Past Lessons

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday's Class: Active Reading

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Are You Prepared for Class?

  1. Ask Mr. DeGrandis for your assigned seat!
  2. Check the Materials Table for handouts.
  3. Get your composition notebook.
  4. Make sure you have a pen or pencil (sharpened).
  5. Start the DO NOW!

DO NOW   Write It

Entry Title:  Class Rules
Copy the classroom rules into a new entry in your composition notebook.



  1. Announcement: Summer Reading Assignment due on or before 9-16-13!
  2. Essential Question: What is active reading?
  3. Icebreaker
  4. What are we doing today?
    Learning about Active Reading, Setting up Class Folders (period 7 only)
  5. Mini-Lesson:  Modeling of Active Reading. Notes on Active Reading and the 7 Types of Thoughts
  6. Guided Practice: Active Reading Worksheet on the text, Charles by Shirley Jackson.
  7. Homework: Finish the Active Reading Worksheet on the story Charles, by Shirley Jackson.