Thursday, January 21, 2016

English 9--1/22/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up an index card from the front table.  Write your name at the top of the lined side, and then number 1-6, skipping a line after each number.

S. the C.
--Reminder: If you received a score lower than 70% on the possessive apostrophe quiz, you must take a requiz before the end of the day TODAY (1/22).  Please make arrangements with me ASAP.  Additional preparation materials are located on the shelf next to the door above the “Grammar Hammer Extras” sign, and I am more than willing to go over the last quiz with you as well!  
--review for the forthcoming grammar assessment via SMART Notebook ("REVIEW--Identifying Subjects and Verbs")

--Pick up the quiz from the front table ("QUIZ--Identifying Subjects and Verbs").  Complete the quiz quietly and independently back at your desk.  Good luck!
--When you finish with the assessment, place your work in the black basket on the front table.  Then, spend some time looking over your copy of the Prologue as final preparation for the next part of today's class block.

Public Speaking Activity -- Prologue Recitations
--volunteers first, then cards draw

--Pick up the "Soft Skills Self-Assessment" from the front table 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!)

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!
--S.M.A.R.T. Goal modeling (if necessary)
--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 for the remainder of class.

DEAR -- Free Reading Books (time permitting)
--students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine

HW (Class Preparation)
--If you do not fully finish setting a S.M.A.R.T. Goal prior to the end of today's class, please do so between now and our next meeting.
--Review your "Background Information Mini-Presentation Notes" page prior to our next meeting, as an upcoming assessment is quite possible!
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and our next meeting.  Your book must be finished by mid-March.  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. Goals?!

--Good luck on midterms!  You can expect to begin William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet when we meet again.

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