Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6

On Thursday I was out, feeling a little under-the-weather! Students read books 16, 17, and 21 from the Odyssey and answered questions about those readings.

Today, students prepared for our final exam essay on Monday. Here is the pre-writing that we did – if you were absent, please make sure to complete it before you come to school on Monday so that you can write the strongest essay possible:

Pre-writing for fall Final exam essay 2013

If you are having trouble thinking of which hero you might like to write about, I recommend this list. You can take whatever notes you want to and bring them in to use on your essay.

We also watched this video biography of Nelson Mandela to begin thinking about heroes:

Students also had time to work with their Malcolm Gladwell groups – I asked you to make a list of tasks that still needed to be completed, figure out who is responsible for what, and exchange contact information

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