Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Senior English--9/27/2012

Jump Off #1
--Pick up a copy of the "Parts of Speech--Posttest" and a highlighter from the front table--complete the test quietly and independently.

S. the C.
--trade and grade--be ready for some more "grammer hammer" in a few weeks! :)

Jump Off #2
--Pick up the "Poetry Jump Off" sheet from the front table.  You have the next ten minutes of class to work quietly and independently on the task at hand.  Good luck!

Pre-reading Activity -- Poetry Jump Off
--tips/tricks for J.O.
--continue writing
--form small groups
--share ideas/craft one poem in small groups
--poetry reading!

Mini-Lesson -- Carpe Diem/Poetry Analysis--"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"

--define Carpe Diem based on prior knowledge and Jump Off (you crafted "Carpe Diem" poems!)--add via instructor's notes
--how does our work so far this year "fit" (or not fit)?
--Transition -- pick up the "Poetry Analysis--'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time'" sheet from the front table
--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--explication modeling (what is explication?)
--independent explication--share out

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

HW Time

--Finish purposefully reading The Alchemist by the beginning of next class--remember that your purposeful reading notes will drive our final discussion!
--Your “Bright Futures” e-mail is due to Mr. Martin by the end of the day on Saturday, September 29th.
--Yankee Candles--sell, sell, sell!!!  Orders are due to Rm. 100 no later than tomorrow, September 28th!
--"Soak in" tomorrow's pep assembly, one of your first lasts.