Thursday, January 24, 2013


Synthesis essay practice--view and comment on student sample
Begin watching My Super Sweet Sixteen episode "Ariel" and complete viewing guide

HW: Prepare for tomorrow's timed synthesis essay
Read chapters 4-6 of The Great Gatsby and be ready to discuss:
Ch 4 - Gatsby's past and connections with Wolfsheim
Ch 4 - Daisy's wedding
Ch 5 - Clock
Ch 5 - Shirts
Ch 6 - Dan Cody
Ch 6 - The Kiss

*NOTE: if the discussion doesn't go well and you're not prepared, be assured there WILL be a quiz!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013


Grammar - Pronoun Consistency #2
Review FLTs and practice with Space prompt
Review Synthesis handout --approaches and suggestions
Practice writing an introduction/body paragraph

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Finish introducing vocabulary from chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby
Continue reading chapter 1 aloud
Discuss Gatsby's mansion - what's unusual about the description?
Discuss characters so far: what do we know or can we infer about Daisy, Nick, Jordan Baker, Tom, and Gatsby

HW: Continue independent reading, ~80 pages a week

Work interview transcript and reflection due 1/23
Sample work interview and transcript

Read Chapter 2 to "Chester, I think you could do something with her." and be prepared with 3 questions to clear up confusion or 3 parts worth discussing.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Continue to introduce new vocabulary from The Great Gatsby, chapter 1

Answer questions about the Work Interview (due Wednesday 1/23 to
Preview the book:
Discuss quotations and the iconic book cover, the title and title page inscription
Begin reading Chapter 1 aloud

HW: Keep working ahead on independent reading
Work interview transcript and reflection due 1/23 to