Approximately 30 teachers attended. We had a few laughs at my inability to say "Scandal" correctly more than once without reverting to "Scandalous". Big thanks to Dana our fabulous TV watching actress, and her stage opposite Kerry Washington (played by the talented and helpful Bill Langley). Also shout outs to Annika our question writer (and Angry Corrector!) and to Lisa our story writer. Clock Master......
A student goes to a concert. They are approached by the musician. The musician gives them something.
Which student goes to the concert?
Who is the musician?
Which song are they singing/playing?
What does the musician give to the student?
Nicole is at a Jason Derulo concert. Jason Derulo is singing Wiggle. Jason Derulo looks at Nicole. He walks over to her. He gives her a yellow flower.
Nicole goes to a Kid Rock concert. The concert is at Country on the Rocks. Kid Rock is singing Picture. All of a sudden, Kid Rock stops singing and looks at Nicole. He walks over to her. He pulls a live chicken out of his pocket. He romantically gives her the chicken.
Nicole goes to a Lee Brice concert. The concert takes place at Summer Fest. Sh...
But first, we recorded new information we learned yesterday onto the class document. They wrote stuff in their notebooks, then shared with me. I wrote onto class doc while projected for them to see.
I wasn't feeling drawn to any story scripts I know of, so I thought of a new one. We did one location of the story in the 35 minutes or so. It's a pretty verbal group of year four students (2 years with legacy methods, so not TCI year four proficient), so they were able to toss out some creative responses to open-ended questions, and articulate challenges to my scripted plot line.
The final 5 minutes I had them write with a partner what happens the next night at the Lee Brice concert, following the same storyline but with different details. They are going t...
Today we read the notes that came out of that interview. There were somewhere between 10-20 sentences. I'd read one, and then if there was something to ask about or comment about, I'd do so. It lasted about 25 minutes.
(The first 15 min of class was spent with SSR, in the middle of which, because I'm still training them to read for comprehension and not get good at faking it, I had them stop and in 30 seconds each tell their neighbor what they'd read about. Then 30 more seconds what they thought was going to happen next in the novel, then resume reading.)
Some new information came about. For example, the students guessed the other bands that played at the festival where I saw Kid Rock in 2000 (youthful indis...
Today I projected "Emma's" Summer Postcard (see this post for a brief run-down) onto the overhead. I inherited a document camera this year (thanks Anne!) and the process is so far much easier. It's like my own personal scanner.
For over 30 minutes I just asked Emma factual questions about the drawing and the student. I don't know her yet, so this was a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about her.
Before the interview, I handed a notebook to a very able student and asked her to take notes of everything we talked about. Then after class I gave it to another student who had been gone for two days at the beginning of the year and asked her to type it up and send to me. I spent less than 5 minutes reading and making minor edits.