…is a writing day in the lab. Mandy asked for an ambulance, and I think it was a good request. I’ve honored it. Here it is: Task 6 Ambulance – Starting and Organizing Your Movie Review. I’ve asked to have a draft of the Task to me by midnight tonight. This allows me a full week to respond to your drafts and gives you a full week to write your revisions and your CR/rubric.
A quick reminder that you are to have read Chapter 5 of SH5 for tomorrow – and do the SH5 Ch 5 Journal Prompts. Just like last time, there will be a reading quiz.
Here’s a peek ahead for our week, and probably about all the posting I’ll need to do until Friday, I’m guessing:
- Tuesday – Discuss Ch 5
- Wednesday – Reading Day for Chapters 6-10
- Thursday – Discuss Chapters 6-10
- Friday – Discuss novel as a whole, introduce affirmations exercise
Journal interviews begin on Wednesday and continue through the last day of school. A reminder that all the journal interview information as well as a brand new sample transcript is posted on May 16, 2013.
FAQ about Journal Conferences:
Should I use examples from the first half of the year or only the second half? Focus on the second half. If you need 1-2 of the earlier entries as “bad” examples, okay. But otherwise focus on the new skills and the new texts.
What texts am I supposed to use? This is listed for you on your Journal Interview Instructions, but just for reference, I’m listing them again here:
- Dystopian Choice texts
- “Harrison Burgeron,” “Soft Rains,” and/or “By the Waters of Babylon”
- Raisin in the Sun – use your quote analysis for this, as you have no specific journal entries
- Hamlet, the film
- MSND, the book
- Slaughterhouse 5
What skills am I supposed to use? The skills we focused on during the second half of the year. Notice on the rubric that you are required to use Nabokov, Perrine and Foster.
- “Staying in the flashlight” (Perrine)
- Rereading (Nabokov & Agassiz)
- “Fondling the details” in order to reach inductive interpretations –applies to our motif work (it’s a Nabokov quote, but it’s true to Perrine and Agassiz, too)
- Inductive reading (Nabokov & Perrine)
- “Reading with the spine” (Nabokov)
- Pencil as a reading tool (Agassiz)
- Memory – irony (Foster)
- Symbol – irony, vampires (Foster)
- Pattern – irony, vampires, sonnets (Foster)
A quick reminder, too, that you’ll want to make sure and EXPLAIN the skill. If you simply IDENTIFY it, you don’t score as high on the rubric.