I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Honors classes: We started by reviewing vocabulary words 6-10 from our new list. (Reminder: Students should have already looked up and defined these words and should be prepared to share what they learned. When we discuss the words, we cover usage, connotation, synonyms, and antonyms to gain a broader understanding. Defining the words is the student's responsibility.) Next, we reviewed rules for pronoun/antecedent agreement. Exercises on Worksheets 7 and 8 are homework/practice for these rules. Then, we watched a video that provided an overview of the story of Oedipus Rex in order to approach our study of the script with the same kind of knowledge a Greek audience would have. I provided everyone with a copy of the Prologue so that we could practice close reading strategies. Finally, students had the final 25 minutes of class to write their ACES paragraph in response to the "Tao Te Ching" question we studied in class yesterday. This ACES is the final portion of their Unit One test. Homework: Worksheets 7 and 8 (on Canvas).
Academic classes: We also started with a review of vocabulary words 6-10 from our new list. Students took notes on definitions, synonyms, and antonyms. Next, we discussed the Pronoun/Antecedent practice students completed last night for homework and then practiced with additional examples on Worksheet 8. Students then used the laptops to complete their hero nomination letter rough draft. These must be shared with me by Sunday night for the first 40 points of this major assessment grade. Corrections and revisions to create a final draft will happen next week for the final 60 points of the grade. Homework: Complete hero nomination letter (four paragraphs: introduction, 2 body paragraphs, conclusion). Use the model letter as a guide for writing style and content. Complete the draft in the Google document and be sure it is shared with Ms. Houck.
Allison Houck, MAT