Week 7: February 16 - 20
Socrates’ death scene from Phaedo, Trial and Death 55-58; bring
Opdike’s In My Hands to class
writing a beautiful summary of “Falling through the Cracks”
working on set #6 vocab cards; prepare for vocab test on set #5 Thursday
- Organize your notebook; it’ll be graded again on Wednesday.
Monday, 16 February Presidents’ Day Holiday—OK to
Discuss death scene from Pheado,
brainstorm essay #3, compare and contrast
of your summary-writing skills (early & now). Summary-Response for final
an OUTLINE of Essay #3 that contains the thesis, the topic sentences for 3
body paragraphs, and the relevant page numbers from both books with the
appropriate paragraph. Bring both
books to class Tuesday.
the third chunk of your book club selection
- Essay 2 rewrite: Summary and response of Shorris’ essay in CK
Wednesday, 18 February
Essay #2 rewrites
Discuss outlines and paragraph
development. In class, write one body
paragraph of at least 100 words; meanwhile, notebooks are graded.
Book Clubs meet.
another body paragraph; read Chapter 2 TPH, 11-15 and review the
openings of the CK essays you’ve read.
- Read and annotate “Pulling Train” CK 103-111 and come to
class with Sanday’s topic and main idea
vocab set #6 set; prepare for vocab test on set #5 Thursday
Check-in on topic and main idea
of Sanday’s essay; seminar on “Pulling Train”
Seminar on Sanday’s “Pulling
10 minutes only: vocab test on
set #5; collect set #6
Writing introductions and
conclusions—“make me care” and “so what?”
- Learning Journal #5 due Friday
an entire essay #3 typed: Intro,
body in 3 paragraphs, conclusion.
Friday, 20 February
Peer edit Essay #3; learning Journal
Individual advising about next
ASSIGNED: 1. Revise to perfection
CK reading to be assigned