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 started with comma practice. Students reviewed yesterday's sentences and noted what rule applied in any given situation. Then, we worked together on the first several sentences of Commas -- Exercise 3 from GrammarBytes website. We used the interactive feature on the website to check answers so that students could learn how to do so. The remainder of that practice handout is homework for tonight. Next, students worked with a partner who created a blackout poem from a different character's perspective than the one I assigned. They calculated the similarity/difference ratio for each poem and then read their partner's poem. After each type of analysis (data/reading), they wrote a conclusion about if the characters had a similar or different point of view. We then discussed how to understand an author's purpose/message based on this type of analysis. Finally, as an extension of author's message, we watched a video about "How to Ride a Backward Bicycle" (see below) and recorded lessons (themes) from that video that are comparable to themes from Things Fall Apart. Students recorded those ideas on a graphic organizer that is part of their study process for tonight and due tomorrow.
Homework: Finish Commas -- Exercise 3 using GrammarBytes website.
Finish theme graphic organizer comparing Backward Bicycle video to TFA.
Use study guide to study for tomorrow's TFA test.
Allison Houck, MAT