My AT wanted her students to do a literature circle unit and so she thought it would be neat that I take the lead. Setting up the literature circles was interesting because there were so many ways to do it. My AT and I decided that it would be best to have 5 different groups of students. By this week, students should have finished reading their books and start working on part 1 of the literature circle projects. I decided that I wanted my grade 8s to produce a book trailer that would make me want to purchase and read their book. I showed them examples of good book trailers and bad ones, and as a class we decided what traits make a really great book trailer. We came up with an outline structure, techniques that are used in media, and ideas of ways to represent the tone and theme of their book in a video trailer. Lab time was booked this week so that students can start recording.
My ELD students continued to work on their math and practice fractions. I thought a fun review would be to create a class game. I divided my students into two groups and gave each person a white board with a marker and manipulatives. The goal of the game was to have every person in the group answer the question on their white board marker. If everyone in the group had the answer written or shown correctly, then that team would receive a point. The game was a total hit! If groups did not get the right answer, then the other team had the opportunity to teach their peers. They had their fraction math test on Friday and did very well.
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