December 17, 2012 to December 20, 2012
Dec 18th, 2012 by admin

1. Practice your vocabulary words on QUIZLET: Banned/Challenged Book Words

1. conessions  2. commendable   3. controversial   4. advocate   5. exemplify  6. vicarious   7. ethics   8. offensive  9. authentic  10. grapple  *11. excerpt   *12. desensitize   *13. grievance  *14. infinitive  *15. cautionary tale

QUIZ: Wednesday 12/19 7th period   and    Thursday 12/20 4, 5, 6 periods

2. Continue reading your b/c book and noting content someone might consider objectionable and other content that supports YALTS.

Your goal is to have your book finished by Thursday, 12/20.

December 10, 2012 to December 14, 2012
Dec 10th, 2012 by admin

Every one should have a banned/challenged book by now.  It is imperative that the book and your handouts come to class with you every day.

So far the handouts include the following:

  • Censorship Database Challenges by Type
  • Young Adult Literature Themes (YALTs)
  • Critical Reading Notes (use this as your bookmark)

As you read, record  passages, page numbers, and type of objection and YALT on the Critical Reading Notes form.

By Friday, December 14, you must have 5 entries on both sides of the Critical Reading Notes form.




December 3, 2012 to December 7, 2012
Dec 5th, 2012 by admin

1. “The Thanksgiving Visitor” vocabulary words are on QUIZLET, so ‘play’ with them.  In addition to the original word list we did together, you should have two practice worksheets to help you learn the words: one was the cross-out word that doesn’t belong; the other was filling-in a sentence blank.

QUIZ: 5th period Thursday, December 6/  Periods 4, 6, 7 Friday, December 7.

2. “The Thanksgiving Visitor” double-entry reading response are due Thursday (12/6) for 5th period and Friday for periods 4,6,7.

Here is a list of different ways to respond (you must use 6 different ones, with a total of 8 entries):

  • describe sensory images

  • clarify or simplify a complex passage

  • make a personal connection

  • connect to another literary work, movie, TV show, etc.

  • judge/analyze a character

  • comment on good writing (use literary terms)

  • use context clues to guess the meaning of an unfamiliar word

  • question the author

  • give insights regarding characters, setting, plot, theme, etc.


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