Sunday, November 25, 2012

English 9--11/27/2012

Jump Off
--Pick up a highlighter and the sheet entitled "Parts of Speech--Pretest" from the front table.  Complete the sheet quietly and independently.  Good luck!

S. the C.
--GOALS: 1.) Leave class with a general understanding of each of the eight parts of speech;  2.) Leave class with a general understanding of what the 7 Habits are and what a "paradigm" is. 
--prepare slides for next activity--drop the hammer--share routine/rationale with students and link to writing that we've done so far this year
--directions given for first activity

--return highlighter and pick up a tile, strip of paper towel, and an Expo marker from front table

Activity -- The Grammar Hammer--Parts of Speech TILES
--indicate pretest responses as directed by the PowerPoint slides--Mr. Martin garners information for future lesson(s)/reviews parts of speech as needed

--Return/throw out your materials from the previous activity and pick up the sheet entitled "7 Habits Introductory Discussion" from the front table.  After Mr. Martin gives directions for purposeful reading, complete the task at hand quietly and independently.

Introductory Discussion/Notetaking -- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
--share personal anecdotes related to "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens"
--work together to build an understanding of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" (SEE POWERPOINT SLIDES)
--look at examples of "paradigms" and quotation about paradigms and work together to build an understanding of the term

HW Time
--sign out a copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

--Prepare for the "Parts of Speech--Post-test", which will take place at the beginning of next class.  It might be in your best interest to complete some of the activities from the "The Eight Parts of Speech" packet and/or review via the following website:
--Purposefully read pages 13-27 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.  By the beginning of next class, you should have a better understanding of "paradigm" than you do at the end of today's class.
--Pick one song that you listen to often.  Then, listen to the lyrics and/or read the lyrics.  Evaluate if the lyrics of the song are in harmony with the principles that you believe in.  Jot down your ideas on an index card and be ready to talk about your reflections next class!