Wednesday, December 9, 2015

English 9--12/15/2015

Jump Off
--Pick up a small paper scrap from the front table.

--Come up with a random nickname for yourself that I can use to convey information to the class in a non-threatening manner (e.g., Jonah Martin--"AI3"). Write both your first and last name and the nickname on the small paper scrap.  I will be around to collect your nicknames momentarily.
--Kyle B./Ryan L./Emmalee M.: Please grab the grammar hammer from the front of the room and give it a drop. Then, make sure that everyone has a copy of the sheet entitled "Common Error: Missing or misplaced possessive apostrophe".

S. the C.
--purposefully read through the top half of the first page of the grammar hammer sheet together--I will instruct, model, share additional notes, etc.

Grammar Hammer Instruction/Application -- Missing or Misplaced Possessive Apostrophe
--independently complete the PRACTICE

--go over the PRACTICE together
--For HW, prepare for an assessment about the possessive apostrophe--HOW?!

--Pick up the document titled "Feedback Analysis: 'St. Lucy's...' End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment" from the front table and read the directions.

Writing Workshop #1 -- Feedback Analysis: "St. Lucy's..." End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment
--information regarding the Cumulative Writing Portfolio shared
--list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio shared
--The due date for submission is Friday, 1/15--approximately one month from today!--Would anyone like to schedule a meeting for a time slot during my office hours?  Also, in class during Hooked on Books, I can meet with any students who take the initiative to complete their work early!
--Reminder: Any writing piece that has already received a score of 80% or higher can be given back to me for submission today if the writer of the piece chooses not to revise.

--after reading the directions aloud, use of the feedback analysis document modeled with a student paragraph
--writing pieces returned for quiet and independent feedback analysis
--independent work time--during this time, students with specific questions can meet with me as per the order established on the front board
  • In terms of the "Control of Conventions" category, you should be checking for any errors related to today's Grammar Hammer work!
--whole-group share-out ("I the category...")/Q & A ("For the category, I wasn't sure what you meant by...")--notes/"mini-lessons" added to the sample feedback analysis document on the front board--TAKE NOTES EITHER IN YOUR NOTEBOOK OR ON THE FRONT/BACK OF YOUR FEEDBACK ANALYSIS DOCUMENT

--When finished, submit your writing assignment (if you are not required/do not intend to make revisions).  If you are working on revising and typing your paragraph, pick up a laptop from the cart and get yourself logged in.

Writing Workshop #2/DEAR -- "St. Lucy's..." End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment AND/OR Free Reading Books
--work on revising and typing writing pieces quietly and independently 
--engage in free reading (students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine)

Before You Leave
--Completely shut down your computer before returning it to the cart.  Then, match the computer with the proper slot and plug it in with the proper cord.

HW (Class Preparation)
--Prepare for an assessment about the possessive apostrophe, which will take place at the beginning of next class (Thursday, 12/17).
--Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class. Your book must be finished by mid-March. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--The due date for submitting a revised "'St. Lucy's...' End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment" for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Friday, 1/15--approximately one month from today!  Your improved writing piece must be typed in proper MLA format and highlighted as per the Cumulative Writing Portfolio protocol.  Remember that YOU MUST schedule a meeting with me to go over your revisions; simply handing in the revisions is unacceptable as per the protocol. When time permits, meetings can/will occur during class time.