Wednesday, February 24, 2016

English 9--2/25/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up a half index card from the front table and wait quietly for further directions.

S. the C.
--Reminder: It is important for you to stay caught up with regard to all of your coursework.  It would behoove you to check the blog and SchoolTool often.
--complete the "warm up"/review for today's grammar assessment via PowerPoint

--Pick up the quiz titled "Assessment: Commas with Introductory Elements" from the front table.  Purposefully read the directions and carefully complete the task at hand.  Good luck!

Assessment -- Commas with Introductory Elements
--When you finish with the assessment, do the following:

  • Pick up your term poster from the front shelf and finish it (if you have not already done s0).
  • Engage in free reading (your book or Upfront newsmagazine).
--Take out your copy of the “Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes” document.

Mini-Presentations/Notetaking (cont.) -- Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes

  • Pause/smile in front and gain the attention of your audience before speaking.
  • First, state your term.  Then, provide wait time so that your peers can read through the definition provided within the skeletal notes page before the “meat” of your presentation. 
  • Speak loudly enough to be heard by all.
  • Speak at an appropriate speed (NOT TOO FAST).
  • Speak with enthusiasm.
  • Make clear attempts at eye contact to ALL parts of the classroom.
  • Limit vocal fillers ("umm", "ahh", long silences, etc.)--NO MORE THAN 3-5 PER MINUTE.
  • Limit distracting body movements (podium tapping, hair smoothing, etc.).
  • After your presentation, call on a peer at random to provide what he or she wrote for the blank(s).
--Pick up a copy of the Act II Reading Guide from the front table and engage in a "materials assessment" together.  What are we "looking for" while viewing Act II?

Film/First-Draft "Reading" -- Act II of Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet
--purposefully view the film until a few minutes remaining in class--gather information for discussion/assessment preparation by jotting down notes and responding to reading guide prompts/questions

Closure -- Wrap-up Discussion

HW (Class Preparation)
--Review your "Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes” page prior to our next meeting, as an upcoming assessment is quite possible!
--Work on finishing your free reading book.  You have just about a month between now and the due date of the one-pager.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  See me if you have finished your book and need a one-pager.
--If we do not finish viewing and discussing Act II in class today, you can expect to do so next class!
On the backburner:
  • A Paragraph's a Paragraph's a Paragraph instruction (if necessary)
  • Break down model paragraph together (if necessary)