Lit and Comp: We finished the Natrual disasters - then and now activity started yesterday. Students completed the activity (on the web page) in pairs and emailed them. I gave background on the character Tom Joad from the novel The Grapes of Wrath, and students began listening to and analyzing the lyrics to "The Ghost of Tom Joad" by Bruce Springsteen.
Hi-Lights I: We finished the last revision exercise from yesterday. I gave the feature story assignment (on web page) and covered the assessment rubric. The rest of the class period was time to start working on either writing option.