Monday, March 25, 2013

English 9--4/8/2013

Jump Off
--Open your vocabulary book to Unit #10. 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 #10
--go over Unit #10 word list
--For HW, begin preparing for the Unit #10 assessment, which will take place on Friday.

Writing Workshop (cont.) -- M, D, O, L, C Scoring
--finish scoring--make your score as accurate as possible and provide justification--see Mr. Martin at the front table for assistance if necessary
--once you've finished scoring, return the scored response to Mr. Martin at the front table
--scored responses handed out--read the score assigned to your response--do you agree?  If not, arrive at a score for yourself and provide justification.

Work Block/Meetings

Menu of Options:
--complete all of the Unit #10 vocabulary exercises
--make flashcards or split-page notes for the Unit #10 words (index cards and computer paper are located on the front table)
--read Chapter 8 of Dragonsong and take notes for review/discussion 
--if you are not happy with your writing piece, re-write it and arrive at a new score for yourself prior to meeting with Mr. Martin (list created on front board)
--complete the grammar sheet for additional practice with complex sentences (if you feel as if you're not quite yet a "WUBAIS master")

Purpose of Meetings:
--meetings with Mr. Martin to arrive at a score for the "Chapter 4--Close Reading Paragraph (On-Demand Writing)" assignment--Mr. Martin "ballparks", peer and personal score discussed, compromise accordingly

--Begin/continue preparing for the Unit #10 vocabulary assessment, which will take place on Friday.
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time in case it is needed for review purposes.
--Read Chapter 8 of Dragonsong and take notes for review/discussion.