I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
At the beginning of class, I showed students their Literature Circle book assignments (they can see the assignments themselves on the Collaborative Document stored in Canvas). For today's 10 minutes of reading, I encouraged them to download a free sample of the book from Kindle or IBooks to start reading; in any case, they will need to get a copy of this book right away for classes next week. Remember, they can use an electronic copy, a used copy, a library copy, or purchase their own copy for this particular unit.
Next, we started our final Grammar unit on Style with a review of parallelism and how to create it in sentences. Students worked in groups to come up with a mnemonic to remember to 5 parallelism rules; they will take a 10-point quiz on those rules sometime next week. To learn about parallelism and the rules, I provided them with text to read on Canvas and a handout, also posted on Canvas.
Finally, we worked on our next poem analysis for the third poem in our packet, "Heritage."
Homework: Get a copy of assigned literature circle book and begin reading. Memorize your parallelism mnemonic and the rules it stands for.
Allison Houck, MAT