Thursday, September 12, 2013

English 9--9/18/2013

Jump Off
--Pick up a BINGO board and a highlighter from the front table.  Then, wait for Mr. Martin to give further directions.

S. the C.
--tab divider set-up suggestion given (SEE POWERPOINT)
--directions given for how to fill in BINGO boards (unit word + "helper" word)--MR. MARTIN MODELS
--directions given for writing five sentences on the back of your BINGO board (you may NOT just use the sentences from the book)--MR. MARTIN MODELS/TALKS STRATEGY
--fill in BINGO boards/write sentences quietly and independently--feel free to check your vocabulary classwork/homework using the "Teacher's Edition" located on the front table!

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #1 BINGO
--independent work time--finish writing five sentences
--share "how to win"  boards
--share information about “board validation” (at podium, share words, basic definitions, and a sample sentence)
--play 3-5 games (depending on time)--+1 bonus to winners
--Looking Ahead: talk about format of upcoming vocabulary assessment
--For HW, finish preparing for the Unit #1 vocabulary assessment, which will take place at the beginning of next class.  Good luck!

--recycle or FILE AWAY your BINGO board
--pick up an index card from the front table
--on your index card, write your thoughts pertaining to the two words posted on PowerPoint ("The Journey")
--add to thoughts/make predictions based on additional information provided by Mr. Martin (journey as framework for school year, poem as a window in, etc.)
--pick up a copy of Mary Oliver's "The Journey" from the front table

Introductory Activity -- The 7 Habits Unit
--briefly explicate (using skills built in past English classes) Mary Oliver's poem--add to index card notes accordingly
--Transition--pick up a copy of the "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens" sheet from the front table--after Mr. Martin gives directions for purposeful reading, complete the task at hand quietly and independently

--share personal anecdotes related to "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens"
--time permitting, work together to build an understanding of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" (SEE POWERPOINT SLIDES)

--First, make sure that your name is on your index card.  Then, on the back of the index card, thoughtfully respond to the following question:
  • How does our discussion during the "Introductory Activity" about the 7 Habits relate to the journey framework that overarches our school year in English 9?
--The Unit #1 vocabulary assessment will take place at the beginning of next class. Continue preparing! (What study strategies have brought you success in the past?)