Wednesday, October 12, 2016

English 10 Honors--10/21/2016

Jump Off (10-15 mins.)
--Pick up your "Final Countdown" document from the front table.  Please read and respond to anything that I have written to you.  When you finish, if time permits, give your section of "The Masque of the Red Death" one final reading, bearing in mind the following:

Later in class, while sitting in a circle, we will re-read the story together paragraph-by-paragraph-by-paragraph.  As we do so, students responsible for a section will concurrently "mark up" the text projected on the SMART Board and talk about their work.  Remember that as this occurs, we are "going after" the items included on the "Reading Literature Like a Champ!" Framework.  In other words, we are training to become better readers of literature for academic purposes. 

--The following individual needs to SEE ME with regard to Membean in the Computer Lab today:
  • Aidan S.
S. the C. (3-5 mins.)

Transition #1 (2 mins.)
--venture down to the Computer Lab

Assessment -- Vocabulary Quiz #2 (Fri, Oct 21, 2016) (10-15 mins.)
--Unless I inform you that you are not permitted to do so due to lack of training, log in to Membean and complete the assessment as directed.  Good luck!
--If you finish before your peers, "sneak in" a little free reading while you wait! :)

Transition #2 (5-8 mins.)
--venture back to the classroom
--Respond to the following question and be prepared to share your ideas:
  • When working in groups in class to complete challenging, meaningful assignments, what must occur in order for groups to find success?
Literary Analysis Activity -- “The Masque of the Red Death” (flex time)
--Share out in order to create a rough "Compact for Group Work".
--Transition #3--get into groups based on assigned sections 
--"Anchored in" to our rough "Compact for Group Work", share your annotations with each other and plan for our circle reread.  Basically, you will do what I did last class when I modeled close reading!
  • What questions can I answer about these directions?
    • Q & A
--Transition #4--form a circle that moves from youngest to oldest--"Include me, please" (says the 35-year-old man)!
--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. related to our "Reading Literature Like a Champ!" Framework

Transition #5 (time permitting)
--Re-column the desks 

Closure -- The Final Countdown (time permitting)
--In the time permitted, continue completing your "Final Countdown" document having now engaged in another lesson related to the "The Masque of the Red Death".

--The final draft of the "Short Story Assignment #1" writing piece is due at the beginning of class on Thursday, 10/27.  Please take the initiative to see me if necessary!

--We will take this coming week off from Membean training so that you can focus on writing your short story.  If you need to catch up, do so, and if you want to train more than necessary for excellence-purposes, have at it!
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!