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Thursday, April 16: Finishing oral quiz and prepping for seminar April 16, 2015

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1. Students finished discussing the end of the novel. (in 6th period this is where we stopped because we had a great discussion!)

2. In other classes we prepared to discuss responses to injustice by watching and reading the following:

HW: Review the text of To Kill a Mockingbird for our discussion tomorrow. 7th period: Complete this chart as well: Pre-Discussion Brainstorm on Race in TKaM

Wednesday, April 15: Finishing Podcast Presentations and Oral Quiz April 16, 2015

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Today students finished listening to podcasts and we began discussing the end of the novel for one final oral quiz.

Tuesday, April 14: Podcast presentations April 16, 2015

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Students listened to one another’s podcasts and provided feedback. They were awesome!

Thursday, Friday, and Monday, April 9, 10, and 13: Work days on Podcast! April 16, 2015

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These days students worked on their podcast projects!

Wednesday, April 8: Podcast Roles and Script-Writing April 8, 2015

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1. Students gathered in their podcast groups to solidify the statement they were trying to make about their motif. Here is an example Mr. Michel made.

2. Then, students all divided up roles in their group and began filling out their prep sheets. Here are the different prep sheets (each student must complete 1):

3. Students then learned how to use Hokusai, a free iPhone app that one student will use to record the podcast. Here is a tutorial: Hokusai Tutorial. Or, if you prefer, you can use the Garageband Tutorial.

HW: Read through the end of Chapter 29 for tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 7: Oral Quiz April 8, 2015

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We discussed chapters 16-24 of To Kill a Mockingbird.

HW: Read through Chapter 29 for Thursday.

Monday, April 6: Introducing the podcast! April 6, 2015

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1. Students were divided into motif groups. We then completed some brainstorming about the topics. Here is the brainstorming sheet: Warm-up for motif. Here are the groups:

1. Outcasts

Jessica A.

Katie R.

Tania R.

Cameron J.

2. Fathers

Bolu A.

Andrea R.

Jourdan B.

Leticia I.

3. Social Inequality

Autumn R.

Ada M.

Eric R.

Nicole H.

Zee G.

4. Gender Roles

Bria H.

Khari T.

Hunter C.

Tavon L.

Izzy S.

5. Childhood and Adulthood

Kiren P.

Tyler C.

Dana P.

Zenon F.

1. Outcasts

Jheron

Hannah

Ziya

Connor

Ashanti

2. Fathers

Eva

Anna N

Madison

Olivia

3. Social Inequality

Amani

Graham

Ben

Kelsey

Erica

4. Gender Roles

Elsi

Manny

Mikiya

Tabatha

Taylor

5. Childhood and Adulthood

Che

David

Joe

Sydney

6. Justice

Alex

Nia

Zhane

Aidan

Anna M.

1. Outcasts

Ethan

McKenna

Cailin

Jacob

Ty

2. Fathers

Kiana S

Imara

Harry

Juan

Ryan

3. Social Inequality

Anna

Lyrik

Jazmine

Jarrad

A’Mauri

Kiana L.

4. Gender Roles

Lauran

Nathan

Channel

Justin

Camari

5. Childhood and Adulthood

Cameron

Paul

Abi

Shy

Grace

2. Next, we discussed the project, which we will be working on in class this week: TKAM Podcast Project. 1st period will present their work on Friday. 6th and 7th will present on Tuesday.

3. Groups then shared out their ideas in an attempt to come up with a complete sentence that will serve as something like a thesis for their radio show. The sentence should be two independent clauses linked with a “but.” For instance: The justice system is important because it stands up for minorities, BUT sometimes its failure can lead to even worse situations.

4. Then, we listened to the beginning of a podcast using this graphic organizer: Notes on Example Podcasts. Here are two podcasts to listen to the first six minutes: http://serialpodcast.org/season-one/1/the-alibi or http://www.npr.org/2015/01/16/377517810/world-with-no-fear

HW: Read chapters 25 and 26 for tomorrow! There will be an oral quiz!

Friday, March 27: Seminar Day March 29, 2015

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Today students discussed Mockingbird so far in a seminar. Here is the notes sheet we used: Seminar notes sheet Mockingbird 2. If you were absent, you should answer the first two questions on the sheet and turn it in.

HW: OVER BREAK read chapters 16-23 in Mockingbird. That’s a chapter a day!

Thursday, March 26: Oral Quiz March 26, 2015

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Today, we wrote an ACE-IT paragraph and took an oral quiz. If you were absent here is the paragraph prompt: ACE-it fill in the blank on heredity.

HW: Read Chapters 13-15 for tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 25: Storyboarding to understand character March 25, 2015

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1. Students wrote down who they would cast for which characters in Mockingbird and why.

2. We watched a clip of the 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird film to see how Jem was treated as a character.

3. Students worked in groups to storyboard one scene to show a character’s moral compass: Storyboard Template is the handout and Storyboard Characters are the choices.

HW: Read chapters 10, 11, and 12 for tomorrow. (Standard can read 10 only along with summaries of 11 and 12.)

Absentees: Download and print the Storyboard Template and choose one of the Storyboard Characters. Then complete the storyboard on your own.

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