I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
After 10 minutes of reading, we worked on a tone/diction activity that helped us to identify how and author's purpose combined with word choice helps to create the tone of a passage. Students chose a scenario from our handout and wrote a letter striving to communicate a message through a particular tone. Group members listened to each other read their letters and guessed what the writer's purpose was and identified words and phrases that helped to communicate that purpose. Then, students chose tone words to identify the tone of each letter. Next, we reviewed Part I of Things Fall Apart in advance of Monday's quiz. I have posted a Study Guide on Canvas for the quiz which we went over, and then we watched a Crash Course video (see below) about Part I that also includes a preview of Part II. Students took notes on the video in four categories: allusions, insights, previews, and theme ideas. Finally, I assigned each student a chapter to read in Part II over the weekend in advance of group work in teaching those chapters to the whole class next week.
Homework: Finish reviewing partner's journal and identifying HOTS per sentence in each response. Make revisions/additions to your own journal based on your partner's feedback. Study for Part I Quiz. Read assigned chapter in Part II.
Crash Course Video:
Allison Houck, MAT