Sunday, February 24, 2013

English 10 Honors--2/27/2013

Jump Off
--Pick up a BINGO board and a highlighter from the front table.  Fill in the board with the Unit #7 words using your writing utensil (not the highlighter).

S. the C.
--reminder given for how to fill in BINGO boards (unit word + "helper" word)—Mr. Martin models
--directions given for writing five sentences on the back of your BINGO board (you may NOT just use the sentences from the book)

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #7 BINGO
--independent work time--writing five sentences
--"how to win" reminder
--information about “board validation” (at podium, share words, basic definitions, and a sample sentence)
--play 3-5 games (depending on time)--+1 bonus to winners
--For HW, finish preparing for the Unit #7 assessment, which will take place next class.

--Pick up the reading and an index card from the front table.

Discussion Preparation – Anthem Essays
--first read: read-aloud (rationale explained)--get the "gist" (What does this directive mean?)--jot the gist on your index card at each of Mr. Martin's stopping points
--take a look at the second Ayn Rand Essay Contest prompt again--What is our purpose in reading this  excerpt?
--second read: independent reading as per defined purpose

Transition -- form a circle

Discussion -- Anthem Essays
--discuss the excerpt as per the second prompt
--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 the past few classes 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 and Monday?
    • 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.

--Finish preparing for the Unit #7 assessment, which will take place next class.
--Continue progressing through your essay.