While reading To Kill a Mockingbird , Chapters 16 – 21 “The Trial” chapters, I promoted these chapters as a “live tweet” event. Since we could not use Twitter, my campus IT person suggested Today’s Meet – https://todaysmeet.com/
I created a link for each of my classes and posted questions as the trial was happening in each of the chapters. The students were paired together to discuss and formulate responses to the questions I had posted or to ask questions about what was happening during the trial. I had a couple of “test” classes try this out on the first day. I did a “verbal exit slip” and asked the students if they had a better understanding of the trial process, what was their level of interest/focus on the trial, did the posting help with discussion about characterization, theme, motif. The students responded favorably to all the questions and repeatedly told me how much they enjoyed tweeting. I then used today’s meet with all the classes with good results.
Note: While the students were “tweeting”, they were also taking notes about how the prosecution and defense presented their respective cases. They then wrote their own verdict of the Tom Robinson case based on their notes. .
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