To complete the process of creating an in-class essay, the students worked on the school laptops to input their final drafts into Essay Scorer. This online essay assessment site provides the students with instantaneous feedback scored on a rubric and it also relays that to a central online portal for me to see how all of the students did. It allows each student to submit multiple versions of their essays so that they can get the best possible grade. Furthermore, I can see how many misspelled words each student had, how many submissions they made, etc. It truly is a very beneficial tool for writing instruction.
For the classes where time allowed, we had an in-class vocabulary review game. Regardless of whether or not we were able to get to the game, each student was provided with a study guide of all of the Unit #2 words in addition to the study packet they received before Thanksgiving break.
- Read for 30 minutes.
- Study for tomorrow’s Unit #2 vocabulary test.
- You can find the online flashcards here.
- Genius Hour/BYOD tomorrow
- Genius Hour projects are due NEXT FRIDAY, December 12th, 2014 (NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED).