I'll take it where I get it
Much of this year has been filled with frustration. I don't feel successful with my fundamental level students, and I don't feel successful with most of my college prep students (who, on pretests to start the year, scored relatively closely to the fundamental level students). But I just finished scoring the mid-term of a student I had last year as well.
The student struggled last year, especially with language. Effort and determination were also lacking. Yet on the midterm, the student's recognzied and responded to the language of literature (literary elements). The responses were undeveloped and lacked clear examples from the text, however, I will take this success and build on it. That is if we ever have school again here in the Northeast.