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 spent the first half of class today in the media center, reading and annotating articles for our trickster research project. These articles are available to students on the class Canvas page under the Research Project module: Trickster Archetype Required Readings. The goal for this 45 minutes was to read/annotate 1-2 articles today. Last week, I gave students some annotation strategies to use in Google Drive and they were pretty successful at employing those in class today. Tomorrow, we will begin organizing those notes for the project. When we returned to class, we spent a few minutes discussing and revising the Chapter 3 analysis homework that I returned to students today. That homework assignment is the model for our Chapter 1-5 quiz in class tomorrow, so it's important for students to understand how to write improved responses for that minor assessment grade. In the final 15-20 minutes of class, students met in groups to discuss and plan their Night motif assignment. Homework: Prepare for chapter 1-5 quiz by updating annotations in Night book and revising Chapter 3 analysis work. **Catch up/work ahead: Continue to read/annotate IF you did not complete at least half of your second article for the research project in class today. Chapters 6-9 notes are due on Canvas on Thursday, Dec. 1 by midnight.
Academic Class: At the beginning of class, we watched a video that shares some themes with Things Fall Apart. Students took notes on a graphic organizer about those themes and connections they could make from the video to the novel. After that, we prepared for our unit test on Things Fall Apart by playing a Kahoot review game and discussing the items on the Study Guide. The full study guide is on Canvas for students to use tonight in preparation for the test tomorrow. Homework: Review for test tomorrow using the resources listed on the Study Guide. Prepare a page of notes for the short answer and ACES questions.
Allison Houck, MAT