With several students in each of my classes absent because of the Algebra EOC, we used the class period to review a variety of concepts up through Unit 4. Students reviewed the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles by reviewing posters they had made earlier in the school year. For students who were absent, an example of one poster is provided below:
We also reviewed genetics (vocabulary, single-trait Punnett Squares, and dihybrid crosses) along with mitosis, meiosis, and fertilization.
Students in attendance also received a copy of the EOC-style writing prompt called Research and Explore. We spent a few minutes discussing the prompt and looking at the rubric, and students are welcome to practice working through the prompt as homework. The prompt will not be collected as homework.