I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 11, Sem. 1
After 10 minutes of reading, we got right into our analysis of The Epic of Gilgamesh (EoG). First, we used close reading skills to debate Gilgamesh's encounter with the lions, and then we detailed each conversation he had with those he had to pass to continue on his journey to find Utnapishtim (Scorpions and gods like Shamash and Siduri). Students also found and listed the imagery used to describe two important settings in "The Search": the Scorpions' home and the Garden of the Gods. They also need to sketch those settings on the Elements of Fiction handout they've been using for notes on these sections of the tale. In the final 15-20 minutes of class, students logged onto a Google document where they recorded information they learned through quick research about a particular archetype (I assigned each table one archetype to research). This document is available on our Canvas page, and students will add to this document in the next couple of classes. All students can see/access the document when it is completed to use as a study tool for our unit test.
Homework tonight: Finish the ACES paragraph about the best definition of a hero in the Google document. I will check them all for completion tomorrow and then begin adding feedback. Once I have given everyone feedback, I will assign a due date for the revised paragraph to be added to the same Google document (ACES portfolio). In addition, students have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow, so they need to be prepared for that by studying definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.
Allison Houck, MAT