Friday, October 9th, 2015 English 11A TODAY’S OBJECTIVES: Students will examine how the author’s purpose affects his/her use of language and choice of form (MCPS 3.4.2) AGENDA: 1. Complete warmup #24 on the following quote from Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” What does that quote mean? Have you ever practiced that type of “insanity?” Explain. 2. With clock buddy, read pages 24-35, 39-41 from A Lesson Before Dying using the “Say Something” reading strategy. Read each page silently or out loud and at the end of each page, say something to your partner. The “something” could be a brief summary, key point, question, or interesting idea. Your partner then writes down what you say. 3. Students will finish teaching one word from A Lesson Before Dying vocabulary handout. Using a dictionary and/or thesaurus, define the word, its synonyms and antonym, part(s) of speech, and use in sentence. Teach this word and its proper usage to rest of class. HOMEWORK/UPCOMING DUE DATES: Read pp. 42-50 from A Lesson Before Dying by Monday. First reading quiz on A Lesson Before Dying will be this Wednesday, 10/15.