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 started class with grammar review sentences 3a&b-4a&b. These sentences allowed us to review pronoun/antecedent agreement, types of sentences, and the comma rule regarding introductory elements. Students should begin to prepare for a grammar unit 3 quiz on capitalization, semicolon/colon/comma use in the next week. Next, students worked within their groups to provide feedback on Part I Double Entry Journals 5-8. I asked them to find/circle specific words that indicate a higher order of thinking (HOTS) and to label all levels of thinking evidence in each entry. This should help each student identify what, if anything, should be added to each entry to meet the goal of 2 levels of HOTS above "understanding" in each entry when the entire journal is submitted on Friday. Finally, students worked in groups on their Google Slide presentation for teaching a chapter from Part II of Things Fall Apart. All groups worked effectively during class, so we decided to allot one more class day to working on these presentations before presenting on Friday. Homework: Write journal entries for chapters 9-13 and bring a printed copy to class tomorrow for feedback.
Academic Classes: We also reviewed grammar sentences 3a&b-4a&b. Next, we discussed our summaries from Chapter 1 for content and sentence structure. I explained our Part I assignment -- to understand and illustrate aspects of Igbo culture from the novel by creating a culture map. Students read chapter 5 and looked for textual evidence in chapters 1 and 5 to support their chosen cultural element.
Allison Houck, MAT