Tuesday, April 5, 2016

English 9--4/7/2016

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Pick up the "Vocabulary Units--Exercise Check" slip from the front table. Write your name on the line and open your vocabulary book to page 93.

S. the C. (15-20 mins.)
--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.

--quickly complete exercise check--when finished, pass up facedown
--go over the homework ("Choosing the Right Word" exercise on pages 93 and 94) three-in-a-row style, sharing both words and context clues

Transition (2 mins.)
--Take out your copy of the "End-of-Unit Essay--Procedures List #1" document and any related materials.

Writing Workshop -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay (30-45 mins.)
--purposeful oral reading of the third step
--Q & A
--brief share-out via a drawing of cards
--process repeated for remaining steps on "Procedures List #1"
--Transition--pick up a copy of the "End-of-Unit Essay--Procedures List #2" document from the front table
--purposeful oral reading of the fifth step
--Q & A
--quiet and independent work time
--purposeful oral reading of the sixth step
--Q & A
--quiet and independent work time
--brief share-out via a drawing of cards
--process repeated for the seventh step

Transition (2 mins.)
--Pick up an index card from the front table and write your name at the top of the lined side of the card.
Closure (5 mins.)
--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!

Brain Break -- Mum Ball (time permitting)
HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish preparing for the Unit #7 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of class next time (Monday, 4/11)REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER!
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--Continue progressing through your essay-writing process in whatever manner you see fit.  (It would be in your best interest to consider how you might organize/break up your body paragraphs and begin roughly outlining.)  The final version of your essay (your absolute best effort) is tentatively due at the beginning of class on Friday, 4/15.
--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)