English 5 Aubry - November 15th-19th

Posted: November 15, 2010

Class Work This Week: Short Stories from "The Gift of the Magi" (all week) Literature Circles - format & definition of roles (all week)   Literature Circle Roles: Discussion Director - develops ques. for group discussion. Literary Luminary - focusses on special sections of the text to have group read aloud and delve into further. Illustrator - draws a picture related to the reading. Connector - makes connections between the book and the world outside. Summarizer - provides a summary of what was read. Vocabulary Enricher - finds new, important or interesting words - definitions and explanations. Travel Tracer - focusses on the setting and how it changes in the story. Investigator - digs up background information on any topic related to the story.           Note: Students will be given more details as to each Literature Circle Role in class on Tuesday. Homework This Week: Note: The Differentiated Activity for the novel "The Breadwinner" has been put on hold. I have decided to read the sequel, "Parvanna's Journey"" to the class first and then have a culminating activity at the end for both novels. Monday:  Finish Short Story "The Last Leaf" Complete Illustration for "The Last Leaf" Tuesday: Short Story from "The Gift of the Magi" - One Thousand Dollars Complete Travel Tracer Activity (two lines or a paragraph at most discussing the setting of the story - where & when.) Wednesday: Short Story  from "The Gift of the Magi" - One Thousand Dollars Complete Vocabulary Enricher Activity (choose two or three interesting words. Find the definition for each word and write the word in a sendtence.) Thursday: Short Story from "The Gift of the Magi Complete Discussion Director Activity