3/8/13 Class Structure/Homework/Notes

Class Structure:

  • Discuss Readings in Small Group
  •  Discuss Reading as a Class
  • Read from Keep it Real as a group
  • Small Group Activity About Group Reading.

Small Group Activity (1):  In a group of two to three people, discuss chapter three of They Say/I Say “As He Himself Puts It”.  Be prepared to discuss the main points with the class.

Quotation Sandwich

Group Reading/Small Group Activity (2): Read “Family Members as Characters” from Lee Gutkind’s Keep It Real. 

In your small group, identify the quotes in the passage, find the introducing statements and explanations (if present), and discuss how the author integrated quotes into the piece.

Then create a quote sandwich as a part of a summary of the arguments in the text about using family members as characters. Templates for introducing and explaining quotations are on pg. 46 of They Say/I Say. Follow the “Quote Sandwich” model.

Homework Due: Reading only

Homework Assigned: Comment on two different blog posts. Final draft of Personal Persuasive due Monday.

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