Friday, April 22, 2016

English 10 Honors--4/26/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up a copy of the "End-of-Course Assignment--2016--Assignment Preview--My Rough Notes (from Mr. Martin!)" document from the front table.  I wanted to get this information into your hands ASAP as much thought and effort is necessary between now and the due date!  Please purposefully read this document during the first few minutes of class, preparing any questions that you have for me.

S. the C.
--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 (two days from today!).
--Q & A as per the Jump Off

--Bring to your small group the following items:
  • your "Marked for Greatness" responses (pick back up from the front table)
  • your notebook
  • your purposefully/actively Post-ited copy of Lord of the Flies
  • your study guide
--group roles defined and modeled (simultaneously "anchor in" to the "Compact for Group Work"):
  • Leader
  • Scribe
  • Runner
--small groups assigned via a drawing of cards

--engage in high-level discussion:
  • your "Marked for Greatness" response from two classes ago
    • clarifying the meaning of "marked for greatness" as a literary concept and applying the concept to the following characters/settings: 
      • Ralph (Ullock and Stevens), Piggy (Jeff Y., Morgan F., Kennedy G., Rachael H., Hayleigh P., Anna K., Logan S., and Lauren T.), Simon (Morgan H. and Bridget N. and ___), the mulberry boy (Cameron V. ___), and the island (Alberto T., Hannah F., Phil R., and Sam W.).
  • 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
  • looking ahead to the "End-of-Course Assignment"
--every so often, I will sound an alarm--when I do so, if I point to your group, send your Runner up front to write a contribution on the board--the more specific and related to authorial purpose the response, the better!
--place each contribution under a topic heading so that we can try to keep all of this "stuff" somewhat organized!

--during this discussion, it is suggested that you take notes--these notes will come in handy when crafting your End-of-Course Assignment!

--re-column the desks
--Scribes: submit your group discussion notes
--Pick up a copy of the assessment from the front table.

Closure/Assessment -- Lord of the Flies CHAPTER FOUR-CHAPTER NINE Quiz/Final Novel Assessment Preparation (42 minutes)
--after purposefully reading the directions, complete the assessment--good luck!

HW Time/Free Reading (time permitting)

HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish purposefully/actively reading Lord of the Flies.
--Begin preparing for the final novel assessment (quotation identification).
--Start thinking about the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait on this!
--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 (two days 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.