--Seat yourselves alphabetically by looking at the name lists taped to the first desk in each column.
--Pick up a copy of the "End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment" document from the front table and purposefully read the directions on the top two-thirds of the first page quietly and independently. It is also in your best interest to familiarize yourself with the rubric, which is included as the last page of the document. What questions (if any) do you have for me?
S. the C. (8-10 mins.)
--You should leave class today...
- with the End-of-Mini-Unit Writing Assessment completed
- further along in your free reading book than you currently are (time permitting)
- invite students to pick up the following documents from the front table, which might aid them in producing their best work:
- "Exemplary Theme Statement Paragraph"
- "Introducing Quoted Material"
- information on the whiteboard about pointed out/briefly explained:
- putting quotation marks around a short story title
- correctly using parenthetical references
- quoting a quote
--Q & A
--complete the assessment as directed to the best of your ability
--When you finish, turn in your paragraph and engage in free reading until the end of the class block.
DEAR -- Free Reading Books (remainder of class/time permitting)
--all students should have a book to read, but any who do not will...
- have their names written down so that accurate information about responsibility is reported at the end of Marking Period 3
- read a copy of Upfront newsmagazine, which is located in a stack on the front table.
--Read 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!