Objective: I can work together with my Book Club group to discuss which prompt works best for us and begin to outline the ideas presented, so I can practice how to analyze our ideas in an essay form. Agenda:
Entry Task: Sit with your Book Club group and get out your folder. If you want more snacks, bring some in! ;)
5-7 min. Review ALL of the prompts we have seen (blue laminated handout) and consider which would be the best for your book (even if it is one you didn't choose before).
Remember that reading a prompt is like looking through a new lens each time--considering a different perspective that may add value to your own.
20-30 min. Once you have selected the prompt that as a group you feel BEST fits your book and the discussions you have had, begin following the outline on a NEW PAPER that you will keep in your folder.
You MUST work TOGETHER to (re)word the Opening Sentence and Thesis Statement to identify the MOWAW, utilize prompt words, and select the BEST plot points: 1 from the beginning, middle, and end. This is critical to your success in earning a higher score 6-9 when it comes to writing.
When you get to III. Plot Point: think about the triangle that you worked with for Pardoner's Tale. Follow the outline EXACTLY; although this is difficult and for some of you won't feel natural, it is essential to your understanding to how to move forward (trust me <3).
Try to complete AT LEAST one III. Plot Point section through IV. Explicit Analysis (a-c).
If you have time, you can move on to V-VI (a-c).
DO NOT complete the last Plot Point unless EVERYONE has finished the book. REMINDER: YOU NEED TO FINISH YOUR BOOK BY NEXT FRIDAY TO BE A HELPFUL COLLABORATOR IN YOUR GROUP.
Once you have exhausted the ideas you can contribute to the outline, leave this outline in your folder!
10-15 min. Review the Brief Overview of Lenses. Discuss which lens(es) you think best fit your book. You may each select different ones, but you need to FILL the SPACE on your My Essential Lit. for the three questions about the SAME lens.
Remember: This used to be a separate assignment where you were required to answer all of the questions. Your answers to this part will determine whether or not we continue to do the lens questions in this way.
Exit Task: You have 9 days to finish your book. Look at how many pages you have left. How many pages per day do you need to read to be done by next Friday, Oct. 20.