Friday, May 30, 2014

English 9--6/6/2014

Jump Off
--Take out your finalized, typed-in-MLA Dragonsong Unit Final Essay and your copy of the rubric.  If, for some bizarre reason, you have misplaced your rubric, pick up a clean copy from the front table.

S. the C.
--The following students need to see Mr. Martin before leaving class today:
  • Bo-diddly-Jim-Scha...
  • Cuddles
  • Fidget
  • Oranges
  • Pikachu
  • The Legit Dave Strider
Writing Workshop -- Dragonsong Unit Final Essay Improvement Session
--go through PowerPoint slides in order to check/improve MLA Format, parenthetical references, and the Works Cited page
--briefly review some of the conventions we worked to master this year--spend some time revising accordingly
*Mr. Martin checks writing pieces (HW score)*
--When finished, put your essay in a safe place.  Revise your essay prior to the beginning of next class (unless your essay is already in prime condition, in which case, place the essay in the black basket on the front table after making sure that there are no stray marks on the essay).

--Take out the following items as preparation for the next activity:
  • "Drama Terms Notes" sheet
  • "Drama Term Tracking Sheet"
  • The Richard Parsons' version of Romeo and Juliet
Application Activity/Film (cont.) -- Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (Remainder of class)
--clarification of some of the terms on the "Drama Terms Notes" sheet
--examples of TRAGIC FLAW and PUN in the beginning of Act I (Block 1 only)
--refresher of directions:
  • You cannot use the examples provided last class when completing the "Drama Term Tracking Sheet".
  • You only need one example for each of the terms.
--continue purposefully viewing the film

--Your finalized, typed-in-MLA Dragonsong Unit Final Essay is due at the beginning of class next time (Tuesday, 6/10/2014). Make sure to submit your best work, a true representation of your abilities, revised as per today's Writing Workshop block.
--Continue preparing for the English 9 Department Exam and the Regional Post-Assessment. Both exams will take place on Thursday of next week (6/12/2014). Mr. Martin hopes that you prepare diligently for these exams, as the results are meant to help him determine what you mastered throughout the year, where to focus instruction next school year for freshmen, etc. If the entire school year was a sports season, next week is Sectionals. ALL OF YOU HAVE THE POTENTIAL AND DESERVE TO NAIL THESE FINAL ASSESSMENTS, BUT IT'S IN YOUR HANDS! Your final exam score for the course consists of your performances on the following:
  • Dragonsong Unit Final Essay
  • English 9 Department Exam
  • Regional Post-Assessment