We'll start class with ten minutes of reading time. I will read with my students during this time.
As a person who likes multiples of five, this 18 minute time chunk stresses me out a little. But I digress...
I will have to limit my students' work time today for two reasons. First, we are on our shortened schedule for Wednesdays, so we only have 30 minute class periods. Second, I have to talk with my students about their blogging assignment, so I will have to make sure there is time left at the end of class for that reason.
Other than this, I will be pretty open with how this work time is used. This is the second day of work time for our book club activities. I will remind students that they have requirements for their roles that need to be accomplished by Friday's discussion time. Similar to our work time on Monday, each student will be independently working towards mastery of a unique standard while all working to draw evidence to support their analysis and reflections on the novel (W.9-10.9). By fulfilling each role at least once, they will have a chance to meet all the of the following standards at least once:
To wrap up today's lesson, I will actually be handing out a more formal requirement sheet for the blog writing portion of our work. After seeing some of the initial posts, it is apparent that the students need a little more guidance to ensure consistency and quality of these blog posts.
Basically, students will be required to keep their responses based in textual support and specificity.