--Pick up the "Dragonsong Chs. 6-8 Review/Discussion -- Literature Circle Roles" sheet from the front table.
--If you did not meet with Mr. Martin last class about your Ch. 4 writing piece, take out the writing piece, as more meeting will occur later in today's block.
S. the C.
--read directions purposefully, considering what role(s) work(s) best for you and asking clarifying questions when necessary
--groups (via a drawing of cards) and characters assigned
Discussion Preparation -- Dragonsong Chs. 6-8 Review--Literature Circles
--in small groups, assign roles and brainstorm (10 mins.)
--return to desks for independent work time--if you finish your best work with time to spare, work on a menu item from the list below:
Menu of Options:
--complete the grammar sheet for additional practice with complex sentences
--write original sentences for each of the Unit #10 vocabulary words (in your notebook, on your flashcards/split-page notes, etc.)
--re-group and share work with each other as preparation for review discussion in the future
DURING THIS BLOCK OF TIME, MEETINGS WITH MR. MARTIN WILL OCCUR AND A CLASS PARTICIPATION SCORE WILL BE GRANTED FOR STAYING ON-TASK :)
Purpose of Meetings:
--meetings with Mr. Martin to arrive at a score for the "Chapter 4--Close Reading Paragraph (On-Demand Writing)" assignment--Mr. Martin "ballparks", peer and personal score discussed, compromise accordingly
--Finish preparing for the Unit #10 vocabulary assessment, which will take place next class.