1. Look over the attached document, "Week 2 - what we did and why we did it". How did what we did this week CONNECT to what you've done before, either in past years or in Week 1? (give SPECIFIC examples)
The quick writes we do really remind of the ones I did my first year at High Tech which was in 6th grade. Although we would do it as homework instead of classwork we would be given a topic and write about a page in our journals about the questions we were given. Another thing is the Socratic seminars. Many times in the 8th grade we would hold Socratic seminars and we would have to come to the discussion with prepared material to present which is something we did on Tuesday. We even had our TPOL based on a Socratic seminar.
2. How did what you learned and did this week EXTEND or push your thinking in new directions? (give SPECIFIC examples)
Something that pushed me to think in new directions is doing the question, connection, prediction and sensory details for ATDPTI. I personally love reading so that part was easy for me but I hate to stop and have to annotate here and there. I find it annoying and hard to come up with something so I really had to push myself to think outside the box and I will continue to do so throughout the book.
3. What is still CHALLENGING or confusing for you about what you learned and worked on this week? (give SPECIFIC examples)
Something I found really confusing and challenging was critiquing and rewriting our poems. I feel like the whole poem writing process wasn’t really focused on and rushed. I also didn’t really like critiquing with the 8th graders because they I didn’t really receive advice that was too helpful since they are two years younger than us.