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 with more practice sentences to understand the concept of active voice v. passive voice and how to revise sentences into active voice. Next, I went over final revision options for students: 1. Visit the PCHS Writing Center (1504) during Smart lunch on Wednesday, esp. for a peer/teacher review of citations/documentation, transitions, introduction quotes correctly and smoothly, or introduction/thesis/conclusions. 2. Use SAS Writing Reviser (instructions on Canvas) esp. for sentence structure (simple, compound, complex, punctuation related to each, sentence variety, parallelism) or 3. (if available) use the Grammar check feedback on Turnitin.com with draft submission. Final research papers are due to Turnitin.com on Friday, 12/23. Next, students worked through the analysis of the poem "Could Have" in our Holocaust poetry packet. Those who finished with time remaining used that time to read in their WWII books. Homework: Revise research paper. Finish poetry analysis (front side only) if needed.
Academic Class: We also started with additional practice sentences for active voice/passive voice. Then, students presented their chapter review activity from yesterday and we developed theme statements for the memoir. Next, we watched the Oprah's interview with Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz as our first document in evaluating the memoir. Students who needed to could use this time to work on their outline instead. Homework: Finish outline in Google Docs to turn in Wed.
Allison Houck, MAT