I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 7, Sem. 1
After 10 minutes of reading, we worked with both articles students read and annotated yesterday by writing summary sentences from our annotations that focus on the author's definition (claim) of heroism and highlighting high quality textual evidence in the articles that support those claims. Students then selected a third (final) article to read about heroism and began the process again: skim, determine four subtopics, set up a notes using the quadrant system, taking notes using method(s) of choice, summarizing how each section contributes to the author's claim about heroes, and highlighting supporting textual evidence. They also could use that time in class to work on their peer editing of a classmates ACES paragraph. Finally, we began to define and learn vocabulary specific to our upcoming literature text, The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Homework: Tonight: Read, annotate, summarize, and highlight evidence supporting the claim in the third article about heroes (reminder: you can find all articles on Canvas in the What is a Hero? module). Peer editing of Harry Potter ACES is due on Friday.
Allison Houck, MAT