Sunday, November 25, 2012

English 10 Honors--11/27/2012

Jump Off
--Pick up the sheet entitled "Writing Controlling Idea Paragraphs--Exemplar for Analysis/Discussion" from the front table.  Following attendance and the sharing of the agenda/HW, Mr. Martin will share some information and give directions for purposeful reading of this sheet.

S. the C.

--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Writing Portfolio.  On Friday of this week, Mr. Martin will write referrals for all students who have yet to revise and meet with him and need to for the sake of the portfolio, so TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.  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.
--slide about the NYS ELA Regents Rubric Criteria--setting purpose for reading of exemplar

Mini-Lesson -- Controlling Idea Paragraphs
--independently analyze the exemplar as preparation for a follow-up discussion--MR. MARTIN MODELS
--discuss analysis of exemplar in terms of Meaning, Development, Organization, Language Use, and Conventions
--take a look at color-coded analysis of exemplar
--brief discussion of writing process employed in the creation of exemplar
--independent work time--improving/finishing paragraphs
--share a few sample paragraphs

Transition -- form a circle

Discussion -- "The Last Night of the World"/Plans for Next Class
--discuss this work via “Short Story Analysis Sheet”
--What connects this final story to “Once Upon a Time”?
--develop a plan for next class together

Brain Break -- Apples to Apples 

--Be working on revisions of the Unique Peer Writing Assignment for your Writing Portfolio. I dislike resorting to such measures, but referrals will be written this Friday if necessary.
--Begin preparing for the Short Story Unit Exam, which will take place on Monday of next week.  Next class will be spent wrapping up the unit and preparing for the unit exam!
--It might not be a bad idea to analyze your own Controlling Idea Paragraph in the same manner that we did today.  (Do you have a meaningful topic sentence?  Do you tie back often?  Are you using good vocabulary, transitions, and a variety of sentence types?  Etc.)