We started by copying the homework for the week. (Note: if Dorothy Andrew Day is postponed for rain, the Friday assignment may change.)
LIT: We read the section from our graphic novels that corresponds with act 2, scene 2. This one has the "confusion/chaos" theme all over it (though would you believe me if I told you it gets even more crazy in a scene or two?). We really worked on reading the lines with emotion - we spent time figuring out how the characters might be feeling at various moments during the scene, and then tried to convey that emotion in our reading of the lines. We are definitely getting better at this.
We also took two very short quizzes on MND, act 1 and and 2, scene 1. For these, we utilized the Socrative app/website, which allowed the students to answer the questions via iPad or laptop.
Finally, we returned to our work on the research writing process. Some folks are the "taping strips" stage, pictured above. Using their research notes, they are creating slivers of information and physically manipulating them into the order in which they plan to incorporate them into their paper. This process is similar to writing an outline, but allows kids to physically move their information, appealing to multiple senses as they work.