I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 13, Sem. 1
After 10 minutes of independent reading time, we engaged in discussion about the two flood stories students read and prepared notes for. First, students taught each other the details of their respective flood stories and then we had a whole class discussion connecting the meaning of the archetypes to the points of comparison between the stories. Finally, we learned the difference between a topic and a theme, and students worked with their flood story partner to develop a theme statement about the flood story that followed this pattern: The __(title)___ is about ___(topic)____ and reveals that ____(central insight/truth/lesson)______.
Homework: No homework tonight, but we have a test coming up on the Gilgamesh/Flood story unit, so start to study!
Allison Houck, MAT