Thursday, December 22, 2016

English 10 Honors--1/5/2017

Jump Off (2-3 mins.)
--Please turn in your "Poetry Writing Assignment #1" by placing your best work in the black basket on the front table.  I am looking forward to reading these verses!
--While you are at the table, pick up your assessments from me so that we can spend a few more minutes at the beginning of today's class talking about/thinking about moving forward.

S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
--agenda/HW/rationale behind today's and next week's endeavors

  • When purposefully reading today, annotate documents/take notes in your notebook in response to this question:
    • What should we be looking for and discussing when analyzing William Golding's Lord of the Flies?
  • Remember that in our discussions, our goal is to refer specifically to texts, videos, etc. as often as possible (talking ABOUT ideas, conclusions, etc., not AROUND them!).

Old Business (cont.) -- Assessment Self-Reflection (10-15 mins.)

--some notes about most recent assessment (Animal Farm):

  • 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 a few minutes of final self-reflection/Q & A

Transition (1-2 mins.)
--Re-submit your assessments by placing them in the black basket on the front table.

--Pick up both a copy of the reading titled "Is That a Symbol?" (a section from Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor [2003]) and the "Novel Pre-reading--Purposeful Non-fiction Reading/'Gearing Up' Discussion" document from the front table.  Purposefully read the directions and questions on the document quietly and independently.
--Q & A

"Gearing Up" Discussion Preparation (Phase 1) -- What to Look for in Lord of the Flies (Purposeful Non-fiction Reading)
--purposefully read Thomas C. Foster's "Is That a Symbol?" chapter in order to respond to the six questions on the questions document as directed (quietly and independently or orally--majority rules!)

Transition -- grab a sheet from me at the front table

"Gearing Up" Discussion Preparation (Phase 2) -- What to Look for in Lord of the Flies (Song Lyric Analysis)
--What is explication again? (review)
--explication modeled by me with first stanza of each song
--engage in independent explication (focus on application of knowledge from Foster reading, imagery, and theme)

Transition (time permitting)
--Pick up an index card from the front table and write your name at the top of the lined side.

Closure (time permitting)
--Select one item about which to write a response to the two questions below:
  • What should we be looking for and discussing when analyzing William Golding's Lord of the Flies?
  • What, specifically, did you read today that you led you to this conclusion?
--place items on the front board under the heading "What to Look for in Lord of the Flies" via a drawing of cards

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM tonight (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).  Vocabulary Quiz #4 will take place in class on Friday, 1/13.
HW (Class Participation)
-Finish whatever we are unable to finish during class today (e.g., poetry explication).

--Review your annotations/notes from last class and today's class bearing in mind that we will engage in a "beastly" discussion on Thursday titled "What to Look for in Lord of the Flies"!
--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.
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!