Warm up: Grammar Review 2
I handed back vocab quizzes today and went over them.
We are no longer doing posters on the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." Since you've had two days already, today was the last day to work on your reading role. Your papers will be due in class tomorrow.
Tomorrow, we will play a grammar review game as a class to prepare for your final on Wednesday or Friday. (First period, your order is flipped and we played the review game and will finish our close read tomorrow.)
Finish your reading role.
Warm up: It seems as though the warm up from yesterday was ignored... so we have the same one today! Subordinating Conjunctions
We are getting ready to read "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" written by Martin Luther King, Jr. As a prereading activity, we are going to look at some vocabulary found within the text. To start, we will take a pretest, to see how familiar these words are to you. Then we will grade the test together, so you can see the answers. You will then have time to review and practice with the words for a time on Quizlet before we play a game with them.
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SUB DAY. I'm out at a training today but this is the agenda for class today:
Warm up: Subordinating Conjunctions
The sub should hand you a packet of activities to practice with the rhetorical appeals, ethos, pathos, and logos. Instructions and definitions are throughout the worksheets, so if you are sure to read those, you shouldn't have any trouble.
Finish if not done in class.
Warm Up: Grammar: Subordinating Conjunctions
Today we did a Nearpod activity to learn the rhetorical appeals, ethos, pathos, and logos. If you were not here or would like to review, you can do a self paced version by clicking the link below:
VOCAB QUIZ! If you were abesent, its YOUR responsibility to make up the quiz!
Today was spent finishing up the Reading Roles on "Ain't I A Woman?" by Sojourner, Truth. Your role was either General Analyst, Diction Detective, or Rhetorical Reader. This should have been finished at the END OF THE PERIOD!
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Warm up: Vocab Practice
I revised the reading roles that I assigned yesterday. They are simplified but you'll still need to do critical thinking to do them. Read "Ain't I A Woman?" today and worked in small groups on the assigned roles.
Warm up: Correlative Conjunctions
After our warm up, we discussed the definitions of pity, sympathy, empathy, and compassion, from the article we read yesterday. We then watched the short video about compassion entitled "Where does compassion really come from?"
Since we've now looked at identity and compassion, our final project for this semester is to find compassion for someone of a different identity. Students will work in small groups to read a few speeches from perspectives other than their own and analyze how these speeches are effective. Through using research on other experiences, they will then take the perspective of another and write a speech. Speeches will be performed as part of the final.
Groups and roles were assigned today.
Warm up: Conjunctions
AXES paragraphs are due on Google Classroom today. The assignment description can be found on yesterday's post, or on Google Classroom.
Today we started with a question posed on Google Classroom. From there we read a short article titled "Empathy v. Sympathy" from Psychology Today. (The link for this article can also be found on Google Classroom.) Students then took notes on pity, sympathy, empathy, and compassion, as outlined in the article.
Warm up: Vocab #4 4/4 TEST FRIDAY!
Friday we read an Op-Ed article titled "American identity crisis? What's an 'American' identity?" and completed a SOAPS-LT on the article.
Today, students worked with a partner to answer ONE of the 13 questions found on the Op-Ed: Thinking Critically document on Google Classroom. Please be sure to read the directions carefully. Students responded to their question using an AXES paragraph. All documents relating to today's assignment can be found on Google Classroom.
None if you finished in class! If you didn't get done, you know what to do!
I've not been great about updating this, whoops! Sorry! Back on track now though.
Warm up: preposition or adverb?
We learned about parallel structure today. You can teach yourself parallel structure if you were absent by clicking the link to the PowerPoint below.
After some practice we made an identity molecule. Start with your name in the center of the page. Around your name list groups that you identify with. For each group, come up with two to three experiences that you have being a part of that group. You can see my example below.
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