Friday, March 18, 2016

English 10 Honors--3/31/2016

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Pick up the "Vocabulary Units--Exercise Check" slip from the front table. Write your name on the line and open your vocabulary book to page 93.

S. the C. (15-20 mins.)
--quickly complete exercise check--when finished, pass up facedown
--go over the homework ("Choosing the Right Word" exercise on pages 93 and 94) three-in-a-row style, sharing both words and context clues
--list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio shared--Would anyone like to schedule a meeting for a time slot during my office hours?

  • The due date for submission is Thursday, 4/28 (one month from today).
Transition (2 mins.)
--Pick up the "Culminating Essay Assignment--Feedback Analysis" sheet from the front table and read the directions.

Writing Workshop -- Intertextuality Unit--Culminating Essay Assignment--Feedback Analysis (30-35 mins.)
--use of the feedback analysis sheet modeled with a student introduction
--scored writing assignments returned for quiet and independent feedback analysis
--independent work time--during this time, students with specific questions can meet with me for no more than three minutes at a time as per the order established on the front board
--whole-group share-out ("I the _____ category..." or "What exactly do you mean by...?")--items added under the appropriate categories on the front board and modeling where appropriate--TAKE NOTES EITHER IN YOUR NOTEBOOK OR ON THE FRONT/BACK OF YOUR FEEDBACK ANALYSIS SHEET

Transition (2 mins.)
--When finished, resubmit your writing assignment (if you are not required/do not intend to make revisions [85% or higher]) and clip your feedback analysis sheet into (Writing Section of?) your binder.  The hole puncher is located on the front table.
--pairs formed via a drawing of cards (Block 4)
Additional Discussion Preparation -- LotF CHAPTER ONE (10-15 mins.)
--independently (Block 2)/in pairs (Block 4), jot down notes pertaining to assigned prompt/question--dig back into the text and find supporting evidence

Transition (time permitting)
--Form a circle out of the desks. (Block 4 students: Sit next to your partner.)
--Bring to the circle the following items:
  • notes pertaining to the prompt/question with which you just dealt
  • your notebook
  • your purposefully/actively Post-ited copy of Lord of the Flies
  • your study guide
Discussion -- LotF CHAPTER ONE (time permitting)
 --engage in high-level discussion:
  • prompts/questions from previous chunk of class time
  • purposeful reading Post-its as per the "What to Look for in Lord of the Flies" lists 
  • active reading Post-its (e.g., questions, connections to personal experiences, favorite lines or sections, etc.) 
  • study guide

HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish preparing for the Unit #7 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of class next time (Monday, 4/4). Don't forget about the "Whimsical Words."  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER (EXCLUDING PAST "WHIMSICAL WORDS")!
--Review your materials from today's LotF work in preparation for an upcoming assessment.
--The due date for submitting a revised Intertextuality Unit--Culminating Essay Assignment for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Thursday, 4/28 (one month from today)--YOU MUST schedule a meeting with me to go over your revisions; simply handing in the revisions is unacceptable as per the protocol.  When time permits, meetings can/will occur during class time.
--As always, whatever we do not complete in class today, you can expect to pick back up with next time that we meet!

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