This semester, instead of the reading journals, the grade 11 classes will be focusing on developing vocabulary by targeted focus on Greek and Latin root parts. Here is how you will do the lessons:
This week, this was a bit slow. I expect you will get faster at this as we go on.
After going through the new vocabulary project, the class had a quiz on Beowulf part 1-3. This was a multiple choice quiz of 10 questions– pretty easy.
Then, you had time as table groups or individuals to go over your study guide to sort out any difficulties.
HW: Work on the vocabulary assignment as needed.
HW: Be ready for a quiz over section 4-7 in the next class period.
HW: Finish your Hrothgar work sheet that was given in class today.
HW: Finish your annotations for part 8-end of the text.
In class today we worked on the vocabulary assignment and, hopefully, got all of the questions worked out.
Then, we quizzed over parts 4-7. This took about 10 minutes.
After that, we worked on creating kennings… You had 10 nouns to turn into kennings– make sure you get your’s pinned to the bulletin board.
Next we looked at the “Beowulf Boast Poem” assignment and spent time brainstorming what you are good at. We will be working on this in class for the next few periods, but you need to be thinking about what you are good at!
Then I gave you the Not-A-Test-Test. You need to make your selections and start working on your project. The due date for this is January 31/February 1, but I will listen to any conflicts you may have on that day if you raise them ASAP.
HW: Quiz over part 8-end next class
HW: Finish all annotations/SG questions.
HW: Brainstorm for Boast Poem assignment
HW: Work on Not-A-Test-Test selections.