Friday September 12
Yesterday Mrs. Anderson was absent and students worked on analyzing 2 poems. "Yellow," by Robert Service and "Cooks Brook," by Al Pittman.
In class today students discussed the process for reading a poem and answered two questions:
- What is a symbol?
- How can I identify a symbol?
We watched this short video on symbolism in film and recorded our ideas.
Then we went back to "Yellow" and discussed the poem and the symbolism in it.
9CGA Students had a reading block this afternoon and continued to work on their Independent Book Study. Remember its focus is to answer:
- How can I creatively show and share what I've learned from my reading?
- What can I record each time I read to help me complete my product from above?
9F Finished introducing a classmate and discussed symbolism.
9E Discussed First Turn / Last Turn Discussion Strategy - Students made a list of tips to ensure successful discussion for Monday. Read Article A and highlight 3-5 PNI with notes in the margin for Monday.