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Minutes

September 2
Introductions, Information Sheets, & Silent Alphabetizing Activity
Course Overview, Discussion of Class Contract, & Overview of Website
Name Game
HW- Sign Contract
 
September 2/3 CPW (College Prep Writing)

Who We Are Chart Activity

Book Metaphor and Sequencing Activity & Reflection
 
September 3
Literary Scavenger Hunt Review Game
Read "My Name" and complete activities
HW- My Name Writing Assignment
 
September 4
What is a memoir?
Reflection & Writing
Read "Eleven" & Discuss the Writer's Craft
 
September 4/5 CPW
Snowball Sentence Self-Descriptions & Matching Game
Mirroring tone and style of "Eleven"
 
September 5
How to read poetry
Practice with Gary Soto's poem "Oranges"