--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.
--As I read information aloud about author Paulo Coelho, jot down purposeful notes.
--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
--reading (oral? independent?)
HW (Class Preparation/Take-Home Assessment)
- collection of your Post-its for assessment purposes
- a "60/40" reading assessment
- a discussion geared around your Post-its
--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