Today we picked up our new novel from the library and dropped off our textbooks. The new novel we are reading is Fahrenheit 451. If you were not in class, it is YOUR JOB to go get it. We will be using this book every day for several weeks, except tomorrow.
After we picked up books, we had our first super awesome Socratic Seminar!
I put up nine statements on the board, and all the students wrote in their composition books whether they agreed or disagreed with the statements and why. Afterwards, we paired and shared, and finally engaged in a shortened version of a Socratic Seminar. This activity acted to prepare students for reading the new novel.