Last class period, students took a Research Attitudes and Attributes survey to report and evaluate their research skills, so today we will begin by going over those survey results. First, I will show students the results of their Research Attitudes & Attributes survey, pointing out interesting statistics and gathering further insight to explain results from students.
After our quickwrite, students will briefly share their views (2-3 minutes max) on what I could do to improve the platform and make it more relevant to them. I do this to encourage students to share in their learning, even if they didn't feel inspired enough to write it in the quickwrite, they might all think it's a great idea! Then, we will review "To Build a Fire," focusing on the questions in the "To Build a Fire Discussion" document in the Resources section.
Finally, we will segue from Naturalism to Modernism by reading the Characteristics of Modernism information and comparing/contrasting it to Naturalism. While we read the link, I will write main notes on the board, which are also included in the Resources section.
For homework, students need to revise their five thesis statement options (which originally emerged from their Interest Inventories). These must be done so that we can create a Google Form for class voting next time.