Thursday, 10/16

After students turned in their independent novels for me to check the third-fourth annotations, we got out Chromebooks and began with a journal prompt pertaining to the independent novel reading and preparing for the essay about same. We then moved over to Google Classroom, where I have posted two assignments — a simple research activity around the historical context of the independent novel and a second, individual, This I Believe listening activity. Students worked on one of these two activities (largely, the TIB one) for the rest of class, and many completed it. Homework: complete both Google Classroom assignments by the start of class on Tuesday; also, continue reading as your completely annotated independent novel is due on Thursday.