Tuesday, October 26, 2010

451 Fishbowl period 5

Today Mrs. Smith greeted the class as usual with a cheery 'Hello Class!' which was then met with a less enthusiastic 'Hello Smith'. Mrs. Smith then launched into an explanation as to why we had a sub the previous day; she also stated that if us students ever have any doubts about what we're supposed to do, to skype her and ask the question.
The entire day was focused on the fishbowl for Fehrenheit 451 pages 68-91 by Ray Bradbury. Here is a link to a sparknotes summary of the entire part two, 'The Seive and the Sand' if you need to catch up, http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/451/section6.rhtml. The inner circle brought up some good points and so did the outer circle in the blog http://smith9h1011.blogspot.com/2010/10/fahrenheit-451-68-91-period-5.html if you want to check them out or need a better understanding of the novel. The discussion went all of the way up to the bell without any of the students noticing which just shows how into the discussions all of us were.
Mrs. Smith explained that for the rewrite format, you needed the original copy of your Macbeth essay, then your edited copy with a teacher's edits from writing lab, then your new copy on top to be eligible to turn them in.

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