Day 14: Quiz 3 of Warriors don't Cry, Writer's Notebook #9, and the Shard of memory poem (September 28)
Today we took Quiz 3 of Warriors don't Cry and we wrote Writer's Notebook #9 to prep for our next assignment, the Shard of Memory Poem. Then, I showed the class an example Shard of Memory Poem and we talked about the poem's distinct conventions. Next time, we'll draft the Shard of Memory Poem.
Today we took the postponed Quiz 1 of Warriors don't Cry, as well as Quiz 2. We started working on comma usage and worked in groups discussing Melba and shared our responses at the end of class. Make sure that you have your book report completed and submitted to me (if you were gone last week) by Friday of this week.
On Thursday, we wrote our book reports for first term and checked out the book Warriors don't Cry. I passed out reading schedules and reminded the class that there is a quiz every day on the reading.
On Monday, we took our first quiz and finished the book report in the writing lab. If you were absent, you have until Friday, September 29 to finish your book report in Flex.
Today we did DOL 7 on more colon rules and discussed thesis statements and how they apply to your book review. We took notes on the 3X strategy for Writer's Notebook #7 and finished the theme group assignment. Come in during flex to learn the 3X strategy.
Today we discussed colon rules and practiced writing summaries and theme statements to prepare for your book review next Wednesday. We watched the following video for the writer's notebook and practiced writing themes statements about it.
Today we did another DOL on appositives and turned in the Red Bandanna Summary Assignment. Then, we discussed theme, topic, and main idea in depth and took notes on those concepts for the writer's notebook. Send me an email so that you can get those notes from me by powerpoint. We also practiced writing a theme and central idea statement with the Red Bandanna video clip.
Today we began discussing appositives and did a DOL to show that we understood the concept of appositives in writing. We also discussed the summary strategy that I would like you to use for book reports in this class and took notes and practiced the strategy. Your homework is to write a summary (using the summary strategy I taught in class) to write a summary about Welles Crowther's experiences on September 11 in the video "The Red Bandanna." MAKE SURE THAT YOU EMAIL ME TO GET THE POWERPOINT FOR THE SUMMARY STRATEGY BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR SUMMARY.
Day 6: How to raise a black Son in America and prejudice, bias, bigotry, discrimination, and racism (September 7)
Today we did DOL 4 and watched a TED Talk entitled "How to Raise a Black Son in America." We responded to the video via Writer's Notebook. Here's the prompt:
Writern's Notebook #4: Define "bias," "prejudice," "racism," "bigotry," "intolerance," and "hate" in your own words. If you don't know what one or more of these words mean, try to guess. After you define these words, respond to the TED Talk. What did Paolo Freire mean when he said that "No one can authentically be human while preventing another from doing so."? Why was Smith's father scared of him playing outside? What happens to kids who grow up not being allowed to be kids?
Finally, we did a wall walk where we looked at different cartoons and explained whether they represented bias, racism, etc (the terms above). You can get that when you come back to class.
Day 5: DOL 3, Whitopia, book check, and "LEt America Be America Again" Final discussion (September 5)
Today we discussed capitalization rules and had our first book check. Make sure that you start bringing your books to class. We watched a TED talk on Whitopia and did a writer's notebook discussing what Rich Benjamin had to say about whitopias. We ended class by finishing our "Let America be America Again" Final Discussion.
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