In 1st period, I covered background information for our next major piece, Persepolis. The piece is set in 1970s-1980s Iran, so we discussed things such as the history of Iran, Iranian Revolution, and Iran-Iraq War. I have posted a pdf of the slides under the literature section of this site. We then discussed passive and active sentences wherein students completed a challenge activity to submit for a practice/process grade. Finally, students worked to complete sections of their writing skills packets that cover writing effective sentences.
In 2nd & 4th periods, I introduced the next grammar unit, phrases. I reviewed notes for prepositional and appositive phrases and we practiced in the grammar packets by completing exercises together and independently. Students had the last hour of class to work independently on their Antigone notebooks while I provided support as needed.