Thursday, February 28, 2013

English 10 Honors--3/1/2013

Jump Off
--Spend a few minutes studying for the forthcoming Unit #7 vocabulary quiz quietly and independently while Mr. Martin takes care of attendance.  Mr. Martin will be around momentarily with the quiz.
--Complete the vocabulary quiz quietly and independently.  Good luck!

S. the C.
--trade and grade--quizzes returned/self-reflection

Questions (and quite a few answers) from 2/27/2013:
  • When is the essay due?  March 18th
    • Can we define some checkpoints/due dates for our time between now and the official due date?  Not counting today, we have a Tu, Th, M, and W before Monday, March 18th--let's make some decisions!
  • Will we have class time to work on the essay?  Let's make some decisions!
  • What is the word limit?  Between 600 words and 1,200 words--this equates to about 2 pages to 3 1/2 pages in 12-point Times New Roman font double-spaced (the essay MUST be double-spaced!)--I assume that the word count does not include the heading and Works Cited page, but we may want to e-mail and double-check
  • Can we still change our essay topic?   Yes, but...
  • Can we get into groups and discuss based on like-topics?  Yes...starting later today!
    • How do I structure this type of writing response?  I can't answer this 
  • How much vocabulary should we use in our essays?  Let's talk about this
  • Can we look at a few more samples and clarify expectations? about on Tuesday of next week? 
  • Are there any other resources that would prove beneficial for writing about these topics?  Let's talk about this
  • Can we discuss the Bible excerpt?:
    • Is the link between Anthem and the Bible purposeful or coincidental?
    • How much do different translations of the creation and fall of man impact the meaning of the story?
    • Can we draw on other stories from the Bible and reference them in our essays in addition to the story studied in class? 
Transition -- form a circle (let's not be creatures of habit!)

Discussion -- Anthem Essays
--discuss the excerpt as per the second prompt (purposeful mark-ups/notes from last class)
--consider the three bullets listed above
--break up into groups by essay topic--discuss structure and......what else should you look to accomplish in these discussions?

--Continue progressing through your essay--the due date is Monday, March 18th.