Wednesday, January 20, 2016

English 10 Honors--1/21/2016

Jump Off
--Turn in Article of the Week #6 by placing your best work in the black basket on the front table.  While you're up there, pick up the "Soft Skills Self-Assessment" and begin working on completion of the document back at your desk quietly and independently.  (You should "know the drill" by now as this is the third time you've used this document!)

S. the C.
--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!)

Self-Assessment/Looking Ahead -- Marking Period 3 Soft Skills and Setting a Marking Period 4 S.M.A.R.T. Goal 
--finish completing the "Soft Skills Self-Assessment" document quietly and independently as directed

  • rough averages/my soft skills "red-flags" (if any) shared
--When you finish, place your self-assessment in the black basket on the front table and pick up the "Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals: A Better Way to Track Your Progress" document.  If you carefully read the first page, skim the chart on the next two pages, and bear in mind the work we did a few weeks ago with S.M.A.R.T. Goals, the task at hand should be self-explanatory.  If you're at all confused, though, you can call me over for help!
--finish setting a S.M.A.R.T. Goal for Marking Period 4 quietly and independently 
--When you finish, place your S.M.A.R.T. Goal document in the black basket on the front table and engage in free reading until everyone is finished.

--Please pick up a copy of the chapter titled "Yes, She's a Christ Figure, Too" from Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor from the front table.
--Take out your notebook and date the page (1/21/2016).  Label this section of your notebook "Christ/Christological Figures".
--Form a circle out of the desks from least to most by number of letters 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 15 letters!).

Purposeful Reading Activity/Discussion Preparation -- "Yes, She's a Christ Figure, Too"
--purposeful oral reading--jot down notes accordingly:

  • What is a Christ/Christological figure?
  • What qualities should a reader look for if attempting to argue that a character is a Christ/Christological figure?  How many of the qualities ought to exist in order to make a convincing argument?
  • What are authors potentially "up to" purpose-wise when they create a Christ/Christological figure?
Closure Discussion
  • the questions above
  • this question: To what extent is Santiago from The Alchemist a Christ/Christological figure?  What might Coelho be "up to"?
DEAR -- Free Reading Books (time permitting)

HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish whatever we do not finish in class today prior to our next meeting.
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
Miscellaneous--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!
--Work toward achievement of your S.M.A.R.T. Goals?!

--Good luck on midterms!  You can expect to begin Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea when we meet again.

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