Wednesday, April 25, 2018

English 10 Honors--4/27/2018 & 4/30/2018 DRAFT

Jump Off
--Please spend the first few minutes of class completing the following checklist quietly and independently
  • establish a goal for today's work block--you will have about 70 minutes to work!
  • respond to the following question:
    • What would you like us to agree upon for today's work block so that everyone makes the most out of the time provided (e.g., "Listening to music is okay", "Talking is not aloud", etc.)?

English 9--4/27/2018 & 4/30/2018 DRAFT

English 9--4/26/2018 (2 BDF and 3 BDF) DRAFT

NO CLASS DUE TO CAREER DAY

HW (Class Preparation)
--Next class (Monday, 4/30), a The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act 2 and Act 3 quiz will occur.  Though you cannot use your viewing/reading guide or text frames with gaps, you can use any handwritten or personally typed notes that you bring with you.  Please finish preparing/planning.
--Continue preparing for the Unit #5 vocabulary quiz, which will take place on Tuesday, 5/1.  We will review next class block.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER.  The incentive plan is in place for this unit!
--Bring your vocabulary book again next class--please do not forget!
--Read at least 10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  These next two marking periods, I will randomly check for books and include your level of preparation in my reporting via Schooltool.

Monday, April 23, 2018

English 10 Honors--4/26/2018 (1 BDF)

Jump Off
--Please pick up a copy of the "NYS Regents Examination in English Language Arts" sheet from the front table.  Give the sheet a quick scan while I take attendance.  Then, form a circle.

S. the C.
--agenda/HW
--one final "Human Nature in Memoirs Symposium" contribution
  • complete an "Appreciating Others" slip
Transition
--re-column the desks

Symposium Closure -- Updating Claims
--Open up your notebook to a clean sheet of paper.  Date the page (4/26/2018) and label this section of your notes "My Current Answer to the Essential 'Question'".  Then, thoughtfully respond to the following questions:
  • After engaging in our symposium, what is your current philosophy regarding human nature?  (Here are some of the related questions that we have considered throughout the course: Why do people say what they say, do what they do, etc.?  What are human beings really like?)  After some thought--I encourage you to look through any notes you might have taken during our symposium--, write your updated claim about human nature in your notebook.  Re-read and revise your claim as necessary.
--Transition
  • Pick up the following items from the front table:
    • your poster that has been hung on the greenboard for the past few months
    • a good-smelling marker or two
    • a sheet of computer paper
--Write your claim neatly in marker(s) on your sheet of computer paper.  Place your poster in the black basket on the front table when you finish.

Transition
--Please spend the next 5-ish minutes of class establishing (a) rough goal(s) for today's work block (e.g., read 15 pages, write a journal entry, pick out two songs and write brief connection paragraphs for each, etc.).  Make sure to be realistic as per the amount of time left in class.

Planning/Work Block -- Memoir Project
--oral reading of "NYS Regents Examination in English Language Arts" sheet
  • Q & A
  • WE MUST ADD SOME SORT OF WRITING COMPONENT TO THE MEMOIR PROJECT!
    • whole-class brainstorming
--goals shared
--work time

Closure (last 5 mins.)
--evidence of having achieved goals shared (e.g., a 3-sentence summary of what you read, your journal entry, your song selections and brief connection paragraphs, etc.)

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM TONIGHT (Thursday, 4/26).  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #6, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Preparation)
--Read at least 10 pages of your free reading book (memoir still?!) between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  These last two marking periods, I will randomly check for books and include your level of preparation in my reporting via Schooltool.
--Move forward with regard to your Memoir Project (e.g., create a calendar [if you have not already done so], set rough [or, better yet, S.M.A.R.T.!] goals, and hold yourself accountable for achieving your goals.
--Please continue bringing your copy of Lord of the Flies to class.

English 10 Honors--4/25/2018 (4 ACE)

Jump Off (first 5 mins.)
--Please spend the first 5-ish minutes of class establishing (a) rough goal(s) for today's work block (e.g., read 30 pages, write two journal entries, pick out three songs and write brief connection paragraphs for each, etc.).  You will have about 70 minutes to work today!

S. the C. (5-ish mins.)
--agenda/HW
  • expectations for the class block clarified/HW list shared
Planning/Work Block -- Memoir Project
--email your rough goal(s) to Mr. Martin within the first 15 minutes of the class block (jmartin2@livoniacsd.org)
--work time

Closure (last 5 mins.)
--email evidence of having achieved your rough goal(s) to Mr. Martin before leaving the classroom (e.g., a 3-sentence summary of what you read, your journal entries, your song selections and brief connection paragraphs, etc.)


HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)

--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 4/26.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #6, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Preparation)
--Read at least 10 pages of your free reading book (memoir still?!) between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  These last two marking periods, I will randomly check for books and include your level of preparation in my reporting via Schooltool.
--Move forward with regard to your Memoir Project (e.g., create a calendar [if you have not already done so], set rough [or, better yet, S.M.A.R.T.!] goals, and hold yourself accountable for achieving your goals.
--Please continue bringing your copy of Lord of the Flies to class.

English 9--4/25/2018 (2 ACE)

NO CLASS DUE TO CAREER DAY

HW (Class Preparation)

--Next class (Friday, 4/27), a The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act 2 and Act 3 quiz will occur.  Though you cannot use your viewing/reading guide or text frames with gaps, you can use any handwritten or personally typed notes that you bring with you.  Please finish preparing/planning.
--Continue preparing for the Unit #5 vocabulary quiz, which will take place on Tuesday, 5/1.  We will review next class block.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER.  The incentive plan is in place for this unit!
--Bring your vocabulary book again next class--please do not forget!
--Read at least 10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  These next two marking periods, I will randomly check for books and include your level of preparation in my reporting via Schooltool.

English 10 Honors--4/24/2018 (1 BDF)

Jump Off
--Please form a circle.

S. the C.
--agenda/HW

Circle Discussion (cont.) -- Human Nature in Memoirs Symposium
--ice breaking?!?!
--today's symposium protocol:
  • I will begin the symposium by passing the ball to my left.  The ball will move to the left until someone shares his or her summary before passing the ball to the left.
  • If the next person wants to ask a follow-up question so as to gain clarity regarding the memoir, he or she will do so.  The ball will continue moving left in this manner until it arrives back at the person who started. 
  • The person sharing will finish his or her contribution (quote, interpretation, story, visual, and extension of thinking).
  • The ball will get passed left again.  If the next person wants to comment upon, respond to, etc. the contribution that just occurred, he or she will do so.  Additionally, if a person has a planned contribution that is closely related to the current conversation, he or she might ask to share about his or her memoir to keep the conversation moving forward. 
  • The ball will continue moving left in this manner until everyone has discussed his or her memoir.
  • FYI: Individual contributions will be assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale".  Also, I reserve the right to "jump in" whenever appropriate, yet I will try my darndest not to exercise this right!

Transition
--re-column the desks and pick up the "Appreciating Others" halfsheet from the front table

Closure -- Appreciating Others
--After completing the task at hand, place your completed halfsheet in the black basket on the front table.
--Open up your notebook to a clean sheet of paper.  Date the page (4/24/2018) and label this section of your notes "My Current Answer to the Essential 'Question'".  Then, thoughtfully respond to the following questions:
  • After engaging in our symposium, what is your current philosophy regarding human nature?  (Here are some of the related questions that we have considered throughout the course: Why do people say what they say, do what they do, etc.?  What are human beings really like?)  After some thought--I encourage you to look through any notes you might have taken during our symposium--, write your updated claim about human nature in your notebook.  Re-read and revise your claim as necessary.

--Transition

  • Pick up the following items from the front table:
    • your poster that has been hung on the greenboard for the past few months
    • a good-smelling marker or two
    • a sheet of computer paper

--Write your claim neatly in marker(s) on your sheet of computer paper.  Leave your poster on your desk at the end of the class block.

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 4/26.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #6, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Preparation)
--Read at least 10 pages of your free reading book (memoir still?!) between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  These next two marking periods, I will randomly check for books and include your level of preparation in my reporting via Schooltool.
--Move forward with regard to your Memoir Project (e.g., create a calendar [if you have not already done so], set rough [or, better yet, S.M.A.R.T.!] goals, and hold yourself accountable for achieving your goals.
--Please continue bringing your copy of Lord of the Flies to class.