Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Short Day Today

Objective:  Students will complete their first WP, discuss outside reading, and read the last piece for our essay.

1.  Roll
2.  WP #1
3.  Discuss Outside Reading List and Close/Active Reading Requirements
          How many points is Outside Reading to Your Grade?
                    250 for pages
                    100 for Close Reading
                    100 for Oral Question
                    200 for Written Report

                    650 (roughly 10% of your grade)
4.  Discuss "Home for the Heart"
5.  Close Read "The Education of Frank McCourt"

Homework:  Nothing today.  Maybe think about what book you want to read.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I hope I didn't scare anyone away... Really... I am a nice person!

Objective:  The students will discuss some of the info on my website, then continue reading for the essay.

1.  Roll
2.  Webpage Quiz (10 points)
3.  Re-discuss Prompt and the purpose of our Close Reading
4.  Close read "Home for the Heart"

Homework:  Download and print the Honors Book List for discussion tomorrow.

Don't forget that supplies are due Friday for 100 points.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Welcome to the first day of one of the best years of your life!

Objective:  The students will break down our first writing prompt and begin Close Reading of our first texts.

1.  Sit anywhere for the first week  (pick a seat where you can be productive).
2.  Intro and Roll
3.  Supplies List (these are due on Friday for points)
4.  Close/Active Reading Notes
5.  Breakdown of writing prompt.
6.  Begin Close Reading of text 1.
7.  Homework:  Visit my webpage.  Read all pages and familiarize yourself with it.  Quiz tomorrow.

First Essay Writing Prompt

Close/Active Reading Notes

Frank McCourt Packet