I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 17, Sem. 1
With the start of a new unit (and a grammar unit), we moved seats today and formed new learning groups. This next literature unit requires strong collaboration, so I polled students during the test yesterday to learn whom they would prefer to work with; I also used the feedback they gave me on their student information surveys from the first day of school to determine team members and seating preferences. For our new grammar unit, we used the Plickers app to answer pretest questions on subject-verb agreement. Hopefully, most students are well-versed in this topic and we can move on as a class quickly. Those who need a bit of extra practice will have opportunities to meet with me during Smart Lunch next week to work together on that. Next, I gave the learning teams a group mini-research project to create their own "textbook" pages for Introduction to Greek Drama and Tragedy in advance of reading/performing Oedipus Rex next week.
Homework: Finish both ACES in process: The hero ACES needs to be revised based on the teacher feedback and entered into the portfolio by Friday (end of day). The Gilgamesh ACES needs to be written (draft) and entered into the portfolio by Friday (before class begins). No school tomorrow -- so plenty of time to knock these out. :-)
Allison Houck, MAT