Focus: What does our future look like, according to Bradbury?
TCAP: Shortened Class
1. Warming up: Perusing your fishbowl grades from yesterday and explaining what they mean
If you were a leader...
In the mastery category, you have a syllabus grade (30 points). I'm looking for thought-provoking questions, thematic categories, incorporation of quotations, and professionalism.
Also in the mastery category, you have a facilitation grade (10 points).
9 or 10: You posed questions, you listened actively to people's comments, you helped speed up or slow down the conversation when necessary, and you discussed topics as well.
7 or 8: You posed questions, but you didn't really jump in much to move things along. You didn't discuss much or at all, and you didn't always demonstrate that you were listening.
1-6: You were actually taking away from the quality of the conversation, either through irrelevant comments, side conversations, or other somewhat disrespectful behavior. I did not get the sense that you had completed the reading.
0: You were either absent on your leadership day or you didn't contribute at all.
If you were on the outer circle...
In the growth category, you have a blogging grade (10 points).
Perfect 10: You commented thoughtfully and consistently from the beginning of the discussion to the end, and you incorporated at least one quotation from the book into one of your comments.
9: You commented thoughtfully and consistently from the beginning of the discussion to the end, using proper grammar and demonstrating that you completed the reading. You perhaps forgot to include a quotation.
7-8: You had a few solid comments, but you either disappeared for part of the discussion, or you neglected proper grammar, or you had a comment or two that just didn't say much (ex: "I agree.").
1-6: You were having some issues, friend. Perhaps you were having a side conversation, or listening to music, or doing other homework, or you disappeared from the blog for a significant part of the discussion. Or perhaps you were posting distracting, irrelevant comments.
0: You did not post any comments.
Note: If you get into a hotseat and contribute thoughtfully, your grade is automatically elevated by one point.
If you were a discusser, you have a grade in the growth category (10 points).
Perfect 10: You elevated the conversation to new levels, reading passages aloud, bringing in historical context, looking up words, and/or approaching the text from a unique angle.
8 or 9: You commented thoughtfully and consistently. I could tell that you read the assigned pages thoughtfully.
6 or 7: The jury is out on whether or not you actually did the reading. Your comments were somewhat vague or inconsistent.
1-5: You brought shame on the fishbowl.
0: You were absent on the day you signed up to be a discusser and never made it up.
2. Enjoying our second fishbowl discussion: F451, pages 28-30
1. If you did not take the quiz last week on SAT lists 11-15, be prepared to take it this Friday.
2. Bring your memoir independent reading book and your green packet to class on Friday.
3. Catch up with F451 if you have fallen a bit behind.