Thursday, March 3, 2016

English 10 Honors--3/9/2016

Jump Off
--Turn in the final version of your essay by placing it in the black basket on the front table.
--Pick up a rubric from the front table.

S. the C.

  • If you do not have a long-term, non-negotiable assignment (essay, presentation, project, etc.) completed on time, you will be required to come in after school with me to work on completing the assignment and, depending on my schedule, receive assistance.  I expect you to continue coming in after school until the assignment is completed.  Failure to stay after school will result in central detention(s).  If after five days you still have not submitted a late long-term assignment, you will receive an “NG” and run the risk of not successfully completing the class. (This is excerpted from the "Important Information" document read, discussed, and signed by students and parents at the beginning of the school year.) 
 --You should leave class today with:
  • a plan of attack for making your writing piece better

--Date a page in your notebook (3/9/2016) and label the page “Show, Don’t Tell”.
Writing Workshop #1 – Show, Don’t Tell
--two different anecdotes shared via SMART Notebook--Which story would you prefer to read?
--discuss more compelling anecdote--What makes it more compelling?
--analyze passage from Andrew Sean Greer’s The Confessions of Max Tivoli (verbs, nouns, similes, metaphors, imagery)
--work with “tell” sentence #1 and make it “come to life!” (modeling)
--work with “tell” sentence #2 and make it “come to life!” (whole-class at SMART Board)
--When working on making your writing piece better, consider crafting a hook in which you show your reader something as opposed to merely telling your reader.

Writing Workshop #2 -- Intertextuality Unit--Culminating Essay Assignment Notes/Mini-lessons
--draw a line in your notebook and begin a new section labeled “Notes and Mini-lessons for Culminating Essay Assignment”
--set the context/explain rationale--What are we looking at here?
--take notes/complete mini-lessons as per PowerPoint slides--This information will prove helpful when giving your writing piece one final revision prior to submission!

Writing Workshop #3 -- Intertextuality Unit--Culminating Essay Assignment Peer Feedback
--peer essays handed out
  • Consider using a pencil when completing the next set of agenda items!
--use rubric to score peer’s MLA Format (modeling with scanned-in essay)
--score peer’s parenthetical references (modeling with scanned-in essay)
--score peer’s Works Cited page (modeling with scanned-in essay)
--score peer’s content (modeling with scanned-in essay)
--determine peer’s overall score (modeling with scanned-in essay)
--return essay to peer
--engage in self-reflection--What revisions (if any) should you make to your essay before submitting your work to me?
--whole-class Q & A
  • What else do you want/need from me at this point?
--Revise your essay as per today's Writing Workshop blocks. The final version of your essay (the near-perfect version that I will actually score) is due at the beginning of class next time (Friday, 3/11).
--Consider visiting each of the following links as you revise your essay:
HW (Class Preparation)
--Work on finishing your free reading book.  You have just over one week 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.

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