Today in class we read chapter 2 of Animal Farm and introduced Bellwork. We also continued notes on the history of English monarchs and the power struggle between the people and the government. You will need to get these notes from a friend or from us. You’ll be able to use these notes on upcoming tests and quizzes. Make sure you can tell the story of how each king (or queen) ruled and how each king (or queen) led us to more power for the people.
Bellwork is an in-class writing activity that will sometimes happen at the beginning of class but will also happen other times during class as well. The goal of bellwork is to practice writing. Some writing that you do is meant to show off what you already know. Bellwork is not this kind of writing – it’s meant to be writing to learn, where you learn new things through the process of writing through your thoughts. You are not graded on spelling or grammar but on if you participate. You do have to make up bellwork if you are absent. We will turn them in when we get to three.
Our first bellwork question is: “How do you know when you can trust someone?” Please write for three minutes on this topic. Don’t stop your pencil, write whatever comes into your head, even if it feels like nonsense.
The heading of your paper should be in the top right corner. Please put your first and last name, then skip down and put the date, then skip down and put the class period you are in.