Thursday, February 28, 2013

Senior English--3/4/2013

Jump Off (3 mins.)
--Open your vocabulary book to Unit #7.  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. (5-8 mins.)

Vocabulary Instruction -- Vocabulary Unit #7
--Go over the Unit #7 word list. (8-10 mins.)
--Quietly and independently complete all of the Unit #7 exercises in the vocabulary book. (15 mins.)
--Go over the answers to the vocabulary exercises. (5-10 mins.)
--For HW, begin preparing for the Unit #7 assessment, which will take place this Friday.  Don’t forget about our incentive plan!

Writing Workshop – Tuesdays with Morrie Analysis Essay/Arguing for a Position Research Paper (35-45 mins.)
--quiet, independent work block--work on any of the following:
  • Tuesdays with Morrie Analysis Essay revisions (71% of Mr. Martin’s students need to submit revised versions of this assignment at mastery level for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio by March 27, 2013)--this includes attending to Meaning, Development, Organization, Language Use, and Conventions as per reflection completed in class on 2/26/2013 and conventions revisions completed in class on 2/28/2013
  • purposeful re-reading of sources for the Arguing for a Position Research Paper (looking for patterns/grouping information by topic, deciding what pieces of information to directly quote, paraphrase, or summarize, etc.)
  • rough outlining of the Arguing for a Position Research Paper (further grouping of information on lined paper--the “Classic Model for an Argument”, “Toulmin Model – Classical Argumentation”, and/or “Rogerian Model – A Diplomatic Mode of Argumentation, Problem-Solution” sheet(s) from class on 1/30/2013 should prove helpful during this process)
Closure – What Next? (3-5 mins.)
--On a scrap sheet of paper, write down suggestions for how you’d like to spend our next few classes together.  What do you feel as if you need from Mr. Martin?

--Continue preparing for the Unit #7 vocabulary assessment, which will take place this Friday.  Don’t forget about our incentive plan!
--Bring your vocabulary book again next class in case the book is needed for review purposes.
--The due date for submitting a revised writing piece to the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is tentatively March 27th, a little less than one month from today (but you REALLY do not want to wait due to our other major writing assignment taking place concurrently!).
--Continue making progress on your Arguing for a Position Research Paper.  If Mr. Martin did not check your sources in class last Thursday, plan on him doing so in class on Wednesday.