Ms. Hargraves’ English 9 Class

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Thursday, February 21 February 21, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 4:28 pm

Eduardo selected our current events for the journal activity today.  He also wrote the journal question.  http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=3856411n&channel=/sections/earlyshow/videoplayer500202.shtml

Today Mrs. Wilson, our New Schools Project instructional coach, came to third period to lead the silent discussion on “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank Stockton.  After reading the story, students participated in a five rounds in which they alternatively composed “fat” questions or responded to their peers’ “fat” questions (refer to Cornell notes on Bloom’s taxonomy).  At the end of the silent discussion activity, the class had generated numerous excellent seminar questions based on the story.  I think everyone had fun today!

We ended class with about ten or fifteen minutes to work in the Romeo and Juliet essays, but I don’t believe many groups got much done because the silent discussion activity was quite mentally taxing for some of you. 

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