IWBAT analyze the deeper meaning of symbols from The Hunger Games.
1. Do Now (10 min): Quill.org -- finish the activity due today (4/10/14)
- Finished Early? You may: (1) read silently, (2) work on TeenBiz3000, (3) read an interview with Suzanne Collins, or (4) read a review of The Hunger Games book and decide whether you agree with the author
2. Homework Check (5 min): gallery walk to share work
3. Read The Hunger Games: Chapter 26 (25 min)-- pp. 340-352 (audiobook part 2 -- 4:48:15 to 5:12:52)
4. Student-Directed Discussion (5 min): Should the Capitol be angry with Katniss?
- we actively listen to our teammates (use silent signals, try to understand, no side conversations)
- we build on each other's comments (not just state our own opinions)
- we monitor our own air time (step up, step back)
- we direct the discussion, without the teacher (no raising hands, only one at a time)
- we help teammates enter the conversation (I'd love to hear from ____)
5. Analyzing Symbolism (35 min): Complete your classwork here. (Do your best work!)
- Symbolism is representing complex ideas with symbols (could be words or images).
Homework: Do Cents Make Sense? (TFK Debate) -- write 1-2 thoughtful paragraphs in which you defend your argument of whether the U.S. should keep pennies or not (with several pieces of evidence)