Sunday, February 24, 2013

English 9--2/27/2013

Jump Off
--Pick up a BINGO board and a highlighter from the front table.  Fill in the board with the Unit #8 words using your writing utensil (not the highlighter).

S. the C.
--The due date for submitting a revised writing piece for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is March 4th (less than a week from today).
--Reminder: Any writing piece that has already received a score of 80% or higher can be kept in your portfolio, as mastery has already been demonstrated.
--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)--Mr. Martin models

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #8 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 #8 assessment, which will take place next class.


--Pick up the sheet entitled "Mulan Connections/Novel Knowledge Search" from the front table and read the italicized text beginning with the words "Answer the questions below..." in order to clarify your purpose.

Activity #1 -- Mulan Connections/Novel Knowledge Search

--respond to questions/prompts and discuss
--When finished with this activity, place this page in your binder behind your notes for Mulan and "Trifles"--this is the first page in your notebook pertaining to the actual novel in this novel unit!

Transition -- report to the front table, where Mr. Martin will give you the necessary materials for our next activity ("The Facts of Pern" sheet and an index card)--write your name on the index card

Activity #2 -- The Foreword: Close Reading/Notetaking 

--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
--Transition--pick up a copy of Dragonsong from the front of the classroom/write down book numbers
--material analysis: "The Facts of Pern" sheet (defining our purpose for second read)
--second read: independent reading as per defined purpose
--When finished with this activity, place this page in your binder right behind your "Mulan Connections/Novel Knowledge Search" sheet.

Closure -- Making a Connection

--On the back of your index card, write at least three sentences explaining a connection made between Activity #1 and Activity #2--Mr. Martin models
**You must properly use at least two Unit #8 vocabulary words in your response**

--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. The due date for submission is March 4th (less than a week from today).
--Finish preparing for the Unit #8 assessment, which will take place next class.
--Finish the activity entitled "The Foreword: Close Reading/Notetaking" if we run out of class time.