Monday, August 31, 2015

Peeling Off the Yellow Wallpaper: August 31, 2015

Focus: How can questions and background knowledge help you understand a tricky text?

1. Warming up: With your "I Like People" grid group, share some of your best questions from "The Yellow Wallpaper" and try to answer them; remember to jot down some notes on your grid

2. Sharing with the large group your best question and the best comment you had in your group

3. Discussing your reading journals

4. Practicing asking great questions
  • Modeling a sample page from the middle
  • Trying it out with the second half of the story

5. Activating your background knowledge
  • What should we research?
    • The rest cure
    • Weir Mitchell
    • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Postpartum depression
    • Anything else?
  • How does our research help inform our understanding of "The Yellow Wallpaper"? Select ONE topic to research, then find at least THREE places in the story that your research helps you understand.  In the margins, explain what new understanding you've achieved thanks to this research.

1. Finish reading "The Yellow Wallpaper," filling out one final reading journal (at least five rows). In the middle column, continue to ask Level 1 and 2 questions and to use the background knowledge from class today to analyze the text.

2. Independent reading.

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