Monday, January 4, 2016

English 10 Honors--1/12/2016

Jump Off (5-8 mins.)
--Open your vocabulary book to page 62. Look through the list of words and put a mark next to all of the words that you are pretty confident about knowing already.  Also, make sure that you familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words."

S. the C. (8-10 mins.)
--pronounce each of the Unit #5 vocabulary words (pages 62-64) and the five "Whimsical Words"
--reflect upon your performance on the Unit #4 vocabulary quiz

Transition (2 mins.)
--When you finish the last task described above, place your Unit #4 vocabulary quiz in the black basket on the front table and pick up a copy of the "Joseph Campbell's Monomyth--Background, Instruction, and Application" document.

Application Activity/Discussion (Novella Closure) -- Joseph Campbell's Monomyth
--alternate between pair work and discussion until about six minutes remaining in class

Transition (1 min.)
--Pick up an index card from the front table.

Closure -- "Today, I learned..." (remainder of class)
  • You must include both a properly punctuated nonrestrictive element and a Unit #5 vocabulary word within your writing.  Good luck!
HW (Class Preparation)
--Carefully complete the Choosing the Right Word ("50/50") vocabulary exercise (pages 65 and 66).  As you do so, underline the specific context clues within each sentence that help you arrive at your selections.  Expect me to check your work next class (Thursday, 1/14).  Also, familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words."  The Unit #4 vocabulary quiz will take place on Tuesday, 1/19.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER (EXCLUDING PAST "WHIMSICAL WORDS")!
--Bring your vocabulary book to class again next time.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!

--Remember that I reserve the right to conduct a reading assessment at any time. It would be in your best interest to continuously review your reading notes for The Alchemist and any related materials. Remember, too, that you are expected to both understand and apply your understandings of certain terms/concepts to your reading of the novella (in addition to the typical terms/concepts such as setting, symbolism, theme, etc.): allegory, aphorism, dilemma, everyman, fable, foil, genre, interior monologue, leitmotif, magical realism, monomyth (hero's journey), motif, myth, paradox, and quest. A sample assessment question/prompt, then, might look like the following:
  • How is Paulo Coelho's novella The Alchemist a blending of several literary modes/genres? Consider using any or all of the following terms in your response: genre, allegory, fable, and magical realism. What is one likely purpose Coelho was looking to fulfill when he decided to tell such a story?
--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