Turn in: grammar packets, Persepolis journals, SAF questions 1-3
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2nd & 4th continue background for Persepolis
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.
The first part of class we reviewed the DLP as well as the words and definitions for unit 9. In 1st period we began working on focused writing skills. We disucssed the purpose of formal outlines, how they can be used effectively, and how they are relevant to both writing and studying. Students completed a formal outline and handed it in for a minor assessment. In 2nd and 4th periods students opted to use the rest of the period to work on their Antigone notebooks rather than watch the rest of the video. I reviewed the requirements briefly, answered questions, and provided additional support as students needed it.
Today was an early release day, so class time was limited. Students had the opportunity to work independently after the unit 8 test. I also checked DLP and assignment sheets (2nd & 4th only).
Basically, today was mostly independent study. In 1st period students had the opportunity to work on their notebooks as they watched the video of Antigone. In 2nd and 4th periods I reviewed the requirements for their notebooks and we began watching portions of the video for Antigone.
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