Classwork: Unit 1: Character Work
-Library every other Tuesday - remember to bring back your books!
Tuesday, November 28th
Tuesday, December 12th
Homework: Read a minimum of 20-30 minutes each night Monday - Thursday and fill in reading log - due
Try to find time to curl up with a good book and read some on the weekends!
-On your jots collect evidence of character. Look for what your character thinks (thoughts), says
(dialogue), does (actions), and feels (feelings). Copy down the evidence directly from the text
and write the page number on your jot. As you read, think about theories you are developing
about the kind of person your character is. You will be writing about this in your journal.
Example: This is what a jot should look like:
THOUGHT P. 24
I nod to say
yes, I understand, but I wonder if I will ever understand,
even if Dave stands
here, pointing and thinking forever.
Classwork and Homework: Grammar work: nouns, portfolio work, Introduction to Nonfiction
Writing: Expert Pieces.
-Students need to shaer their Slice of Life essay with parents and
return by Friday, November 17th.