Tuesday, February 9, 2016

English 10 Honors--2/9/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up the following items from the front table:

  • a BINGO board
  • a highlighter
Begin filling in/setting up your BINGO board (unit word + "helper" word for 24 out of the 25 Unit #6 words).

S. the C.
--brief SMART Goal share-out
--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 really should!)

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #6 BINGO
--Reminder: Write five sentences on the back of your BINGO board (you may NOT just use the sentences from the book)
--continue filling in BINGO boards/writing sentences quietly and independently--open your vocabulary book to page 72
--Reminder: Share "how to win" boards
--Reminder: Share information about “board validation” (at podium, share words, basic definitions, and a sample sentence)
--play 3-5 games (depending on time)--+1 bonus to winners

Transition #1/Discussion Preparation
--Pick up a copy of the "The Old Man and the Sea up to page 86--Have You..." document from the front table. Please spend about 3-5 minutes reading through the document pertaining to The Old Man and the Sea and picking an item about which to think/write/talk. Once you've made a selection, flip your document over and get thinking/writing!
--Reminder: Specific references to the text tend to move contributions up into the 3/4 range during discussion!
--You can also use this time to read through all of your reading notes as preparation for discussion.

Transition #2
--Form a circle out of the desks numerically from low to high based on the number corresponding with your birthday.  (For example, my birthday is October 6th, so I am a 6.)  Have your "Transition #1/Discussion Preparation" items, active/purposeful reading notes, discussion ideas, last two quizzes, and notebook handy.

Circle Discussion -- The Old Man and the Sea up to Page 86
--engage in discussion via protocol
Items for discussion:

  • Active/purposeful reading notes, perhaps about
    • the basics (characters, setting, conflict, etc.)
    • Christological figure
    • Hero as a literary term
    • Hemingway's writing style (for which he is famous!)
    • Intertextuality with The Alchemist
    • Stoicism
    • Application of new terms/concepts from your reading of The Alchemist (e.g., dilemma, fable, foil, monomyth) to this novella
  • The Term Application Assessments
  • The "Have You..." list
Transition -- re-column the desks and pick up an index card

Closure -- Ticket-Out-the Door
--After writing your name on your index card, respond to the following question:
What is your tentative idea for your end-of-unit essay?

HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish preparing for the Unit #6 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class (Thursday, 2/11).  You might want to consider completing each of the exercises in the vocabulary book, and you might also want to consider using your BINGO board from today's review session as a tool for studying.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER (EXCLUDING PAST "WHIMSICAL WORDS")!

--Don't forget about your free reading book.  Your book must be finished by mid-March.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS. See me if you have finished reading your book and need a one-pager.
HW (Class Preparation/Take-Home Assessment)--Finish reading TOMatS by the beginning of class next time (Thursday, 2/11).  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 reading assessment--how well are you analyzing the text while reading?
  • a discussion geared around your Post-it

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