Wednesday, September 30, 2015

English 10 Honors--10/5/2015

Jump Off (5-8 mins.)
--Pick up a highlighter and the "Parts of Speech--Post-test" from the front table.  Complete the assessment quietly and independently back at your desk.  Good luck!

S. the C. (10-12 mins.)
--When finished with the assessment, come up to the front table and...
  • return your highlighter 
  • pick up your Article of the Week #1 active reading
  • pick up the document containing Article of the Week #1 sample work
Then, compare your active reading to the sample work, which is done to mastery level.  Also, scan back through your annotations in preparation for a brief discussion about the sharing economy later during the class block.
--trade and grade--scored assessments returned to test-takers for self-reflection purposes--scored assessments collected

Discussion/Debate/Instruction -- Articles of the Week/Take a Stand (20-25 mins.)
--briefly discuss "A Brief Guide to America's Sharing Economy" via circled annotations
--description of the protocol for Take a Stand:
  • Momentarily, I will make a debatable statement:
    • If you agree with the statement, STAND UP next to your desk.
    • If you strongly agree with the statement, STAND ON your desk chair.
    • If you disagree with the statement, STAY SEATED in your desk chair.
    • If you strongly disagree with the statement, SIT ON THE FLOOR next to your desk.
--My claim: Most students at Livonia High School do not perform as well as they could academically due to not getting enough sleep at night. 
--show your position
--cold-calling--students randomly selected to briefly explain their stand (no more than three sentences)
--Transition--pick up the "English 10 Honors--Article of the Week #2 (10/5-10/9)--2015-2016 School Year" document from the front table
--take a brief look at exemplary work--expectations/methods of assessment further defined

Transition (3-5 mins.)
--note-taking (Short Story as a Literary Form and Romanticism as a Literary Movement)

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 (remainder of class)
--purposefully read “The Masque…” (use “Short Story Analysis Sheet”)--keep our ideas from earlier in class in mind

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 (Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete Article of the Week #2 to turn in at the beginning of next class (Wednesday, 10/7).  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.
HW (Class Preparation)
--Begin/finish purposefully reading “The Masque…”  Be prepared for an assessment and/or a discussion about the reading next class.
--Continue thinking about your short story.  The final draft of the assignment will be due before you know it!
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.