Friday, November 6, 2015

English 9--11/12/2015

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Take out your purposeful reading of Stage 2 of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and wait quietly for further directions.

S. the C. (2-3 mins.)
--FYI:  Today's lesson closure relates specifically to collaboration and theme!

"St. Lucy's..."--Second Half of Stage 2 ("I was one of the good girls." [242] to the end of Stage 2 [244])

"GROUP": Share-Out, Note-taking, and Planning Discussion Contributions (10-15 mins.)
--review our classroom "Compact for Group Work"
--quick reminder: the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"--individual contributions to today's share-out/discussion will be assessed using this scale

End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment Writing Prompt:
Write a well-developed paragraph in which you support a meaningful and complex theme statement for Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves."  Use at least three pieces of strong textual evidence spanning the entire text, and be sure to tie back to your theme statement often.

--Transition--form groups by task
--share annotations and notes with each other, add to personal notes, and decide who will share what during the forthcoming share-out/discussion, bearing in mind the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale" (like we did a few classes ago!)

--re-column the desks and pick up the "Collaboration and Leadership Reflection/Theme Ticket-Out-the-Door (RL.1 and RL.2)' document from the front table for today's "Closure" (2 mins.)
--complete the first two pages of the document after carefully reading directions

"St. Lucy's..."--Stage 2 and Application Activity

"SHARE": Share-Out/Discussion (35-40 mins.--timer set!)
--share-out paragraph-by-paragraph in the following order:

  • structure
  • character
  • theme
  • diction
--I will ask follow-up questions, push for connections to our discussion that we had at the end of last class block, etc.!
--as you and your peers share and I mark up the text on the SmartBoard, do the same on your personal copy of "St. Lucy's..."

Closure -- "Collaboration and Leadership Reflection/Theme Ticket-Out-the-Door (RL.1 and RL.2)" (last 25 mins. of class)
--After carefully reading the remaining directions, complete the task at hand and submit your best work based on the time permitted prior to leaving class.
--If you happen to finish before the end of the class block, engage in free reading.  If you do not have your free reading book, grab a copy of Upfront newsmagazine from the front table.
HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Finish Article of the Week #4, which is due at the beginning of class next time (Monday, 11/16).  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)
--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.