Monday, April 4, 2016

English 9--4/5/2016

Jump Off
--Open your vocabulary book (if you brought it today!) to page 90. Look through the list of words and put a mark next to all of the words that you are pretty confident about knowing already.

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
--pronounce each of the Unit #7 vocabulary words (pages 90-92)
--reflect upon your performance on the Unit #6 vocabulary quiz (which I will then re-collect)

--Clear your desk of all but a writing utensil and pick up a copy of the "QUIZ--Act 4 and Act 5, Poetry, and Article of the Week #7" from the front table.

Assessment -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet--Act 4 and Act 5, Poetry, and Article of the Week #7
--carefully complete the assessment quietly and independently
--When you finish, place your work in the black basket on the front table.  Then, do one of the following quietly and independently until everyone is finished: 

  • work on your vocabulary homework assignment
  • engage in free reading
--Pick up a copy of the "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay" assignment sheet from the front table.

Writing Workshop -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay

--purposeful oral reading of "Assignment"
--Q & A
--purposeful oral reading of "Audience"-"Format"
--Q & A
--purposeful oral reading of "Scoring"-"Procedures"
--Q & A
--Transition--pick up a copy of the "End-of-Unit Essay--Procedures List #1" document from the front table
--purposeful oral reading of the first step
--Q & A
--quiet and independent work time
--brief share-out via a drawing of cards
--process repeated for remaining steps

--Pick up an index card from the front table and write your name at the top of the lined side of the card.
--On your index card, write the thesis statement for your essay as it currently stands.  Please do your best work so that I can do my best work in order to aid you!
HW (Class Preparation)
--Carefully complete the Choosing the Right Word ("50/50") vocabulary exercise (pages 93 and 94).  As you do so, underline the specific context clues within each sentence that help you arrive at your selections.  Expect me to check your work next class (Thursday, 4/7).  The Unit #7 vocabulary quiz will take place on Monday, 4/11.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER!
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!

--Continue progressing through your essay-writing process in whatever manner you see fit.  (It would be in your best interest to finish compiling evidence.)  The final version of your essay (your absolute best effort) is tentatively due at the beginning of class on Friday, 4/15.
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--As always, whatever we do not finish in class today, you can expect to finish next class!

On the backburner:

  • A Paragraph's a Paragraph's a Paragraph instruction (if necessary)
  • Break down model paragraph together (if necessary)