Unformatted text preview: LA11: American Literature and Composition
Friday, November 13th, 2009 Friday, November 13
Today's Objectives th Students will use models of active reading, paraphrasing, and annotation (which they were introduced to on Thursday) to aid in their understanding of various Transcendentalist works. Students will practice active reading, paraphrasing, and annotation is preparation to answer critical reading questions Friday, November 13
Note to Absent Students: th Read the rest of your Walden packet using the strategies demonstrated to you on Thursday. Answer the journal #1 prompts in your unit packet (also located on the website). Friday, November 13
Today's Agenda: th Quick Review: Transcendentalist philosophy in Thoreau's Walden Pond. Any questions about yesterday? Continue Reading: Walden Pond Annotate as you go through! Choices: small group with teacher leading, independent reading and annotation, 2-3 person groups reading and shared annotating. Examples of Transcendentalism in Songs Friday the 13th trivia How Do I Annotate These Texts? Read the questions in advance so you know what major ideas you are looking for in your reading. Paraphrase each paragraph, or, at the very least, note the main ideas in each (this is called marginalia) Highlight important lines that might help serve as quotes for your essays or your comic/song explanations. Friday, November 13
Homework for tonight th Finish reading and annotating Walden Pond! Walden Pond Journal is due MONDAY! Begin thinking about comic strip and song: Due BLOCK DAY!! Friday, November 13
On Deck for Monday: th Journal #1: Walden Pond is DUE! Begin Reading Emerson's "Self Reliance" ...
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