I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Wed., Nov. 1
Day 45, Sem. 1 (Quarter 2)
At the beginning of class, I reminded students about Smart Lunch and late work policies. I also previewed one book, Salt to the Sea, that is one of the choices for our Holocaust/World War II unit coming up later in the quarter. I'm encouraging everyone to pick up each one of the book choices for that unit and read for 10 minutes to see if it's of interest. I will introduce each of the seven books that are options for that unit over the next several days in class. After these introductory comments, everyone read for 10 minutes.
Next, we discussed the first 5 vocabulary words on our List 1 from Things Fall Apart. We will cover 5 words per day and then review the words before scheduling a vocabulary quiz for next week (around Wed. or Thurs.). Then, we worked on creating complex and compound-complex sentences in our grammar unit packet.
For the final ~30 minutes of class, groups worked together on group and individual projects from Part I of Things Fall Apart that are due on Friday. We will have additional class time to work on these projects on Thursday and Friday this week.
Homework: Continue annotating each chapter in Part I for character name/identity details, vocabulary words (robust and Igbo words), writing summary chapter titles, and highlighting 2 significant lines/quotes from each chapter. Students should finish Part I annotations by Friday.
Allison Houck, MAT