Saturday, October 1, 2016

English 10 Honors--10/5/2016

Jump Off (10-15 mins.)
--Pick up a copy of the document with pictures and lines on it from the front table.  Then, take a thoughtful look at each of the pictures.  With Edgar Allan Poe's work, one can expect allegory and symbolism.  What does each picture suggest to you/what might each "thing" pictured represent within the story?  Write your ideas on the lines provided.  (For example, next to the picture labeled "Prospero [the host of the masquerade]", I might write the following: wealth, protection [Shakespeare's The Tempest allusion]).
--During the first part of today's class block, we are going to finish the discussion that we began last time.  These are the topics of discussion still on the board:

  • finish answering these questions: What is a short story? and How does purposefully reading a short story enhance our understanding of the human experience? 
  • analyze works that we've read in the past--commercial or literary fiction?
Additionally, we will begin "gearing up" for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" by discussing the pictures that you are about to analyze.  Please keep in mind that I am assessing contributions via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale".  The following individuals have not yet contributed to this discussion and must do so today before anyone who has already contributed can "jump back in":
  • Jackson B.
  • Morgan B.
  • Mollie B.
  • Abi D.
  • Jason D.
  • Kiki F.
  • Mikayla F.
  • Tanner H.
  • Delaney P.
  • Bethany S.
  • Alyssa S.
  • Emily W.
  • Zena W.
S. the C. (5-8 mins.)--agenda/HW

Transition #1 (3 mins.)
--
form an alphabetical-by-middle-name circle out of the desks--you, of course, can talk when forming this circle!


Unit Introduction/Looking Ahead/Discussion -- The Short Story/Poetry "Unit" and "The Masque of the Red Death" Pre-reading (35-40 mins.)
--ice breaker: two Artifact Bags
--finish discussion/notetaking about the reading titled "Reading the Story":
  • distinguish between commercial and literary fiction
  • finish answering these questions: What is a short story? and How does purposefully reading a short story enhance our understanding of the human experience? 
  • analyze works that we've read in the past--commercial or literary fiction?
  • I WILL ASSESS CONTRIBUTIONS VIA THE "DISCUSSION CONTRIBUTION RATING SCALE"
--"dump" potential meanings for each of the pictures on the front board

Transition #2 (5-8 mins.)
--re-column the desks
--note-taking (Short Story as a Literary Form, Allegory as a Literary Term, and Romanticism as a Literary Movement)--date the page in your notebook (10/5/2016)

Transition #3 (3 mins.)
--pick up the “Short Story Analysis Sheet”, a story map (if desired), and a copy of "The Masque of the Red Death"

HW Time (time permitting)
--purposeful (oral? independent?) reading of “The Masque…” (use “Short Story Analysis Sheet”)--keep our ideas from earlier in the mini-lesson in mind

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete a total of 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 10/6).  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #2, you will not be permitted to take the quiz (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Preparation)
--Begin/continue thinking about your short story.  The final draft of the assignment will be due before you know it!
--You might want to review the eight parts of speech prior to next class (if you have not already done so) ;).
Miscellaneous
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.

On the Backburner (Mr. Martin's Note-to-Self):
  • return/reflect--terms/concepts assessments