Wednesday April 4, 2007 - Period 2
To start the class period Ms. Smith went over our agenda for the day and passed our grammar packets back for us to complete Lesson 14:5-7. Then we got prepared for the Fishbowl by making the usual inner/outer circle arrangments (same rules applying: inner circle discussion and outer circle blog). Once we were all set, we were given our first quiz of 1984. There were a total of eight questions (and might I add that they were very good, higher level thinking questions. Good job 1st group1). After that, the discussion began!
Outer circle blog topics:
-Big Brother: real person or fictional character?
-Young children being trained to betray their parents (for throught crime)
-Foreshadowing in the book: will it come true?
-What is "the place where there is no darkness?"
*Refer to the period 2, 1-37 blog for more*
Inner circle discussion topics:
-Meaning of Big Brother in society and government
-Book's relations to Hitler and Fahrenheit 451
*Since I was not actually in the inner circle, that's all I have. If you need more talk to someone from the inner circle discussion.*
-Grammar packet Lesson 14:5-7
-Blog on pages 1-37
-Read 1984 to page 69
-Work on presentations/quizzes for the sections you chose in the book
A few minor points:
-Ms. Smith recommends that you read ahead, as there is one section that is 50 pages long (167-224: done by the 18th)!
-Congratulations on a job well done 1st presentation group! You organized the quiz and discussion very well.
That's all I have to report. Have a fabulous evening everybody!