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August 09, 2005
Wednesday, August 10

Welcome to a stress free class! Opportunities to become proficient readers and writers abound in ways you can't even think of right now.

Wednesday, August 10

Materials:
OH – List everything you have read in the last 24 hours.
OH of seat assignments
Large newsprint
Signs for the carousel brainstorm stations
Markers – 1 for each group

Handouts:
Language Arts Brochure
Syllabus


Warm Up:
List everything you have read in the last 24 hours.
Share responses with classmates at your table.

Activity 1:
Make sure students are sitting in their assigned seats.
Welcome and share a few responses from warm up as a class

Activity 2:
Distribute and give students time to read and ask questions regarding the information on the LA brochure and the syllabus. Show example. Show iMovie made by last year's students about Mrs. Abrams' language arts class.

Activity 3:
Complete the carousel brainstorming activity that results in group summary paragraphs regarding The Tiger Rising. In table groups students rotate every 2 minutes to a station and answer the posted question. The following are the posted questions:

 If Billy Threemonger were a tree, what kind would he be and why?
 If Norton Threemonger were a vehicle, what type of vehicle would he be and why?
 If Rob were a plant, what type would he be and why?
 What advice would you give to Mr. Nelson?
 What could be the theme song for The Tiger Rising and why?
 If you were Rob’s doctor, what would be your diagnosis and why?
 What advice would you give to Rob about how to deal with bullies at school?
 “If you knew about something that was locked up in a cage, something big and beautiful that was locked away unfairly, for no good reason, and you had the keys to the cage, would you let it go?” (pg 93 Sistine asks Willie May). Why or why not?

The class will share the responses to each question.

Activity 4:
In table groups students write a summary (5-7 sentences) of The Tiger Rising using the information generated from the Carousel Brainstorming activity. Each table will share their summary with the class.

Homework-
Have the brochure and syllabus signed. Remind your parents to email me; therefore, I will have their email. Bring your summer reading assignments to class on Thursday.

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