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1 1/8/2014 Happy New Year & Welcome Back!  Pick Up Notebooks  New Schedules  P-16 Computer Lab: Literature Circles Book Selection Process Activity  HW: Determine a Lit Circle role preference and have a back up.

2 1/9/2014 Book Preview Activity

3 Directions In order to make an educated decision about which book you are going to read for our Lit Circles Unit, you will read book reviews about each of the books. Go through each slide and click on the links to read reviews on each book. Once you have researched each book, you will make a first and second choice and give the rationale for your selection. Keep in mind that other students will likely want to read the same book, so the more persuasive you are, the more likely you will get to read the book of your choosing.

4 Always Running by Luis Rodriguez 1.Amazon.com ReviewAmazon.com Review 2.Yahoo Voices ReviewYahoo Voices Review 3.Personal Review: BookWandererPersonal Review: BookWanderer

5 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 1.Good Reads ReviewGood Reads Review 2.Between the Covers ReviewBetween the Covers Review 3.Google Book ReviewGoogle Book Review

6 Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor 1.Good Reads ReviewGood Reads Review 2.NY Times ReviewNY Times Review 3. Howard College Student Review

7 The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 1.The Washington Times ReviewThe Washington Times 2.New York Times ReviewsNew York Times 3.Good Reads ReviewsGood Reads Reviews

8 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Writers Week speaker) 1.New York Times ReviewNew York Times Review 2.Amazon.comAmazon.com 3.NPR.org ReviewsNPR.org Reviews

9 The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger 1.The Guardian ReviewThe Guardian Review 2.About.com ReviewAbout.com Review 3.NY Times ReviewNY Times Review

10 Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya 1.Amazon.com ReviewsAmazon.com Reviews 2.Good Reads ReviewsGood Reads Reviews 3. Latinopia ReviewLatinopia Review

11 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd 1.Amazon.comAmazon.com 2.Blogcritics.org ReviewBlogcritics.org Review 3.BookBrowse.comBookBrowse.com

12 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 1.New York Times ReviewNew York Times Review 2.Amazon.com ReviewsAmazon.com Reviews 3.Good Reads ReviewsGood Reads Reviews

13 Please fill out the book selection sheet and give to me at the end of the activity period. STOP HERE AND FILL OUT THE HANDOUT YOU RECEIVED IN CLASS. Decisions, decisions….

14 1/9/2014 Happy Thursday  Check out books  Sign up: Groups & Roles  Get Organized  Reading Schedule  Group Name  Group Agreements  Notebooks/Write ups  HW: Background research on your novel. (see assignment)

15 Mo FernandezAlways Running Kunal PatelAlways Running Kayla McHenryAlways Running Jose HernandezAlways Running Casey YoungAlways Running Sean NguyenBless Me Ultima Elvis LiBless Me Ultima Ines La'OBless Me Ultima Oscar MartinezBless Me Ultima Darius SiegelCatcher in the Rye Daniel SteigmanCatcher in the Rye Moises FloresCatcher in the Rye Evan RyderCatcher in the Rye Jake KlepperCatcher in the Rye Ryan EspirituCatcher in the Rye Bryan MeloCatcher in the Rye Maya AcharyaMr. Penumbra Kathryn MuellerMr. Penumbra Maddie KleinMr. Penumbra Kelli CarlsonMr. Penumbra Michael WuMr. Penumbra Jonas SchillMr. Penumbra Timothy HsuMr. Penumbra Jeffrey LiuSplendid Suns Ashwin VaidSplendid Suns Nicole VendelinSplendid Suns Jordan HighamSplendid Suns

16 Akhil AvulaCatcher in the Rye Andre JenabCatcher in the Rye Brianna LaneCatcher in the Rye Charles LienCatcher in the Rye Elizabeth LiCatcher in the Rye Rachel MillerCatcher in the Rye Rudy CancillerCatcher in the Rye Theo EbenhoechCatcher in the Rye Brett GustafsonSecret Life of Bees Clara RamirezSecret Life of Bees Kathia AngelSecret Life of Bees Kristen LiuSecret Life of Bees Nicole MillerSecret Life of Bees Olivia MannSecret Life of Bees Romy AboudSecret Life of Bees Tristan CottarelSecret Life of Bees Kenneth MoussThings they Carried Makinnon BaughThings they Carried Timothy LamThings they Carried Will PyeThings they Carried Annie ZhangLinden Hills Elizabet CruzLinden Hills Victor MaciasLinden Hills Alex CastroAlways Running Eric KoppsAlways Running Thomas KelleherAlways Running Farris ScottAlways Running Matt GleinAlways Running Shauna SchultzAlways Running Elise HuSplendid Suns Hasan IqbalSplendid Suns

17 Alex GolgolabAlways Running Menson LiAlways Running Lesley HenriquezAlways Running Oliver DongAlways Running Adrian RomeroAlways Running Joseph OngBless Me Ultima Michelle YauBless Me Ultima Toby MacalusoBless Me Ultima Noah TsaoBless Me Ultima Katheline DoCatcher in the Rye Ryan LaehyCatcher in the Rye Faraz GorjiCatcher in the Rye Megan LeeCatcher in the Rye Emily WebbCatcher in the Rye Amy TranCatcher in the Rye Riley MouldsCatcher in the Rye Rebekah ZhangCatcher in the Rye Ben G-GillCatcher in the Rye Funo HeimsMr. Penumbra Billy BermanMr. Penumbra Montana GoloubefMr. Penumbra Julissa GarciaMr. Penumbra Cameron HayesMr. Penumbra Abigail WilliamsSecret Life of Bees Jenna HooverSecret Life of Bees Borna BarzinSecret Life of Bees Jehan GodrejSecret Life of Bees Chris LytleThings they carried Zach PozziThings they carried Riley KahanThings they carried Maddie HealyThings they carried Jackson HoudekThings they Carried

18 1/10/2014 Happy Friday! Already!!!  Find a set of desks that matches your group’s number/configuration.  Share background info/notes  SSR:  HW Reading: Per group assignment

19 1/13/2014 Haaaappy Monday!  PSAT Score Reports  Lit Circle Unit Assessment  Lit Circle #1  Discussion  Notes  HW: Reading as determined by group (ADBG)– Yes, I’m into acronyms this semester.

20 1/13/2014 Lit Circle Unit Assessment  Unit work: 50 points (15%) - effective participation in discussion groups (based on me, peers, self) - in class work, golden lines, artsy stuff, etc. -notes on discussion (post discussion) -anything else as determined by me  Reading: 100 points (30%) - pre-discussion preparation notes - Reading assessment (40)  Major assignment: 100 points (55%) -Group presentation on lesson or theme from novel

21 4 Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Your Scores Your Skills Your Answers Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Skills Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Next Steps 3 Test Sections

22 Your Scores Percentile If you are a junior, your scores are compared to those of other juniors. If you are a sophomore or younger student, your scores are compared to those of sophomores. Score You can see your projected SAT score online in My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.org/quickstart).www.collegeboard.org/quickstart Score Range

23 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information The Entry Requirements section displays information you provided on your answer sheet. The Percentile compares your performance to that of other college-bound juniors. The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores. If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements for the competition.

24 See how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT. Your Skills You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, online in My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.org/quickstart).www.collegeboard.org/quickstart

25 Your Answers You will get your test book back with your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review the questions. You can also review each test question in My College QuickStart.

26 Your Answers: Student-Produced Responses Some of the math problems required you to grid in answers instead of selecting an option. For these questions, you will see the correct answer(s) written out.

27 What’s next? Use the access code on your report to log in to My College QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you can: Search for colleges Get a personalized SAT study plan Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you Next Steps

28 My College QuickStart

29 My Online Score Report Projected SAT® score ranges State percentiles You can filter questions Questions and answer explanations

30 My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan™ Personalized skills to improve SAT practice questions An official SAT practice test

31 My College QuickStart My Personality Personality test Description of your type Tips for success Majors and careers that might be a good fit for you

32 My College QuickStart My College Matches Starter list of colleges Criteria to customize search Ability to save searches

33 My College QuickStart My Majors & Career Matches Major you chose Related majors Related careers

34 My College QuickStart Log in to your personalized account at

35 1/13/14 New Lit Circle Member Interviews  Practice taking notes on your Notetaker/Reflection Sheet  Choose ONE question from the list to ask all the members of your group. Discussion director, remember SLWM. 1.If you could change one thing about your mother’s life, what would it be and why? 2.If you could have one person from history, dead or alive, for dinner, who would it be and why? 3.If you could ensure that your child (someday) has one experience that you have had yourself, which one would it be and why? 4.What is/was your favorite fairy tale or fable as a child? Why? 5.Who is the most caring person you’ve every known? Give an example of something caring they’ve done for you or someone else. 6.If you could only exchange text messages with one person on the planet for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?

36 1/14/13 Happy Tuesday!  How to Prep Carefully for discussions  Historian/Cartographer Example  Lit Circle #2  Debriefing as a class  HW: Reading ADBG (as determined by group)  Find 2 passages from your reading thus far that invoke powerful clear imagery in your mind. You will need them for class on the block day!

37 1/14/13 Page 1 Linden Hills Historian/ Cartographer A fictional locale somewhere in the US. The USPO determines zip codes and is required to deliver mail. It has input as to the “legal” zoning of land. Census takers determine demographics across the US every 10 years for the US government. Land surveyors measure the distance between natural or man-made features, identify the boundaries between different pieces of land, and/or map the natural or man- made features found in a particular area. The opening sets the scene literally in describing the landscape as well as figuratively by mention of a dispute. The dispute reflects the author’s intent to illustrate the value of this property to the community. The contracting of borders over the years also adds to the sense that many people are vying for a place in LH.

38 1/16-17/13 Happy Block Day  Lit Circles Debrief; a critical lens for improving  What worked well about your first discussion?  What didn’t?  Are there adjustments necessary today?  Scribe take notes on debrief and share with class.  Discussion Director share what your group likes about the novel you are reading!  Lit Circle Discussion #2, Save the Last Word for Me  Capturing Images from the Reading Activity  Reading, if time.  HW: ADBG

39 1/16-17/13 Happy Block Day  Capturing Images from your novel (Individual work– do not share with your group yet!) Using the reading you discussed today, find a specific passage & create a drawing/graphic. Ideas for images might include:  A scene, character, moment or event from the story  An image or picture that came to mind while you were reading; it could even be a memory from your own life.  A diagram, flow chart or map of the story (the cartographer cannot choose this option if he/she has already created a map)  An abstract form that represents a thought or feeling you got from the reading–  Novel group gallery walk.

40 1/18/13 Happy Friday!  Gallery Walk: Put your drawing/graphic on your desk along with a piece of binder paper for student responses. (15 mins)  It’s a three day weekend for me– four for you! How are you dealing with the reading and preparation?  Golden Line Reading Check. (10 mins)  Context, significance, your thinking about it…  Lit Circle Discussion #3 (20 mins)  HW: ADBG

41 1/23-24/13 Happy Block Day!  Put art/graphic and responses in your notebooks.  Golden Line Review & Respond (15 mins)  How would you revise, add to, extend the writer’s response to the GL you chose?  Did they have the same/similar insights?  Lit Circle Discussion #4 (30 mins)  SSR  HW: ADBG  Reading Assessment Friday!! I will be choosing a passage based on your reading calendars. Make sure that you are caught up with your reading by Friday!

42 1/25/13Reading Assessment

43 1/28/13 Happy Monday!  Reading Assessment Review  Lit Circle Discussion #5 (30 mins)  SSR- Remember you should be finished reading by tomorrow!  HW: ADBG

44 1/29/13 Happy Tuesday!  Lit Circle Discussion #6 (15 mins)  Lit Circle Personal & Peer Assessment (10 mins)  Presentation and Collaboration Assessment Rubrics (10 mins)  Presentation Project Model: Women in East of Eden (5 mins) (if time) Presentation Project Model: Women in East of Eden  HW: Re-read through all materials handed out in class.  Other HW as determined by group

45 1/30-31/13 Happy Block Day!  Presentation and Collaboration Assessment Rubrics  Prezi Presentation: Visual Essay on A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah Prezi Presentation:  Group Brainstorm/Organization meeting  Record responses to Steps 1-4 on brainstorm handout  Check thesis idea with me  Create a slide outline  HW: As determined by group

46 2/1-2/8 Computer Lab

47 2/11-14 Presentations Period 3 Poetry Unit Kick-Off --For FRIDAY!!! Bring a printed copy of a favorite poem; it could be written by you or another poet! Presentation Order 1.Catchers (Tuesday)Catchers 2.Night Club (Tuesday)Night Club 3.Beanie Babies (Thursday)Beanie Babies 4.Miracle Beans (Thursday)Miracle Beans ( 5.Inferno (Thursday)Inferno 6.Linden Tree (Thursday)Linden Tree 7.Tea Cakes (Thursday-Keynote )Tea Cakes  Presentation Assessment  Novel Reflection on connections to the American Dream: How do you see the ideals of the American dream represented in the novel you read. You could write in depth about one specific theme, or more broadly about two or three. Be sure to ground your explanation with specific details from the novel. Use character names, experiences, symbols, etc… (minimum 1 page) HW: Finish Novel Reflection; Find and print out a poem!

48 2/13-14 Assessment & Reflecting on the novel  Presentation Assessment (10 mins)  Novel Reflection on connections to the American Dream: How do you see the ideals of the American dream represented in the novel you read. You could write in depth about one specific theme, or more broadly about two or three. Be sure to ground your explanation with specific details from the novel. Use character names, experiences, symbols, etc… HW: Finish Reflection; Find and print out a poem!

49 2/11-14 Presentations Period 4 Poetry Unit Kick-Off --For FRIDAY!!! Bring a printed copy of a favorite poem; it could be written by you or another poet! Presentation Order 1.The Catchers (Tuesday)The Catchers 2.In Case of Fire, Yell Fire (Tuesday)In Case of Fire, Yell Fire 3.55 West (Wednesday)55 West 4.#YOLOSwagHills (Wednesday)#YOLOSwagHills 5.Highest Bidders (Wenesday)Highest Bidders 6.YBM (Wednesday)YBM ( 7.The Watchers (Wednesday)The Watchers  Novel Reflection on connections to the American Dream: How do you see the ideals of the American dream represented in the novel you read. You could write in depth about one specific theme, or more broadly about two or three. Be sure to ground your explanation with specific details from the novel. Use character names, experiences, symbols, etc… (minimum 1 page) HW: Finish Novel Reflection Find and print out a poem!

50 2/13-14 Assessment & Reflecting on the novel  Presentation Assessment (10 mins)  Novel Reflection on connections to the American Dream: How do you see the ideals of the American dream represented in the novel you read. You could write in depth about one specific theme, or more broadly about two or three. Be sure to ground your explanation with specific details from the novel. Use character names, experiences, symbols, etc… 1 page minimum HW: Finish Reflection; Find and print out a poem!

51 2/11-14 Presentations Period 4  Presentation Assessment (10 mins)  Novel Reflection on connections to the American Dream: How do you see the ideals of the American dream represented in the novel you read. You could write in depth about one specific theme, or more broadly about two or three. Be sure to ground your explanation with specific details from the novel. Use character names, experiences, symbols, etc… 1 page minimum HW: Finish Reflection; Find and print out a poem!

52 2/11-14 Presentations Period 5 Poetry Unit Kick-Off --For FRIDAY!!! Bring a printed copy of a favorite poem; it could be written by you or another poet! Presentation Order 1.The Secret Goldfish (Tuesday)The Secret Goldfish 2.Everybody (Tuesday)Everybody 3.The Turtles (Thursday)The Turtles 4.Pastrami in the Rye (Tuesday)Pastrami in the Rye 5.The Neighlords (Thursday)The Neighlords 6.The Linden Trees (Thursday)The Linden Trees 7.I See You (After Feb Break.)I See You  Presentation Assessment  Novel Reflection on connections to the American Dream: How do you see the ideals of the American dream represented in the novel you read. You could write in depth about one specific theme, or more broadly about two or three. Be sure to ground your explanation with specific details from the novel. Use character names, experiences, symbols, etc… (minimum 1 page) HW: Finish Novel Reflection ; Find and print out a poem!

53 2/13-14 Assessment & Reflecting on the novel  Presentation Assessment (10 mins)  Novel Reflection on connections to the American Dream: How do you see the ideals of the American dream represented in the novel you read. You could write in depth about one specific theme, or more broadly about two or three. Be sure to ground your explanation with specific details from the novel. Use character names, experiences, symbols, etc… 1 page minimum HW: Finish Reflection; Find and print out a poem!

54 2/15 Happy Friday! Break!!!  New Seating Chart  Naviance Access info for Monday 2/25  Poetry Sharing: Why did you choose this poem? What does it mean to you?  Found Poem Activity  Think/Pair/Share: If you were to describe some of the BEST and WORST aspects of being an American or living in America today, what would you include? How do Americans view America today? Include DIFFERENT perspectives  Create a found poem that captures your feelings about one of the ideas in the brainstorm.  HW: enjoy break!!!

55 1/14/13 Roles Clarification Activity  Take out the Literature Circles Roles Handout from last week.  You will each be given the first page of the one of the novels you are about to start reading.  As you read silently, put on the hat of your new role & consider the responsibilities and questions provided on the role descriptor handout.  Read this quietly using talk to the text strategies to make meaning of the text. Refer to the questions on the Roles Descriptor as well as using your finely honed reading skills.  Discuss as a group 1.As you read, what questions came up for you about what you are supposed to do as your role? 2.If you were preparing for your discussion on just this piece of text, what steps would you take to prepare effectively? 3.What discussion questions/information would be important for the group to have? 4.What do other members of your group want or need that you may have not considered?


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