Sunday, June 2, 2013

English 9--6/4/2013

Jump Off
--Clear your desks of all but a pencil in anticipation of the English 9 Department Exam.

S. the C.
--Reminder:  Any writing piece that has already received a score of 80% or higher can be given back to Mr. Martin for submission today.
--information about Obligation Forms
--information about keeping your English 9 binder
--materials handed out/directions for exam

Assessment -- English 9 Department Exam
--carefully complete the assessment
--when finished, put your head down (the test shouldn't take any longer than 45 mins. total)

--Turn in exams by placing materials on the front table.

Film -- Act III 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 (mentally or physically) for discussion
NOTE: Students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio can meet with Mr. Martin during this time--establish an order on the front board/schedule meeting times for next class.

Closure -- Wrap-up Discussion

--The due date for submitting a revised Dragonsong Unit Final Essay for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is June 10th (just under one week from today--our last class day)--Do you want to revise (as the opportunity exists even for students who have already demonstrated mastery [80%+])?  The following students need to revise: Jolly Ranchers, Flash Gordon, RanRan, and Benji...Benny Boy, BooBoo, Arcadia, Raven Starshine, Meow, and Twig. Don't forget to schedule a meeting with Mr. Martin to go over your HIGHLIGHTED revisions.
--The following student still has not reached mastery for the first writing piece that must be included within the portfolio (M, D, O, L, C Revised Odyssey Unit Examination Response): Philosoraptor.
NOTE: You cannot advance to English 10 without a completed Cumulative Writing Portfolio.
--All English 9 students will take a Regional Post-Assessment next class.  The study guide handed out last week should help with preparation for the Regional Post-Assessment.  Though the contents of the regional test are a bit of a mystery, the test will likely be similar to the Regional Pre-Assessment completed on 11/7/2012.  Mr. Martin hopes that you prepare diligently for this exam, as the test results are meant to help him determine what you learned throughout the year, and he is confident you have learned a lot!  FINISH STUDYING--ALL OF YOU HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO NAIL THIS ASSESSMENT!