I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 14, Sem. 1
After 10 minutes of reading, we briefly discussed ACES revisions and the instructions for how to complete that assignment by Friday (pm) of next week (9/22). I will be available for conferences to help those who have made an attempt at revision but have questions during both halves of Smart Lunch on Tuesday and Friday next week. I may also have limited time in class for conferences (during IRT time, etc.).
Next, students read pages 32-33 in the textbook, the final section of the Epic of Gilgamesh entitled "The Return." I then had students pair off to discuss four key questions about "The Return" after which they completed all the remaining steps on the hero's journey organizer with evidence from the text for each step. They also added archetypes from the flood stories and The Return to the Examples from Literature column in the archetypes document.
Homework: No assignments due on Monday, but students have a test on the Epic Hero Unit on Tuesday (study guide available on Canvas) and a due date to revise the hero ACES in the portfolio. Students should review feedback and begin revision over the weekend so they can know if they need to sign up for a teacher conference next week.
Allison Houck, MAT