Wednesday, November 4, 2015

English 9--11/5/2015

Jump Off (5-8 mins.)
--Pick up a highlighter and the "Parts of Speech--Post-test" from the front table.  Complete the assessment quietly and independently back at your desk.  Good luck!

--Find your name card and sit in your new assigned seat.

S. the C. (10-15 mins.)
--When you finish with the assessment, place your work in the black basket on the front table and...

  • return your highlighter 
  • see me so that I can give you the document that you will need for the remainder of the class block.  (For students with the character task, assign specific characters.)  Purposefully read through the document so that your reading purpose for today's lesson is clear.  Then, engage in free reading until you receive further instructions.
--The following students need to see me before leaving class today:

  • Nic R.
  • Kiara S.
  • Cameron V.
  • Christina B.
  • Trevor C.
  • Collin J.
"St. Lucy's..."--First Half of Stage 2 ("Stage 2: After a time..." [239] to "...she couldn't smell a thing" [242])

"THINK": Purposeful Reading (15-20 mins.)
--purposeful independent reading of the first half of Stage 2 of the short story--complete your assigned purposeful reading task to the best of your ability
--continue completing your assigned purposeful reading task via rereading, filling in your tool, looking up words, etc.

"GROUP": Share-Out, Note-taking, and Planning Discussion Contributions (20-25 mins.)
--review our classroom "Compact for Group Work"
--share the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"--individual contributions to today's share-out/discussion will be assessed using this scale
--What is our ultimate purpose for re-reading and discussing the story again?!
--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"--MODEL WITH A GROUP OF STUDENTS

Transition -- re-column the desks and pick up an index card for today's "Closure" (2 mins.)

"SHARE": Share-Out/Discussion (until 5 mins. remain)
--share-out paragraph-by-paragraph in the following order:

  • structure
  • character
  • theme
  • diction
--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 -- "During today's work with "St. Lucy's...," I realized/concluded/learned that..." (5 mins.)
--write your name at the top of the lined side of your index card
--complete the sentence-starter above--try to be specific, please!

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.
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!