Get Your Read On--9th Reading

Week Five Syllabus Update

We tell ourselves lies in order to live.

                                Joyce Carol Oates

Week Five (9.28-10.2):

Monday:

No school for students. Unfair.

Due to another shortened week, no vocabulary again this week.

Tuesday:

Remember those Big Question we talked about on Thursday of last week? Now it's time to start writing our own Big Question responses. Directions and sample A level student responses are found below:

BigQuestionrubric

BigQuestionStudentModelOne.docx

StudentBigQuestionmodel2.docx

StudentBigQuestionModel3.docx

You will have class time today, Wednesday, maybe a little on Thursday, and Friday to complete this and complete this well.

If your draft is ready for me to look at and shared with me on Google Docs (you need to send me an e-mail so I know it's ready to read) by the end of school on Thursday, I will read and comment on it either online or in class Friday. Then you can make it even better by the submission date of Monday, October 5.

Wednesday:

Brief goal check--I will only ask for the "bookkeeping" where you tell me your progress toward your goal and what your new goal is. That way we have more time to work on our Big Question responses.

Thursday:

Brandie Ledford, the librarian from the Carroll Public Library, will be here to tell us about the print and online services offered by our public library. Those who do not have library cards will be given one (they're free, you know). Particularly as we do not have a librarian at the high school, it is important that we know what is available at the public library.

Any time that remains will again be used on Big Question responses and conferences.

Friday:

Last class day to work on Big Question responses. Last class day to receive feedback from me before you submit.

Your Big Question response must be submitted as an attachment in our Google Classroom by class time on Monday, October 5. See the Google Classroom for further instructions.

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