I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Honors classes: We completed our review of subject/verb agreement rules and added some extra practice with a new list of sentences to analyze. Next, we reviewed "The Return," noting the steps of the hero cycle fulfilled in this final section of the Epic of Gilgamesh and considering the conclusion's impact on the overall meaning/theme of the text. We then compared that message to the message of Laura Rozo in her TED talk, "If Not Now, When?". For the remainder of class, students worked in groups to complete review activities in six different review stations. These activities are posted on Canvas in the Epic Hero module so students can continue to refer to them over the weekend as they study for the test on Monday, 9/19. Homework: Finish review activities and study for unit test. Begin writing draft of hero letter; you will need it on Tuesday.
Academic classes: We also continued our review of subject/verb agreement rules and worked through extra practice exercises. Students then worked in groups to complete the station review activities to create their study guide for the unit test on Monday. Those activities are posted on Canvas for anyone who needs to access them again this weekend. Finally, students used extra time at the end of class to complete the hero cycle "wheel" with illustrations as needed. Unit materials due on Monday for a student engagement grade: Elements of Fiction, Hero Cycle wheel, and Archetype graphic organizer. Homework: As needed, finish handouts to turn in on Monday and study for the unit test.
Allison Houck, MAT