Monday, April 22, 2013

English 10 Honors--4/24/2013

Jump Off
--Take out your notebook and date the page in preparation for the next Key Fact.
--Pick up the listening activity sheet and a sheet of computer paper from the front table.

S. the C.
--Key Fact shared (The Monte Cristo islet)

Listening Activity -- Alexandre Dumas
--complete activity as per directions
--for HW, make sure that you are reviewing your notes, as I may "check in" on your knowledge and ask you to apply said knowledge at any time

Discussion Preparation -- TCoMC pgs. 1-30
--on your sheet of computer paper, jot down a question, topic, etc. for today's discussion by looking through your Post-its--what would you like to talk about today?--Mr. Martin models with one of our past pieces of literature
--once you have finished, wad your paper up into a ball
--throw papers at Mr. Martin
--Transition--come up front and pick up a paper wad--make sure that you do not have your own
--using your brain, copy of the novel, and Post-its, prepare a contribution for today's discussion as per the sheet of paper you picked up--Mr. Martin models with one of our past pieces of literature

Transition -- form a circle/take a piece or two of Scotch tape from the front table/stick your character poster(s) to the front of your desk

Discussion -- TCoMC pgs. 1-30
--report out on characters (essential information as per goal defined on poster AND rationale for picture chosen):
  • Edmond Dantes (Sara D.)
  • Monsieur Morrel (Laurence L.)
  • Monsieur Danglars (Grandbear K.) 
  • Louis Dantes (Derrick L.) 
  • Caderousse (Emily L.)
  • Mercedes (Leyla H.) 
  • Fernand Mondego (Jenna H.) 
  • Marquis of Saint-Meran (Jenna P.) 
  • Marquise of Saint-Meran (Alyssa R.)
  • Gerard de Villefort (Sara L.)
  • Noirtier (Julianna A.)
--draw cards--share prepared contribution, exhaust topic, repeat

Transition -- re-row desks/take out a clean sheet of lined paper for "Closure"

Closure -- Character Motivation
--Choose one of the characters listed above.  In a well-developed paragraph, complete the following:

  • Summarize a significant action that the character takes
  • Suggest a motive for the character's action
  • Justify your suggested motive with specific textual evidence
  • When writing, keep in mind Meaning, Development, Organization, Language Use, and Conventions
--Don't forget to prepare for the Unit #10 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class.
--Make sure that you are reviewing your notes (e.g., Alexandre Dumas notes), as I may "check in" on your knowledge and ask you to apply said knowledge at any time.
--While reading pages 30-63, work on character posters (if any of your characters "show up" in this section of the reading) and complete Post-its (focus especially on flagging seemingly important passages).
--Finish the "Closure" piece if we run out of class time to do so.