Monday, September 30, 2013

English 10 Honors--10/1/2013

Jump Off
--Pick up the vocabulary assessment from the front table. Complete the quiz quietly and independently. Good luck!
--Mr. Martin will interrupt you a few minutes in to let you know about “Diction Doctors” (just an FYI!).
*When finished, look through your purposeful reading notes for the reading up to page 133 as review/preparation for discussion.

S. the C.
--trade and grade
--return quizzes to rightful owners--reflect on performance and note still-not-mastered words in your vocabulary book--Mr. Martin collects quizzes

--Take out a clean sheet of lined paper.  Rip the sheet of paper in half "hamburger-style," and write your first and last name at the top of each half.

AssessmentThe Alchemist up to pg. 133
--complete questions 1-3 (60%—basic comprehension)—place on floor next to desk for Mr. Martin to collect
--complete question 4 (40%—higher-level thinking/writing)—may use the text!
--pass quizzes up when all are finished
*If you finish and others are still working, continue looking through your purposeful reading notes for the reading up to page 133 as preparation for discussion.

--Form an alphabetical circle out of the desks.  Have both your discussion ideas and notebook handy.
Discussion -- The Alchemist up to page 133
--reminders: the discussion protocol/"Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"
--engage in discussion via protocol

Items for discussion:
  • Purposeful reading notes, paying particular attention to The Alchemist as magical realism
  • Application of new terms (e.g., dilemma, fable, foil) to the novel
  • The "Have You..." lists


--Finish reading The Alchemist by the beginning of next class (don't skip the Epilogue!)--demonstrate your best skill level in reading purposefully via the Post-it Note strategy (or?), and expect both to discuss your ideas and for Mr. Martin to collect your work next class (especially since he has yet to do so)--reading assessment next class as well?
--The following is a list of terms we should learn/apply in our dealings with The Alchemist (beyond the typical [setting, symbol, theme, etc.]): aphorism, dilemma, fable, foil, genre, interior monologue, leitmotif, magical realism, monomyth (hero's journey), motif, myth, and quest--what is your plan of action for learning/applying these terms?