Unwind by Neil Shusterman
Feb - April
Feb 12 & 13
IN CLASS: Today we enjoyed a great discussion about the idea's presented in the articles, the safe haven law, termination of parental rights, and foster youth and the system.
IF YOU MISSED: be sure to turn in your two Focusing In forms stapled to the two correct articles. An example is given in slide 3.
ASSIGNMENTS: None - have an amazing 4 day weekend.
MAKE UP POINTS: None
Feb 10 & 11
IN CLASS: Today was a reading day. Students were given three more articles to practice their close reading skills and to prepare for a discussion next class.
IF YOU MISSED: 1) Go over the presentation to refresh your memory on the steps to Close Reading. 2) Read the articles 3) Fill out the "Focusing In" forms
ASSIGNMENTS: Pick up the assignments in room 1101.
1) Read Safely Surrender Babies & fill out one side of "Focusing In"
2) Read Safe Heaven Laws & fill out the other side of "Focusing In"
3) Read Terminating Parental Rights and fill out one side of "Focusing In"
4) Read 8 Big Reasons. . . & fill out the other side of "Focusing In"
MAKE-UP POINTS: Be sure to complete the reading and "Focusing In" before next class. Each "Focusing In" is worth 5 points and will be graded on compliancy and effort.
Feb 6 & 7
IN CLASS: Today we began discuss the themes we see in dystopia media and focused on what close reading is and what it looks like.
IF YOU MISSED: 1) Go over the presentation and watch the two video clips. What themes do you see in the clips? Why? 2) Read the close reading slides. What is close reading? What does it mean to "recognize the source", "Summarize Big Ideas", "Discern Vocabulary", "Annotate Key Elements with Purpose", & "Respond to the Test".
ASSIGNMENTS: Class discussion / Handouts 1) Focusing In 2) Annotation guide for Non-Fiction 3) Safely Surrendered Baby
MAKE UP POINTS: No points were given during class. Be sure to pick up the handouts next class.
Feb - 4 & 5
IN CLASS: Today students got a look at dystopia and the common themes.
IF YOU MISSED: Go over the class presentation and familiarize yourself with the themes of dystopia and what a character does.
ASSIGNMENTS: Class discussion
MAKE UP POINTS: points given in class - 5 -
A Day - Answer all of the questions on slide 16
B Day - Take notes on the slides with a focus on 1) What is dystopia, 2) What is an example of a dystopian society 3) What are the themes explored in a dystopian society? 4) What does the characters learn / discover in a dystopian society?
Make up work needs to be turned in the next class. No Late Work will be accepted.