Tuesday, October 5, 2010


ATTENTION PERIOD 5: Please bring your current events articles and/or copies of The Bluest Eye tomorrow!!! You'll have some time to work in class.

Continue to explain Commonplace Books Assignment
Sample Commonplace Books assignment and accompanying article: "School Matters: Giving Parents Access to Teacher Ratings: What's There to Hide?"
Additional practice article: "Students Refuse to Give Up on Dream Act, Despite Latest Setback"

HW: Clip or print out a current event (published in the last 90 days) from a reputable news source (see links at side) and complete a commonplace books assignment using the model as a guide. Bring a rough draft (does not have to be typed) on THURSDAY for peer-review. Final draft due on MONDAY. Extensions available for Monday's deadline only. Read pages 1-23 of The Bluest Eye for Thursday--write down a memorable quotation AND a discussion question OR comment.

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