2. Assign short news article about Detroit with partners. Pairs of students then need to fill out short outline of main point and important details of the article.
3. Introduce literature circle books and watch various "teaser" videos on the Smartboard about the topics. Students will select top 2 choices of books on an index card and turn in to teacher.
4. Teacher will read orally from the book Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck pp. 127-137. Students should be able to answer the question "What's up with Charley" afterwards.