Today we had the special treat of a voluntary lunchtime assembly honoring author Ray Bradbury as part of the City of Agoura’s “One City, One Book” program. Students got to hear Agoura Mayor Pro Tem Harry Schwarz Mayor Pro Tem Schwarz speak about Ray Bradbury’s life and writing and about the importance of reading. Then, they watched a short recording of Ray Bradbury speaking about his work, as well as an animated video of “The Pedestrian.” Here are the videos we saw:
Don’t forget that students and their parents are also invited to the City of Agoura’s free screening of Fahrenheit 451 and an exclusive taped interview with Bradbury tomorrow night at the Agoura Regency Theater. The program begins at 7 P.M. Seating is limited and will be first come, first served, so plan to arrive early.
Yesterday in class, students completed a study guide for Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” during class and reread the story for homework. Today, they took a short online Quia quiz on the story. After they completed the quiz, we heard more research report presentations. We expect to hear the remaining reports tomorrow.
For homework last night and tonight, students are playing the “Rag to Riches” activity on verbs and other parts of speech in preparation for a quiz on verbs tomorrow. To get to this activity, click the Quia link for your class period in the links list to the right, select “Rags to Riches: Verbs, Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives,” then login and play the game. The quiz tomorrow will cover pages 107, 109, 111, 191, and 193-194 in English Workshop.
Be sure, too, to read tonight. The quarter AR deadline is this Friday. Students need to earn a total of 15 points for the quarter.
Finally, students participating in the International Blogging Challenge, should be working on one of the activities for Week 3. Have fun!