Monday, May 23, 2016

English 9--5/25/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up a sheet of computer paper from the front table and sit in your most recent assigned seat.

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 (about 1.5 weeks from today).
--information shared about the final examination:
  • when-ish?
  • length
  • what's assessed
  • format
  • Q & A

Activity -- "Fable for When There's No Way Out"
--oral reading for the "gist"--as poem is read aloud two-four times, draw the gist of the poem (in frames? in one complete picture? you decide!)--really look to be accurate as per the text
--share some pictures--as this occurs, I will capture some notes about the poem on the front board
--brainstorm a list of what to do next (digging deeper)--remember that this is poetry: tap into eighth grade poetry knowledge and our earlier course work with poetry
--Transition--pick up a copy of the poem from the front table
--oral reading for deeper meaning--as poem is read aloud twice, jot down notes on the poem itself as per our "digging deeper" list
--share out

Closure -- Quote Hunting--Cutaway Scene Insertion
--What is a cutaway scene?--tap into prior knowledge/share definition from Wikipedia--anyone think of examples?
--find a quote from Divergent where in the "film version", a cutaway version to "Fable for When There's No Way Out" would "work"
--share out

HW Time

HW (Class Preparation)
--Purposefully/actively read up to the end of Chapter 27 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.  It would make logical sense for me to give an assessment that mirrors the discussion activity that we completed last class! :)
--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 (about 1.5 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, in circumstances where I have not already done so, 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.
--Enjoy the long weekend--you truly only get so many of these!!!

On the backburner:
  • portfolios?
  • connect also to essential question