Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Recap: October 7, 2015

Please note that 1st hour and 3rd hour have separate agendas today.


Focus: What patterns are we noticing in Amir's life, and how can we use memoir writing to uncover these patterns?

1. Warming up with "Directions to Where I Live" by Stephanie Kallos with a focus on reading between the lines

2. Composing Amir's "Directions" using Stephanie Kallos' as a model

Some ideas:
  • Try using her line starters as closely as possible.
  • Think about the most defining moments for Amir; they might seem small, but their impact is large.
  • Try saving the last paragraph of Amir's "Directions" for your predictions. Where do you think he will wind up, and how will he get there?
  • If you're artistic, try illustrating your directions.
3. Sharing your writing and discussing what you learned about Amir


Focus: How can we develop our vocabulary?

1. Warming up with a little vocabulary review: Scattegories

Round 1

1. Something you might find in an affluent household.
2. An unscrupulous celebrity.
3. A food you disdain
4. An example of unruly behavior in the classroom
5. A trend that is fleeting

Round 2

1. A store where an impeccably dressed person might shop
2. Something you might implore your parents to buy for you
3. Something you would say to feign happiness
4. An animal that makes you feel trepidation
5. A viable excuse for missing curfew

2. Taking your first Kite Runner vocabulary quiz, Lists 1-6

1. Read and annotate/journal Chapters 17 and 18; prepare for tomorrow's fishbowl discussion.

2. Bring your independent reading book to class on Friday (whether you have finished it or not).

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