Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekly Agenda May 23-26

The Things They Carried

Monday
(A lot of field trips today)
Conversations #2
HW Journal #36: Independent Reading Entry
AND, finish book for Wednesday

Tuesday
Review two pieces of criticism on the book
-the feminist lens
-what is the truth? controversy surrounding how O'Brien sets up the narration
Preparing for Socratic Seminar
-guidelines
-creating questions

Wednesday
Socratic Seminar
-fishbowl partners: observe, reflect and then switch
-use lots of evidence to address student-created questions and ideas about the O'Brien's story

Thursday
Journal Entry #37: Timed Writng
-respond to one of three prompts in your journal
-analyze the text for greater implications, style and symbolism
-peer reponse and AP grade
HW Annotated Bibliography due Tuesday, please bring typed copy into class for credit and editing.

NEXT:
More time in groups to write research paper.
Read T.S. Eliots "The Wasteland" and get The Great Gatsby