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: First, students took a pretest for pronoun/antecedent agreement and then watched an introductory video about this grammatical concept. We will practice with this concept other days this week before taking our Grammar Unit 1 quiz on both subject/verb and pronoun/antecedent agreement. Next, we reviewed the process for peer editing, then met with an assigned partner to exchange hero letter drafts and complete a peer review response sheet. Homework tonight includes revising the hero letter and creating an account on Turnitin.com where students will submit final letters later this week. Class codes and passwords are available under Announcements on Canvas. Finally, students received the new vocabulary list to begin looking up definitions for all 15 words. All definitions should be noted on the vocabulary list for class tomorrow.
Academic classes: Students also took a pretest for pronoun/antecedent agreement. Next, we brainstormed and researched contact information for authentic audiences for our hero letter. Once students had identified an audience and purpose as well as outlined the introduction and first body paragraph for the letter, they could check out a laptop and begin writing the letter in Google Docs (using the Spearmint letter template). For homework, students should outline both the introduction and first body paragraph, then create the Google Doc and share it with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allison Houck, MAT