I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 55, Sem. 1
We started with 10 minutes of independent reading. Since today is the first day of our Holocaust comparative literature unit, students could read our assigned novel, Night, or one of our book club choices in addition to any other book of their choice. Next, we reviewed comma rules by going over the answers to the 2 comma exercises students have done for homework since Tuesday night.
Finally, I introduced some of the essential questions and critical issues for the Holocaust unit with a "silent discussion" activity. First, we watched a video slide show about Children in the Holocaust and then students held a silent discussion by responding in writing only to 5 questions on big poster paper around the room. They also responded to each other's responses. For most classes, that activity went very well and took us up to the end of class. I asked them all to read chapter 1 of Night for homework to prepare for tomorrow's class, but they will be able to get caught up over the weekend if necessary.
Allison Houck, MAT