Class Agenda 36B – Chicago in 1930’s: Anchor Text

Date: 11/8/17

[In 412 with Lauren: Isabel, Lanise, Tiannah, Cole, Nick A., Jonathan, Damion]

Opening Song “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” Fats Waller (3:29 – 1935)

Do Now #1: Take out your copy of The Rock and the River and put it in the center of your table. 

Do Now #2: Copy down the following words in your HOMEWORK NOTEBOOK. Leave a space for the definition. [Defining these words is HW tonight]

Vocabulary List for “Chicago in 1930’s”


  • New Reading Logs
  • SLC’s –> If you are showing Signpost Quizzes, get out of your binder. Everything else, use Google Docs! 
  • Collecting Rock and River Books! 

SLT’s and HW Check

SLT- I can explain what life was like in Chicago in the 1930’s for Black Americans by using the “chunk and annotate” strategy with a text. 

Circle the verbs, underline the nouns


  1. Get 4 post-its and number them 1-4 (small!)

  2. What is the chunk and annotate strategy? 

  3. Chunk and annotate anchor text here.

** Remember, HW tonight is to use the article to define the 10 words in your notebook! 

Exit Ticket: Use what you learned today to fill out the notecatcher below: 






































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