--Form a circle out of the desks so that we can continue/finish our Chs. 6-8 review/discussion.
--The following students need to see Mr. Martin before the end of the day today in order to avoid INCOMPLETES for Quarter 3: Marie D'Ambrosio, Hannah Maneiro, and Olivia Taylor.
S. the C.
Discussion (cont.) -- Dragonsong Chs. 6-8 Review--Literature Circles
--finish Ch. 6 review/discussion
--Ch. 7 review/discussion (summary first)
--Ch. 8 review/discussion (summary first)
--FOR THE DISCUSSION PORTION OF EACH CHAPTER, LET'S DIG A LITTLE DEEPER, REVISITING/EXPLORING SOME OF THE THEMES, TOPICS, ETC. THAT HAVE COME UP IN OUR EARLIER NOVEL DISCUSSIONS!
Transition -- re-row desks/pick up a sheet of computer paper from the front table
Activity -- "Fable for When There's No Way Out"
--oral reading for the "gist"--as poem is read aloud two-four times, draw the gist of the poem (in frames? in one complete picture? you decide!)--really look to be accurate as per the text
--share some pictures--Mr. Martin captures poem notes on the front board
--brainstorm a list of what to do next (digging deeper)--remember that this is poetry: tap into eighth grade poetry knowledge and our earlier course work with poetry
--Transition--pick up a copy of the poem from the front table
--oral reading for deeper meaning--as poem is read aloud twice, jot down notes on the poem itself as per our "digging deeper" list
--connect this work to our future Dragonsong Unit and Romeo and Juliet Unit endeavors
Closure -- Quote Hunting--Cutaway Scene Insertion
--What is a cutaway scene?--tap into prior knowledge/share definition from Wikipedia--anyone think of examples?
--find a quote from Dragonsong where in the "film version", a cutaway version to "Fable for When There's No Way Out" would "work"
--Read Chapter 10 of Dragonsong and take notes for review/discussion.
--It has been a while since Mr. Martin has checked in on your learning/understanding, and he didn't check in today, either--Dragonsong reading assessment next class?!