1. Do Now: punctuation in sentences (quiz tomorrow!)
4. Reread Your Newspaper Article (& Summary): Read a newspaper article of your choice (A, B, C, D, or E) about the Chinese laogai: Click Here
- learn/review: read about (and view examples of) punctuation errors
- practice: forming compound sentences with commas and coordinating conjunctions
- practice: forming compound sentences with semicolons
- practice: correcting comma splices and fused sentences (run-ons)
- practice: forming complex sentences
- practice: mixed review
- practice: identifying comma splices, fragments, and correct complex sentences
- review: Monday's Do Now / Tuesday's Do Now / Wednesday's Do Now
2. Homework Check
3. Read Chu Ju's House Chapter 11: pp. 199-212
- While reading, highlight or underline the most important parts.
- Annotate by adding a ! next to surprising information and a ? where you have questions.
5. Meet with Expert Group: Meet with your expert group, teammates who are reading and analyzing the same article. In your expert groups, you will complete the following on your classwork sheet:
- Summarize what the article is about
- Identify the most important facts of the article
- Classify facts from the article as giving information about China, the laogai system, or conditions in the reeducation centers
6. Present to Table Group: Present a summary of your article and the most significant facts to your table group. Your teammates will take notes during your presentation. During your teammates' presentations, you will take notes.
- If you finish early, read through the laogai fact sheet and discuss:
- what information is new to you
- what information surprises you
- what information you have questions about
7. Group Reflection Complete a reflection of the group work you completed today.
8. Generate Discussion Questions: On Google Moderator, write 2-3 discussion questions to discuss in class today.
- After you have written a few questions, vote on the questions you like the most. Remember, these questions must be appropriate for an interesting discussion in class.
- Why does the Chinese government use the laogai system?
- Is the laogai system fair? Why or why not?
- In Chu Ju's House, why does the government punish people (like the woman's son-in-law and Ling) for "speaking the truth?" What is "speaking the truth?"
When responding to your teammates, you should use these college-bound conversation starters:
- Ways to agree:
- I agree with ____ because ____.
- I was also thinking ____ because ____.
- At first I thought ____, but now I think ____.
- Ways to disagree:
- I disagree with ____ because ____.
- I would argue ____ because ____.
- I have a different opinion because ____.
- Clarifying your understanding:
- I became confused when you said ____.
- I understand ____, but can you clarify when you said ____?
- In other words, are you saying ____?
- Asking a question:
- What do you mean when you said ____?
- Do you think that ____?
- Why do you think that ____?
- Making a connection:
- I have a connection between ____ and ____.
- This reminds me of ____ because ____.
- This is similar to ____ because ____.
Learn More About the Laogai:
- read the Laogai fact sheet
- read additional newspaper articles about the laogai
- explore the Laogai Museum's website
- watch a video about prison slave labor in the laogai
- watch a video with an overview of the laogai and a virtual tour of the Laogai Museum
- watch a video about China's failure to reform the reeducation centers
- watch a video with footage from a labor camp in China
- watch a video in which Chinese citizens speak out against China's forced labor system
- watch a video about one former prisoner's story about his reeducation center experience
- watch a video about a woman finding a hidden letter from a Chinese labor camp
Homework: Correcting Run-ons + study for your quiz tomorrow!