11: Evaluate paragraph. Cite evidence to support conclusions. Students submitted their character charts that were part of their Gatsby Notes. Students then identified parts of the paragraph they completed last night as homework. They highlighted integrated evidence, numbered sentences of commentary, underlined concluding sentence, and circled transitions. Once they identified parts, they evaluated the paragraph based on what was included and neglected. Then the class read part of chapter 3 and started Gatsby Notes 4/16: Chapter 3 Questions. Students first discussed what they thought “verisimilitude” meant. I explained that it was the act/illusion of being real. This one of the focus points of the chapter and would be developed as they answered questions for chapter 3 found in Gatsby Questions Chapters 1-3. We read to the bell and students answered questions in groups.
Notebook Entry of the Day: Gatsby Chapter 3 Questions
HW: Finish chapter 3 and questions. There will be a quiz on Friday.
Period 3: Make supported claims. In pairs, students were given time to complete an Interpretive Page. Once time was up, students had to check for page references, highlight integrated evidence, number evidence used, number similarities between symbol and subject, and circle claim. The class then read part of chapter 11 and answered corresponding questions in groups. KR ?s 10-12.
Notebook Entry of the Day: Kite Runner Chapter 11 Questions
HW: Finish chapter 11 and complete questions. There will be a quiz on chapters 10-11 and the vocabulary on Friday.
Period 4-5: Cite evidence to support analysis. Students read chapter 10 of Kite Runner today in class. Students worked in groups to answer questions for chapter 10 (handout: KR ?s 10-12).
Notebook Entry of the Day: Kite Runner Chapter 10 Questions