We will start class with reading time today, and then we will move directly to history before coming back to do the sections listed below. I owe my history partner some extra time from what he gave me on Wednesday, so we are going to be creative with order today to make sure he can teach what he needs to teach, so my portion of class time will be a little shorter than normal today. .
I will spend a brief amount of time explaining the assignment overview and rubric. I always make sure to read through important directions and have the students annotate their assignment sheet so that they have interacted with the instructions more than just glancing at them. Things I will make sure to highlight:
Once I'm sure there are no major questions about what is required, I will give them time to brainstorm/work.
Since the bulk of our memoir study has been with a graphic text, to help my students prepare their thoughts, I will hand out a storyboard sheet and ask them to use illustrations to help plan their writing (W.9-10.5).
The assignment sheet also has space to do some traditional listing of ideas, specifically about dichotomy, so if they want to start there, they can do that too/instead.
I want to make sure they have a solid chunk of time to work on this so that they have ideas in mind/something started before they leave my class for the weekend. I also want to be free to circulate the room to check in on their progress, answer questions and/or make sure they are focused in the right direction (W.9-10.10).