• Set up new section in journals for If You Come Softly
  • Poem: If I Were In Charge of the World
  • Read and listen to author interview:
    • Table groups: generate a list of 10 things about Jacqueline Woodson’s experiences and beliefs that could influence her writing
  • HW: Read 30 min. (checks resume next Tuesday)



  • Marriage Laws Group Timeline: What is the legal history behind interracial relationships?
  • What is a Social Construct? In your journal, create your own definition by breaking down the dictionary definition.
    • Social Construct: A social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society; a perception of an individual, group, or idea that is “constructed” through cultural or social practice.
  • HW: Read 30 min.



  • Library: Check out If You Come Softly
  • Read. Ch. 1 and take journal notes
  • HW: Read 30 min. and log it



  • Literary Devices notes: Point of View
  • Ch.2 (p. 12-32) w/ journal notes 
  • HW: Read 30 and log it



  • Library
  • I.Y.C.S. Ch. 3 w/ journal notes
  • HW: Read 30 and parent signature