Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Ending our Odyssey but Continuing our Journey: The Odyssey and Self-Selected Reading Project - Section 4: SSR Project Work Time


I'd like to take a moment to reflect on my decision to give class time for project work. In the past, I have required that students complete the SSR project at home, so I really didn't get a chance to see the process of how their work was developing. I changed it up a little this year, and I am giving my students significant work time in class because I want to see their progress and because I think it will help other students to see how their classmates approach various project tasks. I also think it is a great way to check in to see who is actually working on the project and who is procrastinating.

Overall, I am pleased with the decision to allow class time for project work, but I think that if you provide class-time, you really have to monitor students carefully to make sure that they are on task. In addition, you can meet with students in smaller groups to re-teach skills that they might need to complete the project.

  Class Time for Project Work..yay or nay?
  Adjustments to Practice: Class Time for Project Work..yay or nay?
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Ending our Odyssey but Continuing our Journey: The Odyssey and Self-Selected Reading Project

Unit 16: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT cite specific evidence from "The Odyssey" by answering text dependent questions; SWBAT analyze self-selected reading texts by completing a book jacket

Big Idea: Students make the trip home with Odysseus through text dependent questions and continue the journey through their self- selected texts during project work.

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English / Language Arts, The Odyssey, text dependent questions, projects, time management
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