This week we will explore an excerpt from Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and how your emerging awareness of the world around you can be a spark for change. This week you will have an opportunity to explore a couple of Social Justice issues and write an expository essay about these topics. Beginning Monday, you should bring your Independent Reading book to class everyday. Later in the week, you will get your Independent Reading task and project.
Please remember that you can schedule tutoring after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays. And you should be studying Quizlet regularly and especially for our Always Running Vocabulary Quiz https://quizlet.com/_6xhdhl on Thursday!
Monday - Painting with Tone Words; Close Read of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian using a SIFT analysis
Tuesday - Engage in Learning Centers = Social Justice Article Investigation, Tone Paintings, Reading Inventory Goal Setting, Developing theme using Political Cartoons; Alternatives to the 5 paragraph essays
Wednesday - Independent Reading Book Chat; Double Journal Entry; "Won't You Be My Neighbor" Independent Reading Book Project
Thursday - Always Running Vocabulary Quiz; Writer's Workshop on developing an engaging hook and thesis statement; Draft Writing
Friday - NIE: use your FREE account to read an article on the AJC and incorporate into your essay; Final draft and revision of your essay into CTLS.
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