· We talked about the reading that was due for today, chapters 1-3. We talked about the meaning of Chapter 2. We also chatted about why the author jumps from a fictional author to a fictional character.
· We talked about what we know so far. We know that he spent some time in a hospital. We learned that someone named Richard Parker and how that person hurt Pi. And we talked about how his name is significant to him.
· We then watched a movie clip about Pi’s name. The clip was from “Life of Pi” the movie.
· After the clip we began reading Chapter four together. Mrs. Smith told us that she would read the first few paragraphs before handing over the reading to a student. She then told us that she would go in between the rows and check our annotations once she was done reading aloud.
· While she was reading, we paused for a moment to talk about the significance of the date November 1, 1954. This was in a time where Britain ruled India. But more importantly, Gandhi was famous during this time.
· While Mrs. Smith read, we stumbled upon a line in the book that said the animals were “sexual deviants.” After she finished that line, she told us a story. The story was about when she took her daughter to the zoo. Her daughter was three and they were having a good time, until they got to the giraffe exhibit. There, they happened to see two giraffes mating. Mrs. Smith covered her daughter’s eyes and they walked on.
- o Song Assignment: Due Friday
- § Find a song that exemplifies who you are and who you want to be.
- · Annotate, dissect, and examine the lyrics. Show connections.
- § Read chapters 4 through 15.