Today is Trailer Tuesday, so I will show students a book trailer or two depending on length. I select trailers for new release books and great books that students aren't picking up.
There are several sites online for locating book trailers. A quick search on you tube will locate several. Of course, always preview the trailer before showing a class.
Today, will be a practice in self assessment and teaching. I believe the best way to learn is to teach others, so with me as a "co-teacher" students will be randomly selected to teach at the SMART board. Their lesson is figurative language. The material is their homework from yesterday's lesson.
Students will use the tools of the smart board, which has the Cinder Figurative Language worksheet displayed, to demonstrate their answers and explain why they are correct. They also have the option to "phone a friend" who may not give them the answer, but may assist them in discovering it from their seat (hence the "phone" distance).
Students will listen to the audio -picking up where we left in the last class - and follow in their books. As they do they will be very involved in the text, actively reading per the instructions on the Reading Circle sheets.
I will allow the class to read until the last five minutes of class time and record their stopping point.
Wrap up time is spent allowing students to "debrief" independently - collecting their post its and/or completing their thoughts on their Reading Circle sheets. We always discuss questions or concerns before class is dismissed. As today ends the section, I will remind students that they have a Reading Circle Meeting and section quiz tomorrow.