Monday, January 4, 2016

English 9--1/13/2016

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Pick up the "Vocabulary Units--Exercise Check" slip from the front table. Write your name on the line and open your vocabulary book to page 65.

S. the C. (15-20 mins.)
--quickly complete exercise check--when finished, pass up facedown
--go over the homework ("Choosing the Right Word" exercise on pages 65 and 66) three-in-a-row style, sharing words for all three and context clues for one
--Reminder: the "incentive plan" (it is in place this week!)
--list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio shared:

  • Would anyone like to schedule a meeting for a time slot during my office hours (posted on the front board)?
  • The due date for submission is Friday, 1/15 (the end of THIS week!) 


Transition (10-12 mins.)
--Pick up the "The Shakespearean Sonnet--Comprehension/Closure Questions for 'Sonnet 116'" document from the front table.  Read the directions at the top of the page and complete the task at hand quietly and independently in order to "close out" our work with the poem from last class.  Good luck!

Comprehension/Closure Activity -- The Shakespearean Sonnet ("Sonnet 116") (10-15 mins.)
--go over the questions/prompts and finish annotating the poem

Purposeful Reading/Group Work/Mini-Presentation Preparation Activity -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet--Background Information (15-20 mins.)
--"anchor in" to the "Compact for Group Work" via the poster located in the front of the classroom
--Transition--form groups via the lists located on the front board
--folders handed out to groups

HW Time -- Memorizing the Prologue (time permitting)
--quiet and independent work time (paraphrasing [use "explication" from last class], repetition of lines, writing lines in own words, etc. and/or Choosing the Right Word)

HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--The due date for submitting a revised "'St. Lucy's...' End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment" for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Friday, 1/15 (the end of THIS week!).  Your improved writing piece must be typed in proper MLA format and highlighted as per the Cumulative Writing Portfolio protocol.  Remember that YOU MUST schedule a meeting with me to go over your revisions; simply handing in the revisions is unacceptable as per the protocol.
HW (Take-Home Assessment/Class Preparation)
--Memorize the first five lines of the Prologue by the beginning of class next time (Friday, 1/15), and be ready to demonstrate your memorization in class when I draw cards for oral recitations.  Remember that if you are able to recite the entire Prologue on Friday, an additional 100% quiz score will be factored in to your Marking Period 3 GPA, and your "Initiative" soft skills report will be positively impacted!
HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish preparing for the Unit #5 vocabulary quiz, which will take place next time (Friday, 1/15).  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER.  Don't forget about the incentive plan! 
--Try to read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class.  Your book must be finished by mid-March.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!

On the backburner:
  • A Paragraph's a Paragraph's a Paragraph instruction (if necessary)
  • Break down model paragraph together (if necessary)