--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 and share the writing prompt toward which today's interviews are building
Anticipatory Set (8-10 mins.)
--welcome/broad course overview:
- Reading Like a Champ
- Writing Like a Champ
- The Human Element
--information about blog
Activity #1 -- Teacher Introduction/Teambuilding (15-20 mins.)
--I hand a paper bag to random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
--I further describe, explain, share anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction (also referring to the "Who is Mr. Martin?" bulletin board)
--Transition--pick up a paper bag and the "Artifact Bag" sheet from the front table
--purposeful oral reading of assignment sheet
--Q & A
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.)
--REPEAT PREVIOUS THREE STEPS ONE MORE TIME
Transition -- HW materials up/directions given (3 mins.)
- "Important Information" document
- "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts" document
--engage in purposeful reading of document in preparation for assessment next class
HW (Class Preparation)
--Complete the "Artifact Bag" assignment as directed to turn in at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 9/15. I am looking forward to taking "breaks in the action" the next few weeks in order to use these bags for teambuilding!
--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 to turn in for a 100% homework grade.
--Begin/continue working with your "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts" as directed.
--Prepare for the following ASSESSMENTS:
- mastery of the policies ("Important Information" document) next class (9/11)
- mastery of terms/concepts ("English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts" document) at the end of next week (9/17)
--Make sure to SEE ME if you have any questions about anything from today's class!