Monday, December 12, 2016

English 10 Honors--12/15/2016

Jump Off ("THINK") (3-5 mins.)
--Sit wherever you want to today.  Enjoy this amazing bit of freedom, but "dial in" to the lesson!
--Take out both your "Poetry Analysis Sheet" and your explication of Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory".  Read back through your notes/markings so as to plan at least two potential contributions for the forthcoming share-out/discussion.
--Please SEE ME before leaving class today:
  • Alex F.
  • Alyssa S.
S. the C. (3-5 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...?


Share-Out/Discussion Preparation ("PAIR") -- Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory" (3-5 mins.)
--with a partner, share your potential contributions/discuss Robinson's poem

Share-Out/Discussion ("SHARE") -- Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory' (30-ish mins. total)
--today's share-out/discussion protocol:
  • I need a scribe to "mark up" the poem on the SMART Board--any volunteers?
  • Raise your hand if you want to offer a contribution, but be aware of the signal (whether intended or not) that a raised hand sends to a speaker.  Think about when to raise your hand.
  • Unless a share-out/discussion thread is clearly "dying out", contributions should relate to/build upon whatever was previously shared.  If you intend to "switch gears" with a contribution, make sure that your intentions are fine by the greater majority.
  • The next contributor is selected by the previous contributor.  Try to "rope in" as many contributors as possible throughout the discussion.
  • Everyone must contribute at least once to today's share-out/discussion, and no one is permitted to share more than twice.
  • Contributions will be assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale".
  • I reserve the right to... 
    • "jump in" whenever appropriate
    • randomly select students to share.
--share-out/discuss analysis/explication as per the protocol (25 mins. max.--TIMER SET!)
--Closure--Theme Statement (5-ish mins.)
  • Let's work together to build a meaningful and complex theme statement for the poem!
Transition (2 mins.)
--Take out a clean sheet of notebook paper and write your first and last name at the top.  As soon as I say "GO!", write one line of poetry consisting of no more than fifteen syllables.  The line can be absolutely anything.

Writing Activity -- Pass-Back Poetry (flex time)
--continue/complete the writing activity via the directions included within the "Pass-Back Poetry Activity" document

Closure -- Before You Leave... (time permitting)
--consider the following question:
  • How might you change, improve, add to, etc. your current answer to the Essential Question based on anything that has passed through your brain since you first put a claim on paper?
    • 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 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)
--Read 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!