I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 15, Sem. 1
We changed our usual order of class today and started off with our final discussion relating to Gilgamesh and theme. I showed the class the video of former Panther Creek student Laura Rozo's TED Talk (see below) and asked them to take notes on all points of comparison/relation to Gilgamesh's story. Then, we reviewed the format of a theme statement and each student expressed a theme from Gilgamesh. Next, students reviewed the three prompt options for the ACES paragraph #2 in the ACES portfolio and selected one. I regrouped the students to tables by prompt choice, and gave them time to work together to figure out/write a claim statement in response to the prompt and time to find and write out textual evidence that supports the claim. They will be working on the draft of this ACES this week, mostly at home. The finished draft needs to be in the portfolio Thursday night to use in class on Friday. For the final 10 minutes of class, they had the choice to continue working on the ACES plan, check and update all Gilgamesh notes/classwork for the Student Engagement grade tomorrow, or read in their IRT novel.
Homework: Unit test on Epic Heroes tomorrow. Study Guide is posted on Canvas; completing/updating classwork for the Student Engagement grade is a great way to review. Draft copy of Gilgamesh ACES is due Thursday night to use in class on Friday. Revision to hero ACES due at the end of the day (midnight) Friday 9/22.
Allison Houck, MAT