Monday, September 21, 2015

English 10 Honors--9/23/2015

Jump Off (20-25 mins.)
--Pick up the "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts 2015-2016--Assessment--Terms/Concepts #41-60" document from the front table.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently back at your assigned seat.  Good luck!  When you finish taking the quiz, follow the directions below:
  • Place your work in the black basket on the front table.
  • Pick up both the "The Art of Quoting" document and the "Introducing Quoted Material" document from the front table.  I highly encourage you to engage in a self-study of these documents in order to help you succeed with the quotation requirement of the writing assignment.
  • Grab a laptop from the cart up front and get yourself logged in.
  • Take out your notebook and date the page (9/23).  Label the page as follows: "Everything I Know About Writing an Essay."  Spend approximately five minutes quietly and independently populating a list under this heading.  For example, you might write "Strong and thorough evidence is needed in support of all of the claims that a writer makes."  We will then review the information that you come up with as one final bit of instruction before working to finish up your essays by early next week.
S. the C. (15-20 mins.)
--FYI: If you would like to see how you did on the vocabulary exercise, you can see me during any of my office hours and go over the work with me or on your own using the "Teacher's Edition."
--share out as per the J.O., creating a sort of picture of the brainstorming/organizing/outlining/drafting process
  • distinguish between a "theme statement" and a "thesis statement"
  • sample thesis statement(s) shared
Many people are presented with some incredible opportunities.  Yet when the opportunities come, some people are hesitant to take advantage of the opportunities and miss the chance at something that could potentially have a remarkable impact.  Then there are those individuals who reach out and grab those opportunities, and that decision to do so will often change their lives.  Dean Damon is one of those people.  He has had many opportunities in many different forms.  Some have come through academic activities while others have come through involvement in sports.  No matter what form the opportunities come in, though, Dean has found that taking advantage of life's opportunities has rewarded him with some memorable experiences.

Donny really is a tech-savvy kid, but he goes even further than that.  Donny lives by the motto that people most often have passions in life which dictate their past and present, and when people discover what exactly their passions are, they ought to pursue a career that relates in the future.

Writing Workshop -- Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews (remainder of class)
--set some goals for today's work block
--set the parameters for today's work block
--outlining/drafting time--How can I help?

HW (Class Preparation)
--Prepare for the following ASSESSMENTS:
  • mastery of Unit #1 vocabulary at the beginning of next class (Friday, 9/25)
Assessment Format
--Part of Speech (Multiple Choice)
--Synonym (Multiple Choice)
--Antonym (Multiple Choice)
--Definition (Multiple Choice)
--Completing the Sentence (Multiple Choice)
--Application (Writing Sentences Using Whimsical Words)
  • mastery of terms/concepts 61-80 ("Realism"-"Verbal irony") on Tuesday, 9/29
--The Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 9/29 typed in proper MLA format.  If you still need to gather additional information about your partner, do so!
--Make sure to SEE ME if you have any questions about anything from today's class!