Mon.-10/16-In class we reviewed Excerpt 1 of Middle Ages and distinguished the difference between summarizing for main idea and theme. This was role modeled for the students and they had to make corrections to handout 9 of their workbook. Students worked on writing their summaries. All students were given a packet that included 3 informational texts that relate to the Middle Ages that will be used as a resource for their mid unit assessment that begins on either Wed, or Th. For homework, students must read pgs 8-11 from packet and annotate.
Thursday, 10/19- All week students have been practicing for their mid unit assessment. It has been researched based and analyzing text with similar theme (adversity) and developing research questions. Students have then been gathering "data"...textual evidence to support their key details and then summarizing what they have learned.
All students were given a copy of the text that their mid unit assessment will be based on. This mid unit assessment will probably take the students all class period on Friday, 10/20 and possibly until Monday.
Homework for the week has been reading the text provided for their mid unit assessment.