--Pick up the "QUIZ--Commas with introductory elements" document from the front table. Complete the assessment quietly and independently back at your desk. Good luck!
--When you finish with the assessment, place your work in the black basket on the front table and pick up the "Article of the Week #3 (10/26 - 10/30)--2015-2016 School Year" document. Then, either begin your work with the article or engage in free reading until you receive further instructions.
*AS YOU WORK, I WILL RETURN YOUR AOW #2 DOCUMENTS. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT HOW YOU DID IN THE CONTROL OF CONVENTIONS CATEGORY. CAN YOU FIND AND FIX ANY ERRORS PERTAINING TO THE GRAMMAR ERROR WITH WHICH WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING?*
S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
--list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio shared
--What is a controlling idea?--transition into next agenda item
Application Activity -- Controlling Idea Practice: "The Masque..." and "Appointment" (10-15 mins.)
--Feel free to sit on the floor closer to me so that you can see better!
--purposeful oral reading of "Appointment," an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's short story in picture book form
- Your Purpose: Come up with a controlling idea sentence or sentences for our two most recent works. Write your sentence/sentences in your notebook and be ready to share.
Transition (3-5 mins.)
--Block 4: Pick up the "What is 'point of view'?" page from the front of the classroom. After giving the document a quick scan, place it in your binder near your terms/concepts packet from the beginning of the school year.
--review the "Compact for Group Work" posted in the front of the classroom
- What does this document essentially say?
- Can we live with it?
Group Work/Writing Workshop -- Culminating Assignment: "The Masque of the Red Death" Literary Analysis Paragraph (25-30 mins.)
--work as a group (as defined by the "Compact for Group Work") to write a paragraph as directed by the task to which you have been assigned--consider our conclusions about theme from earlier in class, brainstorm, reread, annotate, discuss, outline, draft, write, bear in mind "The Four Cs of Quality Academic Writing," etc.
--Consider this a sort of training session--you will be asked to independently complete a similar task in the future with a different short story!
Transition (2 mins.)
--Pick up the "Collaboration and Leadership Reflection--Literary Analysis Paragraph" document from the front table.
Closure (remainder of class)
--After carefully reading the directions, complete the task at hand and submit your best work based on the time permitted prior to leaving class.
HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete Article of the Week #3 to turn in at the beginning of class on Monday, 11/2. 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)
--Bring your vocabulary book to class on Monday, 11/2--please do not forget!
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
--The due date for submitting a revised Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Friday, 11/13 (approximately 2.5 weeks from today)--YOU MUST schedule a meeting with me to go over your revisions; simply handing in the revisions is unacceptable as per the protocol. When time permits, meetings can/will occur during class time.
--Continue writing your short story and argumentative paragraphs. The final draft of the short story aspect of the assignment is due on Thursday, 10/29, which is NEXT CLASS!