Sunday, April 14, 2013

Senior English--4/19/2013

Jump Off
--Spend the first few minutes of class studying for the forthcoming Unit #8 vocabulary quiz quietly and independently. Mr. Martin will be around after study time with the quiz.
--Complete the vocabulary quiz quietly and independently. Good luck!

S. the C.
--trade and grade--quizzes returned/self-reflection/Mr. Martin collects
--share list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio

--Form a circle.

Presentations/Discussion -- Arguing for a Position Research Papers
--card drawn--student shares four items from checklist and opens the floor up for questions (if all four checklist items adequately addressed, 1 point is earned)

Checklist of "Must Includes":
  • Your thesis statement
  • The strongest point you include in support of your thesis statement (be specific!)
  • An explanation of the main opposition you address and how you attempt to refute the opposition
  • The most surprising/interesting piece of information you discovered during the research process
--peers ask questions (e.g., Did you find out anything about…? What about…? [playing Devil’s Advocate] Etc.)--1 point is earned for asking a question that pushes the discussion forward/1 point is earned for providing a thoughtful response to a question (about one’s own argument OR a peer’s)
--CLASS PARTICIPATION SCORING SCALE: 1 point = 80%; 2 points = 90%; 3 points = 100% (once three points are earned, a student may no longer contribute to discussion for the remainder of the block)--this is your first grade for Quarter 4!
--process repeats until all presentations have been delivered

--The due date for submitting a revised Arguing for a Position Research Paper for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is May 20th (approximately one month from today)--Do you want/need to revise?  Don't forget to schedule a meeting with Mr. Martin to go over your revisions.