Tuesday, November 25, 2014

English 9--12/2/2014 & 12/3/2014

Jump Off
--Pick up a copy of the "'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves' Mini-Unit--End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment" packet from the front table.  Back at your desk, purposefully read the first page of the packet and skim the rubric pages.  What questions do you have for me, if any?
--PLEASE SEE ME AT THE END OF CLASS: Jeremy J.Garrett M., Dakota D., Peter D., Victoria G., Shawn H., Katie K., Breonna P., Dakota R., and Sierra G.

S. the C.
--take a look at the "The Cumulative Writing Portfolio (English 9)" blog post
--Q & A

Writing Workshop -- Outlining/Drafting "Think-Aloud" for End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment
--outlining/drafting documents shared

Transition -- grab a laptop from the cart and log in ASAP

Independent Work Time (Writing Workshop & Progress Monitoring) -- End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment & i-Ready
--set the parameters for today's work
--continue brainstorming for and outlining a paragraph or paragraphs for your upcoming writing assignment--open up your MLA-formatted document saved to your username
--finish i-Ready if you have not already done so

Before You Leave
--fully shut down your laptop, shut the laptop, place the laptop in the proper slot, and plug the laptop in with the proper cord

--Next time we meet, we will have computer access one last time in order to continue (finish?) working on drafting your End-of-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment following some instruction about crafting thesis statements and writing introductions and conclusions. It would be in your best interest to have the body of your essay fully outlined (or written!) by the beginning of next class (if you do not already). See me if you would like additional paragraph templates.
--The final draft of your well-written essay typed in MLA format is due at the beginning of class on Monday, 12/8 (ACE) or Tuesday, 12/9 (BDF).  Remember that the following constitutes a well-written essay: introduction (hook, bridge, thesis statement), body paragraphs (topic sentence[s], details, tiebacks, concluding sentence[s]), and conclusion.
--If you anticipate finishing your essay at home, you might want to bring a flashdrive next class, as next class marks our last in-class work session with computer access.
--Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.

Backburner Goals (Mr. Martin's Note-to-Self):
  • Review the parts of speech as introduction to our grammar work/in order to aid in vocabulary study