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 taking notes and summarizing an explanation of parallel structure. This is the first topic in our new grammar unit on writing style. Next, we discussed the rubric and expectations for the Things Fall Apart Journal entries that are due tomorrow. Then we officially began our Power of One Voice unit with notes on Elie Wiesel and the origins of his Holocaust memoir Night. Students regrouped based on a unit project dealing with motifs in the memoir. Our unit will primarily require students to read and annotate Night independently. In class, we will focus somewhat on the author's craft, but we will also be studying Holocaust memoir poems and work on understanding and analyzing poetic structure. Homework: Complete and turn in (both online and a printed copy in class) the final questions Double Entry Journal for TFA. Continue reading/annotating/summarizing notes in Chapter 1 of Night. Notes for Chapters 1-3 due on Friday. Mandalas for TFA are due on Thursday.
Academic Classes: We also started with instruction on parallel structure and practice exercises.Then we reviewed the definitions for words 6-10 on our vocabulary list. After grammar and vocab., students used the laptops to prepare for their chapter presentations tomorrow. Homework: Finish Google Slides if necessary.
Allison Houck, MAT