I handed back the noun worksheets from last week. First period had the opportunity to check their answers as I put my key on the document camera for the class to view. I did not do this in 2nd and 4th periods as too many students had not completed the activity. Instead I offered my key to those who wished to borrow it and check their answers independently. The worksheets will serve as a study guide for our parts of speech test at the end of the unit.
For day one of the vocabulary review, I asked students to choose ten words from unit 1-3 that they found challenging. Then they were to assign and song title and artist for each word. For example, "We Are Siamese if You Please" from Lady and the Tramp might be a good song for antagonistic.
We began a new writing unit today that focuses on the stages of the writing process. Students began reading and responding. We completed the journal writing on p 53 in all classes, and 2nd and 4th period completed the write about yourself section from p 55.
We finished the literary analysis activities for "The Ring" with theme. I reviewed the term with the class, and then students had the opportunity to identify the subject of the story as well as a theme, finding direct quotes from the story for support. Students then turned in all of their literary work for the story including the plot diagram, point of view analysis, and symbol evaluation.