Tuesday, August 26, 2014

All Boys, All Blogged: August 26, 2014

Focus: How can we transfer our reading strategies for paintings to poems and song lyrics?

Click HERE for an electronic version of the reading journal.  Make a copy of it and put it inside your Reading Boot Camp folder.

1.  Rereading the myth of Daedalus and Icarus (which you can access by clicking HERE)

  • With a partner, work through the myth of Daedalus and Icarus using your reading journal to make inferences, draw conclusions, ask questions, etc.; make inferences about at least FIVE different parts of the story.
  • Try filling in the third column as well today; check out your green bookmarks to figure out which reading strategies you're using.
  • The painting you analyzed over the weekend is called "The Fall of Icarus"; how does the background knowledge on Daedalus and Icarus help you understand something new about the painting?  

2. Using yesterday's reading strategies to analyze each other's lyrics

  • As you listen to each song, read the lyrics and annotate them in the margins make inferences, draw conclusions, ask questions, and activate background knowledge.

3. Performing a physically close reading of a song that references Icarus and Daedalus; click HERE for the lyrics.

4. Small groups: Applying your new reading powers to two challenging Icarus and Daedalus poems, which you can access by clicking HERE.


1. On your own, please complete the tasks you started with your small groups today.  Remember that you need to do the following for EACH poem:

Using the hard copy of the reading journal given out in class today, fill in at least five rows for each poem; in other words, fill in one side for one poem, one side for the other poem. These you will turn in tomorrow.

2. Bring your independent reading book and permission slip to class on Friday.

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