Monday, April 24th, 2017

Welcome back!

Today we will examine a new quote, work on our Creative Missions, and D.E.A.R.


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

1. Title & Date it: James Baldwin, 1963 4/24/17

2. Read This Week's Quote (on the chalkboard or below.)

3. Write it in your notebook.

4. Then spend time free writing, annotating, and drawing in response to it.

What do you think it might mean?

  • What words or phrases do you recognize?

  • What do they make you think about?​​​

  • What connections can you make?

  • What can you find out about the author? The time period?

  • You can even add magazine collage--just be sure to clean up.

Quote of the Week:

Adrienne Rich

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read...It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."

--James Baldwin, Writer, Philosopher, Playwright, Poet, Social Critic, 1963


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

2. ~mindfulness~

3. Work on Creative Mission #1 (Due next Tuesday)


5. Share & Closing

6. Clean up

Learning Goals:

Students can plan for envision the work ahead.

Students can develop interview questions that investigate others' opinions on a topic they care about.

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

P.S. Here's the mindfulness video we watched:

P.P.S. More annotation examples:

recent notes