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Agenda 4/27 Focus: Introduction to book clubs Ms. Leclaires final takeaway from The Great Gatsbytakeaway Overview and sample book club syllabus Setting up your club wikispaces: Creating your reading calendar Establishing expectations HW: Complete the reading your group has assigned; whoever is in charge of the syllabus should complete the first one for Thursday.
Book Club Calendar Look at the website calendar to see the days allocated to book clubs. Figure out how to divide the reading so that you are finished with the reading by the last day of your book clubs. Record each reading assignment in your student calendar; you can also make yourself a reading assignment bookmark if you think this will help. Decide who will be in charge of the syllabus each day, and record this in your student calendar as well.
Establishing Expectations for Your Book Club (Please type with a proper headingone per club) Outside of class Work Ethic: How much time should we spend on reading each night? What do we need to do as we read? What is our division of labor (writing prompts, discussion questions, activities)? Accountability: What happens of some members of our group drop the ball? Forget their book? Dont show when theyre in charge of the syllabus? How do we prevent ugly situations? How do we enforce the expectations? In class Work Ethic: What are our expectations for discussion? How do we plan to spend class time? Accountability: What happens if two of us (or all of us) starting losing our focus? What happens if the bell rings and we havent accomplished everything we were supposed to do?
Agenda 4/28 Focus: Looking ahead to the end of the semester and to next year A little Q&A with the A.P. Language teachers Overview of the documentary (your final exam) and time to begin workingdocumentary HW: Follow the website calendar.
Agenda 4/29 Focus: Setting you up for a successful junior year Say hello to Mrs. Kirgan! Time to work on schedules HW: Follow the website calendar, and please have your proposal signed by this Friday.
Agenda 4/30 Focus: Settling into your book clubs Reminder about ALIS revisions Purple formsplease have them signed 10 minutes to touch base with your documentary group/work on proposal Book club time! Brainstorming how to use the wikispace HW: Follow the website calendar.
Agenda 5/1: PLEASE PLUG IN ALL LAPTOPS TODAY. Focus: Book Clubs, Day Two! Collect signed purple forms Overview of the wikispace and time to brainstorm Book club meeting, day 2 HW: Assigned book club reading and documentary work.
Agenda 5/4 Focus: Book Clubs, Day 3! Collect purple forms and ALIS revisions Sharing your brilliant book club and wikispace ideas Book club meeting #3 HW: Assigned book club reading; remember that tomorrow is a documentary day.
Agenda 5/6 Focus: Book clubs, day 4 Day 4 of book clubs! If you havent done so yet, please take some time at the end of class to make sure your book club wikispaces are publishing your work thoroughly and professionally. Be creative! A.P. Letters HW: Book clubs/documentary work.
Agenda 5/8 Focus: Book clubs, Day 5! Two big announcements/reminders Take a look at the glorious epiphanies of others wikispaces! Book club meeting, day 5 Please look at my feedback (I left some on every page of your wikis) HW: Book clubs, documentary.
Announcements All school copies of books (PW, Gatsby, book club book) need to be turned in by TUESDAY. If you are taking A.P. Language, you to… (1) Take a blue packet (2) Sign the roster
Agenda 4/25 Focus: Book clubs, day 2 A few Modern poems from yesterday (and a little time to finish if needed)Modernpoems Book club time; please make sure that I have your syllabi and scripts from both Wednesday and today before the end of class Distribute A.P. Letters HW: Book club assignments
Survey: Please pick any 5 to respond to If you were describing this class to a friend, how would you describe it? Consider both the learning environment and the expectations for homework. What was your favorite unit of the semester and why? What was your least favorite and why? What was the most helpful feedback I gave you this semester? What didnt I do that you wish I had done? What was your greatest struggle of the semester? Are you still struggling with it? What was your greatest accomplishment of the semester? What advice would you give to next years class? What do you think you need to focus next year? Has this class made you think about anything differently? Explain. If you could narrow this class down to a single word, what would it be? How has your learning changed this semester? Do you feel that you are more or less in charge of your learning?