Monthly Archives: December 2018

Monday December 17th, 2018

Good Morning!

Today you are handing in your Friday Writes Portfolio assignment.

*Silent Reading?

You should have printed off the following:

  1.  The above document which includes your reflections
  2. 5 Completed Portfolio Writes
  3. One copy of a good copy of a composition

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*Head’s Up:  tomorrow will be our Socratic Literature Circle Discussions

For these discussions you should have printed off and ready to submit:

6 completed role sheets

6 completed debrief sheets

Each group may take up to 20 minutes or more for their discussion.  After their discussion, students on the outside circle may ask you any question about your novel, your discussion, or connection related to your novel.  If we do not get through every group, we will continue our Socratic Literature Circle Discussions on Wednesday.

*Time to prepare for Socratic circle discussions.

*Exam Prep: start now and prepare over the holidays…


Friday December 14th, 2018

Good Morning!

Today is a shorter day as we have a spirit assembly.  Today is a work period so that you have time to complete your Composition and portfolio.  Please remember that you also have to complete your reflection sheet in addition to your portfolio.  This needs to be printed on paper.

*If you are done your Friday Writes portfolio then you can work on your Literature circle Discussion for Tuesday December 18th.

Thursday December 13th, 2018

Good Morning!

*Head’s up! Reminder that your composition assignment is due on Monday December 17th, 2018.  This should be printed off on …paper…it is easier to mark.

*Socratic Literature Circle Discussions:  Please be prepared for this for Tuesday December 18th, 2018  This discussion should also include your entire novel… please hand in on paper:

6 Literature Circle Role Sheets

6 Literature Circle Debriefs

*Silent Reading

*Literature Circle Discussion: Some  of you may be done your novels!

*Lit Circle Debrief:  You can choose one of the following documents to use for your debrief.

Wednesday December 12th, 2018

Good Morning,

*Silent Reading:  If you have finished reading, you can quietly work on your Composition Portfolio.

*Composition Portfolio

*Prepare your role sheet for Thursday’s discussion.

*Head’s Up:  Socratic Lit Circle Discussion on Tuesday December 18th.  As part of your Literature Circle Discussion, your group will be having a Socratic Literature Circle Discussion.  Have all your roles/debriefs ready for this discussion.  By Tuesday December 18th, you would have had 6 roles and 6 debriefs.

Monday December 10th, 2018

Good Morning,

Hello Everyone,

On Friday, we worked on the Composition portfolio that you will be handing in on Monday December 17th.  Please remember that you may need to continue to work on this….

*Silent Reading

Lit Circle Group Activity:  Themes

*Literature Circles:  Prepping your roles for Discussion on Tuesday December 11th, 2018.  This will be our 4th discussion so you should have an entirely different role from what you have done before.