Wednesday, October 7, 2015

English 9--10/8/2015 (60-70 mins.--Pep Assembly)

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Pick up the following items from the front table:

  • a BINGO board
  • a highlighter
Additional directions about the BINGO boards are forthcoming.
Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (5-20 mins. depending on class)
--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 repeats first and last name and further describes, explains, shares anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction to teacher/peers

S. the C. (5 mins.)
--rough goals from last class read aloud--anyone know why?!

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #2 BINGO (remainder of class)
--directions given for how to fill in BINGO boards (unit word + "helper" word)--I WILL MODEL
--directions given for writing five sentences on the back of your BINGO board (you may NOT just use the sentences from the book)--I WILL MODEL/TALK STRATEGY
--fill in BINGO boards/write sentences quietly and independently--open your vocabulary book to page 24
--share "how to win" boards
--share information about “board validation” (at podium, share words, basic definitions, and a sample sentence)
--play 3-5 games (depending on time)--+1 bonus to winners

DEAR -- Free Reading Books (time permitting)
--students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine

HW (Class Preparation)

--Finish preparing for the Unit #2 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class (Wednesday, 10/14), bearing in mind your rough goal set during last class.  You might want to consider completing each of the exercises in the vocabulary book, and you might also want to consider using your BINGO board from today's review session as a tool for studying.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER!
--If you struggled on the Unit #1 vocabulary quiz and would like some tips on how to prepare for the Unit #2 quiz, take the initiative to meet with me after school so that we can put together a plan of action!
--Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.  You have up until the first week of December to finish your book.
--FYI: We will definitely begin preparing for the next work of our mini-unit next class.

On the Backburner (Mr. Martin's Note-to-Self):
  • Review the parts of speech as introduction to our grammar work/in order to aid in vocabulary study