Thursday, December 8, 2016

English 10 Honors--12/13/2016

Jump Off (8-10 mins.)
--Pick up both of the following from the front table: 
  • a copy of the "Poetry Analysis Practice" document 
  • an index card
After purposefully reading the directions at the top of the "Poetry Analysis Practice" document, complete the task at hand until I hand you another document and instruct you to move forward with the multiple choice.
--Please SEE ME before leaving class today:
  • Tanner H. (M)
S. the C. (5-8 mins.)

--Reminder: Beginning with the end in mind!--the Essential Question that overarches our course:

What are human beings really like?  By nature, are human beings inherently evil or good or...?


Instruction/Old Business -- The NYS ELA Regents Examination, Test-taking, and Poetry Analysis (10-12 mins.)
--finish completing the multiple choice prompts/questions for "Give Us Our Peace"--do any obvious "matches" exist between your marking/notes and the choices?

--go over/discuss the multiple choice prompts/questions--how did you do?
  • Write your name at the top of the lined side of your index card.  Then, respond in a sentence or two to the question below:

    • What did you take away from the experience in which we engaged last class as well as the beginning of today's class that you can apply to the "Reading Comprehension" section of the NYS ELA Regents Examination?

      • brief share-out
      Transition ("THINK") (5-8 mins.)
      --Pick up a copy of the "Poetry Explication" document from the Writing Studio at Duke University from the front table. 
      Purposefully read the document quietly and independently in order to respond to the following question:

      • In order to read poetry like a "champ", what should I be looking for/writing down when I mark up poems?

      Be prepared to share your responses to this question with your peers as we "gear up" to engage in explication of Edward Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory".

      Instruction/Modeling -- Poetry Explication (10-12-ish mins. total)
      --"PAIR" (3 mins.)
      • talk to a partner about your responses to the question above prior to sharing out with the entire class
      --"SHARE" (8-10 mins.)
      • engage in a whole-class share-out in order to populate a list on the front board underneath the heading "Reading Poetry Like a Champ!"
        • If you feel it is necessary to do so, capture this list in your notebook.
      Transition (2 mins.)
      --Pick up a copy of the "Explication of a Realist Poem" document, which pertains to the poem "Richard Cory".
      --Turn to the section of your notebook that contains your Short Story/Poetry "Unit" notes (or begin a new page--whatever!).  Date the page (12/13/2016), and label this section of your notes "Realism as a Literary Movement".

      Notetaking -- Realism as a Literary Movement (3-5 mins.)

      Literacy Activity -- Explication of a Realist Poem--Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory" (flex time)
      --MODELING--poetry explication of the first stanza of the poem as per the list that we created
      --quiet and independent explication conducted until 8-10 minutes remaining in class

      Closure -- Before You Leave... (8-10 mins.)
      --consider the following question:
      • How might you change, improve, add to, etc. your current answer to the Essential Question based on today's discussion, our discussion of Pablo Neruda's "We Are Many", and anything else that has passed through your brain since you first put a claim on paper?
        • I urge you to make a new and improved poster to replace the one that you currently have hung on the greenboard, bearing in mind that you must address counterclaims as part of your final argument.
      --Place any necessary materials pertaining to the End-of-Course Assignment in your manila folder for future reference.

      HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
      --Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 12/22.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #4, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
      --Continue/begin brainstorming some ideas for your poem.  The final draft of the assignment is due on Wednesday, 1/5, which will be here before you know it!  Ask yourself this question: Do I really want to be working on my poem over Winter Break?!
      HW (Class Preparation)
      --Complete the "Poetry Analysis Sheet" and finish explicating "Richard Cory" by the beginning of class next time (Thursday, 12/15).  Be prepared for an assessment and/or a discussion about your work next class.
      --Read 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!