Today's class circled around a story about Tina who is overwhelmed. We had a good discussion about what this word means - a new word for everyone. And in the process more words came up...
- I am busy. vs I am overwhelmed.
At the end of class, students had to color-code a reading in order to pick out words that are adjectives with -ing (ie overwhelming, interesting, boring) vs verbs that end in -ing (ie working, taking, stacking, stocking). Everyone was super engaged. Victor and Jaime worked together and they ended up circling the subject and verb of each phrase they highlighted too - extra credit! :)