Students were asked today to email any parts not yet handed in of the group essay written in class last week, as technical difficulties were plentiful. We discussed characterization by writing short (140 character) “Tweets” containing advice a character from The Outsiders might give to another character from a book or story read this year. We then continued reading the book, and I reminded students that I’ll be checking off their Character Analysis Sheets in class tomorrow, after a short block of work time to finish them. I know many students have multiple finals this week, so am not planning to assign any homework.
I am so grateful that I was able to spend four days with my parents who traveled to Oregon from Ohio for my only child’s graduation. They will probably never be fit enough to visit again in their life times.
I am disappointed with the feedback on some 8th graders’ behavior.
Your final assignments are these two: Whirligig themes chart and juxtaposition sheets. You really need to focus during class—-especially some students in 4th period. They are due on Wednesday.