Wednesday, December 23, 2015

English 10 Honors--1/4/2016

Jump Off (2-3 mins.)
--Please find your name card and sit in the corresponding desk, which is your new assigned seat!
--Please clear your desk of all but a clean sheet of paper and a pen.  Write your name at the top of the sheet of paper, and number the paper 1-7, skipping a line after each number.

S. the C. (5-8 mins.)

--Reminder: "Intertextuality Unit--The Alchemist and The Old Man and the Sea--Culminating Essay Assignment"

Assessment -- The Alchemist up to Page 47 (20-25 mins.)

--complete questions 1-6 (60%--basic comprehension)
--complete question 7 (40%--higher-level thinking/writing)
--When you finish, place your assessment in the black basket on the front table and follow the directions below:
  • Pick up the "The Alchemist up to Page 47--Have You... List" halfsheet from the front table.
  • Take out your notebook and date the page (1/4/2016)--label the page "Paulo Coelho--Author Background".
  • Use the halfsheet and your Post-its to prepare for today's circle discussion.
Notetaking/Discussion Preparation -- Paulo Coelho--Author Background (8-10 mins.)
--As I read information aloud about author Paulo Coelho, jot down purposeful notes.
--share out
--Draw a line underneath the notes you just took.  Label the next section of your notes "The Alchemist Discussion up to Page 47".

Transition (2 mins.)
--Form a circle out of the desks--have both your discussion ideas and notebook handy.

Discussion -- The Alchemist up to Page 47 (remainder of class-ish)
--engage in discussion via the protocol (all must contribute once before any second contributions)--today's contributions will be assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"

Items for discussion:
  • Today's assessment questions/prompts
  • Paulo Coelho "writing what he knows"--applying author background to The Alchemist
  • Active/purposeful reading notes, paying particular attention to the items on the halfsheet
HW Time (time permitting)
--reading (oral? independent?)

HW (Class Preparation/Take-Home Assessment)
--Read up to pg. 104 of The Alchemist by the beginning of class on Friday, 1/8.  Demonstrate your best skill level in reading actively/purposefully via the Post-it Note strategy, and expect any or all of the following to occur on Friday:
  • collection of your Post-its for assessment purposes
  • a "60/40" reading assessment
  • a discussion geared around your Post-its 
HW (Class Preparation)
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!

On the backburner:

  • Paraphrasing Mini-Lesson as preparation for culminating assignment (based on observations while assessing the "Reading Nonfiction Document"s)
  • ACT nonfiction passages and multiple choice questions