Tuesday, January 14, 2014

English 9--1/17/2014

Jump Off (Self-Reflection and Assessment) (25 mins.)
--Pick up your 7 Habits Unit Exam from Mr. Martin.  When finished taking the vocabulary assessment, circle the question numbers written on the front board, which correspond with the Reading Literature standards written in parentheses. 
--Pick up your compound and complex sentence assessments from Mr. Martin.  If you received a score lower than 70% on either of the two assessments (or on both), you must take a re-quiz (or re-quizzes) before the end of the day next Friday.  See Mr. Martin ASAP for supplemental materials meant to help deepen your understanding.
--Pick up the Unit #5 vocabulary assessment from the front table. Complete the quiz quietly and independently.  Make sure to purposefully read all of the directions.  Good luck!
--The following students need to see Mr. Martin at the end of class today:
  • Princess Bell
  • Miley Stewart
  • Oranges
S. the C. (5 mins.)
--The Artist Formerly Known as Ramillia Kyza still needs to revise and meet with Mr. Martin for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio (s/he has been and will continue to be referred for central detention)

Transition (5 mins.)
--Turn in your Unit #5 vocabulary assessment by placing it in the black basket on the front table.
--Pick up an index card from the front table.
--Pick up your "Odyssey Unit--Book Nine (pages 904-913) Close Reading Multiple Choice (Unit Exam)" scored assessment from Mr. Martin.
--Take out your homework and turn to the back page.  Then, write either a strong piece of textual evidence or your theme statement up on the front board in the appropriate area.

Notetaking/Application Activity -- Themes, Theme Statements, and Strong and Thorough Textual Evidence (20-25 mins.)

--Mr. Martin labels items on the board (A, B, C... and 1, 2, 3...)
--on your index card, logically match 'em up (if a piece of evidence matches a theme statement, write the combination on your index card--MR. MARTIN MODELS
--share out via a drawing of cards--if your name comes up, do the following: explain the relationship that exists between the piece or pieces of evidence and the theme statement that you have selected (MR. MARTIN PROMPTS/HELPS OUT WHERE APPROPRIATE)
--We just tied back!!!
--Closure--link this work to the midterm exam writing task and the upcoming on-demand in-class writing task--make sure to prepare!

Assessment -- Odyssey Unit--Books Ten and Twelve Close Reading Multiple Choice (Unit Exam)
--go over the last four multiple choice questions via Mr. Martin's notes (projected on the SmartBoard)
--take the assessment--good luck!
--When finished, turn in your assessments (Book Nine and Books Ten and Twelve) by placing the documents in the black basket on the front table.

Closure (time permitting) -- Self-Assessment
--Take your "Learning Standards--Unit Items and Progress Self-Assessment" and "Learning Standards" documents out. Mindfully add items to the "Learning Standards--Unit Items and Progress Self-Assessment" document based upon today's class.

--Continue bringing any materials that you have pertaining to the Monomyth Writing Assignment to class. We will be "workshopping" in class between now and the due date of the assignment, which is Friday, January 24th (seven days from today).
--The English 9 Midterm Examination will take place on Monday, January 27th from 8:45 to 10:15. In order to continue preparing, go through your 7 Habits Unit Exam and unit materials in order to determine the correct answers for the standards-based questions that you got incorrect.  Are you noticing any improvement in certain skill areas (e.g., "I am now more confident about determining emergent themes and viable theme statements based on our work the past two classes.  If the 7 Habits Unit Exam was today, I would definitely get question #13 correct!").  Also, review your theme notes, as the writing section of your midterm exam is theme-related, and an on-demand in-class writing task pertaining to theme is likely forthcoming!