WNB: "I Believe..." (in class)
After independent reading time, I talked with students about an old radio show called "This I Believe." I asked them to write 10 of their own belief statements. Then I shared Jacqueline Woodson's poem "What I Believe" from her book Brown Girl Dreaming. Students will have an opportunity to expand on one of their belief statements at a later date.
With the remaining class time, students resumed work on the Literary Element Tracking Throwdown activity. By this time, most groups have finished the first step of the assignment. We will continue working on this tomorrow.