Monday, October 3, 2016

English 9--10/6/2016 & 10/11/2016

Jump Off (3-5 mins.)
--Read the passage on the PowerPoint slide, which is an excerpt from Kelly Gallagher's Readicide, quietly and independently in order to answer the following questions:
  • What is the "reading flow"?
  • Have you ever experienced the "reading flow"?  If so, when?  (Be prepared to describe your experience.)  If not, why?  (Again, be prepared to explain your circumstances/opinion.)
S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
--briefly discuss the "Jump Off" and corresponding slide and tie the information to one of the purposes of today's class block

DEAR -- Free Reading Books (40 mins.)
--Let's experience the "reading flow"!
--students without free reading books will read Upfront newsmagazine (located in a stack on the front table)

DEAR/"Study Hall" (remainder of class block)
--either continue reading or complete class preparation/homework for other classes
--Below, you will find the "Study Hall" rules for Room 203:
  • Students must remain silent.
  • Students have the following options in terms of what to do:
    • work on class preparation/homework
    • read a book (or another acceptable reading)
    • appropriately access electronics as per the "Yellow Zone" parameters (SEE BELOW)
  • The following behaviors are not permitted:
    • talking
    • sleeping
  • Bathroom/locker trips are limited to no more than five minutes.  Students must bring a wood block pass (located on the univent next to the bookshelf by the door) with them to either location.
  • Lack of compliance with anything defined above results in a referral for central detention.
Yellow Zones--Limited Use of Electronics
  • Students may have limited use of electronics in study halls as determined by the staff member overseeing the study hall.
  • Student use of any electronic device, including cell phones, on school grounds is prohibited, and deemed inappropriate, if such use is not in compliance with the student acceptable use agreement.
--Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  You have up until the first full week of December to finish your book.