I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 65, Sem. 1
We started with 15 minutes of independent reading (most students are reading in the Holocaust/WWII lit circle book now). Next, I had each research group create a shared Google Doc for the research paper that is now shared with all group members and me. They added the heading and header to the document, and then I gave them time to draft an introduction to the paper in the document. We reviewed the elements of an introduction (hook, bridge, and thesis) and what needs to appear in each element. While students worked on this paragraph, I continued to check off students' notes from the informational and literary sources. Finally, we returned to our long-paused discussion of Night to consider the various motifs in the memoir, define them, and cite examples of each one. Groups worked with one assigned motif for the definition and first example and then rotated around to other tables to add examples to other motifs.
Homework: Write draft of one body paragraph in the shared Google Doc.
Allison Houck, MAT