Monday, October 24, 2016

Nonfiction Notetaking

We spent today's period talking a bit about Cornell Notes and then taking some on the article "Coping with Cliques."

Friday, October 21, 2016

Art & Symbol

After a short written warm up and some time to experiment with their object in 3D playdough form, students wrapped up our look at art and symbolism with the journal below.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Theme and Symbol Wrap

Today partners focus on analyzing a specific symbol and its relationship to theme.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wrapping Up Speak

Today, after revisiting some issues, symbols, and themes from the novel, we finished DJ # 9 with a fourth and final summary.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Finishing Speak

Today, after a quick quiz on Reading 8, we finished Speak (in all but period 3). Tomorrow we'll wrap up dialectical journals for Reading #9.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Metaphor Analysis

After doing a bit of metaphor analysis in the warm up, we read some more of Reading 8 and broke down the central extended metaphor in "Real Spring" (pp. 165-168). Students should finish Reading 8 (pp. 162-184) and do the DJ for HW.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Reading #7 Continued

Today students had time to work on Reading 7 (pp. 141-162) while we conferenced with individual students about a small piece of analytical writing. Students should finish the reading and dialectical journal (major events and 2 SMMs) for homework if necessary.