English Classwork

Week of 2/12

2/15: Review sub report and continue to brainstorm themes. Read The Body silently and collecting quotes, questions, and Signposts as you read. Make notes in the margin (√/?/!). Highlight at least two quotes. Share. Or read and write persona poems (PersonaPoemAsst). Look at the Creative Response Rubric (CreativeRspRbrc) and an example of an Introduction LikeYouIntroEx2. Brainstorm a list of forms our creative response might take.
2/14: Read The Body silently and collecting quotes, questions and signposts as you read. Make notes in the margin (√/?/!). Highlight at least two quotes. Or create an illustration or a series of illustrations depicting important themes or moments in the story. If time allows or the reading and drawing lose all momentum, share quotes, questions and signposts or drawings.
2/13: Review the Creative Response Rubric (CreativeRspRbrc) and brainstorm themes. Read The Body silently and collecting quotes, questions, and Signposts as you read. Make notes in the margin (√/?/!). Highlight at least two quotes. Share. Class Notes: English 2-13-18
2/12: Review sub-report and the drawings and readings form Thursday. Check reading progress. Review the Creative Response Rubric (CreativeRspRbrc). Read The Body silently and collecting quotes, questions, and Signposts as you read. Make notes in the margin (√/?/!). Highlight at least two quotes. Share.

Week of 2/5

2/8: Read The Body silently and collecting quotes, questions and signposts as you read. Make notes in the margin (√/?/!). Highlight at least two quotes. Or create an illustration or a series of illustrations depicting important themes or moments in the story. If time allows or the reading and drawing lose all momentum, share quotes, questions and signposts or drawings.
2/6: Make a plan for the sub. Review “Noticing Signposts” (Signposts) with examples from “The Body.” Note the difference between an “Aha!” moment for you as a reader and one for a character. How do the signposts reveal themes of the book? Continue reading “The Body” silently and note at least three signposts. as you read. Share notes and discuss the strategy.
2/5: Review “Noticing Signposts” (Signposts). Read “The Body” silently and note at least three signposts. as you read. Share notes and discuss the strategy.

Week of 1/1/29

2/2: Check homework: Read for 15 minutes. Look at your copy of Stephen King’s Different Seasons and write a five-minute entry of questions, comments and predictions based on our class discussion of the stories, your previous experience or ideas about Stephen King and book’s cover. Read the first page of “Shawshank,” “The Body” and “Apt Pupil.” Choose the story you like us to read and make an argument for it to the class. Choose a story as a class and begin reading. Note questions (?), surprises (!), connections (<–>) and important/interesting quotes as you read. Share our first impressions in the last five minutes.
2/1: Think about what’s going on in your head as you read “Problema 4” (Problema 4) and “Figure Eight” (FigureEight). Underline/highlight interesting quotes, note any questions (?), surprises (!) or notable ideas (√).
1/30: Check homework: Book recommendation/reading. Review a few books and share new ideas. Review “Performative Literacy: The Habits of Mind of Highly Literate Readers” (PerfrmLitNotes-1). Look at “Humpty Dumpty” as an allegory (Humpty Dumpty). Think about what’s going on in your head as you read “Flying” (flying). Underline/highlight interesting quotes, note any questions (?), surprises (!) or notable ideas (√).
1/29: Continue to generate a list of novels to read. Review pages 1 -5 of “Performative Literacy: The Habits of Mind of Highly Literate Readers” (PerfrmLitNotes-1). Think about what’s going on in your head as you read “More Than This.” (MORE THAN THISDKirby) Underline/highlight interesting quotes, note any questions (?), surprises (!) or notable ideas (√).

Week of 1/22

1/25: Begin to generate a list of novels to read. Review pages 1 & 2 and begin reading pages 3-5 of “Performative Literacy: The Habits of Mind of Highly Literate Readers” (BlauPerfLit_1)  and underline/highlight the types of literacy and other interesting quotes, note any questions (?), surprises (!) or notable ideas (√).   (PerfrmLitNotes-1).  English 1-23-15
1/24: Review plan for second semester and generate a possible reading list.  Read pages 1 & 2 of “Performative Literacy: The Habits of Mind of Highly Literate Readers” (BlauPerfLit_1)  and underline/highlight the types of literacy and other interesting quotes, note any questions (?), surprises (!) or notable ideas (√).  Discuss. (PerfrmLitNotes-1). English 1-22-15
1/23: Review the Grading Criteria and class procedures (EnglshClssProcedures). Review final exams and portfolio letters. Share missing work and exam sections (DC, PC, RG, SR & MV). Re-read and discuss “Popularity” (Popularity.Adam.Bagdasarian in the reading process.