Wednesday, May 11, 2016

English 9--5/17/2016

Jump Off
--Take out the following: 
  • your notebook
  • your scored and commented upon writing piece
  • your "End-of-Unit Essay--Feedback Analysis" document
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.
--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 Monday, 6/6 (just under three weeks from today).
 Writing Workshop (cont.) -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay Feedback Analysis/Notes
--make a list of "pros" and "grows" as you process through feedback that I provided-- I will model if necessary
--whole-group share-out ("I the _____ category..." or "What exactly do you mean by...?")--items added under the appropriate categories on the front board and modeling where appropriate--TAKE NOTES EITHER IN YOUR NOTEBOOK OR ON THE FRONT/BACK OF YOUR FEEDBACK ANALYSIS SHEET
--What questions do you still have? I want to make sure that you are set up for success!

--Pick up wadded up pieces of paper from the front table (up to three depending on contributions made two classes ago).  Take out the following materials:
  • "Factions Organizers" pages
  • "Notice & Note" Post-its/notes
  • general Post-its/notes
  • question(s)/prompt(s) considered during "Discussion Preparation"  block that took place two classes ago
Discussion -- Veronica Roth's Divergent Chapter 1-Chapter 16
--some notes about today's discussion:
  • In order to contribute to the discussion, you must raise your hand with one of your wadded up strips of paper.  I will do my best to select contributors based on the order of hands raised, but I would like for us to "exhaust a thread" of the conversation before moving on to something new.
  • After making a contribution, throw your strip of paper at the recycling bin in the middle of the circle.  If you make a shot, 1 bonus point is added to the class participation score that you earn for your contributions!
  • Contributions, as in the past, will be assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale".  Does anyone need to see the scale as a reminder of the expectations?
  • No one can make a third and final contribution until everyone has made one contribution.
--engage in high-level discussion

Transition -- re-column the desks

HW Time (time permitting)

HW (Class Preparation)
--Purposefully/actively read up to the end of Chapter 18 of Divergent.  This includes taking detailed notes on the page related to your faction/group as well as completing three or more "Notice & Note" Post-its and any additional Post-its related to anything worth discussing.  Review your purposeful/active reading notes, as an assessment is "fair game" at any point in time between now and when we finish the novel.
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
HW (Writing)
--The due date for submitting a revised The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is Monday, 6/6 (just under three 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.  In fact, you can expect me to ASSIGN meeting times if necessary to "get the ball rolling". When time permits, meetings can/will occur during class time.