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 independent reading, we reviewed comma rules that applied to sentences in Exercise 4. Each table of students had to identify the rules in action in a select number of students. Next, we quickly reviewed capitalization rules, with a focus on ones I've noticed as errors in student writing so far this semester. NOTE: I consider most capitalization errors to be a matter of proofreading and the result of texting. Students can access the full Power point presentation of all capitalization rules on Canvas. Then we turned our attention to our independent study unit for the Holocaust memoir Night. I gave students some background information on the author, Elie Wiesel and then I started modeling for them how to annotate the book using the questions posted on Canvas. We will continue with that process tomorrow. Students should annotate the first three chapters by Tuesday, 4/25 for a homework check.
Homework: Review as needed for punctuation quiz tomorrow (semicolons, colons, commas, titles, and capitalization). Begin reading/annotating Night chapter 1, using the questions on Canvas for chapter 1 as a guide.
FYI: I talked in class today about how Holocaust denial is increasing around the world. Here is where I found the information that I showed students in class today:
Allison Houck, MAT