Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Senior English--5/11/2012 & 5/14/2012

Jump Off
--Please pick up the Unit #8 vocabulary quiz from the front table and complete it--good luck!
*When finished with the quiz, pick up the notes page about writing theme statements.  Read through the sheet.

S. the C. -- agenda/rationale/HW, trade and grade

Activity #1 -- Culminating Assignment--Part 2 (Creating Theme Statements)
--discuss sheet about writing theme statements
--model the process with examples about "The Personal Legend" from Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist
--mindfully read through The Tragedy of Hamlet theme examples and develop a theme statement
--form groups by theme--share/compare/create a theme statement to share
--share out (Mr. Martin puts on slide for next activity)

Activity #2 -- Culminating Assignment--Part 3 (Personal Anecdote Quick-Write)
--take a look at task on PowerPoint slide
--Mr. Martin shares an example
--rationale--link to the idea of "timelessness"
--writing time
--share out

HW Time
--assignment given
--in-class time to proofread/drop in vocabulary/more clearly link to theme

--type your quick-write from today's class in MLA format for the beginning of next class--make sure to:
*do MLA format correctly (Google it!)
*carefully proofread your work before printing it out
*deftly drop in at least three vocabulary words from units 1-8
*within your writing, include "voice" (should happen naturally due to quick-writing) and clearly link your anecdote to the theme statement about which you are writing

--grammar hammer stations, revisions