Tuesday, April 5, 2016

English 10 Honors--4/6/2016

Jump Off (10 mins.)
--Pick up a copy of the "Lord of the Flies Unit: CHAPTER ONE--Discussion (continued) Preparation" sheet from the front table.  After reading the directions, complete the task at hand quietly and independently the first 10 minutes of class.  If you finish early, look through your purposeful/active reading notes and study guide for CHAPTER TWO and plan some contributions for today's discussion, bearing in mind the following:
In our circle discussions, you need to...

  • ask questions that probe reasoning and evidence from your teacher and peers
  • offer contributions that are strong and well-supported by the text (e.g., On page 42, the text states, "Jack turned fiercely" toward Piggy.  This suggests that...)
  • provide detailed anecdotes/references if making connections between the text and real life/other works.
S. the C. (3-5 mins.)
--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 (just over 3 weeks from today).
--information provided about GVEP Literary Contest Anthology

Transition (2-3 mins.)
--Pick up a copy of the BEFORE and AFTER document from the front table.  After further direction from me, pick up additional materials and complete the task at hand quietly and independently.

Discussion Preparation -- LotF CHAPTER ONE and CHAPTER TWO BEFORE Picture (10 mins.)
--"BEFORE" picture completed

Transition (2-3 mins.)
--What is your favorite dessert?  Place yourselves in the circle alphabetically accordingly.  (My favorite dessert is cookies and cream ice cream--please build me in!)  Bring to the circle the following items:
  • notes pertaining to the prompt/question with which you dealt on the halfsheet the last two classes
  • notes from today's Jump Off
  • your "BEFORE" picture
  • your notebook
  • your purposefully/actively Post-ited copy of Lord of the Flies
  • your study guide

Discussion -- LotF CHAPTER ONE and CHAPTER TWO (until 12 mins. remaining)
--a few closure pieces from last class shared:

The Discussion That You Missed: A Prelude
Dear friend not present here today,
I offer you an altruistic note
so that for absence you will not pay
and have you knowledge of the boat.
The boat sits impervious to the sea
where not even children dare to tread.
An object of solace or hostility,
of which it is, is not yet said.

A Halo in Human Hands
Was the island good or bad?
was part of the discussion that we had.
Affiliated with the light beach sands
is the idea of a halo in human hands.
When you scrutinize the jungle, it is dark--
the symbol of evil is prominent and stark.
Green shadows deploy themselves over the boy;
showing light within darkness might evoke joy.
--all must contribute once to today's discussion before any second contributions are made--bear in mind the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"
--engage in high-level discussion:
  • prompts/questions from the last two classes
  • today's Jump Off
  • "BEFORE" pictures
  • 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 -- return to your desks (2-3 mins.)

Closure -- LotF CHAPTER ONE and CHAPTER TWO AFTER Picture (10 mins.)
--"AFTER" picture completed

HW Time (time permitting)

HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete Article of the Week #9, which is due at the beginning of class next time (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 three class blocks pertaining to LotF in preparation for an upcoming assessment.
--Purposefully/actively read CHAPTER THREE of Lord of the Flies as preparation for analysis/discussion/assessment? next class.
--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 (just over 3 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.
Miscellaneous (Optional)
--Email entries to me for the GVEP Literary Contest Anthology ASAP!

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