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November 14 and 15 November 14, 2013

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1. What does it mean to be Southern? To preview our reading of To Kill a Mockingbird and the Honors project reading Other Voices, Other Rooms, we discussed today perceptions of the South. We started with this activity: What does it mean to be Southern Brainstorming. In the outer circle, students wrote down stereotypes of the South; in the inner circle, they wrote what they think Southerners are truly like at heart.

2. Rivet. Students guessed 7 words related to the South that appeared in the article we read in class.

3. Article or Story writing. Students then used those 7 words to write their own made-up article or story about the South. The catch: they had to use those 7 words in the same order they were presented in the Rivet activity.

4. Notes on Oral Fluency. Students received L8: Oral Reading Fluency. We discussed what techniques to use when reading aloud.

5. Reading about the South. As a class, we read this article aloud, stopping to discuss and answer questions: What does it mean to be Southern. We filled out the chart on the back of L8 as we read.

HW:

1A – None. Optional – Bring your own copy of To Kill a Mockingbird to class starting on Monday. If you’d like to do the Honors Project, you’ll be reading an additional novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote. I can provide a copy or you can get your own.

4A – Finish reading What does it mean to be Southern and answering the questions on the chart on the back of L8: Oral Reading Fluency. Turn the article and your chart into the box by Monday. Optional – Bring your own copy of To Kill a Mockingbird to class starting on Monday. If you’d like to do the Honors Project, you’ll be reading an additional novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote. I can provide a copy or you can get your own.

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