Reading Bad Boy Together

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Sep 28, 2015
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Let's read, annotate, comment on, and record Bad Boy together. The most important part of this is that you are having online conversations about this novel with other students. (So don't forget 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d, and 7d.)

First Chapter of Bad Boy a memoir by Walter Dean Myers


Read annotate all of Bad Boy on this PDF via Hypothes.is.


Step One of Seven - Noticing after Making: Walter's Family Tree | PDF, pp. 1-6

After you read through the whole first chapter with someone else or in a group, go back, re-read and do each of these activities.

1a. Walter's Family Tree: Put the name Walter Milton Meyers in the middle, at the bottom of a blank page and make a family tree to keep track of the different people and places that are introduced in "Roots," the first chapter of Bad Boy. Hint: Walter has six brothers and sisters so your tree should have all six of these siblings and walter on the same line at the bottom.

You need to be able to upload a .jpg image of "Walter's Family Tree" to Google Drive and Youth Voices.
Use a blank sheet of paper, and be prepared to take a picture of it when you have finished. Or use Draw in Google Docs or another online art program.

Be sure to include all the following: Lucas D. Dennis (great-great-uncle), Steve Dandridge, Lucas' wife (84 years old), Green family, Mary Dolly Green (Myers), Gertrude, Ethel, George (Jr.), Imogene, George Myers (Sr.), Geraldine, Viola, Florence Dean, Mary Gearhart, Brown (Native American), Herbert Dean, Herbert Dean's stepmother, Nancy Dean, Hazel Dean, Leroy Dean, William Dean.

1b. Write a response to "Roots," using the Noticing after making literature guide. Compose and revise in a Google Doc, then publish your response with "Walter's Family Tree" as a discussion on Youth Voices.


Step Two of Seven - Annotate these 15 historical/cultural terms in Genius

Define each, and say why this person, program or period in history was important or interesting: census records, Works Progress Administration, the Depression, American Civil War, John Brown, The Bower, 1870 census, emigration (emigrated), Harlem in the 1940s, Dutch Schultz, Harlem party scene, Chick Webb, Bill Robinson, Fats Waller, jazz


Step Three of Seven - Read Aloud and Record Pages 7 - 34 and Write a Literature Response |

3a. Annotate a PDF on Hypothes.is

How to annotate on the text embedded below (while listening to someone read the text and pausing):
  
Click the tiny < arrow in the right-hand corner, and sign in (or sign up) at hypothes.is.

    Make notes on words

  • identify keywords and say why they are important
  • guess at, then find definitions for words you don't know
  • point to words that this author uses frequently, and explain why s/he does this

    Make notes on a paragraph or more—up to a whole page

  • a section you think is particularly memorable, and explain why
  • dialogue that shows something significant about the characters
  • something that confuses you. Say what you do understand, then explain what's still not clear.

    Make notes on the writer's craft

  • choose a specific example, and identify the literary technique used.
  • select a sentence or two, and explain how these capture the main themes of this text.
  • point out a sentence that stands out to you—for whatever reason—and explain why.

3b. Read and record your reading on VoiceThread

3c. CHOOSE from one of the following Literature Guides and write a four-paragraph response to this section of the memoir you are reading. Use one of the following Literature Guides:

1. Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama http://youthvoices.net/trackingplot
2. Tracking Characters http://youthvoices.net/trackingcharacters
3. Tracking Themes http://youthvoices.net/trackingthemes

Post this on Youth Voices after you compose, revise, and proofread it in a Doc.

3d. Have conversations by posting comments and replies.

Comment on other students' "Bad Boy" discussion posts (literary essays) using the Commenting Guides: Agree/Disagree Response or General Discussion Response.


Step Four of Seven - Read Aloud and Record Pages 35 - 89 and Write a Literature Response | PDF, pp. 35-89

4a. Annotate a PDF on Hypothes.is

How to annotate on the text embedded below (while listening to someone read the text and pausing):
  
Click the tiny < arrow in the right-hand corner, and sign in (or sign up) at hypothes.is.

    Make notes on words

  • identify keywords and say why they are important
  • guess at, then find definitions for words you don't know
  • point to words that this author uses frequently, and explain why s/he does this

    Make notes on a paragraph or more—up to a whole page

  • a section you think is particularly memorable, and explain why
  • dialogue that shows something significant about the characters
  • something that confuses you. Say what you do understand, then explain what's still not clear.

    Make notes on the writer's craft

  • choose a specific example, and identify the literary technique used.
  • select a sentence or two, and explain how these capture the main themes of this text.
  • point out a sentence that stands out to you—for whatever reason—and explain why.

4b. Read and record your reading on VoiceThread

4c. CHOOSE from one of the following Literature Guides and write a four-paragraph response to this section of the memoir you are reading. Use one of the following Literature Guides:

1. Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama http://youthvoices.net/trackingplot
2. Tracking Characters http://youthvoices.net/trackingcharacters
3. Tracking Themes http://youthvoices.net/trackingthemes
4. Questioning and Speculating http://www.youthvoices.net/questioning

Post this on Youth Voices after you compose, revise, and proofread it in a Doc.

4d. Have conversations by posting comments and replies.

Comment on other students' "Bad Boy" discussion posts (literary essays) using the Commenting Guides: Agree/Disagree Response or General Discussion Response.


Step Five of Seven -Read Aloud and Record Pages 90 - 141 and Write a Literature Response | PDF, pp. 90 - 141

5a. Annotate a PDF on Hypothes.is

How to annotate on the text embedded below (while listening to someone read the text and pausing):
  
Click the tiny < arrow in the right-hand corner, and sign in (or sign up) at hypothes.is.

    Make notes on words

  • identify keywords and say why they are important
  • guess at, then find definitions for words you don't know
  • point to words that this author uses frequently, and explain why s/he does this

    Make notes on a paragraph or more—up to a whole page

  • a section you think is particularly memorable, and explain why
  • dialogue that shows something significant about the characters
  • something that confuses you. Say what you do understand, then explain what's still not clear.

    Make notes on the writer's craft

  • choose a specific example, and identify the literary technique used.
  • select a sentence or two, and explain how these capture the main themes of this text.
  • point out a sentence that stands out to you—for whatever reason—and explain why.

5b. Read and record your reading on VoiceThread

5c. CHOOSE from one of the following Literature Guides and write a four-paragraph response to this section of the memoir you are reading. Use one of the following Literature Guides:

1. Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama http://youthvoices.net/trackingplot
2. Tracking Characters http://youthvoices.net/trackingcharacters
3. Tracking Themes http://youthvoices.net/trackingthemes
4. Character Archetypes http://www.youthvoices.net/archetypes

Post this on Youth Voices after you compose, revise, and proofread it in a Doc.

5d. Have conversations by posting comments and replies.

Comment on other students' "Bad Boy" discussion posts (literary essays) using the Commenting Guides: Agree/Disagree Response or General Discussion Response.


Step Six of Seven - Read Aloud and Record Pages 142 -179 and Write a Literature Response | PDF, pp 142-179

6a. Annotate a PDF on Hypothes.is

How to annotate on the text embedded below (while listening to someone read the text and pausing):
  
Click the tiny < arrow in the right-hand corner, and sign in (or sign up) at hypothes.is.

    Make notes on words

  • identify keywords and say why they are important
  • guess at, then find definitions for words you don't know
  • point to words that this author uses frequently, and explain why s/he does this

    Make notes on a paragraph or more—up to a whole page

  • a section you think is particularly memorable, and explain why
  • dialogue that shows something significant about the characters
  • something that confuses you. Say what you do understand, then explain what's still not clear.

    Make notes on the writer's craft

  • choose a specific example, and identify the literary technique used.
  • select a sentence or two, and explain how these capture the main themes of this text.
  • point out a sentence that stands out to you—for whatever reason—and explain why.

6b. Read and record your reading on VoiceThread

6c. CHOOSE from one of the following Literature Guides and write a four-paragraph response to this section of the memoir you are reading. Use one of the following Literature Guides:

1. Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama http://youthvoices.net/trackingplot
2. Tracking Characters http://youthvoices.net/trackingcharacters
3. Tracking Themes http://youthvoices.net/trackingthemes
4. Plot Analysis http://www.youthvoices.net/plot

Post this on Youth Voices after you compose, revise, and proofread it in a Doc.

6d. Have conversations by posting comments and replies.

Comment on other students' "Bad Boy" discussion posts (literary essays) using the Commenting Guides: Agree/Disagree Response or General Discussion Response.


Step Seven of Seven - Read Aloud and Record Pages 180 -206 and Write a Literature Response | PDF, 180-206

7a. Annotate a PDF on Hypothes.is

How to annotate on the text embedded below (while listening to someone read the text and pausing):
  
Click the tiny < arrow in the right-hand corner, and sign in (or sign up) at hypothes.is.

    Make notes on words

  • identify keywords and say why they are important
  • guess at, then find definitions for words you don't know
  • point to words that this author uses frequently, and explain why s/he does this

    Make notes on a paragraph or more—up to a whole page

  • a section you think is particularly memorable, and explain why
  • dialogue that shows something significant about the characters
  • something that confuses you. Say what you do understand, then explain what's still not clear.

    Make notes on the writer's craft

  • choose a specific example, and identify the literary technique used.
  • select a sentence or two, and explain how these capture the main themes of this text.
  • point out a sentence that stands out to you—for whatever reason—and explain why.

7b. Read and record your reading on VoiceThread

7c. CHOOSE from one of the following Literature Guides and write a four-paragraph response to this section of the memoir you are reading. Use one of the following Literature Guides:

1. Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama http://youthvoices.net/trackingplot
2. Tracking Characters http://youthvoices.net/trackingcharacters
3. Tracking Themes http://youthvoices.net/trackingthemes
4. World Connections http://youthvoices.net/world

Post this on Youth Voices after you compose, revise, and proofread it in a Doc.

7d. Have conversations by posting comments and replies.

Comment on other students' "Bad Boy" discussion posts (literary essays) using the Commenting Guides: Agree/Disagree Response or General Discussion Response.