Monday, January 18, 2016

English 10 Honors--1/19/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up the Unit #5 vocabulary quiz from the front table.  Make sure to carefully read all of the directions.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently. Good luck!
--When you finish with the assessment, place your work underneath your desk and pick up the "Acceptable and Unacceptable Paraphrasing" document from the front table.  After purposefully reading the document, engage in free reading until everyone is finished and ready to move forward.

  • YOUR LAST 60/40 QUIZ 
S. the C.
--trade and grade vocabulary quizzes--scored assessments returned to test-takers for self-reflection purposes--scored assessments collected

--Reminder: Keep the "Intertextuality Unit--The Alchemist and The Old Man and the Sea Culminating Essay Assignment" document in mind, as this is where we are headed as we continue working through our current literature unit. Do you have any potential ideas in mind already? (Frankly, you should!)
--Reminder--Speaking and Listening Standards: English 10 Honors students can participate effectively in a collaborative discussion, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. This includes:

  • coming to the discussion prepared, having read and researched the material under study and explicitly drawing on that preparation by referring to evidence from the text and additional reading/research to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
  • propelling conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporating others into the discussion; and clarifying, verifying, or challenging ideas and conclusions.
  • responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarizing points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualifying or justifying their own views and understanding and making new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented. THIS MULTI-PART STANDARD WILL BE ASSESSED TODAY VIA THE "DISCUSSION CONTRIBUTION RATING SCALE."
Transition--Form a circle out of the desks from least to most by number of vowels in your entire name (first, middle, and last).  Oh...and you can't talk at all while doing it.  Good luck!  (My desk will be where it always is, and I have 6 vowels!).
--Keep/Take out the following items: your last 60/40 quiz, your monomyth document, your notebook, your copy of the novella, your active/purposeful reading notes, and any additional discussion ideas.

Circle Discussion (Novella Closure) -- The Alchemist up to the End
--a few exemplary 60/40 quiz responses shared
--finish engaging in discussion as per the protocol--contributions will be assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"

Potential items for discussion:
  • Application of the monomyth template to The Alchemist--so what?!
  • What is magical realism? What are magical realist authors "up to"?
  • How does Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist "fit the magical realism bill", so to speak?
  • Connections between Paulo Coelho's life and the novella 
  • Application of new terms/concepts (e.g., dilemma, fable, foil) to the novella
    • For example, you might attempt to answer this question: What characters in the novella serve as foils to each other? How so? What is Coelho's potential purpose?
  •  Active/purposeful reading notes
--Re-column the desks and pick up the "Article of the Week #6 (1/18 - 1/22)--2015-2016 School Year" document from the front table.  Purposefully read the directions in the box at the top of the page of the Article of the Week. What questions do you have?
--Q & A
Mini-Lesson/HW Time -- Paraphrasing and Article of the Week #6
--rationale shared:
  • review necessary based on observations made while looking through "Reading Nonfiction Document"s
  • practice for Article of the Week #6, which is ultimately practice and preparation for the "Intertextuality Unit--The Alchemist and The Old Man and the Sea Culminating Essay Assignment"

--as per the "Acceptable and Unacceptable Paraphrasing" document, create a list together on the front board of steps to follow when paraphrasing
--do the following with the directly quoted passage projected on the SMART Board:
  • Carefully read the passage, especially zeroing in on the sentences in bold, three times without a writing utensil in hand.
  • After the passage has been hidden, using your own words, create a bulleted list of the ideas in the sentences in bold.
  • Looking only at the bulleted list you created, write a paraphrase of the sentences in bold, synthesizing the ideas that you think are essential.
  • After the passage has been revealed again, check to make sure that your paraphrase:
    • Accurately reflects the meaning of the original passage.
    • Uses your own words.
    • Includes quotation marks around any words/phrases unique to the original passage.
    • Uses your own structure.
--two paraphrases written on the front board for the sake of comparison/contrast (volunteers? cards drawn?)
--compare paraphrased passages to the suggested paraphrase provided--
how did you do?
--begin working on Article of the Week #6 quietly and independently

HW (Class Preparation)
--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!
HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete Article of the Week #6 to turn in at the beginning of class next time (Thursday, 1/21).  This task will include purposefully reading the directions in the box at the top of the page and completing your best work with regard to the directions.

On the backburner:
  • ACT nonfiction passages and multiple choice questions