Wednesday, March 21, 2012

English 10 Honors--3/23/2012

Jump Off -- Pick up the packet about writing literary analysis essays from the front table.  Begin reading and annotating the packet as preparation for a discussion meant to help us improve our literary analysis writing abilities.

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

Activity -- "Honing Our Writing Skills/Revisiting Melodrama" (cont.)
--read, annotate, and discuss the packet about writing literary analysis essays--consider implications for improving response about melodrama
--independent work time--continuing "Version 2"
--share out

Transition -- look through notes as preparation for discussion, form a circle

Discussion -- The Count of Monte Cristo up to pg. 226
--character posters (stick on the front of your desk)--rationale for picture chosen, valuable information from pgs. 1-226
--Post-Its (or...), especially important passages
--assessment from a few classes ago

Transition -- re-row desks

Closure -- Key Learning with a Non-Restrictive Element

HW time
--also, remember to make sure that you are reviewing your notes, as I may "check in on" your knowledge and understanding at any time

--while reading pgs. 226-274, work on character posters (if any of your characters "show up" in this section of the reading) and complete Post-Its (focus especially on flagging seemingly important passages and tracking themes)
--next week is a grammar week--it would be a good idea to look through all of your "grammar hammer" notes, as we will engage in tasks that require you to find and fix a variety of errors