Wednesday, November 20, 2013

English 9--11/22/2013

Jump Off
--Engage in some last-minute studying quietly and independently.
--When Mr. Martin directs you to do so, pick up the Unit #4 vocabulary assessment from the front table. Complete the quiz quietly and independently.  Make sure to purposefully read all of the directions.  Good luck!

S. the C.
--As part of today's vocabulary quiz, Mr. Martin is assessing your ability to:
  • determine the meaning of a word by using context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence and/or a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of the word.
  • use accurately domain-specific words, sufficient for reading and writing at the college and career readiness level (ALSO ASSESSED VIA WRITING WORKSHOP CLOSURE).
--Today, we will continue working on:

  • developing and strengthening writing as needed by revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
  • writing routinely over extended time frames, including time for reflection and revision.
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio--Would anyone like to schedule a meeting for a time slot during Mr. Martin's office hours (posted up on the front board)?
--The due date for submission is Friday, 12/20/2013 (just about one month from today).
--Reminder: Any writing piece that has already received a score of 80% or higher can be given back to Mr. Martin for submission ASAP.
--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

Transition -- take out Writing Workshop materials from last class (halfsheet and evaluated paragraph)

Writing Workshop (cont.) -- "The Lady or the Tiger?" Well-Developed Paragraph Response--Feedback Analysis in Two Phases

Phase One (cont.)
--What are we up to again?!
--independent work time--during this time, students with specific questions can meet with Mr. Martin as per the order established on the front board (order from last class got erased--SORRY!)
--whole-group share-out ("I the category...")--Mr. Martin adds to the sample halfsheet on the front board and models where appropriate--TAKE NOTES EITHER IN YOUR NOTEBOOK OR ON THE FRONT/BACK OF YOUR HALFSHEET
--Transition--clip halfsheet into (Writing Section of?) your binder and pick up your "Paragraph Writing--Skills Assessment Rubric" and Cumulative Writing Portfolio from Mr. Martin at the front table
Phase Two
--after reading the top half of the sheet aloud, Mr. Martin models use of the rubric with a student sample
--independent work time--during this time, students with specific questions can continue meeting with Mr. Martin as per the order established on the front board
--Transition -- when finished, submit your writing assignment (if you are not required/do not intend to make revisions), your completed "Paragraph Writing--Skills Assessment Rubric", and your Cumulative Writing Portfolio
--Closure -- "On my next writing assignment, I will make sure to..."
  • Based on today's self-reflection, specifically complete the sentence-starter above on a scrap of paper.
  • You must properly use at least one Unit #4 vocabulary word somewhere within what you write.
Looking Ahead -- Odyssey Unit
--view TEDEd video titled "What Makes a Hero?" for the gist--be ready to share out once we've finished viewing the video
--share out--create a bulleted list on the front board of items that resonated when viewing for the gist
--briefly preview our next steps

--Enjoy the weekend--sharpen the saw!
--The due date for submitting a revised "The Lady or the Tiger?" Well-Developed Paragraph Response for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Friday, 12/20/2013 (just about one month from today)--YOU MUST schedule a meeting with Mr. Martin to go over your revisions; simply handing in the revisions is unacceptable as per the protocol. When time permits, meetings can/will occur during class time.
--Mr. Martin will be after school today if you'd like to stay and work on revisions.  Be proactive!