Monday, November 19, 2012

English 10 Honors--11/20/2012

Jump Off 
--Take out your literary analysis paragraph from last class.

S. the C.

--read letter aloud about the midterm exam and discuss manner for dealing with first score
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Writing Portfolio.  Any student with a "mastery mark" on the first assignment and not planning to do any additional revisions can submit the essay to Mr. Martin for the Writing Portfolio.  

Mini-Lesson -- Controlling Idea Paragraphs
--take a critical look at sample response (consider score assigned, grading scale, pros/grows, etc.)
--independent work time--improving/finishing paragraphs
--share sample paragraphs

Transition -- form a circle

Discussion -- "Once Upon a Time"

--discuss this work via “Short Story Analysis Sheet”
--final story ("The Last Night of the World")/"Short Story Analysis Sheet" handed out--while reading, also consider what connects this final story to "Once Upon a Time" (controlling idea)

Brain Break -- Apples to Apples 

--Be working on revisions of the Unique Peer Writing Assignment for your Writing Portfolio. I hope to have the remaining submissions shortly after our return from break! 
--Finish purposefully reading "The Last Night of the World" by way of the "Short Story Analysis Sheet" and be ready for a discussion in the future.
--Enjoy break--when we return, we will wrap up the unit and prepare for the unit exam!