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December 10: A Day December 10, 2012

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1A

1. Freewrite.

2. Oral quiz on Chapter 9.

3. SCOPE and annotation. Students received this sheet: Close Reading and Annotation (front) and Annotation gold (back). As a class, we took notes on SCOPE. Here they are: 

Summarize the difficult parts.

Connect the passage to your life, other books, history, other events in the novel, and the big pictures

Opinions: Write them down.

Pose Questions

Exclaim your thoughts and feelings

4. What could have happened? We gathered in groups to perform skits of how Chapter 9 would have been different if the gangs had decided not to fight.

5. Focused freewrite: Students responded to the prompt, “Why did the events in Chapter 9 have to happen? Why did our alternative scenarios not happen?”

HW: Read Chapters 10 and 11 for Wednesday.

2AB

1. Freewrite.

2. Announcements: Students should bring a lunch on Friday if they’re going to the field trip since we won’t be back to Grafton until 1:00. Also, students interested in joining the Grafton Publishing Club to help decide which memoirs to publish, we’ll begin meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in computer lab 204 from 2:15-3:30. Anyone who loves reading and writing would fit in here! Food provided!

3. Reading time. I collected students’ ACE-IT paragraphs. Then, students had the period to read and work on their annotations as I checked their annotations for Chapter 7.

HW: Read Ch. 8 and 9 and do motif annotations for tomorrow.

4A

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. Announcements: Students should bring a lunch on Friday if they’re going to the field trip since we won’t be back to Grafton until 1:00. Also, students interested in joining the Grafton Publishing Club to help decide which memoirs to publish, we’ll begin meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in computer lab 204 from 2:15-3:30. Anyone who loves reading and writing would fit in here! Food provided!

4. Oral quiz on Chapters 8 and 9. 

5. Film terminology. Students received notes on different techniques used in films and we discussed the effect of each. Here is a blank version of the handout and a version with the completed notes: Film Terminology.

6. Filming a page of The Hobbit. Students opened up their books to page 17. After I read aloud the page, they worked with their partners to decide how they would want to film that scene in order to get the correct tone across. They storyboarded 4-6 shots of their scene.

7. We watched this scene in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As students watched, they wrote down all the film techniques they saw. Click here to watch the scene. 

HW: Read Chapter 10 and take motif notes. Also, find a film review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and print it out.

Here’s something cool to watch: all the making-of videos for The Hobbit:

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