Wednesday, October 12, 2016

English 10 Honors--10/17/2016

Jump Off (8-10 mins.)
--Pick up a highlighter and the "Parts of Speech--Post-test" from the front table.  Complete the assessment quietly and independently back at your desk.  Good luck!
--When you finish, ...

  • place your assessment facedown on the floor next to your desk
  • return the highlighter that you used
  • begin preparing for today's initial "The Masque of the Red Death" share out by looking through your "Short Story Analysis Sheet" and purposeful reading notes with this question in mind: When reading "The Masque of the Red Death" for the first time, what resonated?  I have written my example on the front board.
    • If you have time, write an item on the board yourself and put your initials next to your contribution (which will save us time later!).

--The following individuals need to SEE ME with regard to Membean before leaving class today:

  • Abi D.
  • Jason D.
  • Kiki F.
  • Delaney P.
S. the C. (10-12 mins.)
--trade and grade
--return quizzes to rightful owners--reflect on performance and note still-not-mastered parts of speech (especially VERB, PREPOSITION, and CONJUNCTION)--I will collect quizzes momentarily

Literary Analysis Activity -- “The Masque of the Red Death” (flex time)
--share out as per work conducted during "When you finish, ..."--create a bulleted list on the front board of items that resonated when conducting a first reading
--distinguish between an initial purposeful reading and a true close reading via the following link:

--Transition #1--pick up a copy of the "'Reading Literature Like a Champ!' Framework" document from the front table
--oral reading of document (which was built using the list that we created at the end of our last class meeting)
--close reading of literature =
  • "going after" items noticed during initial purposeful reading
  • reading, rereading, and annotating as per the targets defined on the "'Reading Literature Like a Champ!' Framework" document
--Brain Break
  • last four Artifact Bags shared
--set our purpose for our second reading of "The Masque of the Red Death" via an exemplar (think-aloud)
--sections of the story assigned to each student for close reading/annotating--independent and/or small-group work time (depending on how you choose to operate)--close reading/annotating of assigned section of the story
--FYI: Smart phones are allowed, and dictionaries are available on the back shelf!
--Transition #2--form a circle
--oral re-reading of story paragraph-by-paragraph--students share annotations from close reading and "mark up" the text projected on the SMART Board--I encourage a "deeper dig" via prompting, follow-up questions, etc.

Transition #3 (time permitting)
--Re-column the desks and pick up a "Final Countdown" document from the front table.

Closure -- The Final Countdown (time permitting)
--In the time permitted, complete the document to the best of your ability so that I can get a snapshot of how we did today and where we should head next.

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete a total of 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 10/20.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #2, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Preparation)
--Vocabulary Quiz #2 will take place at the beginning of class on Friday, 10/21.
--Continue thinking about your short story.  The final draft of the assignment is tentatively due on Tuesday, 10/25, which will be here before you know it!  Do you want me to give you access to me and my classroom after school next week and/or conduct after-school workshops?
--Finish truly close reading/annotating your assigned section of “The Masque…”  Be prepared for an assessment and/or a discussion about the reading next class.
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.