So I was only at school for two days this week. On Monday and Tuesday we started the second project that we will be doing this year, “What is Tragedy?”. I understood the partner notes activity, but on with me being gone I didn’t really understand what the blog post should be about, or how it should be formated. Not really understanding that and not having wifi while on the road Wednesday and Friday, I wasn’t really able to figure it out so hopefully on Monday I can clarify what I’m supposed to do. Another thing I was not able to find the Tragedy and the Common Man (there was no link on the lesson plans) so I could not close read that. I did end up find it on Sunday night while I was writing this post (it was on the What is Tragedy? page).
The thing that I did find very helpful this week was highlighting the authorizing, illustrating, and extending on the poem response essay. I often struggle trying to tell if I have written enough of an analysis in my essays, so being able to go through and see the different parts of an essay in color. Freshman year Mrs. Gilbert had us go through one of our essays and highlight the analysis portions, but we didn’t do much beyond that. Being able to go through a whole essay and seeing what makes it a great essay and how I should structure my essay to help make it the best it could be and to completely get my ideas out.