I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 19, Sem. 1
Every now and then, we end up having a really boring day in English II Honors. Today was one of those days. We started off with a short benchmark assessment to check students' reading comprehension skills (emphasis on vocabulary in context, inferences, and comprehension of explicit statements in the text). The benchmark consisted of three reading passages similar to ones we have studied so far this quarter (an essay, literary fiction, and epic poetry) with 5 questions per section for a total of 15 questions. This assessment is 1/2 of a major test grade this quarter; the other half is another benchmark assessment and will come along near the end of the quarter. After students finished the benchmark, most of them had time to read independently until our testing window ran out.
Next, we reviewed grammar rules for subject/verb agreement and practice sentences for each rule. That left us only a few minutes at the end of class to squeeze in as many of our remaining vocabulary words from the current list as possible (11-15).
Homework: Complete at least one peer review on Turnitin.com (only available to those who turned in a Gilgamesh ACES by the end of the day Friday, 9/22). Both peer reviews are due by Wednesday (beginning of class), 9/27. Begin studying vocabulary words we've covered. Our quiz will occur sometime this week (Thursday, I'm betting).
Allison Houck, MAT