Today we introduced the LA/SS paper assignment. This is an integrated assignment that will go into both grade books. Students will be given both class periods for most of the workdays between now and completion of this project.
Tonight, students need to read over the assignment and come in ready to ask any questions they may have tomorrow. They also need to review the assignment with parents and bring in the signed parental notification (yellow) sheet.
Today, students were given the class period to work on their alternate covers (due tomorrow) for TFA.
No new concepts were introduced.
Today we discussed chapters 23-25 in class.
We talked about if Okonkwo can be considered a hero, why he killed himself, and more.
Students should spend the weekend thinking about making an alternate cover for TFA. The cover should have meaning - it should reflect a major theme of the book, and should be well-executed. Students MAY use computers to generate their covers, but must print out the final version. The final draft of this will be due on Tuesday, at the beginning of class.
Today we discussed chapters 19-22 in TFA and came up with a plan for getting through the remainder of the book.
Today was a lot of fun as we discussed the racism in older Disney Films.
Homework is simply to finish up that outline, and to read through chapter 22.
Today, with half the class gone, we went over Dramatic and Situational Irony. Students wrote a a new replacement verse for "isn't it ironic" and then worked on their outlines, after a good discussion with examples of both types of irony.
Today we had an excellent conversation about civilization in class.
Our homework is to watch two actively learn videos.
Today we took two tests - both Vocab and a quiz
We also discussed TFA - particularly the importance of keeping ethnocentrism out of our opinions of Okonkwo.
We are nearing the end of this book and the pace is quickening.
Today we took a quiz on chapters 10-15.
We talked about the idea that different African tribes have different customs
We discussed, briefly, though chapter 15 - but there's SO MUCH more to talk about!
We turned in our Okonkwo characterization charts
Sorry folks, I had a family emergency and wasn't here! Hopefully you all spent the period working diligently!