When warm-ups are over, students in 1st period will play Vocabulary Basketball in order to review for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz. Once they have finished, they will watch a short video on the history of war in Afghanistan over the last 40 years. This will be used as an introduction so that they can better visualize and understand the setting of our novel study A Thousand Splendid Suns.
After the video, students will be paired off. As a pair/groups, they will assess a variety of infographics with each group focusing on a different one. From there, they will create a list of 5 facts they learn about Afghanistan via the infographics along with a summary of the infographic itself. They will post their summaries and facts in the Google Classroom. Once their group has posted, they will then read through the summaries/facts posted by other groups and respond accordingly. Each student will be responsible for responding to 2 different group posts.
Finally, should any time remain, students will begin reading A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Students in 3rd and 4th periods will be given 30 extra minutes to complete their EOC Pre-tests before then moving on to the same activities from 1st period.
HW: Vocabulary set 2 due tomorrow!