--Turn in your homework by placing both assignments in the black basket on the front table. Make sure that your name is located on your work.
- Two-paragraph "They Say/I Say" response for AoW #2
- Vocabulary Diagnostic Test
--Pick up a Level E vocabulary book and a marker from the front table. Write your name on the inside cover and on the bottom of the pages of your vocabulary book. Then, return the marker.
--If you have not already received feedback from me about your hooks, pick up your writing from me at the front table.
--Grab a laptop from the cart up front and get yourself logged in.
*I WILL CHECK HOMEWORK AND RETURN DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AS YOU LOG IN*
S. the C. (10-15 mins.)
*SET YOUR COMPUTER ASIDE ONCE YOU'RE LOGGED IN*
--view the video clip below and briefly discuss the focus question:
What opinions do you have about any of this?
--share the correct responses to the Diagnostic Test--students mark correct responses and count up total number correct
"Setting the Table"/Instruction -- Vocabulary Unit #1 (8-10 mins.)
--analyze Diagnostic Test class data via "heads down/hands up"
--vocabulary work: rationale and our typical routine
--go over Unit #1 word list (page 14)--read word aloud and have students repeat the word--repeat this process for the entire list (when time permits, we will also sometimes look at the part of speech, definition, and sample sentence[s] for a word)
"Work smarter" suggestion:
- Put a star next to "foreign" words (those that will definitely need to be studied).
Writing Workshop -- Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews (remainder of class)
--set some goals for today's work block
--set the parameters for today's work block
--outlining/drafting time--How can I help?
--Begin your work with Article of the Week #3, which is due at the beginning of class on Friday, 9/26. This task will include purposefully reading the directions in the box at the top of the page and completing your best work with regard to the directions. If you get a chance to do so, watch the YouTube video linked in above before beginning your work since the network was not cooperating during class today.
--Complete the Choosing the Right Word ("50/50") vocabulary exercise (pages 17 and 18). Expect me to check your work next class. Also, familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words". The Unit #1 quiz will take place on Friday, 9/26.
--The Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) typed in MLA format is due at the beginning of class next time (Wednesday, 9/24). We will not use class time for peer/self-editing on Wednesday--what you submit is your final piece for my eyes!