Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Senior English--12/6/2012

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!).  See the list of office hours handed out early in the school year for Mr. Martin's availability.
--If you have yet to deliver your impromptu speech, pick up an index card or take out a sheet of paper for planning purposes. 
--Take out your notebook and date the page (12/6/2012).  Write the heading "A well-written paragraph needs:", skip about five lines, and write the heading "A well-written essay needs:"  Take about 3-5 minutes and work independently to create a bulleted list of items under each of the headings.

S. the C. 
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio--due date is December 13th (one week from today)
 Any essay that has already received a score of 80% or higher can be given back to Mr. Martin for submission today.

--use the J.O. to review elements of paragraph/essay-writing and consider the implications for essay-outlining purposes 

Activity --Helmet O' Destiny/60-Second Club
--remind of protocol/project 60-Second Club entrance requirements and remind of tips
--draw cards for students still needing to speak

Writing Workshop -- Tuesdays with Morrie Analysis Essay (Cumulative Writing Portfolio Assignment #2)
--finish mini-lesson about direct quotations, paraphrasing, and summarizing (SEE POWERPOINT)--BLOCK 4 ONLY
--set the parameters for the work block in order to maximize productivity--What should the classroom look and sound like?  And if it doesn't?
--brainstorm potential personal goals for the work block 
--work block--assistance available as per list on front board

--Be working on revisions of the College Admission/Job Interview/Military Essay for your Cumulative Writing Portfolio--the due date is December 13th (one week from today). --Continue progressing through the Tuesdays with Morrie Analysis Essay assignment.