Friday, March 28, 2014

English 10 Honors--4/2/2014

Jump Off (THINK)
--Pick up a copy of "Marked for Greatness," a chapter from Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  You will need this reading in order to complete one of the homework assignments.
--Pick up a copy of the "Lord of the Flies Unit: Chapter One--Discussion (continued) Preparation" sheet from the front table.  After reading the directions, complete the task at hand quietly and independently.  If you finish early, look through your purposeful/active reading notes for Chapter Two and plan some contributions for today's discussion, bearing in mind the following:
In our circle discussions, you need to:
  • ask questions that probe reasoning and evidence from your teacher and peers
  • offer contributions that are strong and well-supported by the text (e.g., On page 42, the text states, "Jack turned fiercely" toward Piggy.  This suggests that...)
  • provide detailed anecdotes/references if making connections between the text and real life/other works.
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 (two days from today)
--go over the homework ("Completing the Sentence" exercise on pages 105 & 106)  three-in-a-row style
--complete survey for student leadership project

Transition -- pairs formed via a drawing of cards
Discussion Preparation (PAIR) -- LotF Chapter One and Chapter Two
--share your work from the Jump Off with each other for the next five minutes--when time is up, we will form a circle

Transition -- form a circle

Discussion (SHARE) -- LotF Chapter One and Chapter Two
--all must contribute once before any second contributions--contributions assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"
--boy oh boy, do we have a lot to talk about (including, but certainly not limited to, the following topics: allusions, an interconnectedness of everything, conflicts, dark/light imagery, good or bad island?, human nature, leadership as an emergent theme, names as significant, symbols, etc.)!

Transition -- re-row the desks

Closure -- Final Countdown (time permitting)

HW Time

--The due date for submitting a revised Argumentative Literary Analysis Paragraph for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Friday, April 4th (two 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 preparing for the Unit #8 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words."
--Purposefully/actively read Thomas C. Foster’s "Marked for Greatness" chapter from How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  This chapter is a piece of nonfiction and should be read accordingly.  Annotating the reading and studying your annotations is highly encouraged!  Next class, expect to apply the material presented within the chapter to Chapters One-Three of Lord of the Flies.
--Purposefully/actively read Chapter Three of Lord of the Flies as preparation for analysis/discussion next class.