I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 22, Sem. 1
We reviewed the rules of pronoun/antecedent agreement in the first part of class today, using practice sentences to help us figure out the rules that govern pronoun agreement. Students can get extra practice with pronoun agreement at the Grammar Bytes website (www.chompchomp.com). They can complete 2 Pronoun Agreement exercises on that website and receive a Smart Lunch credit OR credit towards a missing/less desirable homework grade.
Next, I asked each group to create a "cartoon tragic hero" to visually depict each of the six characteristics of a tragic hero that they paraphrased for homework Wed. night. They made some great, creative, symbolic illustrations that I expect will help them remember the characteristics even better. See some of my favorites below!
For the last 20+ minutes of class, groups worked to finish Day 1 requirements for the Oedipus Live! assignment, which included a written summary of the scene, a list of vocabulary words & meanings from the scene, questions about the scene, and character assignments for the class presentation. Those who completed Day 1 requirements got started on Day 2a, which is to read your assigned lines and make notes (use sticky notes) about what tone/emotions and motions the character should use with those lines.
Homework: Vocabulary quiz on the Oedipus List is tomorrow! Study for a quiz that requires you to remember the word for a definition, synonym, or antonym. There is also a written portion of the quiz that requires you to use some of the words in response to a question.
Update: I have postponned the due date for the revised Gilgamesh ACES paragraph. We needed to work out some kinks in our use of Turnitin.com to view peer reviews, and we're not ready for the 3rd prompt yet, so we have some time. Some students may also want to meet with me next week to answer questions based on the feedback in their peer review.
Allison Houck, MAT