Lit and Comp: We finished the transcendentalism introduction and watched a brief video - "The Transcendentalists in Concord, MA." We began reading the essay "Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. We finished the introduction. Tomorrow we'll read chapter 1 together as a class. I introduced the transcendentalism project options (see web page). The project is due Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Hi-Lights I: We looked at possible ways to complete the "inverted pyramid model" activity from yesterday. Students shared how they arranged the details, and as a class we noticed similarities and differences and discussed the reasons for them. We also started a story organization activity - using a recently published story that's all out of order, students have to try to use news judgment to arrange the ideas in order of importance as the story's writer may have done. Tomorrow we'll