Week 10: Gatsby, Vocab #8, FOAs

Monday: 100 Mentors Guest Speaker

Today Mr. Barry Cotton was our guest and spoke about the culture and context of production of “The Great Gatsby”. I will figure out how to share the replay with you and post that information here later.

HW: Finish your edits and revisions to your WT#2 on HMT. 

Wednesday: FOA X2, Pop Quiz, and IOC Intro

Today Khoi and Megan both looked at the issue of language and how gender bias creeps in- even when it is not consciously intended to be disparaging.

After that- we had a short, 11 multiple choice, close reading/literary elements/author’s intent quiz.  I think it demonstrates that some of use need to be working on vocabulary awareness, literary element awareness, and active reading skills while doing the assigned reading for class.

After that, we used one passage from the quiz to start to approach the IOC.  I spoke for 5 minutes about the grading, and how the IOC fits into the overall evaluation framework.  Then, I asked you to annotate the passage with the intent to go directly into the verbal practice on Friday.

Here are my annotations for you, but I STRONGLY SUGGEST you finish your own before looking at these.  PS- my annotations took me 12 minutes… not 20. The TAP, SIFT, and SQUID took another 5 minutes– so I had 3 minutes to focus on my mental preparation and organization for the IOC.  You can look them over and this is what I will use to model the IOC on Friday: MJ’s Annotations of the Passage


  • EX-, E-, EF-
  • IN- (1), IM-
  • REG-, -RIG-, RECT-

HW: Annotate your own copy of the passage for your use on Friday. 

HW: Revise your WT (HMT) as needed to submit on Friday. 

Friday: FOA and IOC Modeling

Today Violet and Huy gave FOAs on issues related to part 1- Gender bias in language and how audience impacts language use.

After these presentations, I modeled for you my thinking process with the passage from GG that is linked in Wednesday’s lesson.  Please revisit your annotating skills when you are focused on the IOC- the types of annotations that I make are very different for this than the annotations I make when I am reading for understanding or comprehension.

I talked through the process of my thinking- this is called meta-cognition- to show you the types of thoughts and ideas I have so that my notes/annotations on the page will make more sense to you.

Then, I spoke briefly about SIGN POSTING during an oral analysis.  I gave examples of how to do the sign posting and demonstrated what it might sound like in a verbal analysis.

HW: Spend 20 minutes (only 20) on annotating this passage- GG Passage Ch 3 invite -and then try giving an oral analysis of the passage (limit 10 minutes).  You need to record this bit and send me the audio file before the end of the vacation. You should use SIGN POSTING with INTENTION. 

HW: Finish annotating the two scholarly articles that you have selected.  Bring your annotations to the first class after the break.