II'm gone to the Bahamas until February 2. During that time, we are going to finish reading our Term 3 Reading Books and do a book report activity. We are going to write an argumentative essay about things we'd like to do before we get old. We are also going to peer edit each other's argumentative essays. Once I get back, be sure to have posted your argumentative essays on Google Classroom.
Day 48: DOL 6, "Death is the destination we all share," "3 Things I learned while my plane crashed" and The Book Thief Excerpt (Jan 22 and 23)
Today we almost finished our textual analysis handout. We continued discussed semicolon rules and did DOL 6, watched two clips and analyzed them, and read the opening chapters of The Book Thief. Get The Book Thief excerpt from the manila folders.
Today we discussed semicolon rules and then watched our final E60 clip "Team Hoyt." To end class, we read Emily Dickinson's eponymous poem "Because I Could Not Stop for Death."
Today we took DOL #4 and discussed more capitalization rules and had reading time. Afterward, we reviewed the concepts of main idea and theme and continued to fill out our textual analysis assignment by watching three E60 clips: Catching Kayla, Boston Strong, and The Finish Line.
day 45: DOL #3, Goal Poster assignment, and It's Not about the bike excerpt read aloud and analysis (jan 11 and 14)
Today we discussed more capitalization rules and turned in our goal poster assignment. We read aloud and annotated an excerpt from Lance Armstrong's memoir It's Not about the Bike and analyzed the excerpt using a handout you'll want to get when you get to class. We'll be using that handout over the course of the next four of five class periods so make sure that you get it.
Today we discussed more capitalization rules and did DOL 10. We did writer's notebook #3 to prep for the assignment for class, which was to brainstorm all of your goals you would like to accomplish this year. Then, I presented the goal poster writing assignment to class and we worked on that assignment for the rest of class. It is due next class period completed.
day 43: DOL 9, Writer's notebook #2, and "What the Living Do" poem annotation and discussion (Jan 7 and 8)
We started with DOL 9 today focusing on punctuation and had our first reading day of the term. We responded to the TED Talk: Try something new for 30 days and wrote in our writer's notebooks about new things that we wanted to try this year and discussed our answers. To end class, we read Marie Howe's "What the Living Do" and annotated it and discussed some possible ideas in the poem. I also passed back book proposals so make sure that you start bringing your book to class that you are going to read for this term.
Welcome back! We browsed some books that might be interesting to read for 3rd Term and proposed a book to read for 3rd Term. We also did DOL #8.
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