Wednesday, September 3, 2014

English 10 Honors--9/4/2014

In the Door  (2 mins.)
--sit at desk with HW pass and index card
--purpose of HW pass

Jump Off  (8 mins.)

--concept of the Jump Off explained (an in-the-door protocol we'll follow each class day this year)
--write down five interview questions on index card--I will provide a few examples

Anticipatory Set  (8-10 mins.)

--welcome/broad course overview:
  • Reading Like a Champ
    • Literature
    • Nonfiction 
  • Writing Like a Champ
  • The Human Element
--information about blog

Activity #1 -- Teacher Introduction  (15-20 mins.)
--I introduce myself via "Who is Mr. Martin?" PowerPoint/bulletin board

Activity #2 -- Partner Interviews/Research  (30-35 mins.)

--form pairs by drawing cards
--in partnerships, conduct interviews/take notes (10 mins.)
--Transition -- form two lines (partners facing partners)--shift the line
--in new partnerships, conduct interviews/take notes (10 mins.)

Transition -- HW materials up/directions given (3 mins.)
  • Letter
  • "Important Information" document
HW Time -- Mr. Martin's "Important Information" Document  (remainder of class time)
--engage in purposeful reading of document in preparation for assessment next class


--Get in touch with the first partner you worked with during class today and continue engaging in the "research" process.  The more intriguing information you have gathered about your partner by the middle of next week, the better!
--Purposefully read the "Important Information" document and bring the necessary materials to next class.  Have your parent(s)/guardian(s) review the letter and the document. Bring the signature slip to next class for a 100% homework grade.
--Be ready for an ASSESSMENT next class about the policies.
--If you have not done so already, bring your English 9 binder to Room 203--we will be using the binders for English 9 review soon!
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!