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December 7: B Day (shortened schedule) December 7, 2012

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1B

1. Freewrite.

2. Focused freewrite. Students wrote for four minutes to this prompt: If a character from The Outsiders walked into Grafton High School today and you were assigned to be their buddy, to show them to their classes and make sure they didn’t sit alone in the cafeteria, what would you tell that character? How would you act toward them? What tips would you give them?

3. Oral Quiz on Chapter 7.

4. Chapter 8 reading time.

HW: Read Chapter 8 and 9 and find five examples of your motif in chapters 8 and 9 (10 examples for both chapters combined).

2AB

1. Freewrite.

2. Focused freewrite: What is the intended audience for The Hobbit? How do you know? We discussed answers to this question and then discussed how the audience for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (the Peter Jackson movie) is different.

3. Chapter 7 oral quiz.

4. Students continued working on their Hobbit motif writing to analyze passage they selected from the text related to their motif. Students who didn’t finish this in class need to finish it for homework.

HW: Read Chapter 8 and 9 and annotate for motifs by Tuesday. Read Chapter 10 by next Thursday.

4B

1. Freewrite.

2. Focused freewrite: What is the intended audience for The Hobbit? How do you know? We discussed answers to this question and then discussed how the audience for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (the Peter Jackson movie) is different.

3. Oral Quiz on Chapter 7. 

5. Analysis of the dwarves’ wind song. We read the dwarves’ wind song aloud and discussed each stanza. Since dwarves are seldom as direct as Hobbits (and people) wish them to be, we often have to read into their songs to understand what this mission is all about. I suggested the wind was not just wind but something else. Students came up with what the wind might be (the dwarves themselves) and made an assertion about what the song suggests about The Hobbit in general. 

6. Students received their evaluated Ace-it paragraphs from last class with comments. They then used the Ace-it formula to prove the assertion that the dwarves are extremely confident about the fact that this mission will be a success. They wrote this paragraph in class and turned it in as they left. Any students who wish to correct the paragraph they wrote last class for a new grade may do so.

HW: Read Chapter 8 and 9 and annotate for motifs by Tuesday. This is a lot of reading, but we need to read it before going to our movie next week. That’s why I’m assigning two chapters for Tuesday. Read Chapter 10 by next Thursday. 

 

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