Wednesday, December 21, 2016

English 9--1/3/2017 & 1/4/2017

Jump Off (2 mins.)
--Take out your notebook and date the page (1/3/2017 [BDF] or 1/4/2017 [ACE]).  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 (30 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/sample S.M.A.R.T. Goal (mine) crafted
--set one S.M.A.R.T. Goal for 2017 that relates to Part 1 of today's activity

  • As you work, I will refine my S.M.A.R.T. Goal (if necessary) and circulate throughout the classroom 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 "Prologue Memorization Timetable" document from the front table (1 min.)
HW Time -- Memorizing the Prologue (remainder of class)
--assignment explained/clarified
--purpose of lines on document explained
--quiet and independent work time (paraphrasing, writing lines in own handwriting, repetition of lines, etc.)

HW (Class Preparation/Class Participation)
--Memorize the first five lines of the Prologue by the beginning of class on Wednesday, 1/11 (BDF) or Thursday, 1/12 (ACE), and be ready to demonstrate your memorization in class that day when I draw cards for oral recitations.  Remember that if you are able to recite the entire Prologue early, an additional 100% quiz score will be factored in to your Marking Period 3 GPA, and your "Initiative" soft skills report will be positively impacted!
--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.