Apologies for not posting yesterday. We analyzed this article and looked at how the author used sentence variety, punctuation, and repetition to enhance his ideas.
Then we finished watching Hamlet.
Here’s what we’re doing today:
Tomorrow is your final literature circle meeting. While some of you may not be submitting reader’s journals you should all have notes complete highlighting the insights you will be bringing to tomorrow’s meeting. You also need to have your five discussion questions completed.
As you know, your culminating task for this is an essay. To help you begin planning for your essay, I’m going to have you create a concept map that illustrates what each literary theory you examined revealed about your text. This will be your consolidation piece for this week’s meeting as well as pre-writing work for your essay. Here’s the plan for the next few days:
Wednesday April 25: literature circle preparation/concept mapping/Hamlet planning
Thursday April 26: Final literature circle meeting
Monday April 30: Concept mapping and conferencing
Tuesday May 1: Thesis approval
We will have some additional time to work on this in class and we will agree on a deadline together.
We’ll start today with discussing the panel presentation from period 2 today. Then we’ll move on to Hamlet.
We need to do this:
1) What are your thoughts on cultural proficiency? Do you feel comfortable defining the term in your own words? What does cultural proficiency look like?
2) How can our South community move forward with cultural proficiency? What would you like to see happen here at South?
3) How will you intentionally work at becoming a more engaged citizen?
Please remember, your third and final literature circle meeting is this Thursday.
Blogging article for today. Or this one.
Before you start, I want you to take a look at your blog posts and COMMENTS and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. Then I want you to fill out the following form:
(If you need a reminder about the criteria for effective blog posts and comments are click here)
We’ll start with reading time this afternoon and then move on to Hamlet. Be prepared to blog tomorrow. FYI your homework should be reading and working on your journals (even if you aren’t submitting your journals this time you will need notes for the consolidation piece).
Today we’re working on our consolidation piece for our second literature circle meeting. Please see Google classroom for more details.
We’re treating today like Thursday and rolling ahead with our literature circle meetings. As such we will postpone this week’s blog post article and have two choices for you next Friday. Please take this weekend to ensure you’re caught up on your blog posts.
If you were away on Tuesday, you need to watch the following video so you’re caught up:
We are continuing on with Hamlet and silent reading. Yes I know today was supposed to be your literature circle meeting but we’re just going to pretend today is Wednesday and tomorrow’s Thursday. Ok?
Today I want to check in with you regarding the learning goals for this unit and then you’ll have some reading time for your novels and then we’re going to begin an intro to Hamlet.
Based on our discussion last week we decided that it would be helpful for you to know the story of Hamlet first. So we will start watching but with a catch. I’m assigning you all roles to adopt. As you watch I want you to think about how the actions and events of the play would affect your character. hamlet intro note
Articles to choose from for blogging today:
We will have some silent reading time today but then our big task is brainstorming how you could meet the learning goals for Unit 4 (our Hamlet unit). So there will be lots of talking for the second half of the period. We need to have a tentative plan hashed out before we talk with Ms. Reaburn and her class tomorrow.
Here is a link to what we came up with so far (you’ll have to zoom in).
Remember, what I’m looking for you is ideas about HOW we can meet these goals. Be prepared to share ideas tomorrow.