Today we did a DOL and took Quiz #2 of the Hunger Games. We discussed the short story we read last time "The Lottery" and I presented your final project for The Hunger Games.
Today we took our first quiz for The Hunger Games and did a DOL. We discussed the reading and then read aloud Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and compared it to the reaping in The Hunger Games.
We wrote our book reports today and checked out First They Killed My Father. Pages 1-22 are due on Tuesday. Can't wait to start!
Today we did DOL #7 and we brainstormed the list of significant moments as a class in the "Red Bandanna" clip and wrote our summaries individually. Afterward, I taught the class the 3X Strategy, which I would like you to use on the second half of your book report, as well as how to cite you book you chose to read for this first term.
Today I taught the class how to write your summaries for your book review. Then we watched the E60 clip "The Red Bandanna" and wrote a summary of the clip. Also, we did DOL 6.
Today we did DOL 6 and took two different pretests (that took the entire class period.) We took a reading and writing pretest and then an ACT Pretest. The ACT Pretest was 38 questions and should have taken the last 45 minutes of the period. If you didn't take these, make sure that you come in and take them this week during flex sometime.
Today we did DOL 5 and took notes on the elements of dystopian novels in preparation for our reading of the Hunger Games. To end class, we watched an interview Conan O' Brien did where he talked about our society today and responded whether we agree or not with it in the writer's notebook. Make sure that you get those notes for the writer's notebook.
Today we did DOL #3 and watched a video for the writer's notebook. After watching the video, we responded to the prompt, which was, "Do you believe that Whitopia is an issue in our society or not? Argue whether or not you side with the speaker with examples. Discuss how Whitopia could potentially be a serious problem IF it were true. To end class, I explained the "Let America Be" Found Poem and we turned in our discussion papers for Langston Hughes's poem..
Today we did DOL 2 and discussed how America is doing today for Writer's Notebook #4. Afterward, we read Langston Hughes's poem "Let America Be America Again" and started discussing in groups the poem and its message.
Today we did DOL 1 and discussed the Battle of the Books. We proposed our books for the Term 1 book project (make sure that the book you propose is not on the list of books to not read. To end class, we turned in the "All the Books I've Ever Read" Assignment.
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