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, Semester 1
We started class with independent reading time as usual and then began to focus on our question of the week, "What is the definition of a hero?" To address this question, students completed brainstorming their own ideas about this concept and sharing their ideas with their table groups. Then, I gave them an article to read, "What Makes a Hero?" by Phillip Zimbardo. While reading, I asked them to follow a structured annotation method (see Canvas in "What Is a Hero?" module). I modeled the annotation method on the board for students to see/compare their own work to. Finally, students chose a second essay on the topic to read (You can find all article options on Canvas in the same module). Their homework assignment is to read the article and annotate it using the same annotation method we practiced in class today. In addition, some students were assigned ONE vocabulary word from our Gilgamesh vocabulary list to look up and present to the class this week.
Due Thursday: Peer review/editing of classmates' Harry Potter ACES
Allison Houck, MAT