Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 12, 2013: What's Happening in English 10?

Focus: In the first six chapters of The Kite Runner, what do we know for sure?  What are we wondering about? What do we not get at all?

1. Warm-up: Reviewing List 2 SAT vocabulary words if we didn't get to them yesterday

2. Prepping for the practice fishbowl: On a Google doc, please attempt the following (then, we're going to try to answer each other's questions):

  • THREE level 1 questions: What do you not get at all?
  • THREE level 1 questions: What are you wondering about? 
  • ONE level 3 question for Chapters 5 and 6 of The Kite Runner.  
  • In some of your questions, try to include specific quotations from the text or at least refer to a specific page number. 
3. Practicing the fishbowl: We need about five people to practice being leaders today (asking questions and guiding discussion, jumping into discuss here and there), about five official discussers, and two or three people to start on the outer circle and jump into the hotseat at some point.

Everyone else will practice blogging.  Please click on the link below that pertains to your class:

1st Hour Fishbowl Blog
3rd Hour Fishbowl Blog
6th Hour Fishbowl Blog

4. Debriefing: What was easy? What was hard? What went well?  What didn't go well?  How can we improve?  Looking back to the Fishbowl Overview, what grade would you give yourself today?

5. Warning, warning, warning: Chapter 7 contains highly controversial and disturbing material.  If it makes you really uncomfortable to the point where you can't finish the chapter, please let me know.

1. Read and annotate Chapters 7 and 8 (once again, these are very disturbing chapters)

2. Study for tomorrow's List 2 SAT vocabulary quiz. If your flashcards and annotations have not been checked off yet, be sure to bring them to class tomorrow.

3. Remember to bring your independent reading book to class tomorrow.

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