To begin we completed and discussed an opinionnaire about teenager problems. You guys had a really interesting discussion in each class, with lots of good debates and strong opinions. I enjoyed hearing from you.
We then created a bubble map to chart out Unit 2. I will post a picture of this to this blog as soon as I can. I hope it helped you understand our direction and the standards we'll be covering in this upcoming unit.
Next we did a series of quick writes and watched a couple of video clips about teen angst, talking about how various problems lead to angst.
We wrapped up by beginning to read the informational text "What's wrong with the teenage mind?" and annotate this. We have to finish this in all classes tomorrow. Please be ready.
To close you voted on topics you would like to focus on during the upcoming mini-research project. I have assigned the groups as far as those who were present in class today, and you can see that document below. I will assign those who were absent to groups tomorrow. Almost all of you got your first choice.
As always, everything you need from today is below...