Saturday, June 8, 2013

English 9--6/10/2013

Jump Off
--Place your copy of Romeo and Juliet on the front table (unless you want to follow along while viewing the film, in which case you can turn the book in at the end of class).
--Mr. Martin collects locker passes.

S. the C.

  • The due date for submitting a revised Dragonsong Unit Final Essay for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is today (it's our last class day!)--The following students need to submit revisions to mastery in order to complete the portfolio: BLOCK 2: Philosoraptor, Flash Gordon, RanRan, Benji, and Chocolate Chip; BLOCK 4: BooBoo and Nicknameless Person. Don't forget to HIGHLIGHT your revisions.
  • NOTE: You cannot advance to English 10 without a completed Cumulative Writing Portfolio.
--reminder about Obligation Forms--books turned in
--reminder about saving English 9 binders (you can leave the binders in my classroom!)

Film (cont.) -- Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet 
--purposefully view the film/follow along in the text (optional) until a few minutes remaining in class--gather information (mentally or physically) for discussion (e.g., drama terms in action, especially dramatic irony)
  • empty your returned work manila folder--leave the empty folder on the front table
  • take a look back through the contents of your Cumulative Writing Portfolio (which you can take home with you)--theoretically speaking, you will receive at least a 75-80% on future Livonia High School writing assignments if you submit the caliber of work that you eventually submitted to the portfolio for each assignment
--If you still need to finish up essay revisions and/or need to meet with Mr. Martin, do so during this block of time.

Closure -- Wrap-up Discussion/Parting Words

"He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side."