EmB, Today’s Goals, and Tomorrow’s Plans

I know there’s something I’m supposed to post for you, but I can’t remember what it is.

Today in class, we explored digging deeper into literature and becoming the kind of readers who see past the surface summaries and baseline connections to the symbolism, character development, irony, and other elements that authors weave into their works.

Tomorrow, each class has a bit of a different plan.

In 7th, if you behave for the substitute, you’ll watch a good portion of a film about three guys from a rough city who make a plan to break free and use education to make their lives, and the lives of the people in their city, better. Compare their story to what you know so far about the main characters in your novel–how does their relationship with the community compare with Esperanza’s? Ponyboy’s?

In 8th, you have a reading quiz on chapters one and two. I have found one book in the hallway already and another student returned a second book, so if you’re missing your book, it could be yours. After the quiz, you’ll complete a discussion slip, have a short discussion, and continue reading.

In 5th, 3rd, and 4th, you’ll complete a character analysis for one of the main characters based on a short excerpt from the book that I’ll have for you. One more day to get your book! 🙂

See everyone on Wednesday, foot willing!


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