Introduce the Helen Keller essay, "The Most Important Day.
Watch a short video.
Practice active reading.
Read and then reread.
Begin working on analysis questions.
Reread Rachel Carson's "Fable for Tomorrow".
Compare answers to the six basic questions with the given responses.
Review the five steps of active reading.
Practice reading and annotating Rachel Carson's "Fable for Tomorrow".
Begin working through chapter 2 of Models For Writers, "From Reading to Writing".
Go over the five steps of active writing.
Use the excerpt from Isaac Asimov's "Intelligence" to practice annotating and analyzing.
Continue working with vivid language,
Students will rewrite bland expressions using vivid language.
District writing assessment task #3,
Students will take a position and write an argumentative essay on single-gender classrooms.
Continue district writing assessment.
Read and discuss article #2.
Students will cite evidence to support the main idea.
Complete the discussion of article #1.
Students will find evidence in the article and specific quotes to support ideas about single sex classrooms.
Begin district writing assessment.
Students will watch video on same sex classrooms.
Students will identify the central idea and give specific evidence from the video to support the main idea.
Begin reading and discussing article 1.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.