Week 1 Tasks
Day 1: Review annotation and summary
- Number the paragraphs
- Circle key terms, dates, names, repeated words
- Underline main ideas/claims
- Build a summary by identifying 1)What the author says + What the author means= summary
Day 2: Print the article about Medieval times using MPS databases (see assignment under Writing tab to access databases)
Day 3: With the printed article from day one, practice taking Cornell notes.
Day 4: Reading Lexile test (Note this exam is timed and must be completed in class)
Day 5: Read Beowulf and complete the "Reader's Guide Sheet"
Day 6: Philosophical Chairs using the topic of heroism
Meet in reading groups to discuss the poem and response sheet
Day 7-8: Create a brief essay in response to Beowulf. A rough and hand-written ink final draft in MLA will be turned in.