Class Agenda 45A – Author’s Craft in my IR Book.

Date: 11/22/17

Lauren Group 1- Makaylah, Tiannah, Taylor, Luis GG, Roselyn, Cole, Lanise

Lauren Group 2- Ali, Esau, Elijah, Rosana, TK

Opening Song “Thank You” Sly and The Family Stone (4:22 – 1969)

Do Now: –Set up your boxes.

Prompt- Journal about something that you’re thankful for



We got no eligible e-mails for song submissions.

Class Notes-

Foreshadowing Definition

Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the storyForeshadowing often appears at the beginning of a story, or a chapter, and helps the reader develop expectations about the coming events in a story.

  • SLT’s and HW Check

SLT- I can identify the use of author’s craft in my independent reading book.

Circle the verbs, underline the nouns


Thinking about foreshadowing in Native Son-


Class Work-

  • Independent Reading for the rest of class. Stop and jot, or sketch examples of author’s craft in your book. 

Regular HW this week..

Date: 11/22/17


Opening Song “Kind and Generous” Natalie Merchant (4:07 – 1996)

Do Now #1: Write your name small on the top right hand corner of the blank paper. 

Do Now #2:  Clear your desk of everything except the paper. 


  • Write Long #3 Collection

  • Today’s Agenda:

    • I. Portfolio Pass Back

    • II. Bigger Portrait Assignment

Bigger Portrait Assignment 

* Draw a portrait of Bigger Thomas that includes:

  • Illustration of Bigger Thomas from the neck or shoulders up (not full body)

  • Find a creative way to show the internal and external pressures he’s facing

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