Tuesday, January 14, 2014

English 10 Honors--1/16/2014

Jump Off
--Submit your short story and the self-assessment sheet.  Staple the two items together and place your work in the black basket on the front table.
--Take out your homework--would you like to go over any of the items

Transition/Assessment -- Unnecessary Shift in Tense
--Pick up a copy of the assessment from the front table. Purposefully read the directions (consider annotating!) and carefully complete the task at hand.

S. the C.
--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, February 14th <3 (approximately one month from today).

--Pick up a copy of the "List of ACT English Test Assessed Items" sheet.  Read the directions and complete the task at hand.

Looking Ahead #1 -- English 10 Honors Midterm Exam 2014 (Writing Skills/Conventions)
--discuss the sheet--agree upon fair-to-be-assessed items/raise awareness of midterm contents and how to prepare

--Pick up a copy of both the reading passage and multiple choice questions (a segment of the Critical Reading Section of the SAT) and the "Short Story Unit--Learning Standards (Reading Literature)" sheet from the front table.  Purposefully (How do you define your purpose in this circumstance?) read the passage and complete the multiple choice questions to the best of your ability.  Then, if time permits, attempt to determine which of the Reading Literature standards each of the questions most closely assesses.

Looking Ahead #2 -- English 10 Honors Midterm Exam 2014 (Critical Reading of Literature)
--go through SAT "exam" question-by-question (projected on PowerPoint)--discuss purposeful reading, logic, and levels of correctness and link each question to the standards
--FYI: A section of your midterm examination will be very similar to this portion of the SAT!

Closure (time permitting)
--Set a SMART Goal for preparing for the midterm--What might a SMART Goal pertaining to this directive look like?

Miscellaneous (time permitting)
--look at an exemplar for the homework due last class and reflect upon your own work

--The due date for submitting a revised Intertextuality Unit--Culminating Essay Assignment for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Friday, February 14th <3 (approximately 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.
--The English 10 Honors Midterm Examination will take place on Monday, January 27th from 8:45 to 10:15. In order to begin preparing, go through the two ACT passages that we have done together and work with "Grammar Hammer Extras" materials (SEE MR. MARTIN).  Also, you might want to consider looking online for SAT prep materials!