Focus: What does it take to have a strong discussion of A Long Way Gone?
1. Warm-up: Sharing my thoughts about your letters and where to go from here
2. Revisiting your fishbowls of the past and clarifying the grading process
Here's an A-quality discussion on the outer circle: http://leclaireenglish10firsthour.blogspot.com/2013/09/fishbowl-4-chapters-17-and-18-of-kite.html
Here's a high B-quality comment:
After Amir's meeting with Rahim Kahn will Hassan and Amir see each other again and forgive each each other for what happened
Here's a C/D-quality discussion: http://leclaireenglish10firsthour.blogspot.com/2013/09/practice-fishbowl-chapters-2-6-of-kite.html
D's and F's are largely reserved for people who detract from the conversation or who don't participate fully (for example, you make one comment at the very beginning and one at the very end).
If you use incorrect grammar, I detract a letter grade from what you would have received. For example, if the content of your comments was A-quality, but you chose not to capitalize, you would receive a B.
What questions do you have about leadership and discusser grades?
3. Passing around the conference sign-up
4. Fishbowl discussion #3: A Long Way Gone, Chapters 7-10
1st Hour Fishbowl
3rd Hour Fishbowl
6th Hour Fishbowl
5. Going around the circle to share feedback, thoughts, and questions from today
1. Finish your List 10 SAT vocabulary cards and bring them to class tomorrow for review.
2. Bring your copy of A Long Way Gone; you will be given a little reading time tomorrow (and I'd also like to check your annotations).
3. For Thursday, read and annotate Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14 to prepare for our fishbowl discussion of A Long Way Gone.