English I Honors continued with the lit circles for To Kill a Mockingbird, looking at two issues (whether or not Atticus made a good decision in representing Robinson considering the potential risk to his family and what the role of Calpurnia is in the novel) in groups that they then shared with partners from the other group.
English 8 students worked on lit circles. Fifth period ended their lit circle cycle, but sixth period will be continuing.
English 8 Studies: none.
English I Honors: read chapter 17 (either twice or once taking very good notes).
All classes worked on lit circles today. English I students continued with the Mockingbird circles. We’ll be moving on to the next section of readings shortly, but we’ll be taking them one chapter at a time as we’ve reached the trial scene — the most critical scene in the book.
English 8 students worked on their first lit circles, with a class-wide practice/modeling session for the text we’ll be working on.
English 8 Studies: work on article of the week as necessary.
English I Honors: work on article of the week as necessary.
Students took the spring MAP test today, which means almost everyone got a day off: it’s one of the few days that I let kids have a break. What did most English I students do instead of relaxing? Worked on their article of the week. Those who didn’t played chess.
English 8 students had free time in celebration of their great MAP scores, but those who hadn’t completed last unit’s project didn’t get that privilege.