Monday, September 28, 2015

English 10 Honors--10/1/2015

Jump Off (3-5 mins.)
--Pick up a highlighter and the sheet entitled "Parts of Speech--Pretest" from the front table.  Complete the sheet quietly and independently.  Good luck!

S. the C. (3-5 mins.)
--prepare slides for next activity--drop the hammer--share routine/rationale with students and link to writing that we've done so far this year
--directions given for first activity

Transition (2 mins.)
--return highlighter and pick up a tile, an Expo marker, and a scrap for erasing from the front bookshelf--be kind to my markers!

Review Activity/Instruction -- The Grammar Hammer--Parts of Speech TILES (15-20 mins.)
--indicate pretest responses as directed by the PowerPoint slides/take any necessary notes

Self-Assessment -- 1st Marking Period Soft Skills (30-35 mins.)
--familiarize ourselves with the framework/"anchor in" via PowerPoint and tiles (sample rubric squares, sample "students," etc.)--STREAMLINED!
--Transition--pick up a copy of the "Mr. Martin's English--Soft Skills Self-Assessment" document from the front table
--complete the "Mr. Martin's English--Soft Skills Self-Assessment" document quietly and independently as directed
--When you finish, place your self-assessment in the black basket on the front table, return your tile and Expo marker, and begin working on the next part of the lesson.

Transition (5-8 mins.)
--note-taking (Short Story as a Literary Form and Romanticism as a Literary Movement)--date the page in your notebook (10/1/2015)

Looking Ahead--Story #1 -- “The Masque of the Red Death” (10-15 mins.)
--take a thoughtful look at pictures via slides (with Poe, expect symbolism and, sometimes, allegory--what might each "thing" pictured represent within the story?)
Transition (2 mins.)
--pick up the “Short Story Analysis Sheet”, a story map (if desired), and a copy of "The Masque of the Red Death"

HW Time (time permitting)
--purposefully read “The Masque…” (use “Short Story Analysis Sheet”)--keep our ideas from earlier in class in mind

DEAR -- Free Reading Books (time permitting)
--students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine

Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (Block 4--time permitting)
--I hand a paper bag to a random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
--guess who?!
--owner of bag further describes, explains, and shares an anecdote as a form of introduction to teacher/peers

HW (Class Preparation)
--Prepare for the "Parts of Speech--Post-test," which will take place at the beginning of next class.  It might be in your best interest to review via the following website if you struggled on today's pre-test:

--Begin/continue thinking about your short story.  The final draft of the assignment will be due before you know it!
--Begin/finish purposefully reading “The Masque…”  Be prepared for an assessment and/or a discussion about the reading next class.
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!

On the Backburner (Mr. Martin's Note-to-Self):
  • return/reflect--terms/concepts assessments