Thursday, January 10, 2013

English 9--1/11/2013

Jump Off
--Spend a few minutes studying for the forthcoming Unit #6 vocabulary quiz quietly and independently.  Mr. Martin will be around momentarily with the quiz.
--Complete the vocabulary quiz quietly and independently.  Good luck!

S. the C.
--reminder/information about the components of the English 9 midterm score (Odyssey Unit Exam, 7 Habits Unit Exam [next class!], and Controlling Idea Paragraph Common Assessment [next Thursday])
--trade and grade--quizzes returned/self-reflection

Transition -- scored quizzes in/"Controlling Idea Paragraph Exemplar--'Fairness'" up

Writing Workshop -- Controlling Idea Paragraphs
--look at analysis of paragraph (created in Blocks 2 & 4 last time) in terms of structure (topic sentence, details, tiebacks, concluding sentence--also consider Meaning, Development, Organization, Language Use, and Conventions)
--share out (mark-ups/marginalia)
--As part of your preparation for the exam next class, look at both your outlining sheet from last class and this exemplar--you will be asked to craft a paragraph of this nature both next class and on Thursday!

Transition--pick up the "'The Most Dangerous Game' Analysis/Application Questions" sheet from the front table/grab a book from the "Man Cave of Learning"

Purposeful Reading -- Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”
--purposeful reading of questions sheet--define as many of the bolded terms as you can on your own on the back of the sheet
--share out/discuss
--oral reading--purposefully read the story. Your purpose during this reading is to answer the questions on the “‘The Most Dangerous Game' Analysis/Application Questions" sheet in order to deepen your understanding.

Closure -- 7 Habits Application
--On your index card, pick one of the following terms to define and apply to our reading of "The Most Dangerous Game": habit, proactive behavior, reactive behavior, personal mission statement, priorities, relationship dynamics (Win-Win, Win-Lose, Lose-Win, and Lose-Lose).

--Finish reviewing for the 7 Habits Unit Exam, which will take place next class. The bulletted list from the 1/3/2013 blog post will give you some ideas for what to look over. Any notes you've taken/sheets you've completed during the unit will come in handy!
--Begin preparing for the Controlling Idea Paragraph Common Assessment using your outlining sheet and the exemplary paragraph--this assessment will take place on Thursday, 1/17/2013.
--If you need to finish purposefully reading "The Most Dangerous Game", the story can be found here: