Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
For this year
I haven’t researched it much, but I can see its applications to writing but not so much literature. I suppose reading circles is flipped-like?
English/Lit classes are usually “flipped”.. read(learn) it at home and we will talk (master) the concept together in class…. But I am thinking about “flipping the English Class”… it will be scandalous for sure. I am going to have my students read IN class and do some (not all) discussions via edmodo (or the like). I have found (especially when you are teaching the cannon) kids do NOT read the text. Some may read sparknotes and look up the answers they need for comprehension, but they do not read the text. I have dedicated class time this coming year to have the kids read and reflect on what they read in class. Many feel like this is a waste of my class time, but if my objective is to have students read the text to improve skills, having them read in class is a better way to make sure they are accomplishing the task I am asking them to.
I want to start giving my weekly vocabulary quizzes online- Any suggestions for the best way to go about this?