Wednesday, May 4, 2016

English 9--5/9/2016

Jump Off (5 mins.)
--Pick up an index card from the front table.  Write your name clearly on the top of the lined side of the card.  Then, respond to the two questions below, bearing in mind that "good" responses always refer specifically to evidence from the text.

  • What does it mean to be "Divergent"?
  • What does it mean to be "Factionless"?
S. the C. (10-15 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.
--pronounce each of the Unit #9 vocabulary words (pages 110-112)
--Rationale for the remainder of today’s class:
  • You will leave class today with your faction or designation solidified for the rest of our work with Divergent.  In order to help you make your decision, today’s class serves as a sort of “workshop” providing you with enough information to aid you in making a wise decision.  As the factionless man says at the conclusion of Chapter 3, “Choose wisely.”
--engage in discussion as per the Jump Off--capture notes on t-chart on the front board
Transition (3-5 mins.)
--faction lists shared--am I missing anyone?
--column-by-column, pick up Faction Manifestos from the front table
Presentation Preparation -- Purposeful Reading of Faction Manifestos (10 mins.)
--groups assigned (though some will work independently)
--purposeful reading directions shared:
  • summarize your faction’s manifesto
  • cross-reference the information in your faction’s manifesto with the information captured on your “Factions Organizers” page(s)
    • What similarities exist?
    • Any contrasts/contradictions revealing a reality about your faction that might not initially “meet the eye”?
  • create a brief informal presentation about your faction and its ideals to share with the rest of the class in order to help individuals make their final decision--incorporate both your summary and anything realized while cross-referencing
Informal Presentations -- The Five Factions (15-20 mins.)
--while presentations occur, be asking yourself this question: Which faction is the best fit for me?  (I WILL CAPTURE NOTES ON THE FRONT BOARD.)
  • Abnegation
  • Amity
  • Candor
  • Dauntless
  • Erudite
Transition (3-5 mins.)
--Pick up a copy of the “FACTION QUIZ” flowchart from the front table.  Follow the flowchart quietly and independently in order to help you make your final decision.  Do the results match your results from two classes ago?!
Video -- “On the Streets: He Is Getting His PhD – And Is Homeless” (8-10 mins.)
--view the video linked below as one final real-life connection intended to help you make your final “rational decision”:
--your thoughts?!
Ticket-Out-the-Door -- Your Final Decision
--On the back of your index card, make your final decision:
  • Abnegation
  • Amity
  • Candor
  • Dauntless
  • Erudite
  • Divergent (only if your original self-assessment indicated Divergence OR if your flowchart indicated Divergence OR if your self-assessment and flowchart results do not match)
  • Factionless
Submit your card, and pick up materials accordingly.

HW Time (time permitting)

HW (Class Preparation)
--Begin preparing for the Unit #9 vocabulary quiz, which will take place on Friday, 5/13.  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!
--Purposefully/actively read up to the end of Chapter 10 of Divergent.  This includes taking detailed notes on your "Factions Organizers" page (which potentially changed since last class) as well as completing three or more Post-its as per your assigned "Notice & Note" task (which also potentially changed since last class).  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!
--Reminder: Assigned "Notice & Note" strategies: