Here, you will find a very brief summary of class discussions and activities, lists of assigned readings and links to other resources. It should serve as a reminder of what we covered in class and/or of what you missed by being absent physically and/or mentally. Please read the posts and talk with your classmates before stopping me in the hallways to ask me if "we did anything important the other day". Feel free to make comments and if you're still confused, please email me! (NB: I do not condone class absences - you must be present, in class, actively listening and participating whenever possible. Always communicate your absences with the school office as well as with me. It is your responsibility to make arrangements for missed work and/or quizzes. You MUST meet all assignment deadlines.)
Learners shared their "Snapshot: Lost Lives of...."-photographs.
I asked learners to think about possible percentages that I might report. We debated about your original proposal to have 98, 96, 94, 92, 88... The percent distribution ended up like this:
98 - Near Mastery
96, 92, 88 - Proficient
84, 80, 76 - Competent
70, 66, 63 - Developing
I did take away 54 as a percent, but do we need a "Beginning" percentage?
We read part of Act I, scene i of Hamlet together. I modelled how to paraphrase and read the text for details. I gave learners an opportunity to paraphrase Horatio's speech, but you struggled a little.
READ: Act I, scene i & ii
NEXT CLASS: paraphrasing text, learner interviews
POST: Your photo and last sentence(s) of a narrative essay you'll write next week. (Yes, we're planning ahead.)