Monday, September 22, 2014

English 10 Honors--9/24/2014

Jump Off (5 mins.)
--Turn in your typed-in-MLA-format Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) by placing the writing piece in the black basket on the front table.  Make sure that you have followed all directions (e.g., underlining where necessary).  I'll do my best to do my best work (closely reading and providing meaningful feedback) in a somewhat timely fashion, but I'll be honest--it'll take a while :).
--Pick up the following materials from the front table:
  • a BINGO board
  • a highlighter
  • the "English 10 Honors 2014-2015--HEDI Scale for Feedback/Scoring" document
--Wait for me to give further directions.

S. the C. (15 mins.)
--directions given for how to fill in BINGO boards (unit word + "helper" word)--I WILL MODEL
--directions given for writing five sentences on the back of your BINGO board (you may NOT just use the sentences from the book)--I WILL MODEL/TALK STRATEGY
--fill in BINGO boards/write sentences quietly and independently--feel free to check your vocabulary homework using the "Teacher's Edition" located on the front table!
--explanation of Article of the Week scoring (e.g., this week, only Command of Evidence was assessed [though other aspects weren't entirely ignored])--see categories written on the front board
--exemplary "They Say/I Say" writing piece shared with a particular focus on logical vs. illogical "tweaks" to the template

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #1 BINGO (25-30 mins.)
--independent work time--finish writing five sentences
--share "how to win" boards
--share information about “board validation” (at podium, share words, basic definitions, and a sample sentence)
--play 3ish games (depending on time)--+1 bonus to winners
--Looking Ahead: talk about format of upcoming vocabulary assessment
--For HW, finish preparing for the Unit #1 vocabulary assessment, which will take place at the beginning of next class. Good luck!

Transition (3 mins.)
--Recycle or FILE AWAY your BINGO board.
--Pick up a copy of the text titled "Pickup Lines and Open(ing) Seductions, or Why Novels Have First Pages" and survey the text.

Literacy Activity/Intertextuality Unit Introduction -- Thomas C. Foster's "Pickup Lines and Open(ing) Seductions, or Why Novels Have First Pages" from How to Read Novels Like a Professor (2008)--REST OF AGENDA POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY
--brief overview of Foster's work and its purpose
--oral gist reading (rationale: fluency) of the title of the text through the end of the first paragraph--students follow along
--What initial thoughts and/or questions did you formulate during the gist reading?
  • Discuss via a drawing of cards
--engage in discussion about the first paragraph--"talk to the text" (and, of course, each other!)
--conduct a gist reading of the rest of the text (silently or orally?--majority rules!)--feel free to annotate a little bit (though this is not the purpose during an initial reading)

--Pick up a copy of the "Mr. Martin's English--Reading Nonfiction Document" from the front table.  Purposefully read the top half of the document in order to understand how to use the document and its purpose.

HW Time
--briefly discuss as per the "Transition" above
--discuss the following question, tapping in to prior knowledge from English 9: What is close reading?
  • Distinguish between close reading and free readinggist readingactive reading, and purposeful reading
  • Is close reading always necessary?
  • Note the importance of annotating as part of the close reading process
--take a look at sample close reading for paragraph #1

--Finish your work with Article of the Week #3, which is due at the beginning of class next time (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.  Technically speaking, you should really parenthetically reference direct quotations pulled from sources--I suggest you attempt to do so with your written response this week!
--The Unit #1 vocabulary assessment will take place at the beginning of next class (Friday, 9/26) . Finish preparing! (What study strategies have brought you success in the past?)

Assessment Format--Multiple Choice
  • Part of Speech
  • Synonym
  • Antonym
  • Definition
  • Completing the Sentence
  • Application (Writing Sentences Using Whimsical Words)
--Close read (SEE MY PARAGRAPH #1 SAMPLE) pages 21-25 of Thomas C. Foster's "Pickup Lines and Open(ing) Seductions, or Why Novels Have First Pages", stopping prior to the list that begins on page 25.  Consult the list under "Step #2" of your "Mr. Martin's English--Reading Nonfiction Document" for close reading tips.  I would expect to see most (if not all) of the close reading methods on the list implemented within your own annotations, which I will likely check at the beginning of class on Friday, 9/26.--POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY