This week we will Read Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl. In addition, we will watch the movie version of the text and become film critics by writing our own review. We will also begin an introduction of Sentence Patterns! On Thursday we will have a Media Center Orientation and on Friday we will study narrative songs for elements of plot and theme in collaborative groups.
This week we will continue our exploration of short stories including a reading of "They're Made Out of Meat!" and "Lamb to the Slaughter." We will explore the theme of this work and some elements of characterization. We will also continue with our Writer's Workshop and begin an exploration of Sentence Patterns. There will be a mini-quiz on Friday over our readings, plot and theme so be prepared.
We have had an interesting start to our semester with SNOW DAYS! According to Benjamin Franklin, "it is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." Your summer reading spoke directly to several habits that can help us to develop as scholars and help us to reach our personal goals. This week we will spend a significant amount of time getting to know each other, discussing The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers, and reviewing some important information for the course. By Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 you will need to bring a TWO composition books. One will help you in building an Interactive Student Notebook (ISN). This book will become a living breathing text for the course! The second will serve as your Writer's Notebook. Every week we will add Sentence Patterns, Writer's reflections and practice runs of our own writing in this notebook. If you have any questions please feel free to comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Which one of the seven habits do you feel you have mastered? Which one of the seven habits do you feel that you need to work on the most?
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Wisdom Curator, 9th Grade Literature Teacher, Life-long Learner