This week, we reviewed the homework assignment for our media literacy/political cartoon unit. We also reviewed the requirements of the Station Eleven and How to Read Literature like a Professor group porject. Students had time in class to work in their groups on the project and presentations began on Thursday.
This week, we completed on our first set of SAT-level vocabulary Frayer Models, taken from Station Eleven. We also reviewed the guidelines of a Socratic Seminar and engaged in our first seminar, discussing Station Eleven. We read and annotated the introduction to How to Read Literature like a Professor, then we took notes on the important chapters of this book. We discussed how there is a common language to analyzing literature and our notes focused on developing that language. We practiced analyzing Station Eleven using two chapters from How to Read Literature like a Professor (most stories are quests and most meals are communion).
This week we participated in icebreaker activities and reviewed the class syllabus, rules, and procedures. We also developed personal learning goals, and assessed on the summer reading assignment, Station Eleven.
Reminder- your summer reading journal assignment is due on the first day of class! There will be a test on Station Eleven on 9/8/16.
Parents and students- please review the attached syllabus and complete the signature form.