Class Agenda# 2 – Continuing Me-2-We

Opener- “The Greatest” Alabama Shakes – 2015 (3:45)

  • Sit in the circle
  • Have out your notebook and pen
  • Write down the date and “Free Write for the rest of the song”


Opening Reading-

Whip around 1- What’s one word or phrase that really stands out to you?

Whip 2- Explain why this word or phrase stood out- Could be an association, the phrasing, the connection, the truth, the lies, etc…



Mini-Lesson – Importance of thinking deeper and more reflectively.

  • Look at the opening questions: What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your goals in life?
    • How do I attack these?
    • Why is it important?
    • What’s the time frame?
  • Me-2-We Presentations
  • Due on Friday, September 18
  • Me to We – 2015

Let’s look together- think about making observations, and how to apply the thinking to yourself.

Class time- Work off the handouts.

Closing Circle- How much did we get done today? What are your Next Steps for tomorrow?

Overview of the course- 

  • In this group will be looking closely at texts (books, short stories, songs, pictures, films, etc…).
  • It’s a skill called “close reading” and if you can master that then high school and college will be a breeze.
  • We meet:
    Monday 5th 301
    Tuesday 2nd library
    Wed 3rd library
    Thurs 3rd library
    Frid 3rd library
  • You will need: Notebook, pens, a basic computer literacy.
  • Grading- This will take the place of your Social Studies grade. I will cover topics that are similar to Mr. Marcos’s but through a different lens.
  • If you can check this class website- – that would be very helpful to us.
  • If you know how to log in to your Lyons Google Drive account that would be extremely helpful
  • This class will be more project and skill based than your other classes.

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