--Clear your desks of all but a pencil in preparation for the Dragonsong Final Unit Exam.
S. the C.
--exam directions shared
Assessment -- Dragonsong Final Unit Exam
--exam and ScanTrons handed out
--complete the exam quietly and independently
--When you finish the exam, jot down any notes from the SmartBoard pertaining to poetry that are not already written on your "Cheat Sheet".
Transition -- assessment in/"Dragonsong Unit: Assignment Introduction--Final Essay" sheet and an index card up
Writing Workshop -- Dragonsong Unit Final Essay
--purposefully read through assignment introduction sheet together
--link this work to the multitude of well-developed paragraphs that we have written this school year (answering questions, structure, etc.--"building out" from there)
--"flesh out" a potential idea together--anyone have idea notes from the past couple of weeks?
--quiet/independent work time--developing a question and/or thesis statement for approval by Mr. Martin--MEETINGS WILL OCCUR
--begin brainstorming, outlining, detail-hunting, etc.
Closure -- T-O-D
--On your index card, write down your question/thesis statement for submission.
Brain Break -- Mum Ball
--Come to class next time ready to move forward in the essay-writing process. You will learn more about the format of your essay next class and have some time to continue brainstorming, outlining, detail-hunting, drafting, etc. We will spend a block in the computer lab on Monday of next week, at which point you should be ready to type!