Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekly Agenda May 23-26

The Things They Carried

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

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
-creating questions

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

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.

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