Friday, December 14, 2012

English 9--12/17/2012

Jump Off
--Open your vocabulary book to page 58.  Look through the list of words and put a star next to all of the words that you are pretty confident about knowing already.

S. the C.

Vocabulary Instruction -- Vocabulary Unit #5
--go over Unit #5 word list (page 58)
--complete Syn./Ant. (and additional exercises if time permits)—MR. MARTIN CHECKS PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENTS
--go over Syn./Ant.
--For HW, begin preparing for the Unit #5 assessment, which will take place this Friday.

Writing Instruction -- Crafting AMAZING Paragraph Responses
--exemplar[s] shown
--engage in/continue whole-group share-out--Mr. Martin creates a list on the front board/models where appropriate

Writing Workshop -- Crafting an AMAZING Paragraph Response
--on a clean sheet of lined paper, re-write one of your five exam paragraph responses with pros, grows, and specific feedback in mind--you must re-write a response on which you received a score of 16 or lower
--your score for this re-write will be averaged with your exam score and included within the Writing section of your Quarter 2 average
--once you’ve finished writing, highlight all changes that you have made, then submit your work to Mr. Martin for placement within your Writing Portfolio

Transition – pick up a copy of the story and the sheet entitled “‘The Lady or the Tiger’ Analysis/Application Questions”

HW Time/Sharpening the Saw
--begin the HW assignment OR share personal mission statements (vote--majority rules!)

Optional assignments:
--Review literature terms, especially those with which you are currently struggling. We will apply these terms throughout our upcoming short story work, and you will be expected to know/apply these terms on the 7 Habits Unit Exam.
--Purposefully read sections of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in order to "beef up" your notes page.
Mandatory assignments:
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.
--Finish writing your AMAZING paragraph (if necessary).
--Finish purposefully reading Frank R. Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger?”.  Your purpose is to answer the questions on the “‘The Lady or the Tiger?” sheet as preparation for in-class discussion/writing practice--BLOCK 2: DON'T WORRY ABOUT!