I hope that you enjoying your summer. After looking at my upcoming schedule and the work that I need to do before I fly off to Costa Rica, I have created two more Padlet’s that will allow you to have all the reading guide questions at once!
For chapters 1 & 2 you can comment & reply on this padlet: 1&2 Padlet
For chapters 3 – 15 you can comment & reply on this padlet: 3-15 Padlet
For a refresher, here is the padlet for the introduction: Intro Padlet
If you have any questions, please email me or comment on this post! I will get the notification and will be sure to respond!
I have been playing around with a few ways for you to discuss the book! For the introduction, I thought we could try out padlet – which is an online space where we can have a structured discussion.
Remember, all the rules that I set up in our classroom previously for online discussions and in person discussion remains. You must be polite and kind. If you disagree with something, you must be able to speak about it in an educated manner. If you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything.
The goal is for you to learn from the book and to be able to use the knowledge in future classes!
So, I have set up a KWL chart to discuss what you knew before reading, what you want to learn, and what you did learn! Follow this link to get to the padlet! Start leaving comments are soon as you are done reading! I will do my best to read and respond to comments, but feel free to also respond to your peers. Again, remember to respond in order to start a solid, academic conversation. This IS NOT a space to bully, or goof around!
I can’t wait to see what you have to say! See you on the pad!
**If you know a student who did not have me, but who is interested in joining the discussion, share this page with them! **
It’s been a while since I last posted and I cannot believe that it is already mid July! I am heading to Costa Rica in about 21 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes and some odd seconds, but whose counting?
Today’s post is going to be all about the Boca High summer reading for Sophomore AICE English 2018. This is to help you plan out your reading and to help you dig deeper into the text.
Here are the supplies you should obtain to complete this reading:
The book “Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes” by Edit Hamilton. I found a PDF which can be found here. But, this book is BIG and I don’t recommend reading it digitally online if you can obtain the book in hard copy or print a copy of the PDF. At the same time, we also want to be saving book stores, so again, if you can afford to purchase a copy (even a used one) support a local business and buy it!
a pen (or pencil – but you know how I feel about pencils) to write in your book (YES! – I recommend annotating!)
paper – a section of a notebook – a whole notebook – a document on your computer – somewhere you can take notes as you read….many of you learned this year the power of annotation and I think that the AP Seminar scores show this for real! NOTE: This book is not a cohesive story line – it is a compilation of various stories and facts from Greek and Roman mythology – therefore there will be moments of confusion and moments where you are going to want to remember where you read something – because there WILL BE crossover in the stories! Taking notes, using sticky notes, what ever your fancy is – will help!
Time & A Quiet Space – do not leave this reading until the last minute – it will not be helpful and you are going to feel frustrated. I also don’t recommend sitting in a loud open space (i.e. the beach) to read this and truly comprehend this text – so carve out some time and space for yourself.
Here is an example a reading schedule. Starting Friday, I will release guiding questions to go along with the sections. So…this means that by Friday I will release questions for the Introduction. Yes, I know that you probably like introductions as much as you like planning, but for the book, it is really important!
Introduction to Classical Mythology
Chapters 1 & 2
Chapters 3 & 4
Chapters 5 & 6
Chapters 7 & 8
Chapters 9 – 12
Chapters 13 & 14
Chapters 15 & 16
Chapters17 – 19
Chapters 20 & 21
Chapters22 & 23
Last but not least, I am working on creating a way for you (and maybe even me) to discuss the readings. I will have more details when I release the first set of questions!
Email me or send me a DM on Instagram if you have any ideas, questions, or thoughts!