Friday, September 9, 2016

English 10 Honors--9/15/2016

Jump Off (15-20 mins.)
--Pick up the "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts 2016-2017--Assessment--Terms/Concepts #1-20" document from the front table.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently back at your assigned seat.  Good luck! 
  • When you finish taking the quiz, place it facedown on the floor underneath your desk.  Then, ... 
    • pick up a copy of the class roster from the front table in order to cast homecoming votes.  Fold your paper when you've finished and leave it on the floor underneath your desk.
    • take out the "Questions to Ask Yourself When You Are Assigned a Writing Task" document with which we began working last class.  Do your best to complete #1-4 on the bottom of the document, and be ready to discuss your responses.
S. the C. (8-10 mins.)
--consequences posters pointed out--our classroom is bound by these posters from now until the end of the school year!
--trade and grade
--return quizzes to rightful owners--reflect on performance and note still-not-mastered terms/concepts on your packet--I will collect quizzes momentarily
--agenda/HW


Transition (1 min.)

--Take out any notes that you have about your partner as we will add to said notes during the next segment of today's class block.
Teambuilder/Research/Writing Workshop -- Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews (40-45 mins.)
--finish analyzing the assignment together via "Questions..." document
--another paragraph from a sample essay from the past shared

--Transition--get in pairs formed on Day 1 of class
--in partnerships, conduct interviews/take notes:


  • REMINDER: YOU MUST INCLUDE A DIRECT QUOTATION FROM YOUR PARTNER IN YOUR ESSAY!

Transition -- re-column desks (2 mins.)

Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (remainder of class)
--I hand a paper bag to a random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
--guess who?!
--owner of bag further describes, explains, shares anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction to teacher/peers
--REPEAT THE PROCESS...

HW (Practice/Class Preparation)
--If you get inspired, "mess around" (some more?) with Membean in order to get a feel for how it works.  We will have computer access again on Monday in order to move forward.
HW (Class Preparation)
--Prepare for the following ASSESSMENT:


          • mastery of terms/concepts 21-40 ("Dialect"-"Literary criticism") next class (Monday, 9/19)
          • FYI: TERMS/CONCEPTS FROM THE FIRST TWENTY ON THE LIST ARE "FAIR GAME," SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU REVIEW THE FIRST FORTY.
          --Continue getting in touch with your writing assignment partner and engaging in the "research" process (especially now that your purpose is clearer having analyzed the assignment sheet).  The more intriguing information you have gathered about your partner by the end of next week, the better!  
          Writing
          --The Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 9/27 (just under two weeks from today) typed in proper MLA format.
          Miscellaneous

          --Make sure to SEE ME if you have any questions about anything from the class so far.  (For example, if you are unsure about the accuracy and complexity of one of your term/concept definitions, drop by and run it by me!)
          --Enjoy your weekend--you only get so many of 'em!