Monday, April 18, 2016

English 9--4/21/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up each of the following from the front table:
  • an index card
  • a copy of the sample introduction and sample conclusion document
On the index card, write a response (perhaps in the form of a bulleted list?) to the following question:
  • When proofreading and revising your own writing in order to demonstrate that you have control over the conventions of standard written English, what should you look for, do, etc.?  (Think about what we have done this year as part of our "Grammar Hammer" work!)
When you are satisfied with your response to the point that you could successfully share it with the entire class, place your index card under your desk.

S. the C.
--Reminder: It is important for you to stay caught up with regard to all of your coursework.  It would behoove you to check the blog and SchoolTool often.  Additionally, if you have an "NG" for a Marking Period, following up with me ASAP is in your best interest.

Mini-Lesson -- Writing the Conclusion
--view the following YouTube video:
--read/discuss the sample introduction and sample conclusion document:
  • adjustments to thesis statement pointed out (order and theme statement)
  • rationale behind contents of conclusion shared
--Q & A

--Block 1 and Block 2: Grab a laptop from the cart and log in.

--Block 3: Head down to the Computer Lab and log in.
Writing Workshop #1 -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay
--"anchor in" to the agreement below before you begin working:


  • Talking should be very limited
    • When talking must occur, get peer's attention first and stay on task.
    • Teacher will use the consequence system in place for lack of compliance.
  • Listening to music (provided by teacher or on personal devices) is acceptable. 
--work block
--meetings with me as per the order established on the front board

Writing Workshop #2 -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay
--rationale shared for this block of time
--either continue working as per the parameters established for "Writing Workshop #1" OR meet with a peer to ask each other questions/share some of your work with each other

--share out as per the "Jump Off" (index cards)
  • Don't forget to purposefully proofread prior to submitting your essay next week.
  • RE-READ--don't re-read!
HW (Class Preparation)
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time--PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!
--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 final version of your essay (your absolute best effort) is due in the form of a printout at the beginning of class next time (Monday, 4/25).  Don't settle for anything less than your best!  Please also keep in mind our classroom policy for meeting due dates of long term assignments.  This writing piece will be included within the Cumulative Writing Portfolio.
--You should strongly consider:

  • RE-READING your work in order to demonstrate control over the conventions of standard written English
  • having someone with skills superior to your own read your work and offer you suggestions
  • purposefully re-reading the grading sheet and making sure that your essay aligns