--Grab a laptop from the cart and log in.
S. the C.
COMPACT FOR WORK TIME
- 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.
Writing Workshop -- End-of-Course Assignment
--Do you remember these "controlling quotations" from earlier in the course? These ideas might help guide your work today!:
- "At this point [of gathering evidence], you want to include anything, anything, that might be useful, and you also want to avoid the temptation to arrive at definite conclusions about your topic. Remember that one of the qualities that makes for a good interpretation is that it avoids the obvious. You want to develop complex ideas, and the best way to do that is to keep your ideas flexible until you've considered the evidence carefully. A good gauge of complexity is whether you feel you understand more about your topic than you did when you began (and even just reaching a higher state of confusion is a good indicator that you're treating your topic in a complex way)."
- "A thesis is the result of a lengthy thinking process. Formulating a thesis is not the first thing you do after reading an essay assignment. Before you develop an argument on any topic, you have to collect and organize evidence, look for possible relationships between known facts (such as surprising contrasts or similarities), and think about the significance of these relationships. Once you do this thinking, you will probably have a 'working thesis,' a basic or main idea, an argument that you think you can support with evidence but that may need adjustment along the way."
--work on End-of-Course Assignments "anchored in" to the "Compact for Work Time"
HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish purposefully/actively reading To Kill a Mockingbird by working through the “To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Study--Purposeful Reading Guide.” Remember that your End-of-Course Assignment pertains to arguing about human nature and includes both Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird. You might want to take additional notes (on Post-its?) accordingly. Review your purposeful/active reading notes and notes from past discussions, as another assessment is "fair game" at any point in time between now and the end of the course. You can expect to get back both your Lord of the Flies Novel Assessment and the To Kill a Mockingbird assessment next class.
--Continue progressing through your End-of-Course Assignment. Do not let the end of the school year unnecessarily creep up on you! We are scheduled for two more full blocks with computer access on the following days: Wednesday, 6/1 and Friday, 6/3. Plan accordingly! The written portion of the End-of-Course Assignment is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 6/7, which will also be the first day of in-class presentations.
- BRING YOUR END-OF-COURSE ASSIGNMENT MATERIALS TO CLASS DAILY, INCLUDING YOUR COPY OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD AND THE READING GUIDE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THESE MATERIALS MIGHT BE NECESSARY!
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.
ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!