Students were able to spend some class time reading at or above their Lexile score and keeping track of their reading strategies being used.
Students were given their final focus question for The Breadwinner. This final focus question is of their choice from the two provided. It should be thorough, site evidence, and be submitted in Office365 Homework folder. This is due on Tuesday.
Today students started by turning in their HRL and getting their new HRL for next week (Due Tuesday due to the shortened week).
Next students walked around the class and read through and created comment cards for some of the posters on display. Topics of discussion included Most Creative Poster, Most Powerful Poster, and Most Intriguing Poster. They also got a chance to reflect on the project with me.
The last part of that students went over was their assignment that is due on Monday of next week. That assignment is to create an essay that answers the four Close and Critical questions based on their poster and projects.
1) What did your poster say? explain the information.
2) How did it say it? explain why images, words, design features were chosen for the poster.
3) Why did you say what you did? What was the theme? Part two of this question is Why did I choose this project for students?
4) How does this connect to the Breadwinner? Explain in some detail.
Students spent time working on Lit Club Monday reading or finishing other work for The Breadwinner.
HW: HRL and Roles
Students will get a full run through on the project starting tomorrow, but they were given homework of reading the project information prior to class on Tuesday.
Students turned in and did peer edits on their short story rough drafts. Following the peer edits students were reminded and guided through re-writing their rough drafts in the form of a story map. Students will take the rough draft and the story map to create a second draft.