Tuesday, November 27, 2012

English 10 Honors--11/29/2012

Jump Off
--Take out your "Short Story Unit Information Sheet," which was handed out on the first day of the unit. Purposefully re-read the sheet, your purpose being to prepare for today's unit wrap-up/review discussion.  As you do so, I would expect to see you rummaging through materials, looking through your notes, etc.  You have 10 minutes to complete this task.

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.
--additional discussion preparation time--look back through your "The Last Night of the World" materials, highlighting at least one definite contribution that you'll bring to today's discussion

Transition -- form a circle

Discussion -- "The Last Night of the World" & Unit Wrap-up/Review
--discuss Ray Bradbury's work via "Short Story Analysis Sheet"--what connects this final story to "Once Upon a Time"?
--continue discussion as per preparation completed during the Jump Off

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.
--Finish preparing for the Short Story Unit Exam, which will take place on Monday of next week (our next class!).
--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.)  It is safe to assume that you will be crafting this type of literary analysis paragraph on the exam next class :).