Focus: How can we improve our timed writings?
1. Warming up: Evaluating your 12-week grades
2. Gathering with your book clubs one last time to assess your Tuesday writings:
a. Discuss how you answered the prompt. How did you interpret the prompt? What examples did you use? What was the larger importance of the book to which you connected those examples?
b. Read through the rubric together, highlighting important words that distinguish one grading category from another.
c. Pass clockwise and read quietly once without making a mark.
d. Comment on its content and organization (thesis, topic sentences, examples, close readings, etc.); then, using the rubric, suggest a grade range and give a brief explanation of your decision.
e. Pass again clockwise and read quietly without making a mark.
f. Comment on its style (diction, sentence variety, lead-ins, transitions, etc.); then, using the rubric, suggest a grade range and give a brief explanation of your decision.
g. Pass one last time (clockwise) and read quietly without making a mark.
h. Comment on what the writer asked you to comment on; then, using the rubric, suggest a grade range and give a brief explanation of your decision.
3. Conferencing with your fellow group members on the feedback you gave
1. Tomorrow marks the end of 12 weeks. If you have any make-up work from the past six weeks (including poetry responses) or a revision of your critical review, you must turn it in by this Friday.
2. Make sure your big blog post is ready for me to look at tomorrow.
3. If you own your own copy of Waiting for Godot, start bringing it to class tomorrow/next week.