Friday, November 6, 2015

English 10 Honors--11/13/2015

Jump Off
--Pick up a copy of the grammar quiz 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.  Then, engage in free reading until you receive further instructions.

S. the C.
--list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio by the end of the after-school period today
  • Excerpt from Cumulative Writing Portfolio parameters post: "A student who fails to meet the final due date for mastery will be assigned central detention in order to create a time period in which he or she can obtain that mastery. Central detentions will continually be assigned, if necessary."

--spend a few minutes "gearing up" for discussion by planning some potential contributions (after directions below are shared)
--form an alphabetical-by-title-of-your-favorite-movie circle out of the desks

Story #3 -- “The Open Boat”
--oral reading/think-aloud of section I of the story
--engage in discussion via a modified version of the protocol (one contribution minimum/three contributions maximum today--third contributions cannot be shared until all have contributed once :))--contributions assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"):
  • notes written on the "Short Story Analysis Sheet"/the text itself (especially thoughts/questions formulated during purposeful reading of the story)
  • miscellaneous (Essential Questions/Standards):
    • What is a short story?
      • Crane's command over the short story as a genre
    • How does purposefully reading a short story enhance our understanding of the human experience?
      • What are some themes that emerge in "The Open Boat"?
      • When and how do these themes emerge?
      • What literary techniques does Crane use to develop some of the emergent themes, and how does he use these techniques effectively?
      • What does Crane want readers to think about these themes/what insights into the human experience is he presenting (theme statement vs. mere theme)?
      • How often do we really stop to think about the ideas about the human experience conveyed to us in literature, from story-to-story, etc.? 
--Pick up both a copy of the "'The Open Boat' Ticket-Out-the-Door" document and a highlighter from the front table.

Closure -- "The Open Boat" Ticket-Out-the-Door
--After carefully reading the directions, complete your best work by the end of class.  Leave both your document and highlighter on your desk when the bell rings.

HW (Class Preparation)
--Purposefully read the short story that was given to you last class and write a 5-sentence summary (NO LONGER!) of the story as per the directions on the "Independent Purposeful Reading/Summary Assignment" halfsheet.  This assignment is due at the beginning of class next time (Tuesday, 11/17).
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 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.