Ladies and Gents,
We don’t have class tomorrow. Sad. This means that we need to change our schedules. Originally, we were going to start our conferences tomorrow; now, we will move them to Friday or today, based on readiness. If you still need more time, don’t worry; Friday will work.
Since we have spent roughly a week trying to improve our communication, I feel that we are finally prepared to tackle our Wall of Fallacies. I will distribute a definition and a student-written description to each pod. Work with your team to evaluate the student descriptions; consider the following:
- are the descriptions/examples accurate?
- are the sentences effectively constructed?
- are any other changes necessary?
If your group believes that changes are necessary, please consult with me. Once you have made you case, I will ask you to make those changes.
Next, we need to prepare for our literature circles. Let’s begin by considering the following questions about your experiences in previous literature circles:
- in what ways have they been effective?
- in what ways have they been ineffective?
- how can we address these problems?
Next let’s watch a college/university tutorial about a piece of literature. We will use the rubric below to evaluate the entire group’s contributions: