Thursday, September 12, 2013

English 9--9/20/2013

Jump Off
--Pick up the vocabulary quiz and an index card 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, pick up a copy of the "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens" sheet from the front table.  Read the sheet quietly and independently, and as you do so, underline any items that "feel familiar" to you and jot down anecdotal notes for discussion.  (For example, Mr. Martin might underline the words "If someone yells at you, yell back" and write the following in the margin on his sheet: This reminds me of yesterday when I got a phone call from the main office.)

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
--Mr. Martin hands out flu clinic information

Introductory Activity -- The 7 Habits Unit
--Mr. Martin shares a few "Closure" pieces from last class in order to set the context for our work with the 7 Habits (SEE POWERPOINT SLIDE)
--oral reading of habits--stop after each and share personal anecdotes related to "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens" (establishing relevance)
--work together to build an understanding of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" (SEE POWERPOINT SLIDES)

Closure -- T-O-D

--On the back of your index card from earlier in class today, do the following from memory:
  • List as many of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective teens as you can.

Brain Break -- "Mum Ball"/Community Circle
--time permitting, we will play "mum ball" and/or continue Community Circle!

--Pick one song that you listen to often. Then, listen to the lyrics and/or read the lyrics. Evaluate if the lyrics of the song are in harmony with the principles that you believe in. Jot down your ideas on an index card and be ready to talk about your reflections next class! 
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!