Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SSR Today! Wednesday, October 27

Sustained Silent Reading:
Timer is set for 30 minutes.
Students read silently for the full time. They may read any BOOK of their choosing.
BUT it is suggested that they read their Independent reading books for their assignment.
Last 10-18 minutes of class
Continue to read and/or do Reader Response Journal. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lesson Plan for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lesson: Finish The Crucible.
After finishing the film, have the students freewrite answering the questions:
What do you think of John Proctor?
Did he make the right decision?
Where you put in the same position would you be able to choose between life and death?
Once the students have written have them share with each other and discuss the questions as a group.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Anna Maschmeyer has reviewed A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1)

Anna Maschmeyer has reviewed <span>A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1)</span>: "51m8b537spl I had only read some short stories of Le Guin's in college, but kept hearing from others of my fantasy reading friends that I needed to read her. So, I picked up the Wizard and thoroughly enjoyed it. After reading this book and thinking back over the fantasy I've read that has been written since this book, I can see her influence in so many ways. She truly created a mythology that other writers whether consciously or unconsciously draw from to create their stories."

Anna Maschmeyer has reviewed Water for Elephants: A Novel

Anna Maschmeyer has reviewed <span>Water for Elephants: A Novel</span>: "Autoscale-80 I loved the parallel stories: Jacob at "90 or 93" and Jacob as a young man. The end of life is heartrendingly portrayed. I've only been to the circus once and it wasn't even in a tent, but I have always loved stories about the circus. The view of the depression from a circus performer's eyes was interesting and the way the troupe treated mental illness was very interesting to me too. The book is an entertaining read. I'll probably read it again at some point and I will recommend it to others."