Thursday, November 29, 2012

Senior English--11/30/2012

Jump Off
--If you need to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio, think about when you might schedule an appointment with Mr. Martin (the sooner, the better!).
--Pick up an index card from the front table.  On the index card, write down the definitions of as many of the four parts of speech written on the front board as you can remember from memory.

S. the C.
--celebrate our successes--quizzes back, take a look, recycle--incentive (BLOCK 1)
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio--due date is December 13th (less than two weeks from today)
--Reminder: Any essay that has already received a score of 80% or higher can be given back to Mr. Martin for submission today.

--get definitions of four parts of speech up on the front board--take a look at four sample sentences from  previous vocabulary quizzes, discussing the what-kind-of-word-needs-to-be-in-the-blank factor
--directions for after the quiz--Mr. Martin models

Transition -- vocabulary Unit #4 quiz picked up from the front table

Assessment -- Vocabulary Unit #4
--complete the quiz quietly and independently--good luck!
--when finished, place the quiz on the floor next to your desk--practice subdividing on the back of your index card from earlier in class using the four topics written up on the front board


Activity --Helmet O' Destiny/60-Second Club 
--share or remind of protocol/project 60-Second Club entrance requirements (FINISH SHARING TIPS ABOUT CONTENT IN BLOCK 1; FINISH SHARING TIPS ABOUT CONTENT AND MODEL IN BLOCK 4)--link to tip practiced following assessment
--draw cards
Closure -- What is your unit goal? (Jot down on an index card for submission.)
--Be working on revisions of the College Admission/Job Interview/Military Essay for your Cumulative Writing Portfolio--the due date is December 13th (less than two weeks from today).
--You may want to begin/continue finding details from Tuesdays with Morrie for use within your essay--SEE MR. MARTIN IF YOU NEED TO RE-SIGNOUT A BOOK.  Another suggestion for progressing through the assignment would be to paraphrase useful information from one, two, or all three of your sources (BLOCK 1 STUDENTS ESPECIALLY).
--We will continue impromptu public speaking next class.
--Enjoy the weekend!