Today the students started class by copying down the words for “Vocabulary from Classical Roots” lesson 3 before presenting their Alternative Book Reports. When that time came, they were divided up into eight small groups. Each group had one student who would present their ABR much like a museum docent or tour guide would inform museum-goers of a priceless piece of art. Not only does this help the students strengthen their presentation skills, but it also works to satisfy one of their standards:
- ELACC8SL6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
The students were given roughly 3 minutes to present and then their viewers would rotate to the next group. After a few rotations, new presenters would take the place of the first presenters and share their work for a few more rotations. All of these students received grades via rubrics of their work.
Class wound down through a review of the lesson 2 vocabulary words and, if time allowed, a preview of the lesson 3 vocabulary words. The students competed using their notes to review the words in anticipation of their quiz over lessons 2 and 3 this Friday.
- “Vocabulary from Classical Roots” lesson 2 review
- “Vocabulary from Classical Roots” lesson 3 preview/review
- Read for 30 minutes.
- Complete ABR #2 if it was not presented in class today.