Tuesday, October 23, 2012

English 10 Honors--10/24/2012

Jump Off
--Take out your notebook, date the page (10/24/2012), and write down this prompt:

The single, most important “thing” that we must accomplish today is ____________________ because ____________________.

S. the C.
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Writing Portfolio.
LET’S FIND THE “CORE” OF TODAY’S LESSON! (Jot responses in notebook.)
--share out

Instruction -- Writing Literary Analysis Essays
--revisit our definition of literary analysis essay that we created last class
--Based on your understanding of what a literary analysis is, brainstorm a viable literary analysis essay topic for T.O.M.a.t.S.--jot your topic down in your notebook
--share out 
--take a look at question 39 of the T.O.M.a.t.S. exam--what do we have here?
--take out your The Contender exam and look at question 33--what do we have here?
--read essay topic aloud (T.C. and T.O.M.a.t.S.)--what do we have here?
--Transition -- pick up assignment sheet from the front table
--purposefully read the assignment sheet--what is your purpose? 
--begin brainstorming on the back of the sheet--how?
--share out--notes up on the front board
--craft a class preliminary thesis statement
--student shares introduction from Unique Peer Writing Assignment--discuss methods of introduction--HOOK the reader!
--quick-write introductions
--share out--craft a class introduction for assignment

Brain Break -- Mum Ball

--Engage in self-reflection as per S. the C. prompt responses.

--Finish preparing for the Unit #2 assessment--make sure to familiarize yourself with the “Whimsical Words”--assessment at the beginning of next class.
--Be working on revisions of the Unique Peer Writing Assignment for your Writing Portfolio.  I hope to have some more submissions this week!