A TEACHING LIFE - thoughts on a roller coaster ride called teaching
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Bulletin board with small "mood" posters, using words from "The Raven" that create the emotional environment of the piece, created by my remedial classes during our Poe unit last month. We also read "The Tell-Tale Heart" (to study story structure) and "Annabel Lee". Right now those classes are studying informational text using TweenTribune.com articles. This week we're studying question-answer relationships - "right there" or explicit, "between the lines" or implicit, and "not there". Next week - "The story of Veteran's Day" from History.com - listening and analyzing Q-A relationships.
My "regular" 7th and 8th grade ELA classes are writing novels in a fast and furious manner. Almost everyone is on pace to reach their daily and overall word count goals, including me!