I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
We started class with 10 minutes of reading and then moved into a review of transition words and phrases and where to use them in the body paragraphs of the research paper. After practicing some of those writing revisions in class, students will complete them for homework. Next, we began our poetry analysis unit with a group of paired paintings/poems that are also about the Holocaust. We will work with these works of art all week, practicing analysis using the Observe/Analyze/Infer process and reviewing poetic and literary devices along the way. Students will ultimately connect the content of the poems to Night, write a poetry analysis paragraph, and write a response poem using some of the poetic and literary devices we discuss this week. Finally, I introduced students to the list of books available for them to choose from for our final literature unit of Holocaust/WWII literature from a multicultural perspective. Student have book previews on a handout, and a combination of previews and video book trailers available on Canvas to help them learn about the books. By Wednesday, students will need to inform me of their preferences so that I can assign book circle groups. Students will need to get some version of the book (library copy, used book copy, ebook copy) by the beginning of next week.
Homework: Add summary/transition sentence to 2nd body paragraph that transitions to the next trickster/claim. Add/revise transitions at each level of the body paragraphs that you wrote over the weekend. Continue to finalize the Works Cited page.
Allison Houck, MAT