Friday, November 6, 2015

English 10 Honors--11/19/2015

Jump Off
--Please place your summary that was due last class in the black basket on the front table.

S. the C.

--The following student must see me before leaving class today:
  • Jamie A.
--Pick a number from the front table to determine your seed.  I will give you a summary and write the title of the story about which you will be reading in the appropriate area on the tournament bracket projected on the front board.

Activity/Looking Ahead -- Short Story Madness
--For each game, two students "playing" read summaries.
--All students in class then vote for a "winner" via heads down/hands up vote.
--"Winner" advances to the next round.
--Proceed in this manner until one story remains.

Closure -- Unifying Theme Statement Practice
--a quick grammar rant after returning closure pieces from last class
--information about Walt Whitman and intertextuality shared via PowerPoint slides
--a sample theme statement for Crane's work shared (from last class)
--Transition--partnerships/groups shared via a drawing of cards
--share unifying theme statements, evidence, and explanations and create a meaningful and complex unifying theme statement upon which all of your group members can agree
--share out--Expect me to ask follow-up questions and challenge your ideas! :)

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


--Reminder: Reading Literature Like a Champ!
--Pick up the following items from the front table:
  • "Short Story Analysis Sheet"
  • the short story determined via "Short Story Madness"
HW (Class Preparation)
--Purposefully read the short story determined via "Short Story Madness" prior to the beginning of class on Monday, 11/30Be prepared for an assessment and/or a discussion about the reading in class that day.
--Finish Article of the Week #4 to turn in at the beginning of  next class on Monday, 11/23.  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.  If you end up reading any other articles in order to gather additional thoughts/ideas, make sure to...
  • check the reliability of your source(s)
  • reference your source(s) for your reader.

--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class.
  • One-pagers are due at the end of class on Wednesday, 12/2 for those students who have yet to complete one. We will use some class time on this particular Wednesday to complete one-pagers. Students who have already submitted a one-pager will engage in free reading during this time. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!