Thursday, March 31, 2016

English 10 Honors--4/4/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up the Unit #7 vocabulary quiz from the front table.  Make sure to carefully read all of the directions.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently. Good luck!
--When you finish with the assessment, place your work underneath your desk and complete one of the following tasks:
  • take a look through your last two AoWs and preview the next AoW
  • finish preparing for today's LotF CHAPTER ONE discussion (e.g., take a look at your notes on the halfsheet from last time)
  • begin the next reading assignment for LotF
  • engage in free reading

S. the C.
--trade and grade vocabulary quizzes--scored assessments returned to test-takers for self-reflection purposes--scored assessments collected
--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 (about 3.5 weeks from today).

--Form a circle out of the desks. (Block 4 students: Sit next to your partner from last class.
--Bring to the circle the following items:
  • notes pertaining to the prompt/question with which you dealt on the halfsheet last time
  • your notebook
  • your purposefully/actively Post-ited copy of Lord of the Flies
  • your study guide

Discussion -- LotF CHAPTER ONE
--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" list 
  • active reading Post-its (e.g., questions, connections to personal experiences, favorite lines or sections, etc.) 
  • study guide
Transition -- re-column the desks and pick up the lesson closure document from the front table

Closure -- Ticket-Out-the-Door (Note to a Friend)

HW Time

HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete Article of the Week #9, which is due at the beginning of class on Friday, 4/8.  This task will include purposefully reading the directions in the box at the top of the page and completing your best work with regard to the directions. 
HW (Class Preparation)
--Review your materials from the last two class blocks pertaining to LotF in preparation for an upcoming assessment.
--Purposefully/actively read CHAPTER TWO of LotF.
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--The due date for submitting a revised Intertextuality Unit--Culminating Essay Assignment for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Thursday, 4/28 (about 3.5 weeks 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.

--Block 4 students: Don't worry about the "Note to a Friend" task that we did not get to complete!

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