Core 1+4:

  1. Write-On: Write out one of the anecdotes that made note of in the “Dear Students” essay as a paragraph story. (Describe one of the times you felt a barrier in your life, one of the times that you ignored a barrier that other people have, or one of the times that someone put up a barrier for you.)
  2. Tell our barrier anecdotes.
  3. Analyzing text by asking questions:
    • Puddle
    • Lake
    • Ocean
  4. Analyze “Dear Students” by asking questions.
  5. Extensions:
  • Write a draft of your answer to your Ocean Question about Barriers.

Class Notes:

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Core 2+3:

  1. Introduction of Personal and Classroom Identities.
  2. Everything-on:
    • Who are you?
      • What is your identity?
      • When people look at you, what do they see?
      • Where do you come from?
      • Where are you going?
      • What role do you play in your family?
      • What role do you play with your friends?
      • What role do you play at school?
      • What culture are you a part of?
      • How have you changed over time?
      • What big choices have you made that have affected who you are?
      • What are the big events of your life?
  3. Extensions:
    • Write one paragraph of who you are that starts off with “I am…”

Class Notes:

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