I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 6, Sem. 1
Today, I previewed the novel Berlin Boxing Club for students before we began our independent reading time. This historical fiction stems from the story of Max Schmeling, the German boxer who Hitler used to promote the superiority of the Aryan race. Schmeling did in fact rescue two young boys from Nazi Germany and got them safely to America. This story imagines how he would have gotten involved, and the plot focuses on the boy's experience in pre-war Germany as a Jew.
After reading, we discussed the next five vocabulary words on our list from Things Fall Apart and then reviewed definitions and examples of sentence fragments and run-on sentences. We will spend one more day on those topics for our second grammar unit and then take a quiz on sentence types and punctuation of compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences on Monday.
The rest of the class period (~30 min.) was time for groups to work on the group project along with individual projects for Part I (all due on Friday, end of class).
Homework: Work as needed on Part I chapter annotations and individual projects. Read chapters 14-15 in Part II. Annotate as you go, or wait to annotate by skimming next week.
Allison Houck, MAT