Monday, April 17th, 2017

Welcome back!

Today we will preview Quarter 4 and do some reading and writing.

When you arrive to class, look for your new seat. I've given you a seat that I think will help you learn and grow this quarter.


In your journal (or on SeeSaw) start a new journal entry.

Title & date: "Adrienne Rich Poem Response - 4/17/17"

1. Read the quote of the day

(on the chalkboard or below.)

2. Write it in your notebook.

3. Then spend time free writing, annotating, and drawing in response to it. See example of annotation-->

  • What do you think it means?

  • What words or phrases do you recognize? What do they make you think about?

  • What connections can you make?

You can even add some magazine collage if you want!

Quote of the Week:

Adrienne Rich

"We are, I am, you are

by cowardice or courage

the one who find our way

back to this scene

carrying a knife, a camera

a book of myths

in which

our names do not appear."

--from the long poem "Diving into the Wreck" by Adrienne Rich, 1973

(read the full poem here)


1.Do Now: Respond to Quote of the Week (journal or SeeSaw)


2. New jobs!

3. Quarter 4 Overview & Sign Student Agreement


5. Share & Clean-up

Learning Goals:

Students can plan for envision the work ahead.

Students can take ownership of the classroom through classroom jobs.

Students can reflect on a short text and try to understand it through annotation and drawing.

Students can choose a book that fits their interests and is appropriately challenging.


READ for at least 20 minutes: a book, news articles, RAZ kids, movie reviews, music reviews, or get more ideas here.

Happy new week!

Ms. Kesti

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