If you have not done so yet, please turn in your signed class policies at the beginning of class.
1. Warming up by establishing blogging expectations for English 10:
a. Please peruse the post and the comments for the two blogs linked below. As you read quietly, think about which ones are strong and which ones are weak. What makes the strong ones strong, and what makes the weak ones weak?
Click HERE for a sample homework blog.
Click here for a sample fishbowl blog.
b. With your partner, decide on at least FIVE specific blogging policies for this class that will help keep our blogs strong. Have one person post these policies on today's class blog.
c. I will compile your answers and print them out for the class to sign.
2. Perusing and commenting on each other's "If You Really Knew Me" posts; please comment on at least TEN people's posts (feel free to include me)
3. Browsing books and understanding the purpose and focus of independent reading this semester
a. Please click HERE to join Goodreads; click HERE to preview the Goodreads app for your phone.
b. Take some time to browse Goodreads and figure out how it works.
c. Use Goodreads and the list on the independent reading letter/overview to help you start to determine what you'd like to read for independent reading this semester.
Click HERE for an overview of independent reading (also distributed in class as a handout).
4. Working on your independent reading proposal
1. If you're going to check out your book from the library, go ahead and check it out. If you're going to purchase it, go ahead and order it or figure out when you're going to get to the bookstore. The first day you will need your book is Friday, August 28.
2. Once you have decided on your book, ask your parents to sign the letter distributed in class today. This letter is also due Friday, August 28 (note: you will not be able to start your independent reading book until I have your parents' permission unless you selected a school-approved book).
3. Please read the overview of our first unit, Critical Reading Boot Camp. The unit overview is linked HERE and is also on the Critical Reading Boot Camp page of my website. Tomorrow we will be taking the pre-test in class.