I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 66, Sem. 1
After independent reading time, we started watching the film Life Is Beautiful. During today's section of the movie, students used a graphic organizer to note how the main character, Guido, exhibits aspects of the trickster archetype. In the following days, our focus will shift to comparing how the film shares the setting and multiple motifs with the Holocaust memoir Night. Those shared concepts of setting and motifs are important as students begin to read their chosen book for the literature circle unit we will begin next week.
While we did not work on the research paper in class today, students are still working on that project at home. For tonight, students should write the second body paragraph from their own outline into the shared Google Doc. We will spend class time in the next couple of days to work on the Works Cited page, parenthetical documentation, and the conclusion. I will have students peer edit their body paragraphs through the Turn It In website over the weekend. Complete papers will be due by the middle of next week (12/13).
Homework: Write the draft of your second body paragraph into the shared Google Doc for the trickster research paper.
Allison Houck, MAT