Tuesday, November 12, 2013

English 9--11/14/2013

Jump Off
--Pick up the slip of paper titled "Comma Usage with Coordinating Conjunctions Warm-up" from the front table.  Find and fix any errors related to commas with FANBOYS words.  Good luck!

S. the C.
--go over the Jump Off as a quick review of rules/strategies
--Today's quiz will assess your ability to:
  • demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing (L.1).
--During today's class, we will continue working on:
  • RL.1, RL.4, RL.5, and W.1.c (more clearly defined on the document titled "'The Most Dangerous Game' Analysis").  THE READING LITERATURE STANDARDS WILL BE ASSESSED VIA MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS ON THE 7 HABITS UNIT EXAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT CLASS.
--During today's discussion, we will work on:
  • participating effectively in a collaborative discussion, building on others' ideas and expressing our own clearly and persuasively. This includes:
    • coming to the discussion prepared, having read and researched the material under study and explicitly drawing on that preparation by referring to evidence from the text to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
    • propelling conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporating others into the discussion; and clarifying, verifying, or challenging ideas and conclusions.
    • responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarizing points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualifying or justifying our own views and understanding and making new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented (SL.1). THIS MULTI-PART STANDARD WILL BE ASSESSED TODAY VIA THE "DISCUSSION CONTRIBUTION RATING SCALE."
--During today's discussion, depending on what else "comes up" from the text, we will also potentially work on:
  • determining a theme or central idea of a text and analyzing in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details (RL.2).
  • analyzing how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme (RL.3).

Transition/Assessment -- Comma Usage with Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS)
--Pick up the "Comma Usage with Coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS)" quiz from the front table.  After purposefully reading the directions, carefully complete the task at hand.  
--When you finish with the quiz, place your completed work in the black basket on the front table and attend to the "Transition" below:

--pick up the following: 
  • a copy of the orange literature book--open up to pages 42 and 43
--take out the following:
  • the document titled "'The Most Dangerous Game' Analysis"
What are we up to again?!

Discussion Preparation -- "The Most Dangerous Game"
--briefly reestablish purpose prior to continuation of reading
--sample detail and tieback shared (written up on the front board)--how are you doing?
--oral reading of story "chunked"--pgs. 42-51, then 8-10-ish minutes work time; pgs. 51-56, then 8-10-ish minutes work time; the end
--Closure--respond to questions on last page of document (and consider connecting the story to  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, as including such connections in our discussion will help us prepare for the exam next class!)

Transition--form an alphabetical circle out of the desks--have your literature book and "'The Most Dangerous Game' Analysis" document handy

Discussion -- "The Most Dangerous Game"
--reminders: discussion protocol/"Discussion Contribution Rating Scale" examples
--engage in discussion via the protocol (details building suspense, sequencing events for a distinct purpose, connections to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens , etc.)

Transition -- re-column the desks and return literature books

--Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game" if we do not complete the story together in class.  Here is a link to the story:
--A brief 7 Habits Unit Exam will text place next class assessing: 
  • your knowledge of the habits
  • your ability to apply your knowledge of the habits to both everyday life and the stories that we have read
  • your proficiency with regard to the literature-specific standards with which we have worked thus far this school year.
How might you go about preparing?
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.