Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Senior English--5/17/2012 & 5/18/2012

Jump Off -- Hand in your typed-in-MLA format writing assignment by placing it in the black basket on the front table.  I am looking forward to reading these!  While you are up at the front table, pick up the sheet entitled "Illumination Paper Research Topics."  Look through the sheet and put an asterisk next to any topic that seems interesting to you.

S. the C. -- agenda/rationale/HW

Activity #1 -- What Would You Do?
--while viewing the video clip, jot down answers to this question--what significant factors come into play in instances where individuals must decide whether to stand their ground or walk away?
--share the Essential Question for our final unit--jot down significant factors on the front board based on What Would You Do?

Transition -- materials up (copy of novel, Post-its, Post-it directions, and mini-research assignment sheet)

Oral Reading -- The Kite Runner
--"set the table" for our work with the novel:
*read Post-it directions sheet aloud
*read mini-research assignment sheet--topics selected via drawing of cards
*mini-research exemplar shared
--idea of "dipping in our toes"
*complete Post-its during/after reading

Closure -- Stop and Jot (for future discussion)/First Impressions

--Read TKR up to page 34 and complete Post-its/notes as per the directions sheet.
--Feeling ambitious?  If so, get started on your mini-research!