Tuesday, March 25, 2014

English 10 Honors--3/27/2014

Jump Off
--Up on the front board, you will find a mostly-empty timeline. Our goal is to populate the timeline with the titles, authors, and years of publication for all of the works that we have read so far this year along the bottom. Across the top of the timeline, we need the names and spans of the three literary movements that we discussed during the Short Story Unit. Start digging through your notes, and in a few minutes, Mr. Martin will give you some additional directions.

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, April 4th (eight days from today).

--class divided into three groups:
  • short works of fiction (short stories, poems, and song lyrics) studied in English 9 and English 10 Honors
  • longer works of fiction (novellas, novels, plays, etc.) and nonfiction texts studied in English 9 and English 10 Honors
  • literary movements and history in general (e.g., revolutions, wars, etc.)
--work on completing the J.O. (rationale/Lord of the Flies predictions [list on the front board])
--agenda/HW/rationale for today's endeavors

Transition -- grab a sheet from Mr. Martin

Activity -- Novel Pre-reading--Song Lyric Analysis
--What is explication? (review)
--Mr. Martin models explication with first stanza of each song
--engage in independent explication (focus on application of knowledge from Foster reading, imagery, and theme)

Transition -- Pick a parent (mom or dad)--what is his or her first name?  Form a circle alphabetically accordingly.  (My mom's name is Holly...just an FYI.) 

Discussion -- "Gearing Up" for Lord of the Flies
--engage in discussion about Thomas C. Foster's "Is That a Symbol?"--use "Novel Pre-reading--Purposeful Non-fiction Reading/'Gearing Up' Discussion" sheet
--craft a list on the front board of "what to look for" in Lord of the Flies based upon Foster's chapter and the song lyrics--WRITE THIS LIST DOWN IN YOUR NOTEBOOK (3/27--What to Look for in LotF)

--Re-row the desks and pick up a copy of the study guide and/or Post-its.
--Give Mr. Martin your book number.

Oral Reading -- Lord of the Flies
--purposeful/active reading (bear in mind all of the "what to look for" items while reading, too!)

Closure (time permitting)
--brief discussion

--The due date for submitting a revised Argumentative Literary Analysis Paragraph for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Friday, April 4th (eight days 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.
--Finish purposeful/active reading of Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies as preparation for analysis/discussion next class.
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em.