Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Franco Voting for Thursday- Non- Fiction book selection

Best political trolling ever...

For Thursday October 10, 2013
1.  On your for the Franco round of student descriptive writing.
Period 1
Period 2
Period 9

2.  After you finish, follow the embedded presentation below.  I want you to explore the Goodreads links below and read some of the reviews of the books that appear interesting to you.  This is an important space of time for you today to research possible texts as you will be spending many hours reading and writing about this book.  Remember that these books are in our LRC and available at your local library (use inter-library loan too).  You are not required to read a book from this list but if you choose a book not on the list I will need to give it a thumbs up.  There is no need to pick immediately but there are some books that get snapped up quickly.  Find samples of the books and read enough so you can get a sense of the author's style.

3.  Friday we will have a brief book talk about the books you explored on Goodreads.  I want you write a brief description of the top two books that caught your eye today.  What is so engaging or important about this non-fiction topic?  What appears to be consensus about this book as you read through the reviews?  You will share this with your group so as to expand possible topics.  Let's be clear...this is an assignment for tomorrow.

4.  Your second Edge response is due next Thursday.   If you finish early, please feel free to begin editing in Google docs your 2nd Edge response.  As before, our first edit focused upon the structural strategy.  Check your notes from last week for ideas.

Quick Calendar for next week:

Tuesday- Draft of Edge Response- focus on paragraph function/effect
Wednesday- Nabokov Journal reading and response
Thursday- Edge Response Final (float into shared folder- Title Edge 2)
Friday- Independent book selection + work cited (4 sources) with selection explanation

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