Wednesday, October 24, 2012

English 10 Honors--10/26/2012

Jump Off
--Pick up the vocabulary quiz from the front table.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently.  Good luck!
*When finished, take out your notebook and get started on the "S. the C." task.  Also, if you want a piece of gum, come see Mr. Martin up front!

S. the C.
--agenda/HW (take out your notebook, date the page [10/26/2012], and write down this prompt):   
  • The single, most important “thing” that we must accomplish today is ____________________ because ____________________.
LET’S FIND THE “CORE” OF TODAY’S LESSON! (Jot responses in notebook.)
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Writing Portfolio.
--share out
--trade and grade
--return quizzes to rightful owners--Mr. Martin collects

Instruction -- Writing Literary Analysis Essays
--students share introductions written for homework--volunteers/cards (if necessary)
--pick out thesis statements within introductions shared
--craft a class preliminary thesis statement
--using introductions shared as a starting point, craft a class introduction for assignment
--using thesis statement, determine topics of body paragraphs
--Transition -- form groups (four of four and two of three)
--craft body paragraphs in groups--make sure to...
--scan in--whole-group critique--Mr. Martin picks best!
--put it all together--craft a class conclusion

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

On the Way Out 
--Pick up a copy of the "Regents Part 4 Essay--The 'Recipe Book'" packet from the front table.  This packet is a basic formula that will "work" for this sort of essay (though we're far better writer's than that!

--Expect a literary analysis on-demand writing task next class.  Use your notes from the past few classes and the "Recipe Book" to help you prepare.