Monday, October 24, 2011

Senior English--10/25/2011 & 10/26/2011

Jump Off -- take out your symposium contribution--prepare your commentary

S. the C. -- agenda/rationale/HW
--recognize that Carpe Diem-related ideas are everywhere and be able to provide several examples 
--deepen understanding of Carpe Diem--what is Carpe Diem?
--consider our work so far this year under the umbrella of Carpe Diem
--understand the definition of "explication" and be able to independently explicate a piece of poetry
--demonstrate understanding of Robert Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" based on explication

Transition -- form a circle

Symposium -- Carpe Diem
--share contributions (draw cards)--take notes
--how does what we have done so far this year "fit" (or not fit)? 

(Block 1 ACE) Transition -- "To the Virgins..." sheet up--DO NOT FLIP OVER

Old Business -- "To the Virgins..."
--read "To the Virgins..." aloud twice--how is this poet using the Carpe Diem philosophy?
--read poem aloud a third time--project text on front board--explicate for a few minutes (What is explication?)
(Block 1 ACE) --"think-aloud"--explication modeling with title and first few lines
(Block 1 ACE) --independently explicate "To the Virgins..."
(Block 1 ACE) --continue whole-group explication of poem

Closure -- Complete poem questions (T-O-D)

HW time -- THE GRAMMAR HAMMER--Missing comma in a compound sentence

--missing comma in a compound sentence assessment next class--advocate for your understanding!
--be prepared to independently explicate a poem next class