We are back from Thanksgiving Break and continuing with Phineas Gage. For homework on Tuesday, they had a concept circle activity to practice summaries. This week students have worked on identifying text structures in nonfiction texts and explaining why authors utilize them.
I have collected reading logs and response entries from the past week. Today they recieved details for their Independent Book Project. For most students, they are using their fiction book. They will write a book review (Due Dec 8) and select 1 of 4 mini projects (Due Dec. 13). Details are attached to this post.
This week we will also select a question for their research paper. To help them decide an area of focus, they have an article about the brain to read and answer questions on. This is assigned Wednesday and will be used in class on Thursday.