Start with either one of your yellow vocab lists.  Go word by word, and write down TWO EXEMPLARS of people, places, situations or things for that word.  
  3. If you get stumped, skip ahead to another word.
  4. Do as many as you can before I stop you.

Preparing to Read the Novel
  1. On the top of your copy of Animal Farm, write the following statement:  “This book is a FABLE.”
  2. Let’s discuss what a fable is.  What are the characteristics of a FABLE?  Write them underneath the statment, “This book is a FABLE.”
  3. Let’s read/view a few short fables, so you have a couple of examples to consider:

  1. Get out your two vocab lists.  You should be on the lookout for CONNECTIONS as you are reading today.
  2. HIGHLIGHT vocab words when you see them, and write the definitions out to the side as part of your annotating, please.

12:15--Animal Farm Reading Assignment
  1. Read chapters one and two, pages 1-14.
  2. Annotate carefully:
    1. make inferences
    2. ask questions
    3. make predictions
    4. make connections
    5. highlight (or underline) vocab and define it
  3. Create a list of characters in your notes (...either on paper or on computer; you will turn them in for a note-taking grade) to keep them straight; list characteristics each time the animal is mentioned.  Here’s what my character list looks like:
  4. We will have a reading quiz tomorrow over chapters one and two.

  1. Read and annotate chapters one and two (quiz tomorrow).
  2. Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (two lists).

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