--Take out your "Chapter 3--Notetaking/Discussion Preparation" sheet. Look through your notes in order to re-wrap your mind around your thoughts and ideas. While doing so, plan some contributions for today's discussion.
S. the C.
--The following students need to see Mr. Martin at the end of class today:
- Jenna B.
- Jeremiah V.
--The following student still has not submitted the Monomyth Writing Assignment:
THIS STUDENT HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE REFERRED FOR CENTRAL DETENTION AS PER POLICY UNTIL HIS/HER WRITING PIECE AND MINDFULLY COMPLETED "GRADING WORKSHEET" IS SUBMITTED. AS PER USUAL, I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP!--agenda/HW
--group roles brainstormed and modeled:
Discussion -- Dragonsong Chapter 3
--in small groups, share your thoughts and ideas with each other--remember that our focus is on authorial purpose:
- For example, I might say the following in my small group: "On page 35 in reference to Harper Elgion, McCaffrey writes, 'Harpers were [carefully] chosen for the Hold they were assigned to.' Even though Menolly wonders, 'Hadn't anyone warned Elgion about her father's temperament?', Anne McCaffrey likely included this detail about the selection of Harpers to help readers realize that Elgion was probably purposely assigned to Half-Circle for the precise reason that he will attempt to change Yanus' attitudes and behavior."
--during this discussion, it is suggested that you take notes on your Chapter 3 document/in your notebook--these notes will come in handy when crafting your end-of-unit essay!
Transition -- re-row the desks/Scribes: submit your group discussion notes
Closure #1 -- Dragonsong Chapter 3
--Mr. Martin processes through the notes written on the front board
--during this summary session/discussion, it is imperative that you take notes on your Chapter 3 document/in your notebook--these notes will come in handy when crafting your end-of-unit essay!
--any final thoughts, questions, etc.?
Transition -- pick up the "Final Countdown" graphic organizer from the front table
Closure #2 -- Final Countdown
--materials analysis--weigh your two options:
- Option #1: "Chapter 4—Standards-based Text-dependent Questions: Close Reading Practice/On-demand Writing and Discussion Preparation"
- Option #2: "Chapter 4--Notetaking/On-demand Writing and Discussion Preparation"
--work on the homework assignment quietly and independently
--Read Chapter 4 of Dragonsong and purposefully complete the "Chapter 4—Standards-based Text-dependent Questions: Close Reading Practice/On-demand Writing and Discussion Preparation" document OR the "Chapter 4--Notetaking/On-demand Writing and Discussion Preparation" document.
--There will be an on-demand writing task in class on Friday about Chapter 4. This assignment will count as a Quarter 3 Writing grade and be scored via the MDOLC framework. In terms of preparing, completing Option #1 is in your best interest (especially if you complete all of the questions/prompts in complete sentences!).
--YOU MUST BRING YOUR DRAGONSONG BOOK TO CLASS EVERY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE DRAGONSONG UNIT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR BOOK, EXPECT CONSEQUENCES FOR LACK OF PREPARATION.
- Return work and revisit SMART Goals.