Wednesday, September 23, 2015

English 10 Honors--9/29/2015

Jump Off (30-35 mins.)
--Turn in your typed-in-MLA-format Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) by placing the writing piece in the black basket on the front table.  Make sure that you have followed all directions (e.g., underlining where necessary).  I'll try to do my best work (reading closely and providing meaningful feedback) in a somewhat timely fashion, but I'll be honest--it'll probably take a while :).
--Pick up the "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts 2015-2016--Assessment--Terms/Concepts #61-80" 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 quiz in the black basket on the front table.
  • Pick up a copy of Perrine's Story and Structure and the "Perrine's Story and Structure--'Reading the Story' (pgs. 3-9)" sheet from the front table.  Read through the italicized directions on the sheet and engage in purposeful reading as preparation for a follow-up discussion later in class (distinguishing between two types of fiction and analyzing literature that we've read through this lens), completing part of the top half of the "Perrine's Story and Structure--'Reading the Story' (pgs. 3-9)" sheet.
Transition (1 min.)
--pick up the "Short Story Writing Assignment" sheet from the front table
--form a circle

S. the C. (5 mins.)

Unit Introduction (cont.)/Discussion -- Short Story Unit (20-25 mins.)
--oral gist reading of "Short Story Writing Assignment" sheet--any questions that I can answer?
--Q & A
--discussion protocol/"Discussion Contribution Rating Scale" shared
--finish preparing for discussion (if necessary)
--engage in discussion/notetaking about the reading titled "Reading the Story":
  • distinguish between commercial and literary fiction
  • begin to answer these questions: What is a short story? and How does purposefully reading a short story enhance our understanding of the human experience? 
  • analyze works that we've read in the past--commercial or literary fiction?
Transition (5-8 mins.)
--note-taking (Short Story as a Literary Form, Allegory as a Literary Term, and Romanticism as a Literary Movement)--date the page in your notebook (9/29/2015)

Looking Ahead--Story #1 -- “The Masque of the Red Death” (10-15 mins.)
--take a thoughtful look at pictures via slides (with Poe, expect allegory and symbolism--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 the mini-lesson in mind

HW (Class Preparation)
--Begin 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.
--You might want to review the eight parts of speech prior to next class ;).