Tuesday, October 6, 2015

English 10 Honors--10/7/2015

Jump Off
--Turn in your Article of the Week #2 active reading and written response by placing the carefully completed document in the black basket on the front table.
--Grab a halfsheet from me at the front table.  Flip the sheet over and read the two questions on the back.  If you are unsure how to proceed, make sure to ask me for clarification!  We will share out as per your work on these halfsheets later in the class block in order to focus in on further analysis of Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death."  (I WILL MODEL WITH RL.1.)
--When finished, begin preparing for today's initial "The Masque of the Red Death" share out by looking through your "Short Story Analysis Sheet" and purposeful reading notes with this question in mind: When reading "The Masque of the Red Death" for the first time, what resonated?  I have written my example on the front board--if you have time, write an item on the board yourself and put your initials next to your contribution (which will save us time later!).

S. the C.
--one final artifact bag :)--Block 4 only!
--College Day--"talk it out"
--agenda/rationale (initial purposeful reading vs. a true close reading)/HW

Story #1 -- “The Masque of the Red Death”
--share out as per the "Jump Off"--create a bulleted list on the front board of items that resonated when conducting a first reading
--distinguish between an initial purposeful reading and a true close reading via the following link:
--when close reading a piece of literature, bear in mind the following Reading Literature standards, the bolded of which link directly to your "Short Story Writing Assignment"--what should you know and be able to do for each?--share out:
English 10 students:
  • RL.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • RL.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
  • RL.3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
  • RL.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone). 
  • RL.5: Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
  • Recognize specific literary techniques (e.g., figurative language, irony, symbolism, etc.) used by authors, and, via strong and thorough textual evidence, can show how authors use these techniques to develop their texts.
--set our purpose for our second reading of "The Masque of the Red Death" via an exemplar (think-aloud)
--sections of the story assigned to each student for close reading/annotating--independent and/or partner work time (depending on how you choose to operate)--close reading/annotating of assigned section of the story
--FYI: Smart phones are allowed, and dictionaries are available on the back shelf!
--Transition--form a circle
--oral re-reading of story paragraph-by-paragraph--students share annotations from close reading--Mr. Martin encourages a "deeper dig" via prompting, follow-up questions, etc.

--Re-column the desks and pick up a "Final Countdown" document from the front table.

Closure -- The Final Countdown
--In the time permitted, complete the document to the best of your ability so that I can get a snapshot of how we did today and where we should head next.

HW (Class Preparation)
--Continue thinking about your short story. The final draft of the assignment is due on 10/29, and the day will be here before you know it!
--Bring your copy of "The Masque of the Red Death" again next class.  We're not done yet!
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.  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.
--Enjoy the long weekend--you only get so many of 'em!