Today we did the chapter questions for chapter 2.
Then we described an indoor place the way that Steinbeck describes the bunk house.
Then we described a person we know the way that Steinbeck describes Slim.
We went over the hand-eye tacking sheet for chapter one and then read chapter 2 of the book.
We read and talked about Steinbeck's turtle metaphor from The Grapes of Wrath and compared it to our lives and the migration of Oklahoman farmers to California.
Then we tried our hand at surviving a day in the life of those in poverty.
Today we started the novel Of Mice and Men. Then we answered 8 questions about it.
We finished the podcast on the generational theory and got the assignment to teach it to someone our age and someone at least 10 years older.
We read about the generational theory. Then we started part one of a podcast about it.
We ended by going to the library to get a book for fourth term.
We listened to FDR's first inaugural address and annotated it for a specific theme. Then we talked about fear in the U.S. economy.
Book projects were due.
Then we watched the author biography on Steinbeck.
We peer-edited 2 classmates' papers.
Then we did a self-assessment assignment.
Today we had the laptops to draft our paper and we added our intro and conclusion to the mix.
We color-coded our sources into 3 topics.
Then we chose which expository style you will use.
Some started the outline.
Today we learned about the Schaffer writing method.
Then we drafted our outline for our paper using the Schaffer method.
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Today we went to the computer lab to find, print, and annotate 3 valuable sources of information about your expository essay topic.
Today we finished our last poem, organized all of the poems, shared some for extra credit, and handed them in.
Then we started our expository writing unit. We learned about types of expository writing and picked a topic about transportation.
The rest of the time, we researched our topic on the laptops in class.
Today we used our 3 stolen words from others' poetry and put them into our 'last poem' of the poetry unit.
Then we shared them in groups.