We made it through week two, and we are really getting into the content now. We explored our first story out of the Collections textbook, "Rogue Wave" and are ready to apply our understanding of plot and character as this story has shown us. I was planning on having us get to work on our first poster discussion on Friday, but decided to take a detour into Google Classroom instead. This will be an app we use regularly. We will be not only turning in our work, but also going here for assignments. You'll see more of this by Friday!
We have been working hard on essential questions, and that work has been paying off. We are already starting to ask those questions that go beyond the text, which will help us when we start our poster discussions. It's important to understand what makes a question essential when we start conversations; these third level questions keep conversations going!
Next week we should be starting our first novel of the year, Esperanza Rising, and I am super excited to be teaching you this metaphor packed extravaganza. We will continue to work on theme, creating those essential questions, and exploring various literary devices. I'm also super excited about this because I didn't find time last year to teach a novel. We will get to explore this new text and what we can learn from it together.
This is where you can check and see a brief overview of what we have done as a class each week. My intention is to keep this up to date with happenings, assignments, trends, previews of the following week, and anything else that needs to be shared with my students and their families. I may not always get something written each week, but I will do my best to be disciplined in keeping you informed.