First and fourth periods discussed their first encounters with racism, then they divided into groups and read an informational text about Jim Crow Laws. We tried a new type of marking the text called “Say Something” as we worked on the anticipatory set for our new unit, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Second and seventh period students solved a case of mysterious death. Here’s the story
At five-feet-six, and a hundred and ten pounds, Queenie Black was a sight to behold, and to clasp. And when she tore out of the house after a tiff with her husband, Arthur, she went to the country club where there was a party going on. She left the club shortly before one in the morning and invited a few friends to follow her home and have one more drink. They got to the Black’s house about ten minutes after Queenie, who met them at the door and said, “Something terrible happened—Arthur slipped and fell on the stairs. He was coming down for another drink—he still had the glass in his hand—and I think he’s dead. Oh my goodness—what shall I do?”
The autopsy concluded that Arthur had died from a wound on the head, and confirmed the fact that he’d been drunk.
What do you think happened?
Here’s the photo from the scene:
We looked at the evidence, differentiating between observations and inferences, and created a claim backed with reasons, evidence, and even some counterclaims and rebuttals.
- English 8 Strategies:
- seventh period students: the paragraph on Sarny’s use of non-standard English is due tomorrow.
- second period: anyone who has not turned in the above needs to do so tomorrow.
- English I Honors:
- read first four chapters of ” To Kill a Mockingbird” by Thursday.
- complete project about “The Tell Tale Heart” by Monday.