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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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Transcript of Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Do Now 1.7.15
EQUALITY is our topic for the week. Be sure to write the quote and author correctly and offer some thoughtful response.

"If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality."
-Malcolm X

Is Erik a Psychopath?
You will have 30 minutes to complete all work on this assignment. Each person must do their own writing. You will be expected to share at the conclusion of our work time.
FLIPPED wrap-up
Hey! So, I was so ready to move on that I pretty much forgot that we never really wrapped things up with FLIPPED. My intention was for you to write a narrative in the style of Flipped- so, the same story told from two different perspectives.
, I want you to spend 20-30 minutes doing this- in a brief version; don't go overboard- while I collect books and evaluate how well you completed the post-it assignments. Then, we can remove our post-its and turn in our books.
Harrison Bergeron
Ok, the last thing I'd like to do before we read is to watch a little Mini Bio on the author of the story, Kurt Vonnegut. Here goes:
Article of the Week
In order to help you with your article of the week, we'll listen to the audio of the interview. This will help you to answer the last question on the assignment. Listen for the answer to the first question, too.

First, we'll discuss this week's WODS. Then, we'll write a story including the last eight. The story must also include:
Harrison Bergeron
Ok, our next step is to define some literary terms that I will ask you to identify examples of in the text. Take brief notes on the DEFINITIONS only- don't copy down the examples; those are just to help you.
The last reading strategy in the acronym, ACTIVE, is the E- Evaluate! As we finish reading, use your post-its to evaluate the text. This involves:
-Considering how you would have behaved differently or similarly to the character
-Assigning value to choices the author has made about how to write the book or what happens
-Making predictions
Think of evaluations as being like educated, thoughtful opinions.
Now, as we read think about what Vonnegut is saying about the idea of equality.
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