This quarter's blog post includes the following:
-Resources for parents: Google Classroom, Remind, and now sharing GOOGLE DRIVE FILES!
-Collection 1 recap
-Collection 1 essay due Wednesday
-Looking ahead to Collection 2
Click here or on the "read more" link below and to the right to learn about what we've been up to in English 2H and how you can support your teenager at home. Thank you for your continued support!
Google Drive TOOLBOX
I have opened up the access to my English 2H Toolbox on Google Drive so parents can have "view" access just like all of my students do. Please choose to "Add to My Drive" or save it as a bookmark on your home browser so you can see all of the work and resources that your children have. My English 2H students can help you with this at home.
Collection 1 was about "Ourselves and Others". We read a play (12 Angry Men) two short stories, a very challenging court case decision, op-ed article, and an entire novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. These were our SCHOLAR GOALS for the novel; students rose to the challenge and excelled!
Their final draft is due this WEDNESDAY, 11/16 for 250 summative points (deadline was pushed back due to another essay also being due in History on Monday, so I didn't want to overload them). This is a HUGE DEAL. Please encourage them to work on their essay DAILY at home. Thank you for your help!
Collection 2 commences
I have set the following Scholar goals for my classes as we go through this collection:
1.Analyze the use and meaning of language (figurative, connotative, technical, poetic)
2. Determine central ideas & theme
3.Compose/state clear claims with relevant textual evidence and reasoning (C.E.R. & S/M/M)
4.Build confidence in presentation skills & class participation
5.Comprehend challenging texts.
6.Scholarly Habit goal: improved time management and comfort levels with online resources
I welcome you to visit our Collection 2 Toolbox Folder on Google Drive to see the resources that are added nearly daily as we travel through the texts.
We will be finished with Collection 2 right before our Winter Break holiday and will begin Collection 3 in January, to wrap up the semester.