Tuesday, May 21, 2013

English 9--5/24/2013

Jump Off
--Spend the first few minutes of class studying for the forthcoming Unit #12 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!
--When you finish with your quiz, take out your copy of the prologue and read it over as last-minute preparation for today's prologue recitation block.

S. the C.
--trade and grade--quizzes returned/self-reflection/Mr. Martin collects
--prologue recitation in pairs
--prologue recitation (volunteers first--rest of order determined by a drawing of cards)

--Pick up a copy of the play and report your book number to Mr. Martin.
--Take out your drama terms notes page and capture any items from the page below that you do not already have written down:

Film (cont.) -- Act I of Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet 
--purposefully view the film/follow along in the text until a few minutes remaining in class--gather information for discussion/assessment preparation by jotting down notes and responding to study guide prompts/questions

Closure -- Wrap-up Discussion

--Finish Act I (purposeful reading of the play via study guide) if we do not finish in class.
--Continue reviewing your "Background Information Mini-Presentation Notes" page prior to next class, as an upcoming assessment is quite possible!
--Items on the “backburner” of which to be aware:
  • Some students still have not reached mastery for writing pieces that must be included within the portfolio; you cannot advance to English 10 without a completed Writing Portfolio.  Mr. Martin will attempt to touch base with you ASAP if this circumstance pertains to you.
  • All English 9 students will take a Regional Post-Assessment within the next few weeks.  Though the contents of said test are a bit of a mystery, the test will likely be similar to the Regional Pre-Assessment completed on 11/7/2012.  You might be asking yourself, Can I prepare for this test?  The answer is yes, and Mr. Martin hopes that you do, as this test is meant to help him determine what you learned throughout the year.  This test will count as part of your final exam for the course.