Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
New Seats
Winter Break News Update activity - write and share out
Setting SMART Goals
Reading "Funnel" Activity - Horace Mann's "From Report of the Massachusetts Board of Education"
Leon Botstein's "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood"

SWBAT (By the end of class, Students Will Be Able To):
Identify important quotations for discussion
Use funnel activity to prep seminar texts
Identify unfamiliar vocabulary words in reading and share them with a partner
Follow newspaper/newscast writing conventions and draft a short paragraph
Create a SMART Goal for second semester

HW: Create at least 1 SMART Goal for second semester that you are comfortable sharing with the class tomorrow. Finish prepping both texts using the "Funnel" activity and be ready to discuss at the beginning of class tomorrow.

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