I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Finally! We got back to independent reading today with 10 minutes set aside at the beginning of class. Many students used this time to read/annotate chapters 8-9 of Night, which are due tomorrow.
Next, I had students take notes while I went over the basic rules of MLA parenthetical documentation for the research paper. They also completed a practice exercise by adding the correct information inside parentheses for sample research paragraphs and figuring out where to place the period/end punctuation for each set of documented material.
Lastly, they worked within their research group to "claim the claims" they will use for each of the two body paragraphs they will write for the group research paper using the claims we developed together on the Collaborative Document saved in Canvas. Once they had established their individual claims (must be distinct from claims used by other group members), they were ready to begin outlining what to include within each paragraph from both the informational and literary sources. I will be checking body paragraph outlines during class over the next couple of days. While outlining is NOT homework, they need to be very efficient/productive in class to meet this deadline.
Homework: Finish annotation for chapters 8-9 in Night using guiding questions on Canvas.
Complete analysis packet for Night to turn in tomorrow.
Allison Houck, MAT