10.09.06

Cores 1-4:

  1. Talk about the Authenticity Awards for last week.
  2. Look at Authentic Assessment for blogs tomorrow.

Core 1:

  1. Write a paragraph review of this music video.
  2. Discuss reviews and sports writing:
    • Does looking at reviews and sports writing as a genre change the way that you think about both?
  3. Come back to vocabulary for Vocab Basketball.

Core 2:

  1. Discuss-On: How did you tackle the sesquipedalian paragraph? What is your thought process when you encounter a seemingly impenetrable paragraph?
  2. Take a second look at the paragraph.
  3. Practice and act out a few sesquipedalian theater pieces.
  4. Talk about being too tired to think.

Core 3:

  1. Write-On: Looking at your characterization sheet and your “video memory,” How many of your ways of characterization are present in your memory? Can you identify the ones that you used?
  2. Why is it important to characterize using all of the ways rather than just a few?
  3. Share video memories and characterizations.
    • What can we generalize about a character once we get to know him/her?
    • What can we generalize about Christopher (from the The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Nighttime)?
  4. Talk about being too tired to think.

Core 4:

  1. How did you attack reading The Declaration? What is your thought process when you encounter a seemingly impenetrable paragraph?
  2. Discuss the reasons for changes in the draft.
  3. Why was this document so successful? What in the language makes it so persuasive? (Word Choice, Figurative Language, Allusion, Sentence Structure, Concrete and abstract images.
  4. Talk about being too tired to think.

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