Tuesday, September 13, 2016

English 9--9/20/2016 & 9/21/2016

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Take out your vocabulary book and open to page 17.
--The following students need to see me before the end of class today:
  • Carter P.
  • Hunter L.
  • Darby C.
  • Davy D.

S. the C. (3-5 mins.)

Looking Ahead -- Vocabulary Unit #1 (8-10 mins.)
--go over the correct responses to the 50/50 exercise three-in-a-row style
  • How did you do?
  • What words have you yet to master?
  • How might you go about preparing for the assessment?
Transition (5 mins.)
--establish parameters for speakers and listeners
--Without talking, form an alphabetical-by-last-name circle out of the desks.  This should take no more than two minutes!

Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (until 15-20 minutes remain in 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, and shares an anecdote as a form of introduction to teacher/peers

Transition (2 mins.)
--re-column the desks using the signs as a guide

DEAR -- Free Reading Books (remainder of class)
--students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine

HW (Class Preparation)
--The Unit #1 vocabulary assessment will take place at the beginning of next class (Thursday, 9/22 [ACE] or Friday, 9/23 [BDF]). Finish preparing! (What study strategies have brought you success in the past?)

Assessment Format--Multiple Choice

  • Part of Speech
  • Synonym
  • Antonym
  • Definition
  • Completing the Sentence
--Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.