Tuesday, May 31, 2016

English 9--6/2/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up both of the following documents from the front table: 
  • "Divergent Unit--Literary Analysis: Arguing About Courage ASSESSMENT"
  • halfsheet with additional information about scoring
After carefully reading the directions, prompt, and additional information about scoring, complete the task at hand quietly and independently.  Good luck!
--When you finish with the assessment, place your work in the black basket on the front table and complete one or several of the following tasks:
  • read Divergent
  • read your free reading book
  • reflect upon your performance on the Unit #9 vocabulary quiz--shade in a bar on your bar graph
  • look through the list of Unit #10 vocabulary words and put a mark next to all of the words that you are pretty confident about knowing already
  • take a peek in your Cumulative Writing Portfolio
  • meet with me to go over your revisions for the CWP
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.
--Reminder: The English 9 Final Examination will take place on Thursday, 6/16 during the 11:10 AM - 2:10 PM time slot.  A review sheet intended to help you prepare will be available next week.
--FYI: The "incentive plan" is in place for this vocabulary unit!
--pronounce each of the Unit #10 vocabulary words (pages 128-130)
--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, today's class, or next class?
  • The due date for submission is Monday, 6/6 by 3:00 PM (four days from today!).

--Turn in your Unit #9 vocabulary quiz, your colored pencil (if you grabbed one), and your Cumulative Writing Portfolio at the front of the classroom.

HW Time

HW (Class Preparation)
--Purposefully/actively read up to the end of Chapter 33 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 preparation for the writing section of the English 9 Final Examination.
--Begin preparing for the Unit #10 vocabulary quiz, which will take place on Wednesday, 6/8.  I strongly advise you to complete the vocabulary exercises in your book as preparation!  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!

--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 by 3:00 PM (four days 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".  Meetings will occur during class again next time.

On the backburner:
  • connect also to essential question
  • film