--Turn in Article of the Week #9 by placing your best work in the black basket on the front table.
--While you're up there, pick up the following documents:
- "Lord of the Flies Unit/Reading Nonfiction--Reviewing the Reading Standards for Information Text (Grades 9-10)/Previewing the ACT Reading Test"
- "Reading Nonfiction Document" for "Marked for Greatness"
- "Marked for Greatness" from Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor
--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 under 3 weeks from today).
- attending to a "backburner" item (think back to mid-December!), mastering a literary concept, AND enhancing our understanding of Lord of the Flies!
- read through the first document together--YOUR MASTERY OF THESE STANDARDS WILL BE ASSESSED NEXT CLASS VIA AN ACT READING TEST CONSISTING OF A NONFICTION PASSAGE AND 10 CORRESPONDING MULTIPLE CHOICE PROMPTS
--briefly re-familiarize yourself with the "Reading Nonfiction Document"
--spend 25 minutes (timer set) completing "Step #1" and "Step #2" quietly and independently
*DURING THIS TIME, MEETINGS FOR CUMULATIVE WRITING PORTFOLIO REVISIONS CAN OCCUR.*
- consider, too, the following questions:
- What does it mean to be "marked for greatness"
- When authors mark someone or something for greatness, what are some of the underlying purposes?
- How does this literary concept apply to Lord of the Flies through the end of CHAPTER THREE?
- What is/are William Golding's potential purpose(s)?
- YOUR MASTERY OF "MARKED FOR GREATNESS" AND ABILITY TO MEANINGFULLY APPLY THE LITERARY CONCEPT TO LORD OF THE FLIES WILL BE ASSESSED NEXT CLASS VIA A PARAGRAPH WRITING TASK.
- when you finish, engage in free reading--when everyone is free reading, I'll know that we can move on!
--discuss the "Reading Nonfiction Document" question/prompt by question/prompt--I will capture notes on the front board under the appropriate headings
HW (Class Preparation)--Next class, an assessment will occur consisting of the following:
- an ACT Reading Test nonfiction passage and 10 corresponding multiple choice prompts
- 14 multiple choice questions/prompts pertaining to the first three chapters of Lord of the Flies
- a paragraph writing task about the literary concept "marked for greatness" applied to your reading of Lord of the Flies
--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 under 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.