Wednesday, October 17, 2012

English 10 Honors--10/18/2012

Jump Off
--Pick up an index card from the front table.
--Pick up a copy of the "Missing comma in a compound sentence/unnecessary comma with a coordinating conjunction & Missing comma in a complex sentence/unnecessary comma before a subordinating conjunction" assessment.  Carefully read the directions.  Then, complete the assessment as directed.  Good luck!
--When you finish taking the assessment, flip it over.  Then, on your index card, write your name.  Next, come up with a random nickname for yourself that Mr. Martin can use to convey information to the class in a non-threatening manner.  (e.g., Jonah Martin--"Max Tivoli").  Write the nickname on the index card as well.

S. the C.
--trade and grade
--information shared about Bulldog Bulletin meeting next Tuesday (articles assigned, laptops provided for article completion, etc.)

--Take out your notebook, open to the same page that you took notes on last class, and put the date in the lefthand margin (10/18/2012).  We will continue with the mini-lessons that we began last class.

Writing Workshop -- Unique Peer Writing Assignment Mini-lessons (cont.)
--finish mini-lessons/taking notes as per PowerPoint slides--this information will prove helpful when revising your Unique Peer writing pieces!
--revision time (15 minutes-ish?)--make appointments with Mr. Martin for Writing Portfolio-related work ASAP (why not make appointments right now, in fact?!)
--While you are working, Mr. Martin will come around and hand back your The Old Man and the Sea Novella Exams.

Closure -- The Old Man and the Sea
--discuss common comments given for question 36 and 37
--discuss question 39, a literary analysis paragraph--what is literary analysis? (Create a personalized definition in your notebook underneath your notes from earlier in class.)

Looking Ahead -- Writing Literary Analysis Essays
--What is a literary analysis essay?
--How might your response to question 39 shape itself into an essay?
--Predict the future: Where do you think we're headed next?

Brain Break -- Mum Ball

--Be working on revisions of the Unique Peer Writing Assignment for your Writing Portfolio. 
--Make sure to bring your vocabulary book on Monday--Mr. Martin will not allow you to go to your locker if you forget.