Friday, December 4, 2015

English 10 Honors--12/8/2015

Jump Off
--Turn in your "Unit Exam Component: Unifying Theme Statement Paragraph" by placing your writing in the black basket on the front table.
--Turn in anything else that you owe me as well (e.g., Soft Skills Self-Assessment).
--Take out your copy of the ACT READING TEST from last class (the copy with choices for each prompt).  If you did not finish the test (which is acceptable, as I did not officially assign it as homework), use the first 20 minutes of class to finish.  If you did finish already, THANK YOU!  Please engage in free reading for the first 20 minutes of class instead.

S. the C.
--Form a circle out of the desks.

Instruction/Looking Ahead -- ACT READING TEST Practice/Short Story Unit Exam Preparation 
--Reminder: What are the sections of the upcoming unit exam?  How might you prepare?

--Reminder: correct choices for #1-5 from last class
--Reminder: test-taking strategy
--"set up" passage for purposeful reading for #6-10
--purposeful oral reading/discussion--stop and draw conclusions together and arrive at correct choices
  • What did you take away from the experience in which we just engaged that you can apply to the purposeful reading section of your upcoming Short Story Unit Exam?
--Please pick up the following documents from the front table:
  • the "Reading Nonfiction Document" for "The Death of the Author," by Roland Barthes
  • a copy of the essay "The Death of the Author," by Roland Barthes
Literacy Activity -- Roland Barthes' "The Death of the Author" (1967)
--brief familiarization with the "Reading Nonfiction Document"--we will begin conducting "Step #1" together today!
--conduct a gist reading of the first paragraph of the essay orally
--engage in discussion about the first paragraph (e.g., Why Sarrasine?  What concept is being introduced in the first sentence?  Etc.)--"talk to the text" (and, of course, each other!)
--continue conducting a gist reading of the rest of the essay (silently or orally?--majority rules!)--feel free to annotate a little bit (though this is not truly the purpose during an initial reading)

Closure -- Whip Around
--Think of one "thing" you learned in class today.  (If you need to write your key learning down so that you don't forget, please do so!)
--Toss the ball around the classroom from one to another sharing learnings.

Brain Break -- Mum Ball (time permitting)

HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish preparing for the Short Story Unit Exam, which will take place next class (Thursday, 12/10).  I did not take the time to make a review sheet--sorry!