1. Warming up:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PROJECT IS SHARED WITH ME (IT CAN BE IN YOUR "IMAGINATION/INNOVATION..." FOLDER.
GIVE ME A COPY OF YOUR RUBRIC. IF IT'S NOT PRINTED, MAKE SURE IT'S ALSO IN YOUR FOLDER.
IF YOU WERE PLANNING TO PRESENT TO THE ENTIRE CLASS, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW.
2. Preparing and sharing in mid-sized groups (please put students together in groups of 5-6 based on where they are sitting, but people who worked together should stick together):
In each group, select TWO members to take notes and share them with me directly during class. Here are some things each person/group should chat about:
- What did you focus on?
- Why did you pick that particular focus?
- How would you implement your ideas? (Share your actual project--if your group wants to watch/see it, feel free to Google share it with them)
- Ask and discuss any questions you have.
3. Following up as a large group via today's blog
- Please post one takeaway (either from sharing your own or from listening to others) on today's class blog.
- What is one small thing you can do, starting today, to help you develop your innovation/imagination skills?
- Take some time to read and respectfully comment on others' posts.
Ex: I wanted to redesign classrooms to emphasize collaboration. From now on, I'm going to do my science homework in a small group because I'll understand it better if I'm talking about it with others.
Ex: My brain works best in natural sunlight. I'm going to bring a heavier sweatshirt to keep in my locker so that I can do school work / eat outside every chance I get.
4. Distributing Fahrenheit 451 books (they're in a box on the back shelf) and designing your reading plan
Here are the two things I need:
1. Show me that you've actually done the reading.
2. Show me that you're thinking about the reading.
Please create a F451 folder inside your English 10 folder.
Inside that folder, create a new doc and call it Reading Proposal. Please write me a reading proposal that addresses a two-part problem:
1. How can you show me that you're reading F451 and that you're thinking about it? What will be your method/medium? Possible options: 3-columned notes? Annotations? Journaling/freewriting? Regular reading conferences? Old-school study guide? What else?
2. Why is this method/medium the most meaningful way for you to accomplish the tasks above? Defend your ideas.
3. What do you specifically need from me to make this happen?
1. If you have your own copy of F451, bring it to class tomorrow. If you don't, bring your ID so I can check out a book to you.
2. Finish your reading proposal right away if you did not finish in class. If you need a reading journal, for example, I need to bring you one tomorrow.
3. For Friday: Bring your banned book to class. We will select presentation dates and continue planning our speeches.