Today we spent the entire class period to take the Romeo and Juliet test/write the Romeo and Juliet essay paragraph. The class voted on
1) everyone taking both the scantron test AND writing the essay
2) everyone taking the scantron test ONLY
3) everyone having the choice to take either just the scantron test or just writing the essay
We decided on 3, so everyone got to choose which option they wanted to do. This also affected everyone's grades differently, as the scantron test would be put into the Reading Comprehension category and the essay would be put into the Writing category. Whichever option you chose not to do would be an exempt assignment in the gradebook, meaning it neither helps nor hurts your grade.
Smith passed out the instructions for our final performance assignment, though we haven't talked about it yet, so we'll probably do that tomorrow (Wed. April 3).
For homework, be sure to get your own copy of A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink or check one out from Smith. Again, you may want to start reading it now if you haven't already.