Tuesday, March 15, 2016

English 10 Honors--3/29/2016

Jump Off
--Open your vocabulary book (if you brought it today!) to page 90. Look through the list of words and put a mark next to all of the words that you are pretty confident about knowing already.  Also, make sure that you familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words."
--If you have not already done so, take all of the Post-its out of your copies of the two novellas.

S. the C.
--pronounce each of the Unit #7 vocabulary words (pages 90-92) and the five "Whimsical Words"
--reflect upon your performance on the Unit #6 vocabulary quiz (which I will then re-collect) and take a look at your SMART Goal
  • Did you achieve your goal?
  • What does it mean to "move forward every day"?  Did you "move forward"?
  • Consider putting together a goal to work toward for Marking Period 5.

"Gearing Up" Discussion Preparation (Phase 4) -- What to Look for in Lord of the Flies (Lost at Sea Activity)
--complete activity via PowerPoint slides

--Pick a profession in which you'd like to see yourself in the future (e.g., engineer, teacher, veterinarian, etc.)  Form a circle alphabetically accordingly.  (I am a teacher--build me in accordingly!)  Bring to the circle the following items:
  • your notebook 
  • your index card from three classes ago
  • your annotated copy of "Are We Naturally Good or Bad?"
  • your annotated copy of  "Asch Experiment"
  • your "Kid Nation 'Episode #1: I'm Trying to be a Leader Here!'" document
  • your annotated copy of "Is That a Symbol?" and the "Novel Pre-reading--Purposeful Non-fiction Reading/'Gearing Up' Discussion" document
  • your explicated song lyrics (poetry)
  • your sheet from today's activity
"Gearing Up" Discussion/Closure (cont.) -- What to Look for in Lord of the Flies
--engage in discussion about materials listed above in order to finish crafting a list on the front board of "what to look for" in Lord of the Flies--COPY THIS LIST INTO YOUR NOTEBOOK (3/17 & 3/29--What to Look for in LotF)

--Re-row the desks and...
  • return your copies of The Alchemist and The Old Man and the Sea
  • pick up a copy of the study guide and a small stack of Post-its
  • sign out a copy of Lord of the Flies.
Purposeful/Active Oral Reading -- Lord of the Flies CHAPTER ONE
--in order to engage in high-level discussions about this challenging text, our reading purposes are as follows:
  • complete Post-its
    • look for, draw potential conclusions about, and flag the items on our "What to Look for in Lord of the Flies" lists
    • read actively as we have done in the past (e.g., if you have a question, jot it down and flag the page; if you connect the text to personal experience, jot down notes about the connection and flag the page; etc.)
  • complete the study guide as directed
--engage in purposeful/active oral reading--I'll simultaneously do a "think-aloud" for the first few pages as per our reading purposes as modeling
Closure (time permitting)
--brief discussion
HW (Class Preparation)
--Carefully complete the Choosing the Right Word ("50/50") vocabulary exercise (pages 93 and 94).  As you do so, underline the specific context clues within each sentence that help you arrive at your selections.  Expect me to check your work next class (Thursday, 3/31).  Also, familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words."  The Unit #7 vocabulary quiz will take place on Monday, 4/4.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER (EXCLUDING PAST "WHIMSICAL WORDS")!
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!
--Finish purposeful/active reading of Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies as preparation for analysis/discussion next class.
--If you have not already done so, pick out a free reading book for the final two marking periods.  Bring the book with you to class next time so that I can take a look.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!

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