The rainy season has started, which means we have a little more than a month left of classes.
Graded Readers (GRs):
For our next writing task, we will be completing a book report. In order to do this, you’ll need to choose a graded reader. GRs are books written for language learners. The purpose of these books is to improve your reading fluency. You need to choose one GR and bring it to class next week. When you choose your GR, remember these points:
We also spent some time reviewing the essay questions for your book reports. Remember that you will have to use the appropriate structure (e.g. listing, compare/contract, hypothetical) depending on the type of question.
When you complete the "literary terms" sections, make sure you give 2-3 specific examples to support your description.
We also had a short activity that introduced literary terms. You will have to analyze each of these terms for your book reports. In today’s class, we looked at (1) point of view; (2) protagonist; and (3) antagonist.
In next week’s class, we’ll learn about (4) setting; (5) conflict; (6) plot; and (7) theme.
Make sure to bring the Wizard of Oz readings and our Literary Terms booklet.
Great work with your discussions in today’s class. You’ve all made a lot of improvement in presenting your summaries and opinions. Everyone is making a big effort to check their group’s understanding.
However, in your summaries, it is ok to have some interaction with your group (e.g. repeat information, ask and answer questions). For group members, if you need to interrupt the group leader, you can use these expressions:
1. Can I stop you for a moment?
2. Can you explain that again?
3. What was that again?
1. Choose a graded reader (read 15 pages)
2. Wizard of Oz reading (chapters 3-6)
3. Journal Topic #6: scary experience
4. Discussion preparation
5. Blog comment #7
Bring your graded to class next week!
Book Report: due Wednesday, July 3 (in class)
Blog Question #7:
How do you feel after writing your persuasion essay? What did you enjoy about essay writing? What difficulties did you have with the essay?
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Wednesday, June 18 by 6:00pm.
Revised Discussion Schedule
Please be aware of the changes to our last two weeks of discussion. On July 3, we will be having two sets of discussions: one group in the first period and another group in the second period.
If you are in the 9:00-10:30am group, makes sure you are not late. If you are late, you will not be able to do your discussion in the second group.