Character Symbols

Today I am completely taking over the 8th grade classes! They are almost finished reading the Hunger Games and since the standard that we are assessing is the ability to cite textual evidence and make an inference, I created a Character Symbols worksheet to help them work on inferences in a different (and hopefully fun) way! Continue reading

Tuesdays with Morrie – ‘My Coach/Mentor’ Student Example

Going back to the ‘My Coach/Mentor Poem’ [to view, click on link] lesson and activity connected to Tuesdays with Morrie, I had the opportunity to gather some student examples to keep with my portfolio.

Students were asked to create 2 poems based on influential relationships in their personal lives. This helped to connect to the relationship between Mitch and Morrie in the novel. Below is a student example, a male tenth-grade student I had the privilege of working with at Mason City High School in fall 2014. Continue reading