--Pick up an index card from the front table. On the index card, provide definitions for as many of the eight parts of speech as you can. (The parts of speech are listed on the front board for you.) Feel free to use any helpful notes/materials from your binder.
S. the C.
--GOALS: 1.) Leave class today having demonstrated a strong understanding of the eight parts of speech--if you still have gaps in your understanding at the end of class, visit the following link for more practice: http://www.rcs.k12.va.us/csjh/speech.htm; 2.) Leave class with a solid understanding of what the 7 Habits are and what a "paradigm" is--if you still have gaps in your understanding at the end of class, see Mr. Martin for a copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and purposefully read pages 13-27 prior to next class.
--add definitions to list of parts of speech
--Mr. Martin reminds of helpful tips for the three parts of speech most important to our future "grammar hammer" work
--highlighter and "Parts of Speech--Post-test" up from the front table--complete quietly and independently--good luck!
Assessment -- Parts of Speech Post-test
--When finished with the assessment, place it on the floor next to your desk and take out the "7 Habits Introductory Discussion" sheet from last class. Continue reading through the sheet, drawing connections between your own experiences/behavior and the descriptions of "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens." Be ready to share in a little bit!
--trade and grade--scored assessments returned to test-takers--Mr. Martin collects
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 "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
--continue discussing paradigms--consider song lyrics homework assignment
Closure -- T-O-D
--On the back of your index card from earlier in class today, do the following from memory:
- List as many of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective teens as you can.
- Define the term "paradigm" in your own words and list a few of your own paradigms.
MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NAME IS SOMEWHERE ON THE INDEX CARD.
--define "baby step" and explain the rationale behind some of the homework assignments throughout the course of the next few weeks
--Visit the following link for more parts of speech practice: http://www.rcs.k12.va.us/csjh/speech.htm. You will be expected to know/apply your knowledge of the eight parts of speech (especially noun, preposition, and conjunction) throughout the remainder of the school year (and beyond!).
--Purposefully read pages 13-27 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in order to deepen your understanding of "paradigm."
--Baby Step #2: Prior to next class, employ the principle of hard work. Go the extra mile and do more than is expected. You could do this: while doing chores around the house, at your job (if you have one), when completing a homework assignment, during/after practice, etc. Jot down some notes about your experience on an index card or scrap/sheet of paper, and be ready to talk about your efforts next class!