Monday, December 12, 2016

English 10 Honors--12/19/2016

Jump Off (8-10 mins.)
--Please pick up the following items from the front table:
  • a good-smelling marker or two
  • a sheet of computer paper
--Open up your notebook to a clean sheet of paper.  Date the page (12/19/2016) and label this section of your notes "My Updated Answer to the Essential Question".  Then, thoughtfully respond to the following question:
  • What is your current answer to the Essential Question that overarches our course?  (Here is the question: By nature, are human beings inherently evil or good or...?)  After looking at your poster that you created just over one month ago, engage in thought and write an updated claim about human nature in your notebook.  Re-read and revise your claim as necessary; then, write your claim neatly in marker on your sheet of computer paper.  BEAR IN MIND THAT YOU MUST ADDRESS COUNTERCLAIMS AS PART OF YOUR FINAL ARGUMENT.
S. the C. (8-10 mins.)
--revisit our party plans for next class block
--remove your previous claims on the greenboard on the south end of the classroom and neatly replace them with your new claims somewhat grouped
--place any necessary materials pertaining to the End-of-Course Assignment in your manila folder for future reference

Transition (1-2 mins.)

--Pick up a copy of the "Trying Your Hand at Haikus" document from the front table.  We will read through the front page of the document together before you get started writing!

Writing Activity #1 -- Trying Your Hand at Haikus (15-20 mins.)

--oral reading of directions and examples
--quiet and independent writing time--feel free to allow the winter/holiday season to inspire you!
--If time permits you to do so, write more than four poems!

Transition (1-2 mins.)

--form small groups based on the columns in which you sat last class

Poetry-Share Preparation -- Trying Your Hand at Haikus/Pass-Back Poetry (cont.) (10-15 mins.)

--Your tasks:
  • share haikus with each other in order to determine which haikus to share with the whole class (each poet shares one haiku with the whole class) 
  • decide which of your pass-back poems from last class is best--work together to revise said poem so that it is ready to share with the whole class
  • determine who will read the pass-back poem aloud to the whole class
Transition (3 mins.)
--form a ROYGBIVBlackGrayWhite-by-most-prominent-color-in-shirt circle out of the desks

Poetry-Share -- Trying Your Hand at Haikus/Pass-Back Poetry (remainder of class) 

--poetry snap MODELED
--poems shared via a drawing of cards until class ends (and, if necessary, continued next class)

DEAR -- Free Reading Books (time permitting)

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).
--The final draft of the "Poetry Writing Assignment #1" 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)
--If you signed up to bring something in next class for our holiday party, please make sure to deliver! :)
--Read 5-10 minutes of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!