Sunday, January 3, 2016

English 10 Honors--1/8/2016

Jump Off (5 mins.)
--Spend the first five minutes of class engaging in some last-minute review for the forthcoming grammar assessment.  If you did the extra practice, the answer key is located on the front table.

S. the C. (5-8 mins.)

Transition (1 min.)
--Pick up the "QUIZ--Restrictive elements/Non-restrictive elements" from the front table and get started.

Assessment #1 -- Restrictive Elements/Non-restrictive Elements (5-10 mins.)
--When you finish, place your assessment in the black basket on the front table and pick up the next assessment.

Assessment #2 -- The Alchemist up to Page 104 (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.  Then, create a section in your notes for today's discussion labeled "The Alchemist Discussion up to Page 104".  Finally, read The Alchemist or your free reading book until everyone is finished.

Transition (2 mins.)
--Form a circle out of the desks--have both your discussion ideas and notebook handy.

Discussion -- The Alchemist up to Page 104 (flex time)
--engage in discussion

HW Time (time permitting)

HW (Class Preparation/Take-Home Assessment)
--Finish The Alchemist by the beginning of next class (Tuesday 1/12).  Demonstrate your best skill level in reading actively/purposefully via the Post-it Note strategy, and expect any or all of the following to occur next class:
  • collection of your Post-its for assessment purposes
  • a "60/40" reading assessment
  • a discussion geared around your Post-its 
HW (Class Preparation)
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!
--Work toward achievement of your S.M.A.R.T. Goal?

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