Thursday, October 27, 2011

Senior English -- 10/31/2011 & 11/1/2011

Jump Off -- take out vocabulary books and open to pg. 28--look through the world list and star any words that you think you know already

S. the C. -- agenda/rationale/HW

Instruction -- Vocabulary Unit #2
--go over Unit #2 word list--pronunciation, definitions, tricks for remembering, etc.
--complete Synonyms/Antonyms--work on additional exercises if waiting for peers
--go over Syn./Ant.
--remind students about the way in which tests are set up (matching, fill-in-the-blank, parts of speech)
--for HW, begin reviewing the words for the quiz two classes away--"chunk" the words up

Transition -- pick up quiz/read directions
--make sure directions are clear--model with first error

Assessment -- Comma Usage--Introductory Elements/Transitional Phrases and Compound Sentences
--complete quiz--submit when finished
--pick up one of three poems--engage in independent explication

Application Activity -- Poetry Explication
--what is "explication"?
--select a poem for explication purposes (Hamlet's "To be..." soliloquy, Eberhart's "The Groundhog", Dave Matthews Band's "Pig", or whatever!)
--engage in independent explication--be prepared to share at least one thought
--share out--modeling explication process/considering Carpe Diem-type ideas

Closure -- So What?
--respond to this question--use at least one of the Unit #2 vocabulary words

--review for Unit #2 vocabulary quiz--the class after next