Tuesday, December 20, 2016

English 10 Honors--1/3/2017

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Take out your notebook and date the page (1/3/2017).  At the start of class today, we will bounce back and forth between me giving you a prompt and you doing some writing (hence the need for lined paper!).

S. the C. (5-8 mins.)

Thinking, Writing, and Speaking Activity -- Time Machines and S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Part 1--Time Machines (15-20 mins.)
--write for 3-5 minutes in response to each of the four related prompts
--Transition--form partnerships
--partner share (30 seconds per partner)
--Transition--return to desks
--whole-class share-out (10 seconds per volunteer)
When we finish this part of the activity, draw a line in your notebook underneath your writing.  Then, label the next section of your notes "S.M.A.R.T. Goals".
Part 2--S.M.A.R.T. Goals (20-25 mins.)

--How many of you know someone who set a New Year's resolution over the weekend?  How many of you set one yourself?
--link the concept of New Year's resolutions to both Part 1 of today's activity and setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • S.M.A.R.T. Goal acronym explained/notes written on front board
--set one S.M.A.R.T. Goal for 2017 that relates to Part 1 of today's activity
  • As you work, I will write a S.M.A.R.T. Goal or two of my own on the front board in the hopes of helping you out!
--Transition--pick up an index card from the front table and form partnerships
--partner share (30 seconds per partner)
Closure (5-8 mins.)

  • Write your first and last name at the top of your index card.  Then, write your S.M.A.R.T. Goal down on your index card.  When you finish, place your index card in the black basket on the front table and pick up a copy of the "Poetry Analysis Practice" document from the front table. (1 min.)
Poetry Analysis Practice Activity -- "On Living" (15-20 mins.)
--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.
--go over practice

Old Business -- Assessment Self-Reflection 
--some notes about most recent assessment (Animal Farm):
  • making sense of your scores
  • layers of Orwell's allegory and what was deemed effective in responses (Content and Analysis)
  • logical organization of response (Coherence, Organization, and Style)
    • exemplary response from our class
    • sample response provided by NYS for a similar task
    • discuss "takeaways"
--engage in self-reflection until class ends, and leave your assessments on your desk when class ends
--Q & A (time permitting)

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 1/5.  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).  Expect Vocabulary Quiz #4 to take place next week.
--The final draft of the "Poetry Writing Assignment #1" is due next time (Wednesday, 1/5).  Make sure that your work aligns with the scoring criteria.
--Read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class. Your book must be finished by mid-March. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.