Wednesday, February 20, 2013

English 10 Honors--2/25/2013

Jump Off
--Open your vocabulary book to page 84.  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.

Instruction -- Vocabulary Unit #7
--go over Unit #7 word list (page 84) and five "Whimsical Words"
--complete Choosing the Right Word on page 89 (and additional exercises if time permits)
--go over Choosing the Right Word
--For HW, begin preparing for the Unit #7 assessment, which will take place this Friday.  Make sure to familiarize yourself with the “Whimsical Words”.

Video/Notetaking -- Mike Wallace's 1959 Interview with Ayn Rand
--Directions for viewing Mike Wallace's 1959 Interview with Ayn Rand:
  • Your goal is to take down notes on your "Anthem Novella Unit--Analysis/Discussion/Writing Preparation Notes" packet under the "Philosophy in Anthem/Ayn Rand's philosophy" heading for discussion next week and potential use within your Anthem Essay Contest research paper.
  • Please note that this interview was as controversial and thought-provoking then as it is now.  View the interview with an open mind and understand that you do not have to agree with any of the ideas that Rand presents!
--view three video segments from YouTube and take purposeful notes

Transition -- form a circle

Discussion -- Anthem Essays
--discuss "Historical Context" reading and Ayn Rand interview with Anthem essay topics in mind--how can we use this information?
--share essay outlines/"visions" (volunteers?  cards drawn?)
--revisit our timeline--what are our next steps as a class?

Transition -- re-row desks

Closure -- Final Countdown
  • Individually reflect over the learnings that you have had today in our work with Ayn Rand's Anthem.
  • On the graphic organizer provided, specifically respond to the following prompts:
    • What are the three most important things you have learned today?
    • What are two questions you would still like answered?
    • What is one way what you have learned connects with what you knew before?
--Your "Final Countdown" graphic organizer will be collected at the end of class.

--Begin preparing for the Unit #7 assessment, which will take place this Friday.  Make sure to familiarize yourself with the “Whimsical Words”.  We will review in class on Wednesday, and the better you know the words on Wednesday, the better you will do during our review time.  Bring your vocabulary book to class next time, as the book will be needed for review purposes.
--Continue progressing through your essay.